Entertainment and Media -- Talent

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

  • Represent 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.”

  • Represented Clive Davis in connection with financing and distribution of the biopic “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives,” as well as licensing of the documentary to Netflix.

  • Represented Saudi Arabian director Haifaa al Mansour in connection with the film “The Perfect Candidate,” which premiered at the 2019 Venice Film Festival.

  • Represented Anthony Bregman and Likely Story in a producing deal with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Warner Bros. for the theatrical movie adaptation of “In the Heights.”

  • Represented Australian animation and visual effects studio Animal Logic in its role as producer of the sequel to the movie “Peter Rabbit.”

  • Represented Donna Gigliotti in the negotiation of her producer deal for the highest-rated Academy Awards in close to 10 years.

  • Represented Luke Davies in connection with the TV series “Catch 22,” on which he was both writer and an executive producer, as well as the series “The Most Dangerous Man in America” and an upcoming movie, “News of the World.”

  • Representing Sight Unseen, producers and financiers in multiple projects, including the movie “Bad Education.”

  • Representing producer See-Saw Films in the negotiation with multiple studios for the sale of its forthcoming movie “The Power of the Dog.”

  • Represented Academy Award-winning writer and producer Charles Randolph, and Margaret Riley as a producer, in connection with the movie “Bombshell.”

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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