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Entertainment and Media -- Finance and Restructuring

We help our clients achieve their financing and restructuring goals in the entertainment industry’s evolving economic environment. Our interdisciplinary approach, deep market experience, and industry knowledge enable us to provide seamless counsel to meet our clients’ complex legal needs.

A Unique Dedicated Practice

Our lawyers are often sought after to lead the industry’s most complex and sophisticated deals. We handle every type of financing deal that touches the entertainment industry, including motion pictures, television, music, and original programming direct to the Internet and other digital platforms.

Achieving Successful Outcomes for Clients

  • We represent major entertainment and new media companies, financial institutions, private equity funds, completion guarantors, distributors, strategic investors, and high-net-worth individuals globally in shaping and structuring debt and equity capital structures of all types.

  • Our lawyers negotiate and structure receivables-based and asset-based lines of credit and term-credit facilities in the senior and mezzanine markets based on various types of entertainment-related receivables pertaining to motion pictures, theater, live events, digital programming, and interactive products.

  • We advise on slate financing, other studio co-financing transactions, complex multi-distributor split-rights financings, and gap financings.

  • We represent companies in negative pick-up transactions as well as equity investments.

  • Our team works seamlessly across offices and practices, including our Corporate, Bankruptcy, Tax, and Capital Markets practices, to structure, negotiate, and close financing transactions for clients around the world.

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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Mickey Mayerson
Practice Co-Chair
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Susan Williams
Practice Co-Chair

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