Daniel Black
United States
2019

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Daniel
Black

Chair

Black has been at the center of an array of cutting-edge deals, from Caesars Entertainment’s 2019 pact with Turner Sports’ Bleacher Sports subsidiary — encompassing legalized betting and the creation of a new studio — to his ongoing representation of BASE Entertainment, a leader in live-event hologram shows (think Roy Orbison, Albert Einstein, Whitney Houston). Recently, he’s also helped Canadian toymaker Spin Master and event producers Blackbird Presents move into content production and Fremantle’s Original Productions revamp its development slate. But perhaps most significant are the employment agreements he’s negotiated for entertainment and media executives, 60% of whom are women and minorities, with a value of more than $100 million in guaranteed compensation alone. 

Career

  • Paramount Pictures
  • Columbia Pictures
  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Education

  • New York University (NY, USA)
  • George Washington University (DC, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
  • Variety Legal Impact
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Q&A

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given in your career?

“IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO STAY CURRENT—BE FLUENT IN WHATEVER IS COMING NEXT.”

What or who inspires you?

“MY FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND OTHERS WHO MAKE THOSE AROUND THEM BIGGER.”

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