Scottish born entertainment lawyer based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Feel free to contact me anytime to discuss the industry or any issues you need assistance with.
Special Skills & Experience
We are a boutique law firm, and one of the few in Australia whose primary focus is on the entertainment and creative industries.
Industries of Focus
Film + Television
Theatre + Live Performances
We are a fully staffed and full service entertainment law practice, with a particular focus on advising all those working in or closely with the entertainment and creative industries.
Our focus is on delivering value, aligned solely to our client’s reality and objectives. We do not charge by the hour (unless you insist) and do not deliver “estimates”, we offer prices. We do not waste time filling out time sheets, as we prefer to spend ours focusing on outcomes for our clients.
We align our standards directly with our client’s expectations, meaning our staff are measured on results, not missing deadlines, giving the right advice and keeping our customers informed. After all, these are the things our customers judge us on.
Film, Media + Theatre
We are proud to be one of the few law firms in Australia dedicated to advising those in working in the Film, Media & Theatre Space.
Our clients include producers, actors, television personalities, directors, writers, composers, crew, production companies, investors, media companies, businesses and individuals servicing the film, media and theatre industries.
We have an entertainment industry focus, so it’s not only the specific industry specialisation that makes us trusted advisors in the Film, Media & Theatre space, but also our true understanding of the environment that our clients operate in.
We appreciate the complexity of our industry and understand the importance of asking the right questions to provide you with the best outcome.
We assist our clients with a wide range of issues, including:
Intellectual Property and Copyright
Film, Television and Theatre Production agreements
Contract preparation, negotiations, and reviews
Creative Rights Agreements
Screen Australia and Screen Queensland Development Applications
Film and Entertainment visas
Licencing and endorsement deals
Merchandising and Branding deals
Pre and post production issues
Immigration and legal issues specific to international artists, musicians, actors and entertainers (we are registered entertainment visa agents)
Employment agreements, sub-contractor agreements and talent release agreements
Defamation, Passing Off and
Litigation (and avoiding it)
McCormicks have a well-established music business practice, dedicated to advising managers, publishers, artists, record labels, songwriters, bands, promoters, and venues in the Music Industry.
We also cater to individual and commercial customers in the entertainment and associated industries, including radio, theatre, the arts and anyone else who earns a living being creative (or provides services to those who do). If you would like to find out more about these services, please visit our website: www.mccormicks.com.au.
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Name: Khal Tarabay
Lives in: Brisbane, Australia
Occupation: Entertainment Attorney
College of Law
University of Queensland