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SHANGHAI — The Shanghai Intl. Film Festival has added two films to its Golden Goblet competish: “The Stolen Years” by Hong Kong helmer Chun-Chun Wong, and “Legend No. 17” by Russian director Nikolay…
Attorneys whose recent deals and court battles have changed the shape of entertainment
This past summer, Scharf and his O'Melveny & Myers colleagues scaled the great the Great Wall of China for client Legendary Pictures and emerged with a first-of-its-kind multipicture joint venture.
On the mammoth Legendary East deal, Haymer provided the yin to colleague Stephen Scharf's yang.
If there's one bit of news that will have filmmakers leaning forward in their seats at the International Film Finance Forum in Cannes, it's that the market for some sources of capital might be coming…
A look at last year's dealmakers.
As an investor in the record-breaking film "Avatar," Chip Seelig, managing director of Dune Capital Management, could be expected to be bullish on the subject of film financing.
Almost since its inception, the film industry has managed to be counter cyclical in relation to the economy. Today, however, widespread economic problems are reflected clearly in the current state of…
As the ways and means in which entertainment is funded, delivered and consumed rapidly evolve, so does the normally staid biz of Hollywood lawyering. Indeed, the rapid emergence of digital…
Here's how the story goes: Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman are struggling and mightily untalented songwriters-singers in New York. They hook up with talent agent Jack Weston (who delivers a fine…