Glen Mastroberte represents investors, investment funds, independent production companies, distribution companies, financial institutions and producers in all legal and business aspects of the media and entertainment industries. He also handles general corporate matters related to the financing, production, licensing, distribution and use of motion pictures, television programs and other intellectual property assets.

Bio

In 2020, Mr. Mastroberte was recognized by The Hollywood Reporter in its Power Lawyers report and was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

His representative transactions at Skadden include:

  • beIN Media Group in its pending $375 million sale of a 49% stake in Miramax, LLC to ViacomCBS Inc.;
  • Spotify Technology S.A. in its acquisition of The Ringer; and
  • Glassman Media in its acquisition by Endeavor Content.

His representative transactions prior to joining Skadden include:

Mergers and Acquisitions / Strategic Alliances

  • Byron Allen’s Allen Media Broadcasting in its acquisition of four network-affiliate stations of Bayou City Broadcasting;
  • Glassman Media in its acquisition by Endeavor Content;
  • former New Regency CEO Brad Weston in the creation of MAKEREADY, a global content production company with backing from Entertainment One and worldwide distribution by Universal Pictures;
  • Blue Man Group Holdings in its direct owners’ sale of 100% of the company to Cirque du Soleil, the world’s largest theatrical producer;
  • MGM in its acquisition of reality television production company Evolution Media, producer of “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and “Vanderpump Rules,” among other series;
  • Participant Media in its acquisition of actor Rainn Wilson’s digital entertainment company SoulPancake;
  • RBF Productions in its acquisition of an ownership interest in the holding company of certain assets related to National Lampoon;
  • Entertainment One in its acquisition of 51% of The Mark Gordon Company;
  • television producer Mark Burnett’s company in its joint venture with Hearst Entertainment and subsequent sale of a controlling interest in the joint venture to MGM and the establishment of United Artists Media Group; and
  • Leftfield Entertainment, an unscripted television production company, in its acquisition of a controlling interest in Sirens Media and the sale of a controlling interest of Leftfield Entertainment to ITV plc.

Motion Picture Production, Financing and Distribution

  • A24 Films in its multi-year, multi-film financing and distribution deal with Apple, and with its co-production and co-financing agreement with Bron Studios for the film “Green Knight”; and
  • numerous production companies in all aspects of development, production, debt and equity financing and distribution arrangements, including: Armory/Zeal Productions, Burn Later Productions, China Lion Productions, Dolphin Films, Exclusive Media, Foxtail Entertainment, Freedom Media, Hidden Empire Film Group, The Jim Henson Company, June Pictures, Macro Ventures, Morgan Creek Productions, Odd Lot Entertainment, Page Fifty-Four Pictures, Route One Entertainment, Skydance Media and Voltage Pictures.

Television and Streaming Production, Financing and Distribution

  • Facebook with content agreements for the Facebook Live platform;
  • The Jim Henson Company in its production and financing agreement with Netflix for a new series based on the ‘80s film “The Dark Crystal”;
  • The Economist in an agreement to co-develop and co-produce content with a U.S. production company; and
  • Media Res in its debt financing for the Apple TV series “The Morning Show.”

Corporate Financing and Other Corporate Matters

  • Skydance Media in an equity financing by Tencent.

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Mastroberte was counsel at another global law firm.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, 2002 (Order of the Coif)
  • M.Sc., London Business School, 2004
  • B.S., University of Arizona, 1997 (magna cum laude)

Admissions

  • California

Glen G. Mastroberte

Counsel, Media and Entertainment; Mergers and Acquisitions
glen.mastroberte@skadden.com