Craig Emanuel
Bob Long
United States

Paul Hastings LLP


Partner / Chair, Global Entertainment & Media

Emanuel has been busy handling the legal work for the impossibly prolific writer-producer Ryan Murphy, servicing his ongoing $300 million Net­flix deal, which in 2021 yielded biopic “Halston,” as well as his existing work for FX, including series “American Horror Stories.” Other matters include Robert Rodriguez’s deal to write and direct “Hypnotic,” starring Ben Affleck, and producers Susan Montford and Don Murphy’s pact with Legendary Television to develop a “Buck Rogers” series exec produced by George Clooney. Additionally, he’s repping director George Wolfe (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”), who’s making a biopic about Bayard Rustin, one of the leaders of the first March on Washington, and Claudette Colvin, arrested in 1954 for not giving up her bus seat to a white woman, whose story being developed as a feature.


  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • Creative Community for Peace


  • Monash University (Australia)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
  • Variety Legal Impact
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