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Roger Arar

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Loeb & Loeb LLP

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Deputy Chair, Entertainment


Roger Arar focuses his goal-oriented practice on film and television development, finance, production, distribution and talent. He provides strategic counsel to television networks, film and television production companies, independent studios and distribution companies, as well as individual producers, actors, writers, directors and investors.

He is passionate about structuring deals for his clients that maximize results. Roger takes a thoughtful and efficient approach to transactions involving development and production/co-production, finance and distribution, network license agreements, bank financing, copyright issues, private equity film investments, rights acquisitions, and talent engagements, as well as advising on insurance, guild and union matters.

Roger works with clients in traditional and new media to optimize multiple platform exploitation opportunities and anticipate new technologies. In addition, he has a fresh take on standard contracts, often revisiting arcane legal language to achieve a more streamlined documentation approach.


Columbia University School of Law, J.D.
Yale University, B.A., 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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