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Stefan Schick

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Stefan Schick has been practicing entertainment law for more than 16 years, with a specialty in live theater.

Stefan advises clients on all aspects of creating, developing, financing, producing, co-producing and licensing Broadway, off-Broadway, touring, regional, West End and other overseas live stage productions, from the initial rights deal to opening night and beyond. His clients include film studios, producers, investors, playwrights, bookwriters, composers, lyricists, directors, designers, music publishers and other rights owners, some who are writing or producing their first play or musical and others who are multiple Tony Award winners. His clients have played key roles in such Broadway and West End shows as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland, Hamilton, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Misery, Motown, Pippin, School of Rock and Waitress.

Stefan represents nearly all of the major film studios on their live stage work, and he has developed deep expertise on all issues relating to turning a film, television show, life story or other underlying property into a play or musical. He also has considerable experience with the licensing of pre-existing music for use in so-called “jukebox” musicals, and with the private securities offerings (and related investment documents) that producers use to raise money for their shows.

Stefan also has extensive experience in the production of non-scripted television and digital programming, where he represents both cable networks and prominent production companies. Earlier in his career, Stefan represented clients in the areas of film production, advertising, marketing and promotions, content licensing, and online and financial privacy, and he continues to collaborate with his colleagues in Loeb’s Advanced Media and Technology, Tax, Corporate and Intellectual Property departments on issues requiring their special expertise.

Stefan had the honor and privilege of being able to call the esteemed and beloved theater lawyer Seth Gelblum his mentor and friend for over 16 years.


Columbia University School of Law, J.D.
Brown University, Sc.B.

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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