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Entertainment and Media

As the media and entertainment landscape continues to evolve at a rapid pace with new entrants and disruptors, you need a partner with the right combination of industry acumen and legal expertise to help protect your interests and navigate new paths to growth.

Industry Veterans with Deep Experience

Our global team is at the forefront of the market, serving as business advisors and developing innovative solutions for our entertainment and media clients. We guide clients through the ever-changing landscape of complex licensing arrangements, domestic and international capital transactions, talent agreements, dispute resolution, and more. With deep market experience, our team works closely with the firm’s corporate, tax, and capital market groups to provide practical, interdisciplinary advice on our clients’ complex legal issues. Our global interdisciplinary team is at the forefront of the market, with savvy, deeply experienced advisors who work closely with you to develop innovative solutions for all your financing, corporate, capital, and distribution and cross border transaction needs. We also provide a full breadth of talent representation.

  • Proud Sponsors of the 2020 March on Washington Film Festival, honoring the events and heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

Guiding Innovation in a Digital Era

  • We represent major entertainment companies, financial institutions, private equity funds, hedge funds, distributors, strategic investors, and renowned individuals globally in financing deals, including shaping and structuring debt and equity capital structures.

  • We advise many of the industry’s leading players, including actors, directors, screenwriters, producers, radio and television personalities, musicians, novelists, journalists, and athletes on the evaluation, negotiation, and structuring of a variety of agreements, including film and television deals, employment contracts, celebrity endorsement arrangements, and stage producing agreements.

  • Our lawyers represent leading VR and AR content producers, developers, and patent owners, video game and app publishers, and entertainment, advertising, and social media companies in the development and implementation of monetization strategies, IP protection and enforcement strategies, and matters involving consumer privacy and data security.

  • We represent entertainment and media companies, including major motion picture studios, television networks, record companies, and music publishers, in all aspects of intellectual property dispute resolution, including prosecuting and defending claims involving copyright infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, false advertising, and individual rights of privacy and publicity.

  • We advise on innovative and complex international distribution, co-production, and co-financing transactions, as well as cross-border transactions involving the creation, production, financing, and/or exploitation of content in Asia.

  • Proud Sponsors of the Asia Society Southern California 11th Annual U.S. - Asia Entertainment Summit, celebrating efforts to foster collaboration between the U.S. and Asian entertainment industries

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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David M Hernand
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Craig A Emanuel
Practice Chair
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Susan Williams
Partner, Entertainment and Media
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Steven A Marenberg
Partner, Entertainment and Media
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Stephen L Saltzman
Partner, Entertainment and Media, London and Asia
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Erik Hyman
Partner, Entertainment and Media

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