Skadden regularly advises on industry-shaping transactions in the media and entertainment space. We represent clients worldwide, including gaming companies, music publishers and labels, motion picture and television studios, independent producers and distributors, film financiers, talent agencies, talent managers, multi-channel networks, sports franchises and executives.

Our Media and Entertainment Group is a “one-stop-shop” for industry clients in areas such as:

  • Mergers and acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures involving entertainment and media companies, film and television libraries, music publishers, digital assets and other intellectual property.
  • Video gaming and esports companies on a range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, intellectual property, capital raising and banking, among others.
  • Motion picture and television production, financing and distribution.
  • Record labels in the purchase and sale of assets, including with buy-sell arrangements, and negotiating complex distribution agreements, post-term arrangements and joint ventures.
  • Intellectual property acquisition, enforcement, commercialization and dispute resolution, including in the gaming sector.
  • Negotiations relating to sports leagues, teams and franchises.
  • Litigation, including representing companies, boards of directors and talent.
  • Restructurings and reorganizations.
  • Tax/structuring advice relating to transactions, companies and executive compensation, including spin-offs.
  • CFIUS, antitrust, FCC and other regulatory counsel relating to industry transactions.

We also advise private equity firms, pooled investment vehicles and other U.S. and foreign investors in acquisitions and dispositions of industry assets of all sizes. We have substantial experience with cross-border transactions, including acquisitions by international investors of U.S. entertainment assets and businesses, related regulatory clearances and restructurings of distressed entertainment companies.

Select Media and Entertainment Clients

We have represented worldwide media and entertainment clients in every sector of the industry, including:


  • 21st Century Fox
  • A&E Television Networks, LLC
  • AGBO
  • Bad Robot, LLC
  • beIN Media Group
  • Burn Later Productions
  • David Maisel
  • Hidden Empire Film Group
  • The Jim Henson Company
  • Kenya Barris
  • Mythos Studios
  • Netflix, Inc.
  • Quixote Studios
  • RatPac Entertainment
  • Revolutions Studios, LLC
  • Solstice Studios
  • Summit Entertainment
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Todd Moscowitz
  • Tommy Mottola


  • Activision Blizzard
  • Electronic Arts Inc.
  • Embracer Group AB
  • Rovio Entertainment
  • Scopely, Inc.
  • Sybo Games ApS
  • Zynga Inc.


  • 300 Entertainment
  • Alamo Records
  • Artist Partner Group
  • OVO Sound
  • Santa Anna
  • Shady Records
  • We The Best


  • Athletes First
  • Buzzfeed, Inc.
  • Courtside Group, Inc.
  • Digital Media Solutions, LLC
  • The Economist
  • Entertainment Partners
  • Foundation Media
  • Gamma Media
  • Hang Time
  • Hulu, LLC
  • Klutch Sports Group, LLC
  • News Corporation
  • Outbox Enterprises LLC
  • Shamrock Capital
  • Spotify A.B.
  • United Talent Agency