Sacker Entertainment Law Firm Launched By Former Miramax Exec – Deadline

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EXCLUSIVE: Neil Sacker has put up a brand new authorized shingle on the town.

The former Miramax EVP has based Sacker Entertainment Law Firm. Joining the now ex-Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP companion on the new LA-based enterprise is former Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP affiliate Andy Tan, who most not too long ago served as an funding agency in-house counsel

Having formally opened the doorways quickly after the New Year, the duo took the temperature of the altering trade and are providing different price preparations. Their focus is on a clientele of massive display and small display producers, financiers, distributors and podcasters

“Our mission is to be a different type of law firm….an entrepreneurial entertainment law practice that goes the extra mile by providing a comprehensive suite of legal and advisory services to help our clients build great businesses in this fast-changing industry,” Yale Law School and Cornell grad Sacker informed Deadline of the brand new agency.

On Sacker’s resume, he put collectively an total podcast deal for Whitney Cummings together with the comedian’s Good For You podcast. The Warner Bros vet additionally negotiated and drafted the financing and distribution agreements for Limelight Productions in reference to Palm Springs (Hulu), The Starling (Netflix) and the Paul Weitz helmed Moving On. Sacker negotiated PJ Van Sandwijk/Storyteller Productions producer settlement for the upcoming Thirteen Lives with MGM directed by Ron Howard; negotiated and drafted Matt Jackson’s producer agreements for he Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance with Somebody and All The Old Knives with Amazon in addition to an extension of Matt’s total cope with eOne.

Overseeing enterprise and authorized affairs at Miramax Films and Dimension Films within the firms’ late Nineties heydays, Sacker’s previous credit, so to talk, additionally embody a 2007 – 2011 stint as President at The Film Department, and COO of the Yari Film Group from 2002 to 2006.

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