Located in the business hub of Los Angeles' thriving entertainment and media industry, the Century City office is home to our leading Entertainment and Media practice, and reflects our commitment to helping clients navigate the rapid transformations in this sector.
A PREEMINENT ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA TEAM
We serve our clients as business advisors, helping them overcome critical challenges and take advantage of timely opportunities. Our lawyers guide clients through the ever-changing landscape of complex licensing arrangements, domestic and international capital transactions, talent agreements, and more.
Our Entertainment and Media practice was awarded the “Great Legal Ideas” award by the Financial Times in its Innovative Lawyers Report.
Our lawyers are routinely recognized as among the most influential in Hollywood by The Hollywood Reporter and Variety.
Our team is recognized as among the most notable in the market by Chambers and Partners and numerous other legal and industry publications.
OurEntertainment and Mediateam represents global companies, distributors, and high-profile individuals in a variety of transactions including content distribution, financing, film production, and strategic alliances.
OurEntertainment and Media Financegroup advises clients on a variety of complex capital transactions across the industry, representing both providers and users of capital.
OurMergers and Acquisitionsgroup advises companies, banks, and private equity and venture capital firms in public and private merger and acquisition transactions (including cross-border and distressed M&A transactions), strategic partnering arrangements, public and private capital raising transactions, and general company representation matters.
• Paul Hastings has an impressive track record and trajectory in the talent sphere. The team offers market-leading expertise across a full spectrum of issues, from negotiating challenging talent agreements, through to large-scale domestic and international transactions, advice on
complex digital media content licensing arrangements, and high-profile film and
•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.
A Leader in Entertainment and Media Litigation
• Our Entertainment and Media Litigation Group is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading practices.
• Our lawyers are experienced in handling almost any type of contentious problem that might arise in the industry, including contract disputes, partnership and joint-venture disputes,
antitrust litigation, intellectual property litigation (including copyright, trademark, privacy and trade secrets claims) and business tort claims.
“The team is extremely responsive and can draw on expertise throughout the firm for whatever we need in the context of an acquisition.”Chambers 2020
“The lawyers are great technically, and also excel at being practical, efficient and relevant to what’s important.”Chambers 2020
“‘The team does a great job of helping us understand complex legal aspects and provides solid guidance where good judgment and paying attention to details is important. They are exceptionally diligent and have a unique understanding of the nuances of the entertainment business.’”Chambers USA 2020, Entertainment & Media: Transactional – California