Academy Award® winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, of “The Hunger Games” fame signed on to play long-time Firm client Joy Mangano

Uniondale, September, 2014 — Academy Award® winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, of “The Hunger Games” fame, recently signed on to play long-time Firm client Joy Mangano in a biopic scheduled for release in 2015.  Mangano, a prolific inventor of household products, is perhaps the most famous home shopping personality of all time.  Anthony V. Curto and Joseph V. Cuomo handled Joy’s contract for the upcoming movie, which will be entitled “Joy.”

The Firm’s Entertainment, Celebrity and Sports Department is unique in the Long Island market. We offer a wide range of entertainment services, and have significant experience across the broad spectrum of the entertainment industry, including television, film, theater, music, radio, publishing, professional athletics, and the Internet.  Our services and experience include:  recording deals; artist and talent agreements of every type; television production transactions; licensing, merchandising and endorsement arrangements; branding matters; book deals; Internet and website agreements; management and agency contracts; employment and consultant agreements; confidentiality agreements; and a wide variety of other transactional and contractual matters.

The Department represents a number of entertainment and sports clients in their entrepreneurial ventures, from the initial stages of structuring the venture, during its growth, through financings and acquisitions, and in many instances ending with a successful exit event.  In addition, the Firm’s full-service capabilities allow us to provide many of the collateral legal services our entertainment and sports clients often require, including real estate, estate and wealth planning, asset protection, corporate and commercial, tax planning, charitable endeavors and foundations, and litigation.

Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana LLP

Founded in 1976, Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo, & Terrana LLP is one of Long Island’s most acclaimed and distinguished law firms. Headquartered in Uniondale, NY, the Firm is conveniently located for clients in Nassau and Suffolk. The Firm employs 60 attorneys who provide counsel to a broad range of clients, including national, regional and local businesses, major real estate developers and organizations, banks, insurance companies, municipalities, educational institutions, and individuals. Personal attention and quality representation that is both practical and cost-effective are hallmarks of the Firm’s policy towards clients.

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