Frequently Asked Questions – Publishing Agreements

July 19, 2018 | Tagged: Mitch Tuchman

What rights does a publisher acquire from an author? What rights should an author grant?
A publisher typically wants the author to authorize an exclusive, worldwide license to exercise all of the author’s rights under copyright and the ability to authorize others to do so throughout the entire term and territory of the agreement. This might serve an author’s purposes but only if it doesn’t constitute “biting at air.” Know what your publisher has accomplished for writers who came before you with respect to each of the rights under discussion. Ascertain whether your publisher has arranged for such things as foreign-language editions or the sale of motion picture rights, and if not, grant such rights sparingly if at all. Negotiate a reversion of any right not exploited by the publisher within a reasonable period.

MLG’s Mitch Tuchman negotiates film, TV deal for literary agency

June 01, 2018 | Tagged: Mitch Tuchman

Argent Pictures has optioned the film and television rights for a much-anticipated debut novel from award-winning author Rea Frey. Morningstar Law Group’s Mitch Tuchman represented Frey’s literary agency, Holloway Literary, and worked closely with the agency’s owner, Nikki Terpilowski, to close the deal. Read the write-up by Deadline Hollywood for more details. Mitch recently worked […]

Morningstar Law Group Proud to Support Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

May 23, 2018 | Tagged: Jennifer (Collins) Van Doren

We’re proud to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in its fight to find a cure. You can help, too!  Despite the clouds, there was a great turnout for the Great Strides event on Saturday, May 19. Donations still accepted. Visit our team page for details.

2 Morningstar Law Group Partners Ranked in Chambers USA 2018

May 03, 2018 | Tagged: William J. Brian, Jr., Mack Paul

We are proud to announce that two Morningstar Law Group partners have been listed as “Leaders in their Field” for Chambers USA 2018. Bill Brian and Mack Paul, both founding members of the firm, are recognized for their work in Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use. For more about Bill, Mack, and our other Land Use attorneys, please visit morningstarlawgroup.com/land-use-planning-zoning/. […]

Morningstar Law Group Expands Real Estate Law Practice, Hires Attorney Molly M. Stuart

March 01, 2018 | Tagged: Molly M. Stuart

“We are very excited that Molly is joining our team,” said MLG partner Michael Ovsievsky. “In addition to bringing significant experience representing clients in a variety of sophisticated, high stakes commercial real estate engagements, Molly embodies our firm’s core principle of putting clients first and has developed a terrific reputation in the local community. Her addition, no doubt, complements and adds depth to our existing practice and will be a great benefit to our clients. We are fortunate to have her.”