entertainment lawyer, film, television

Contract negotiations are no laughing matter.

Los Angeles’ premier entertainment lawyer Cheryl Hodgson provides counsel to individuals and companies in music, film and television. Ms. Hodgson’s career began as an agent, artist manager, and music publisher.

Cheryl is different. The difference is a hands-on business perspective that transcends legalese. She’s not like any entertainment lawyer you’ve met. And, her clients say so.

All clients deserve a solid contract from their entertainment counsel, that’s a given. Cheryl understands where the varied interests in the entertainment business align and the point where they diverge. Hodgson Legal works deals and our deals work.



Our services as Entertainment Lawyers


  • Purchase and sale of entertainment assets and companies
  • Employment agreements for executives, talent agents and managers
  • Counsel to composers and music libraries in acquisitions, licenses and general legal concerns.
  • Touring and live performance agreements.
  • Literary and rights acquisitions and licenses connected to all media.
  • Licensing, recording, distribution and merchandising for music performers, composers and labels.
  • Life story, film and television rights agreements.
  • Licensing and administration of music in film and television