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Marc Chamlin

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Loeb & Loeb LLP

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Entertainment and Media


Chair, Television


Marc Chamlin’s diverse practice includes the representation of television, film and digital  media companies, as well as actors, directors, writers, book authors and other high-level talent in the full spectrum of transactional entertainment matters. In addition, he structures and negotiates complex investments, joint ventures, corporate mergers and licensing transactions for iconic media personalities, privately-held television companies and legacy literary and intellectual properties, as well as for institutional media companies.

Mr. Chamlin provides counsel for non-scripted/reality and scripted series development, production and distribution for cable and broadcast television; animation and live action original productions for cable and digital platforms, including multi-channel networks (MCNs); and documentary film production and distribution arrangements. He also advises institutional and talent clients in connection with branded entertainment matters, including advertiser-financed television programming, brand integration and product placement, merchandising and product licensing, sponsorship and endorsement deals. Mr. Chamlin’s work regularly includes representation of C-suite executives in connection with long-term employment contracts in the entertainment and digital industries.

Most recently, Mr. Chamlin’s unique breadth of experience was illustrated through his representation of Oprah Winfrey in connection with a groundbreaking strategic collaboration with Weight Watchers International, Inc., resulting in Ms. Winfrey’s 10 percent equity stake in the company through the purchase of newly issued shares, with an option to acquire an additional 5 percent equity stake. The multifaceted partnership agreement also included Ms. Winfrey’s addition to the Weight Watchers board of directors and involved complex corporate, branding, intellectual property and licensing issues.

Mr. Chamlin serves on the Board of Trustees of New York Public Radio, a beloved institution embedded in the life of New Yorkers, and nationally renowned for its programs.


New York University School of Law, J.D.
Research Editor, Annual Survey of American Law
Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, A.B., magna cum laude

United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

Loeb & Loeb LLP’s practice is highly regarded for its entertainment finance and production advice; Los Angeles-based department head Scott Edel advised Alcon Entertainment on the production financing and distribution of Blade Runner 2049 and assisted Black Label Media with the distribution and financing of multiple films, including La La Land, Rebel in the Rye and 12 Strong. In New York, Marc Chamlin is the go-to name for television work - his clients include Oprah Winfrey and multiple reality television production companies; and Carol Kaplan and Stefan Schick are key names for theater work. Other noteworthy practitioners include Ivy Kagan Bierman in Los Angeles, who is a specialist in entertainment-related labor law; New York-based department deputy chair Roger Arar, Los Angeles-based John Frankenheimer, who heads the music group; and Debra White, who acts for recording artists, songwriters, producers and record companies. Recent mandates include White advising Tencent Music Entertainment Group on its licensing agreement with Universal Music Group, Arar assisting AMC Networks with multiple television series’ including The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, The Walking Dead and season three of Humans; and Frankenheimer acting for Warner Music Group on the acquisition and financing of multiple music publishing catalogues. In March 2018, Stephen Saltzman, Susan Zuckerman Williams, Craig Emanuel, Mickey Mayerson and Erik Hyman joined Paul Hastings LLP’s new Century City office.

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