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.
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In this video interview, corporate partner Ariel
Deckelbaum and entertainment/IP partner Chuck
Googe, both the recipients of Variety Legal Impact awards,
discuss trends in media and entertainment, and how the changing
technological landscape affects traditional media.
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Paul, Weiss represented TAO Group in its partnership with The
Madison Square Garden Company (MSG).
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Paul, Weiss is representing WME IMG in its agreement to acquire
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the world's premier
professional mixed martial arts organization. WME IMG will also
serve as UFC's operating partner.
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NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast Corp., announced an
agreement to acquire DreamWorks Animation.
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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.
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Paul, Weiss client Imagine Entertainment, the production company
founded by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, announced that it has
received a significant investment from The Raine Group, a prominent
global merchant bank.
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Paul, Weiss client Sequential Brands, owner of Martha Stewart
Living Omnimedia, announced an agreement with Meredith Corporation,
under which Meredith will assume the editorial and operational
teams of the Martha Stewart
Living and Martha Stewart
Weddings publications, including related websites and
other digital content, in the U.S. and Canada.
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As reported in The New York Times, The Wall Street
Journal, Variety and other media outlets, Paul, Weiss
client Vice Media announced a joint venture with A+E Networks that
will offer a new 24-hour channel programmed and produced
exclusively by Vice.
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As reported in The Wall Street Journal,
Bloomberg, Forbes, Variety and other
media outlets, Paul, Weiss client WME IMG announced that it has
acquired The Miss Universe Organization, which includes Miss
Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA, from Donald Trump.
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Paul, Weiss client Sky, a European pay TV operator, announced
its acquisition of a 60 percent stake in U.S.-based production
company Jupiter Entertainment. Sky Vision, Sky's international
distribution sector, will serve as Jupiter's distribution
Oct 19, 2016
Recent government reports and statements from politicians signal
a shift toward increased scrutiny of large technology companies for
potential monopolization violations.
Apr 12, 2016
Corporate partner Jeanette Chan will moderate a panel at
the International Financial Law Review's Asia Women
in Business Law Forum.
Jan 18, 2016
Entertainment counsel Carolyn
Casselman contributed an article, titled "Corporate
Transactions in the Entertainment Industry: Special Considerations
for Copyright Assets," to the January 18 issue of Bloomberg
BNA's Mergers & …
Jan 19, 2016
Litigation partners Lew Clayton and Eric Stone's Intellectual
Property Litigation column appeared in the January 13 issue of the
New York Law Journal.
Dec 06, 2016
For the sixth consecutive year, Paul, Weiss received a 100
percent score on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and was named
as a "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality" by The Human Rights
May 24, 2016
For the 13th consecutive year, Paul, Weiss was named among the
most diverse law firms by The American Lawyer in
its 2016 Diversity Scorecard.
May 18, 2016
Paul, Weiss was recognized among the top firms for minority
attorneys and minority equity partners in Law360's 2016 Law Firm
Apr 28, 2016
Paul, Weiss was honored by the New York City Bar Association as
the only partner firm to have participated in its Diversity
Fellowship Program every year since the program began in 1991.
Jun 23, 2016
For the second consecutive year, the Women in Law Empowerment
Forum (WILEF) awarded Paul, Weiss its 2016 Gold Standard
Certification for the advancement of women lawyers.
Apr 14, 2016
Corporate partner Justin Hamill was featured byVarietyin its
2016 Legal Impact Report.