Elaine M. Rogers is a Partner and Co-Chair of 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.
Massachusetts Law School. J.D.
Seton Hall University. B.A. (Cum Laude)
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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.
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.
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
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
“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)