LOEB & LOEB, PARTNER AND CHAIR, LOS ANGELES ENTERTAINMENT DEPARTMENT;
CHAIR, TALENT PRACTICE GROUP
Craig Emanuel counsels advertisers and other media clients on a variety of issues and transactions ranging from sponsorship agreements, media and celebrity placement agreements to matters related to branded entertainment. His practice includes representation of high level writers, directors, actors and producers in all aspects ofmotion picture and television transactions, both at the studio and independent level.Mr. Emanuel is also involved in the negotiation of strategic distribution relationships with the major studios including licensing of digital media content.
Mr. Emanuel has a background in representing European banks in film finance transactions and has experience in the structuring of international coproductions.Mr. Emanuel’s talent clients include directors Tony Gilroy, Robert Rodriguez, RyanMurphy, Gabriele Muccino, Iain Softley, Peter Chelsom, Russell Mulcahy, Alex Proyas,Stephan Elliott, Dan Harris and Gary Scott Thompson and actors Gary Oldman, Julie Delpy, Leelee Sobieski, Vanessa Marcil and Paul Hogan.
His producer clients include Mark Ordesky, William Horberg, Cathy Schulman,Anthony Bregman and Don Murphy. He has also been involved in the structuring of a large number of independent films on behalf of both talent and producer clients. Mr. Emanuel serves as legal counsel to the Sundance Institute advising them inmatters pertaining to the Sundance Film Festival, including the negotiation ofsponsorship agreements as well as negotiating other strategic relationships. In addition, Mr. Emanuel is on the advisory board for the Los Angeles Film Festival and is frequently asked to speak at film festivals and entertainment industryspecific events including the Annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium and the Women in Film and Television Summit. Mr. Emanuel was a moderator at this year’s Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) in Abu Dhabi, as well as last year’s inaugural festival.
Craig Emanuel serves as general counsel to de Passe Jones Entertainment.