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Represented CineVizion in its sale to Platinum Equity, as part of Platinum’s larger acquisition of Deluxe Entertainment’s distribution business.  The transaction reunites CineVizion’s founders Cyril Drabinsky and Warren Stein, the former long-time CEO and COO of Deluxe, back in those roles. Read about the deal here.

Represented The Ringer (Bill Simmons Media Group) in podcast and video distribution deals with Luminary and Hulu, respectively.

Represented celebrity stylist, Karla Welch, in connection with her collaboration with Justin Bieber and the launch of x karla and the Hanes x karla apparel line inspired by Justin Bieber.

Represented Byron Allen’s company, Allen Media, in connection with a mid-nine figure, syndicated credit facility.

Represented Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios in its purchase of the Weather Group, LLC, parent company of The Weather Channel  television network and Local Now streaming service.

Represented Mar Vista Entertainment, a leading producer of made for television films, in a recently closed eight-figure revolving credit facility provided by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Represented Byron Allen’s, Entertainment Studios, in connection with multiple P&A loans for widely released theatrical motion pictures, including 47 Meters DownHostiles, and Chappaquiddick.

Represented Otter Media (a joint venture between The Chernin Group and AT&T) in establishing a partnership with Reese Witherspoon for a female-focused digital media company.

Represented Pixelogic Media, a leading, full-service, post-production services company in its various growth and acquisition financings, including in connection with a strategic investment by Japan’s Imagica Group, Inc. and credit facility provided by Praesidian Capital, Plexus Capital and other private lenders.

Represented Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. in more than 35 domestic and international acquisition, disposition, strategic alliance, and joint venture transactions, including: $68 million acquisition of Ascent Media, disposition of fulfillment services business to Vision Media Management, and EchoStar digital cinema satellite delivery joint venture, in equity investments, including preferred and common equity and warrants, and in multiple refinancings of its first and second lien credit facilities.

* Handled by one of our attorneys prior to joining Sklar Kirsh LLP.

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