Specialised legal services for the entertainment industry

Services We Provide


Film, Television and Online

All legal services related to development, financing, production and exploitation of film, television content.


Intellectual Property

Advice on intellectual property matters, licensing, enforcement and registration. 


Strategic and Commercial Advice

Provision of strategic and commercial advice in relation to deals and advice on structuring entities. 


Employment and Industrial 

Drafting employment and independent contractor agreements. Handling negotiations with unions and guilds. 


Music, Licencing and Clearances

Advising musicians on deals and producers on licencing and composer agreements and other copyright clearances for projects. 


Executive Producing

Raising and structuring financing for projects and assisting clients with applying for offsets and other funding incentives. 


Talent and Creatives

Providing legal advice to writers, directors and performers and relevant management agencies. 

About Us

DWA Law is a leading entertainment law firm representing a diverse range of clients (both local and international) operating in the screen, music and creative industries.We work closely with our clients to ensure that we understand their business and creative needs. We pride ourselves on being commercially pragmatic deal makers. We connect clients with businesses and individuals that may help them greenlight their project or grow their business.  

Why Choose Us

Free Consultation

We offer free initial consultations. Please get in touch if you would like to speak to us about your business of project.


Our lawyers have extensive experience in all facets of entertainment law with clients in all areas of the industry.


We are a full service boutique law firm, providing a full suite of legal services and executive producing services.


How do we charge for legal services?

We provide flexible billing options depending on various factors including the complexity of your legal needs; the budget for your particular project; and the scope of our involvement in any particular project. Once we have assessed the matter, we will provide you with an estimate or fixed fee for the costs to approve before we commence services. 

What EP services do we offer and how do we charge for these?

On certain projects we may provide executive producing services, which include assisting with raising and structuring the finance and providing strategic and transaction advice to clients. We will generally charge a fee from the budget or a percentage of the budget for executing producing services. Through our executive producing services we aim to generate much greater value than the fees that we charge. 

What is our response rate?

We generally respond to clients questions or queries within 24 hours. Please note that due to the complexity of some questions, this response rate might be delayed, but we will always keep you updated on the progress.

How will you be kept informed?

Communication with our clients is our top priority. At an initial consultation, you will have an opportunity to advise us of how you prefer to be contacted (e.g. via email or phone call, etc) and we consistently strive to communicate with clients in a manner that is preferred, practical and efficient. 

What should you do if you have a question?

Our team is always open to clients' questions and we will always attempt to answer them within the same day. If you have any inquiries, feel free to contact us during business hours.

What are our office hours?

Our office hours are from 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday.

Contact Us

Please contact us to arrange an initial consultation.


We are currently working remotely due to COVID-19


Monday to Friday: 9am to 5:30pm


+61 (2) 9383 4613ua.moc.walawd%40ofni

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