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Marc Chamlin

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Chair, Television


Marc Chamlin is known for working across multiple legal and business disciplines in the media and digital industries, representing 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. 

Marc’s practice includes structuring and negotiating complex investments, joint ventures, and corporate and licensing transactions for iconic media personalities, legacy literary and intellectual properties, and privately held and institutional media companies. Marc also provides confidential counseling to C-suite media executives in connection with their employment contracts.

A veteran dealmaker and chair of the firm’s Television Practice, Marc provides counsel for nonscripted/reality and scripted series development, production and distribution across cable, broadcast and digital platforms, and regularly handles production, licensing and distribution arrangements for animated and live-action productions, podcasts and documentary films. Marc also advises institutional and talent clients in connection with merchandising, licensing, sponsorship, and endorsement deals. 

Marc’s unique breadth of experience is illustrated through his representation of Oprah Winfrey and her company, Harpo, in connection with a broad initiative of investments and strategic partnerships reflecting her business interests and personal philosophy. Marc has advised Ms. Winfrey in a groundbreaking investment and strategic partnership with Weight Watchers International, a joint venture with The Kraft Heinz Company to create a new line of nutritious food products, an investment in and strategic advisory agreement with healthy food restaurant brand, True Food Kitchen, and a multi-year content partnership with Apple to create original programming utilizing Apple technology and services.

Marc has been recognized for his deep influence in the entertainment industry by such publications as Chambers USA, Variety and Broadcasting & Cable. In addition to his practice, he serves on the board of trustees of the venerable New York Public Radio and leads the firm’s pro bono work for the organization’s WNYC Studios and its innovative initiatives as a leading creator of podcasts.


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

United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Media and entertainment: transactional

Within: Media and entertainment: transactional

Loeb & Loeb LLP's media and entertainment practice boasts experience which spans the motion picture, music, theater, reality television and emerging technology sectors. In recent work highlights, the team assisted Alcon Television Group with an agreement with Amazon to pick up the fourth season of The Expanse and advised Annapurna Pictures with the formation of its joint venture with MGM and a $350m senior secured revolving credit facility with JP Morgan Chase Bank. Los Angeles-based Scott Edel, who jointly heads the team alongside Roger Arar in New York, led the advice to Tencent Pictures regarding its agreements with Skydance Media, Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox in connection with the financing and distribution of The Terminator sequel. Key names to note include Ivy Kagan Biermaem in Los Angeles for employment work; New York-based Marc Chamlin, who counts Oprah Winfrey and actress Glenn Close among his clients; John Frankenheimer and Debra White, who are based in Los Angeles and New York respectively, for music industry transactions; and New York-based partners Carol Kaplan and Stefan Schick for theater work. Following several departures to Paul Hastings LLP, the team benefits from the arrivals of Paul Swanson in Los Angeles from Irell & Manella LLP, and three Chicago-based partners from Winston & Strawn LLP, including advertising experts Brian Heidelberger and Monique Bhargava, and data and privacy lawyer Robert Newman.

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