Erik Hyman is a partner and chair of the Entertainment and Media practice in the Century City office. Mr. Hyman is well known in the entertainment industry as a cutting-edge dealmaker and a fierce protector of his clients, which include award-winning movie stars, high-level television creators and showrunners, lead cast members of popular programs on scripted and unscripted television, "first-dollar-gross" producers, and preeminent writers and directors. He is a tenacious champion for his diverse clients, whether they are creative individuals, film financiers, or high-net-worth families making entertainment and media industry investments. Mr. Hyman also works closely with multiple publicly traded, non-entertainment companies, steering their television and motion picture industry strategies and branded entertainment projects.
Mr. Hyman negotiates vanguard talent transactions; structures the financing, acquisition, and sale of independent films; and builds major endorsement campaigns and product lines. He also advises companies regarding strategies for the production and exploitation of content for digital platforms.
Mr. Hyman is a frequent public speaker and serves as chairman of the board of the Herb Ritts Foundation, a private charitable foundation focused on HIV/AIDS research and advocacy.
Accolades and Recognitions
Named "Southern California Rising Star" in Entertainment & Sports by Thomson Reuters (2006-2007)
Columbia University School of Law, J.D.
Managing Editor, Columbia/VLA Journal of Law and the Arts
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
University of Michigan, B.A.
Chairman, Board of Directors, the Herb Ritts Foundation
Mr. Hyman has 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.
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.