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The needs and goals of each individual in the entertainment and media space are unique, with multiple layers to consider. As industry veterans, we have a strong record of success providing smart solutions that maximize results for our clients.

Client Successes

Representing Ryan Murphy and his production company in multiple deals involving TV series and films, including The Politician and Ratched on Netflix; American Crime Story, American Horror Story and Pose on FX; and the movie adaptation of The Boys in the Band.

Representing Tony Gilroy who is writing and executive producing the Lucas Films spin-off television series Rogue One. The Star Wars prequel series stars Diego Luna as Cassian Andor, the role he originally played in the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and will air on Disney+.

Represented Snoot Entertainment in its recent sale of world-wide rights to the critically acclaimed film One Night in Miami, reportedly one of the biggest independent film sales in history.

Represented The Lumistella Company in its sale of rights to the bestselling children’s book The Elf On The Shelf to Netflix, a hotly contested auction sale resulting in a seven-figure deal.

Represented production company New Slate Ventures in connection with the sale of Lee Daniels’s The United States vs. Billie Holiday to Paramount. While the deal value is confidential, press reports cite an eight-figure sum.

Represented Sight Unseen in the sale of distribution rights to their movies Bad Hair and Bad Education, the latter of which recently won a number of awards at the Emmys, including Outstanding Television Movie.

Industry Veterans with Deep Experience

We advise our talent clients—who are leading industry players in the television, film, music, publishing, live theater, and sports space—on new opportunities ranging from film and television deals to celebrity endorsement arrangements. Our team’s multi-faceted approach provides our clients with the insights, advice, and resources critical to their success.

Guiding Innovation in a Digital Era

  • Our lawyers represent showrunners, actors, directors, screenwriters, producers, radio and television personalities, record producers, musicians, novelists, journalists, playwrights, and athletes on matters ranging from high-stake negotiations to protection of intellectual property assets.
  • We are well versed in a variety of agreements, including film and television acting, writing, and directing deals, employment contracts for senior-level executives, recording contracts with all major record labels, motion picture first-look/financing deals, animation agreements, and theatrical stage production and financing agreements.
  • We advise clients on guild arbitrations, tax matters, and general career and wealth planning, as well as contract disputes, defamation, and other litigation matters.

Recognition for our Entertainment and Media Practice

  • Our Entertainment and Media practice was honored with the “Great Legal Ideas” award by the Financial Times in its Innovative Lawyers Report.
  • Members of our team are regularly named among the most influential in Hollywood by The Hollywood Reporter and Variety.
  • Recognized as among the most notable legal teams in the market by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, and numerous other legal and industry publications.

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