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Ken Kleinberg was recently quoted in Robert Marich’s Los Angeles Business Journal article “Streaming Services Are Upending Hollywood’s Business Culture.” The article discusses how streaming services have affected the landscape of Hollywood in recent years. Ken offered his insight on the topic.
“It’s dawning on a lot of people in the business that you can’t replace the avalanche of cash that is generated by a global box office smash…So there has to be a new way to share in the ‘upside’ of movies and, so far, what has happened is much of that upside has gone to streamers who are taking the risk with some very expensive projects. It hasn’t settled down yet, and I think we’ll see different paradigms emerge.”
The full article can be found below (subscription required).
Streaming Services Are Upending Hollywood’s Business Culture
Firm partner Jill Smith was recently profiled in the cover story of the 2021 edition of Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, entitled “The Big Picture.” Introducing Jill as “the hip, sardonic attorney making deals for Lego, Rube Goldberg and Godzilla,” the feature spotlights Jill’s extensive career in entertainment law and her perspective on COVID-19’s impact on the industry.
“You have to be able to think about things in an expansive way,” Jill says of her approach towards dealmaking. “You certainly have to think about your client’s needs. But my goal is always to make a deal, not kill a deal, and that means thinking about what does the other side want to get out of a deal? What are they trying to do?”
To read the full feature, click here.
The firm is pleased to announce that Jill Smith was included on Thomson Reuters’ exclusive list of 2021 Top 100 Southern California Super Lawyers. Christine Cuddy, Candace Carlo, and Jill Smith were also all recognized as 2021 Southern California Top 50 Women Super Lawyers.
Each year, “Super Lawyers” recognizes the top lawyers in Southern California via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation. The Southern California lawyers who receive the highest point totals during this selection process are further recognized in Southern California Super Lawyers Top Lists.
The full lists can be found below.
Top 100: 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers
Top 50: 2021 Women Southern California Super Lawyers
The firm is pleased to announce that Ken Kleinberg, Bob Lange, Candace Carlo, Christine Cuddy, Jill Smith and Marko Kuo were recognized as 2021 “Super Lawyers” by Thomson Reuters. All six were named in the Entertainment & Sports category, with Ken Kleinberg additionally recognized in the Intellectual Property category.
“Super Lawyers” is a prominent rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas that honors outstanding attorneys who attain a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations, resulting in a comprehensive list of the top 5% of attorneys in each state.
Ken Kleinberg and Jill Smith were recently selected for inclusion in Variety’s Dealmakers Impact Report for 2020. The annual list honors the top dealmakers and strategists in the entertainment industry. Ken was recognized for his work with J.K. Rowling and LEGO, and Jill for her work with actors, directors, writers, independent producers, production companies, and outfits that own sought-after intellectual property.
To view the full list, click here.
Candace Carlo has been selected for inclusion in the 2020 list of “Top Women Lawyers” by California’s most prestigious legal publication the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal. The annual supplement honors high-achieving women attorneys in California, and recognized Candace for her representation of well-known clients including composer Hans Zimmer and director Brenda Chapman.
To see Candace’s full profile, click here (subscription required).
Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo has been recognized as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers® for 2021, achieving rankings in the practice areas of Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television and Entertainment Law – Music.
Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field and review of additional information provided by law firms as a part of the formal submission process.
Jill Smith recently represented the British label Naked Television in a production deal that is being finalized with Hulu and BBC Three.
The full Deadline article covering the deal can be found below.
Ken Kleinberg, Bob Lange, Christine Cuddy, Candace Carlo, Jill Smith, and Marko Kuo have been named among the top lawyers in the nation in the 2021 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America,” one of the oldest and most respected guides to the legal profession. Ken, Bob, Christine, Candace, Jill and Marko were recognized for their work in the category of Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television, and Bob, Ken and Christine were also selected for inclusion in the category of Entertainment Law – Music.
This award is based on a detailed peer-review process involving more than 50,000 lawyers and is presented annually to leading attorneys in their respective practice areas and geographical locations. As attorneys are not allowed to pay a fee to be listed, the award is considered one of the highest accolades in the legal industry.