Craig Emanuel
Bob Long
United States

Paul Hastings LLP


Partner, Entertainment & Media

The biggest account handled by attorney Emanuel in terms of sheer physical size is the MGM Sphere. He reps the $1.865 billion immersive Las Vegas mega-venue, scheduled to open in the latter half of 2023, in transactions for client MSG Entertainment. He has lots of work flowing in from clients such as Ryan Murphy, whom he represents in the creation and production of shows for Netflix and Disney, including “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” “The Watcher” and “Feud: Capote’s Women.” He’s also been cutting big deals for prodcos Animal Logic (producers with Imagine of Ron Howard’s “The Shrinking of Treehorn” for Netflix), Playtone (sale of “A Man Called Otto” to Sony) and Julie Lynn and Bonnie Curtis’ Mockingbird Pictures (overall deal with Skydance), as well as writer-producer Tony Gilroy (Disney+’s “Andor”) and filmmaker Robert Rodriguez (Netflix’s “Spy Kids” reboot). 


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


  • Monash University (Australia)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
  • Variety Legal Impact
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Paul Hastings Law Firm Ups Erik Hyman to Chair of Global Entertainment and Media Practice

Paul Hastings Law Firm Ups Erik Hyman to Chair of Global Entertainment and Media Practice

Showbiz attorney Erik Hyman has been named chair of the Global Entertainment and Media Practice at the Paul Hastings law firm.Hyman takes over for Craig Emanuel, who, along with a team of partners, helped establish the practice as a force in the entertainment industry. Emanuel will remain as a fully active partner at the firm.With more than two decades of experience, Hyman is well-known in Hollywood as a dealmaker whose clients include Oscar-winning actors, directors, writers and producers – as...


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