Nicole Page – Partner
Ms. Page has broad experience in advising on all aspects of motion picture, television and new media productions, and in counseling writers, producers and other creators and entertainment industry executives concerning all facets of their work. She regularly serves as production counsel for feature and documentary films, television and digital productions and assists in structuring private equity investments and other types of production financing. Ms. Page also represents creative talent, athletes and models, and fiction and non-fiction authors. Her extensive intellectual property practice includes the protection and exploitation of copyrights and trademarks across multi-media platforms. Ms. Page also assists clients in connection with cross-platform branding and licensing in the media, fashion, lifestyle, sports and entertainment industries.
Ms. Page has a robust employment practice. On behalf of high level professionals, she assists in the negotiation of complex employment and separation agreements. Ms. Page also advises companies on a wide array of labor and employment matters, and acts as outside general counsel, particularly with respect to labor and employment law compliance.
Writing and Speaking Engagements
Ms. Page regularly lectures and writes on business and legal issues in entertainment and employment. She has appeared on panels at SXSW, Hot Docs, The Napa Valley Film Festival, Slamdance, The Hamptons International Film Festival, The World Congress of Science and Factual Producers, IFP and Real Screen, among other festivals and conferences. Ms. Page also produces a Business and Legal Seminar Series for New York Women in Film and Television covering topics including production company formation and management, copyright and fair use and production agreements. She has been a guest lecturer at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and School of Continuing Education, The Law School at the University of Pennsylvania, The Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College, Cardozo Law School, The Fashion Institute of Technology and The Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College. Ms. Page regularly hosts discussion groups for professional women on topics relating to combatting discrimination, micro-inequities, negotiation techniques, and other topics. Ms. Page also writes on topical legal issues in entertainment and employment law, and has been quoted in Forbes, Huffington Post, and The Daily Beast, among other publications.
Ms. Page proudly serves as the President of the Board of Women Make Movies. She is also on the Honorary Host Committee for the Athena Film Festival and is a member of New York Women in Film and Television, and the Independent Filmmaker Project.
Ms. Page is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She is admitted to practice in New York and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Articles & Publications
- “Life Rights—It’s Complicated,“ Realscreen, May/June 2016
- “Why Documentary Filmmakers Must Take Care of Legal Business Early and Often,” IndieWire, March 2016
- “Reality TV Newbies’ Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions Answered by An Entertainment Expert,” Huffington Post, February 2015
- “Whose Idea is it Anyway?” Realscreen, January/February 2015
- “Don’t Ask, Don’t Get-Tips on Negotiating for Yourself,” GoGirl Finance, Huffington Post, April 2014
- “Making Agreements Agreeable,” Realscreen, June 2013
- “The Worker Identity Crisis,” The Financial Manager, July/August 2012
- “Sharing the Wealth,” Realscreen, May 2012
- “The Bottom Line on the Firing Line,” The Financial Manager (November/December 2010)