Loeb & Loeb is proud to announce that Variety has named Scott Edel, chair of the firm's Entertainment practice, and Arash Khalili, co-chair of the Capital Markets & Corporate department and co-chair of the Sports industry practice, to the 2022 edition of its Dealmakers Impact Report, which recognizes "top lawyers, financiers, executives and entrepreneurs” who “forged the major game-changing deals that changed the showbiz landscape.”
Variety also recognized Capital Markets & Corporate partner Ann Chen and Entertainment senior counsel Brandon Cherry in the report's "UpNext" list, which features emerging dealmakers who have made an impact in the entertainment sector over the past year.
In an accompanying profile, Scott and Arash are highlighted for working as a "killer" duo team. Scott, who recently represented Nexon Studios in its $400 million investment in Anthony and Joe Russo’s production company, AGBO, told Variety that the deal is a prime example of the "convergence of the videogame, film and TV mediums into a new type of entertainment." Meanwhile, Arash, who recently represented the NBA’s second draft pick Chet Holmgren in a numerous brand deals, noted that a name-image-licensing (NIL) deal he crafted for the NBA’s second draft pick Chet Holmgren may well become the template for how NIL deals are created in the future.
In addition, Ann is noted in her "UpNext" profile for representing production and post-production studios, book publishers, gaming companies, athletes, authors, singers, social media influencers and celebrities over the past year, including representing Netflix in its acquisition of video game developer Night School Studio, and representing VFX house Ingenuity Studios in becoming part of Streamland Media’s post-production offerings. Meanwhile, Brandon is featured for regularly working with independent production companies in all aspects of business and legal affairs, including representing Alcon Entertainment in connection with the upcoming animated motion picture “Garfield,” starring Chris Pratt and Samuel L. Jackson, and representing Black Label Media in connection with “Devotion,” a Korean War drama starring Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell.