Entertainment Year-in-Review: 2022 Transactional Panel



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February 8, 2023
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About the Program

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear about the past year’s hot topics straight from top dealmakers. The panel will discuss trends in transactional entertainment law in areas including television, film, influencers, and music.

Meet the Speakers
Gary G. Goldberger


The Law Offices of Gary G. Goldberger

Gary Goldberger is able to combine his experience in legal, business, creative and international areas to help his clients make decisions not just from a legal standpoint, but also from a business and long-term perspective. Clients include production/distribution companies, growing small to mid-sized companies, independent filmmakers, talent, writers, publishers, Internet/media businesses, and individuals. Goldberger’s background includes time spent as a lawyer in private practice, a senior media executive, an attorney with the U.S. House of Representatives, and an independent producer of television movies.

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Christina S. Chang


Counsel, Nixon Peabody LLP

Christina Chang provides clients with business-minded legal advice on building, protecting, and monetizing brands and businesses. Christina handles entertainment and broad-based corporate transactions for clients in entertainment, technology, fashion, advertising, healthcare, art, and data privacy. With a background in licensing and intellectual property (“IP”) valuation, Christina helps clients create and protect assets that reach wider audiences across new mediums. She helps identify the right strategic partners, creatively structures deals, and handles all business and legal issues that arise from conception through distribution and exit.

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Carron Mitchell


Partner, Hertz Lichtenstein Young & Polk LLP

Carron Joan Mitchell is a partner in the Entertainment practice group based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Carron has extensive experience representing clients in the entertainment industry, including recording artists, music producers, songwriters, actors, models, content creators, entrepreneurs, startups, established companies, and other entertainment industry professionals.

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Lindsay Feldman


Head of Business Affairs for Scripted Television, Amazon Studios
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Leigh Brecheen


Partner, Brecheen Feldman Breimer Silver & Thompson LLP

Leigh Brecheen is an attorney providing legal services covering Entertainment & Sports.

Leigh Brecheen, who practices law in Los Angeles, California, was selected to Super Lawyers for 2004 – 2006. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Super Lawyers selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors.

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Gary Goldberger


Law Offices of Gary G. Goldberger

In his California entertainment law and business law practice, Gary Goldberger has been able to combine his experience in legal, business, creative and international areas to help his clients make decisions not just from a legal standpoint, but also from a business and long-term perspective. Since opening in 2007, clients have included independent filmmakers, reality television producers and talent, new media platforms, Internet producers and talent, scripted television producers, documentary filmmakers, US and international distribution companies, writers, authors, publishers, and small to mid-sized companies seeking entertainment law and/or business law assistance.

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Ann Brigid Clark


Attorney Greenberg Traurig

Ann Brigid Clark focuses her practice on transactional entertainment, media and intellectual property matters, including the representation of independent motion picture and scripted and unscripted television production companies, digital media companies, financiers, independent producers, showrunners, writers, directors, artists, musicians and on-screen talent in connection with all aspects of development, production, distribution, promotion and exploitation of motion picture, television, new media, print and music projects.

Ann brings a unique and comprehensive perspective to her practice, having begun her career as an entertainment litigator, and, later, as production counsel for motion picture studios. She often acts in the capacity of an outside business affairs advisor for her clients, structuring and negotiating motion picture finance agreements, the acquisition of rights, first look agreements, merchandising, and book publishing agreements.

Ann counsels clients on union and guild matters, licensing, intellectual property rights, and clearance issues. She also counsels clients with respect to Internet, new media and other promotional, marketing and branding activities, including endorsement and influencer deals. In addition, she has deep experience as production counsel for numerous independent motion pictures with budgets ranging from $1 million to $200 million, and for scripted and unscripted television projects including game shows, competition-based shows and dramatic series, having drafted and negotiated hundreds of agreements with above and below-the-line talent, financiers, bond companies, unions and guilds.

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Keith Cooper


Partner Morrison Rothman

Keith L. Cooper practices business and entertainment law. Although he \ has extensive litigation experience, his primary focus is dedicated to transactional, financial and intellectual property matters. Mr. Cooper’s entertainment practice areas include video game development and publishing, music recording and publishing, copyright and trademark law, licensing, merchandising, production, distribution, management, and digital content. clients include developers, publishers, musicians, songwriters, arrangers, actors, photographers, designers, streamers and influencers. Mr. Cooper’s business practice areas include entity formation, dissolution, equity and debt financing, mergers, acquisitions, and investor, employee and contractor relations.

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Chris Lloyd


Chief Strategy Officer Evolved Talent Agency

Chris Lloyd is the Chief Strategy Officer for Evolved Talent Agency. Evolved is the world’s leading agency for gamers and live streamers, founded to transform esports player rights globally and help creators turn their passions into a career.

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