Katten represents clients ranging from large, institutional companies to individuals and entrepreneurs engaged in all aspects of the entertainment and media business. Our clients include motion picture studios, television networks, film and television distribution and production companies, Internet and digital media companies, interactive game developers and publishers, music companies, print and electronic book publishers, cable- and satellite-based content producers and distributors, communications providers, animation companies, investment banks and individual investors, and licensing, merchandising and consumer products companies.
Our Entertainment and Media Transactions team routinely handles complex matters involving the production, financing, development and acquisition of motion pictures, television programs, digital productions, video games and other entertainment properties. We assist with the financing of motion picture and television productions and slates of production, and with acquiring, selling and investing in production, distribution and new media companies as well as film, music and television catalogs. Our attorneys structure and negotiate deals to help clients realize the maximum value from their entertainment assets.
We manage a full range of transactions that cut across industry lines, from mergers and acquisitions and public and private offerings of debt and equity, to film financing and strategic alliances and joint ventures. Clients also seek our advice on domestic and international licensing and merchandising and intellectual property rights.
With an extensive background in development, production, distribution, e-publishing and licensing transactions, our attorneys provide strategic, practical solutions to the complex issues presented by the expanding digital landscape. We offer cutting-edge representation in connection with the production and licensing of motion picture, television and other content for distribution via Internet-based and other digital platforms.
Katten’s Entertainment and Media Transactions team is at the forefront of the changes that are transforming the entertainment business and is positioned to help clients capitalize on the opportunities presented by the rapidly evolving entertainment and media industries.