Katherine M. Imp is a transactional entertainment attorney representing production companies, studios, networks and independent financiers, producers, sales agents and distributors in the financing, development, acquisition, production, distribution and exploitation of motion picture, television, commercial and new media content.

Kate has extensive experience as production counsel for scripted and unscripted audiovisual content, having drafted and negotiated production and post-production agreements for over 150 different productions, including performer, director, writer, producer and other above- and below-the-line agreements, as well as agreements with domestic and foreign distributors and sales agents, ranging from small independent companies to major and mini-major studios.

Kate also has experience representing advertising agencies, brands, social media and app companies, and talent in the licensing, clearance, ownership and protection of intellectual property.

Kate’s interest in entertainment law stems from her experience making a documentary feature (Beauty Beneath the Dirt) of her 2000-mile Appalachian Trail hike from Georgia to Maine in 2010 – a film for which she launched a 45-venue national film tour, obtained digital and foreign distribution, and through which she learned first-hand the challenges of financing, producing and distributing audiovisual content.