Mr Hayden Goldblatt > Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
New York NY 10005
United States
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Hayden Goldblatt is a partner in the Entertainment Group, where he focuses on motion picture, television, and digital media work.

Mr. Goldblatt has wide-ranging experience in all areas of entertainment and media, representing producers, writers, directors, documentary filmmakers, actors, comedians, financiers, and independent distributors. He has negotiated complex single picture and slate multi-party financings both on behalf of producers and financiers, as well as structured multi-million dollar film funds. He has also structured and negotiated content acquisition agreements and output deals for innovative cutting-edge digital distribution companies and alternative content distribution platforms.

Mr. Goldblatt has worked on numerous branded entertainment deals on behalf of brands and advertising agencies, often helping them navigate their first foray into the film business. He has represented international financiers and producers, including those from the United Kingdom and China, with respect to U.S. productions.

Variety included Mr. Goldblatt in its 2021 Dealmakers Impact Report and 2021 Legal Impact Report. He was previously recognized in its 2017 Legal Impact Report “Up Next” list, and its 2013 Dealmaker Impact Report “Up Next” list. He is recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine and from 2015 to 2018 as a New York-area “Rising Star” in the field of entertainment and sports in addition to his recognition in  The Legal 500 for his work in media and entertainment.

He is a frequent speaker on legal issues in the entertainment industry, and has previously spoken at the Association of National Advertisers, NYU Stern School of Business, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, Brooklyn Law School, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and the Ghetto Film School. He served as a mentor for the SXSW Film Festival from 2017 through 2020 and as Secretary of the Entertainment Law Committee for the New York City Bar Association from 2012 through 2014.

Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Mr. Goldblatt was an associate at Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, where he acted as production counsel on several reality television programs and motion pictures, including “The Tree of Life”. He was also associated with Robert Altman’s Sandcastle 5 Productions.

Mr. Goldblatt is the co-founder of the Let’s Kick This Charity Soccer Tournament, an annual one-day adult soccer tournament in Manhattan, which supports Voices Against Brain Cancer.

He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey state courts and the US District Court of New Jersey.


University of Michigan (AB, 2003)

Brooklyn Law School (JD, cum laude, 2008)

  • President of the Brooklyn Law School Entertainment Law Society

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United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: transactional

From key players in interactive entertainment to music, publishing to TV content production, the practice at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC covers the entire media & entertainment industry and also advises on cutting-edge matters such as NFTs and other Blockchain-related endeavors. From Los Angeles, Andrew Hurwitz co-heads the department- deeply entrenched in the film & television industry, he is an expert on development, production, financing, and distribution agreements and recently represented the Roald Dahl Story Company in their sale to Netflix. In New York, co-head Michael Williams has extensive expertise in the fashion industry. Additionally in New York, Julie Murray advises production companies such as Jupiter Entertainment for which she negotiated a ‘First Look’ deal with Bronco Productions. Further recommended in New York is Marcie Cleary who focuses her expertise on talent management and cultural creators. Hayden Goldblatt is a specialist in film financing, also based in New York.