Full-Spectrum Legal Support for Entertainment Businesses

Gamma Law’s entertainment lawyers have decades of specialized experience, practicing in entertainment law firms and in-house with top-tier studios such as Lucasfilm.

Gamma Law supports rights holders, film/TV studios, producers, screenwriters, distributors, and digital platforms with the full range of entertainment-related transactions, including content licensing, option agreements, localization, shopping agreements, production agreements, and merchandising. Gamma Law has developed particular expertise in digital content production and distribution law and has supported clients with dozens of high-value streaming agreements. Much of our entertainment work is international in scope, representing non-US parties or negotiating cross-border agreements.

In addition to his law practice, Gamma Law’s Managing Partner, David B. Hoppe, originates and negotiates Japan-US film/TV rights agreements for manga/anime properties as an executive producer with Cross Media International in San Francisco. The perspective gained from acting as a principal in entertainment deals contributes to the value we bring to our entertainment clients.

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Selected Transactions

  • Represented Japanese video game publisher in numerous film option negotiations with major US studios and issues arising under such agreements, with revenues totaling more than $1 billion.
  • Represented US film studio in equity agreement with high-profile Japan-US producer.
  • Represented major US anime streaming site in numerous license agreements with Japanese TV studios and other rights holders, with a value of tens of millions of dollars.
  • Represented international video game publisher in licensing arrangements for premier mobile game titles with virtually all major Hollywood studios, with a value of hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • Represented high-profile Japanese TV writer in agreements with major international TV producer.
  • Represented video game publisher and Japanese visual artist in numerous limited-use license agreements placing works in high-profile film/TV productions.
  • Represented US home video producer in scores of agreements for exclusive localization and distribution rights to popular Korean TV dramas.

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