Silver Linings of The Weinstein Company Bankruptcy? Participation Agreements...



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April 21, 2021
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Executory contracts and other protections for rights holders from the effects of entertainment company bankruptcies. Participation Agreements in The Weinstein Case. What are Executory Contracts? Are the Participation Agreements Executory Contracts? Are the Agreements Executory? Exide Technologies vs. General DataComm. The Bankruptcy Court?s Decision. Practical Drafting Considerations. ?Investment Agreements? in the Weinstein Case. ?Investment Agreements? in the Weinstein Case – Motion, Opposition, Ruling, Integration. Bankruptcy Code Section 365(n). Bankruptcy Sales of Underlying IP & Section 365(n).

Meet the Speakers
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Zev Shechtman


Partner Danning, Gill, Israel & Krasnoff, LLP

Zev Shechtman represents debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, trustees, shareholders, asset purchasers, and other parties in bankruptcy, restructuring, and insolvency matters. He has assisted clients in a variety of industries, including entertainment, aviation, real estate, food and restaurants, trucking, healthcare, media, retail, e-commerce, telecommunications, and energy. He is often sought to assist legal teams dealing with complex litigation or transactions requiring bankruptcy expertise.

Zev served as 2021-2022 President of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum and is a former chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Zev is a member of the board of the Anti-Defamation League’s Pacific Southwest Region and supports the pro bono legal services of Bet Tzedek and Public Counsel’s Debtor Assistance Project. He is an editorial board member of the California Bankruptcy Journal and the California Lawyers Association’s Business Law News. While a law student at the University of Southern California, Zev served as Managing Editor of the Southern California Review of Law & Social Justice.

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Roye Zur


Partner Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside, LLP

Roye represents clients in bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring transactions, bankruptcy and commercial litigation and, if necessary, appeal. Roye has represented entities in a variety of bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings, including the Chapter 11 debtors in In re Tamrac, Inc., In re FirstFed Financial Corp., and litigation against the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; the Chapter 11 debtor in In re First Regional Bancorp; the Chapter 7 trustee in In re Point Center Financial, Inc.; the Chapter 11 trustee in In re Arnold Klein, M.D.; the liquidating trustee in the AirFastTickets bankruptcy case, and in litigation against insiders; Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., the largest creditor in the Dimitrios P. Biller Chapter 11 bankruptcy case; a prestigious Delaware law firm in the EMAK Worldwide, Inc. Chapter 11 bankruptcy case; Level 3 Communications, LLC in the TCAST Communications, Inc. Chapter 11 bankruptcy case; and the reorganized debtor in In re Meruelo Maddux Properties, Inc., and multi-party litigation resulting from the confirmed Chapter 11 plan of reorganization in that case.

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Trisha Gum


Partner Film & Ink

Trisha Gum is owner of Film & Ink and her practice involves all aspects of development and production of live action and animated feature film, television and new media productions. Trisha negotiates and drafts all forms of development and production agreements, including rights acquisition, option purchase agreements, above-the-line agreements for writers, directors, actors and below-the-line agreements for key crew members, and assists productions during all stages of physical production with respect to day-to-day legal and clearance issues. Trisha also drafts and negotiates production services agreements including security agreements. Trisha has broad experience handling domestic and international distribution agreements, analyzing derivative rights issues and obligations, negotiating and drafting marketing-related agreements including influencers, co-promotions and sweepstakes, as well as handling chain of title review and analysis. Before founding Film & Ink, Trisha was in-house counsel for Screen Actors Guild and MGM Studios. Trisha graduated from Seattle University School of Law.

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