Bio: Richard A. Beyman (“Rip”) is a partner in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Entertainment, Media & Sports Practice. Rip has comprehensive entertainment industry experience in transactions of all types and across all media and platforms. He counsels producer clients in strategic planning and negotiation from rights acquisition through development to financing, production and distribution. He represents and negotiates agreements on behalf of creative talent, artists, and executives. Over his career, Rip has taken great satisfaction in guiding clients in the protection and monetization of content and personal brands as new and disruptive technologies continually emerge. This has included catalogue licensing for music applications, endorsement and revenue sharing for multi-platform creators. He is excited about the prospects for new revenue streams and licensing paradigms being created by non-fungible tokens and blockchain technology.
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