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Mr Stefan Schick
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.
Scott Edel in Los Angeles heads the bi-coastal entertainment practice at Loeb & Loeb LLP, which advises on all sides of production, financing, and distribution deals in the film, television, and digital content sectors. The firm also has significant experience in the music industry; LA-based John Frankenheimer leads a team with established expertise acting for labels, talent, and in the live music and events space. On the east coast, key names include television practice chair Marc Chamlin, whose client list includes high-profile networks, talent, and production companies. Stefan Schick and Carol Kaplan, both of whom operate from the New York office, have notable expertise in the live theatre area, advising on licensing adaptations for the stage, financing, and related IP issues. In 2019 Andrew Kramer and entertainment finance specialist Paul Swanson joined the LA office from Global Entertainment Strategies and Irell & Manella LLP respectively, while music specialist Derek Crownover joined the firm’s Nashville office from Dickinson Wright PLLC.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Media, technology and telecoms > Advertising and marketing: transactional and regulatory
- Intellectual property > Copyright
- M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
- Tax > Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations)
- Media, technology and telecoms > Advertising and marketing: litigation
- Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing
- Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: transactional
- Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)
- Industry focus > Sport
- Intellectual property > Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
- Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: litigation
- Real estate > Real estate
- Tax > US taxes: non-contentious
- Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense