Elaine M. Rogers

Counsel
Practice Area: Intellectual Property

Elaine M. Rogers is Counsel in the Entertainment and Sports Group. Ms. Rogers counsels clients in all aspects of the entertainment, sports and new media industries including publishing, fashion, branded entertainment, licensing, promotion, advertising, interactive media, theater, motion pictures and television. She represents publishers, actors, writers, production, media and sports companies, directors, financiers as well as professional athletes and broadcasters. Ms. Rogers regularly represents sports figures in endorsement, licensing, media and entertainment transactions.

Ms. Rogers has served as production counsel on numerous high profile and independent films. She regularly advises clients in all aspects of the film and television process from acquisition of rights to production and distribution. Ms. Rogers is a filmmaker herself having produced film and television movies.

Education

Massachusetts Law School. J.D.

Seton Hall University. B.A. (Cum Laude)

Admissions

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Prior Experience

Before joining MSF in 2009, Ms. Rogers was a principal of Fish & Richardson PC, in the firm’s media and entertainment practice group and a film and television agent with the firm’s literary and dramatic rights agency. Prior to that, Ms. Rogers practiced media and entertainment law at one of Boston’s most elite firms, Hill and Barlow.

Before practicing law, Ms. Rogers worked as an advertising and public relations executive for several of the world’s largest firms including Burson-Marsteller, Saatchi & Saatchi (The Rowland Group), and WPP in the entertainment, media and consumer product industries.

Representative Matters

Represented Lucy Bean Films, LLC “SEARCHDOG” a feature documentary by Mary Healey Jamiel. Winner: Best of the Fest Selection, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Audience Award: Boston Film Festival.

Represented writer/director/producer’s film in the negotiations with distributor. Premiered at Sundance Film Festival.

Represented investors for Broadway play.

Represented Boston bombing victim in the negotiations of a book and movie to be released theatrically in 2017.

Represent NFL player in book deal with major publishing house.

Represent MLB player in feature film negotiation.

Represent Producers of Broadway musical.

Honors

Top Rated Entertainment & Sports Attorney in Boston, Massachusetts Super Lawyers, MA, 2004 – 2009

Women in Communications Law-Woman to Watch, American Bar Association, 2002

The Best Lawyers, Entertainment and Media Law (cover story), Boston Magazine, 2002

The National Registry of America’s Who’s Who

Involvement

Clinical Field Supervisor, Entertainment and Media Law for the internship program, Suffolk University Law School

Member, Massachusetts Production Coalition

Member, Council of Advisers for Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts

Member, Board of Directors, No Limits Media

Member, Boston Women in Media & Entertainment

Former Trustee, New England Aquarium

Publications

“Stairway to Heaven Trial: When Does Inspiration Become Plagiarism,” The Christian Science Monitor, 2016

“Recent Trends and Hot Topics in Advertising Law,” Aspatore Books: Managing Advertising & Marketing Legal Issues: Leading Lawyers on Preventing Claims, Handling Disputes, and Understanding Recent Trends and Developments, 2009 (author)

“Filmmaking: When Do You Need to Acquire Life Story Rights?” Imagine- Legal Lens, 2016

Legal Lens Column, Imagine Magazine, 2006 – present (contributor)

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