Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediators
Resolving disputes in just one day!
Court approved mediators with skilled and proven problem solving for all types of disputes.
Cost effective, economical, creative and results-driven…
Clear Results Mediation provides expert mediation services to the entertainment industry, that can resolve issues often in just one day!
CLEAR RESULTS MEDIATION handles a wide range of entertainment issues including copyright, trademark, intellectual property issues, entertainment contract disputes, royalty resolutions, graphic design and photograph infringements, music publishing issues, disputes amongst band members or between bands and their managers, alleged breach of contract cases, royalty accounting disputes and other entertainment related issues.
Mark Watson has been involved in the entertainment industry for over thirty years. Watson is an award winning songwriter, entrepreneur, Billboard charting record producer, educator and music industry executive. He is actively involved in copyright acquisitions and music rights management. Mark is a long-time member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and a past panelist at the Southeastern Entertainment Law Conference and is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.
Watson combines over 30 years of entertainment industry experience as an executive and entrepreneur to assist him in working with litigants and counsel in reaching mutually satisfactory resolutions to strongly contested matters. He has participated successfully in entertainment mediations throughout the United States with numerous entertainment companies like; Interscope Records, EA Sports, Warner Music Group, TVT Music and many smaller companies. Before becoming a mediator, Mr. Watson devoted most of his entertainment executive responsibilities to business affairs at several major independent music companies. He negotiated recording contracts, management agreements, publishing deals, licensing agreements, talent releases, sync deals, endorsement and sponsorship agreements, work-for-hire contracts and production agreements. Mark represented multi-platinum artists, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Grammy Award winning recording artists and even a new artist from the television show, The Voice. He also was involved in numerous entertainment litigation matters, including trademark and copyright infringement cases and a wide range of contract disputes involving the entertainment industry including disputes with photographers and graphic artists. He has successfully negotiated and administered numerous major licensing deals with diverse companies such as; Google, Disney, New Line Cinema, Proctor and Gamble, Hallmark Cards, IGT Slot Machines, Apple, IHOP, Toy State, Hershey's, Universal Pictures, Sony, DreamWorks and hundreds of others. Mr. Watson has also acquired intellectual property from several bankrupt estates throughout the U.S.
Mark graduated from the University of Florida with a Masters of Science in Business Administration-Entrepreneurship while working full-time in rights management.
Currently, Mark has formed Kingfish Music Group, which is focused on the acquisition of under-valued evergreen copyrights. The firm administrates and exploits new uses of it’s catalog of songs which includes the classic 1950’s Gene Vincent hit, “Be Bop A Lula” which has been recorded by John Lennon, Stray Cats, Queen, the Beatles and many more.
Mr. Watson now puts his entertainment industry experience and negotiating skills to work for you and your clients as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.