Dealmakers Impact Report 2014

by Robert Marich

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Schuyler Moore

Entertainment partner

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

Moore feels that companies like Netflix and studios adapting products like toys into movies are under-appreciated catalysts. Netflix is a one-stop buyer of global film rights determined to compress distribution, which Moore says points to the fact that “the multi-window game is over.” Moore represented China Film Group for the “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” sequel that Netflix bought and that many think will upend windows. He also repped producer Moritz Borman on Oliver Stone’s untitled Edward Snowden film and Virgo Capital’s purchase of Millennium Entertainment.

[via Variety]


Dealmakers Impact Report 2014

by Robert Marich

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Matthew Thompson

Partner and Co-Head 

Entertainment Group

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

Mark Burnett, wife Roma Downey and media conglom Hearst standardized their patchwork of reality TV program ownership ranging from “The Apprentice” to “Shark Tank” to set up what attorney Thompson calls “the quintessential win-win deal.” Thompson says his clients monetized, retained a significant stake in, and got a capable partner when MGM bought a 55% stake in September. Thompson also represented Leftfield Entertainment (“Pawn Stars”) and principal Brent Montgomery selling its 80% stake to ITV, and Relativity Media p&a financing.

[via Variety]