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Alan S. Clarke

Of Counsel

Greenspoon Marder

Alan S. Clarke is an attorney in the Entertainment & Sports practice group at Greenspoon Marder LLP. With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Clarke concentrates his practice on entertainment industry matters, including contract drafting and negotiations, trademark and copyright sales and acquisitions and corporate law, as well as infringement issues and litigation. A recognized leader in his field, Mr. Clarke was selected among Billboard’s “Top Music Lawyers” for 2023.

Recent Articles by Alan S. Clarke

Cold Open: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Authorship in Film and Television Writing

Last week, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) reached a tentative three-year deal to resolve a writer’s strike following a labor dispute with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). The deal was reached on September 27, 2023, after a 148-day strike, which was the second-longest in the union’s history. According to USA Today, the WGA’s leadership board has lifted the restraining order barring writers from returning to work, and its members will vote to officially ratify the agreement between October 2 and October 9. In a storyline that at one time would have been considered science fiction, a major point of contention between writers and producers was the use of artificial intelligence in the screenwriting process.