Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

12/06/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/06/2019 17:18

Variety Names Four in Akin Gump’s Entertainment Practice to Dealmaker’s Impact Report

(Los Angeles) - Four lawyers in Akin Gump's entertainment practice have been recognized by Variety in its Dealmakers Impact Report-a list of the people behind 'the biggest pacts in the world of showbiz.' Chris Spicer, the head of the group, along with fellow partners P. John Burke, Marissa Román Griffith and Alissa Miller were all noted for comprising a team that closed deals in the past year totaling more than $1 billion.

The Akin Gump team was recognized for facilitating $45 million in revolving credit for Bron Studios' slate with Warner Bros. that included the film 'Joker.' It also worked on a $40 million loan credit facility for Lionsgate's first season of 'Ambitions.'

In addition, the group struck China-related film deals for East West Bank, including Perfect Universe's film slate financing round for Universal.

Describing the state of the film finance market, Ms. Miller said, 'It used to be somebody might come in and finance one film, but that market has changed. We need to try to forecast what will happen in the future so we can help our clients get good deals.'

The four attorneys have all made multiple previous appearances in the Dealmakers Impact Report.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers and advisors in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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