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Erik Hyman

Partner, Entertainment and Media
Century City
1999 Avenue of the Stars, 27th Floor
Los Angeles, CA
90067
United States

Fax: 1(310) 620-5848

Overview

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)

Education

  • 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.

Involvement

  • Chairman, Board of Directors, the Herb Ritts Foundation

Recent Representations

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.

Practice Areas

Entertainment and Media
Entertainment and Media -- Talent
Client Representation in Asia
Entertainment and Media -- Finance and Restructuring

Languages

English

Admissions

California Bar

Education

Columbia Law School, J.D. 1999
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.A. 1996

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