As the entertainment industry continues to evolve, artists, financiers, producers and distributors of every type of entertainment content require the best of both worlds: the sophistication and special expertise of an entertainment boutique coupled with the robust capabilities that only a full-service firm can offer. Our highly regarded group represents individuals and companies involved in all aspects of the entertainment industry, including film, television, publishing, music, new media, live stage and sports.
Litigation partner Jay Cohen, corporate partners Ariel Deckelbaum and Justin Hamill and intellectual property/entertainment partner Chuck Googe were featured by Variety in its 2018 Legal Impact Report, which spotlights the top lawyers in the entertainment industry.
Paul, Weiss advised Searchlight Capital Partners in connection with its $150 million investment in Global Eagle Entertainment (NASDAQ: ENT), a leading provider of media, content, connectivity and data analytics.
In a deal bringing together two of sports’ largest multimedia rights and sponsorship businesses, Paul, Weiss is representing IMG College, the collegiate division of WME | IMG, in its merger with Learfield.
Mood Media Announces Acquisition of All Outstanding Common Shares and Comprehensive Solution for Debt Obligations
Paul, Weiss is representing certain noteholders of Mood Media Corporation, including funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC and funds advised or sub-advised by GSO Capital Partners LP or its affiliates, in connection with an arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act.
Paul, Weiss is representing Searchlight Capital Partners and its portfolio company TouchTunes Interactive Networks, in TouchTunes’ agreement to merge with PlayNetwork.
Paul, Weiss is representing WME IMG in its agreement to acquire UFC, the world's premier professional mixed martial arts organization.
As reported in The Sports Business Journal, Paul, Weiss client WME IMG announced the acquisitions of leading experiential marketing agencies Fusion Marketing and IMG LIVE, further strengthening the company's ability to deliver world-class marketing and brand strategies for its clients.