Q-Peetie Wheatstraw is my great, great uncle and we have developed a sitcom and feature film based on his life. Mr. Morgan Freeman has expressed interest as well as a major network however, my contact (exec of development) at the network says for legal reasons my attorney has to submit. I need to find an attorney that will submit to the people who are already interested.

 

A- Use Lawyers for the Arts as a referral source- great organization. My only suggestion as far as entertainment attorneys go since the gate has already been opened in your relationship with the network is to choose an attorney in the city where the decision makers of the network are… if it’s in LA, you’re best bet is to have an attorney that can do business with them face to face when necessary.