Creative Artist Law Practice


Ms. Cray represents creative artists including photographers, filmmakers, independent producers, directors, screenwriters, television and other broadcast media, authors, musicians, bands, songwriters, fine art artists, and actors. She is also a panelist for the California Lawyers for the Arts. Her practice includes:

First Amendment

Fair Use




Licensing rights and remedies

Rights protection of creative works

Rights protection litigation

Contract review

Contract negotiation and preparation

Public broadcasting program development

Public broadcasting distribution agreements, underwriting agreements

Non-profit corporations

Arts and entertainment conflicts, litigation, arbitration and mediation

Employee/independent contractor issues


Artist representation and submissions to producers

Photograph and other media ownership issues, fair use and California rights of publicity law

Works for hire contracts

Ms. Cray typically bills for her legal services on an hourly basis which is negotiated with each client. 


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