BTB #168: Drafting the Next New Media Contract

John M. GattiAlan FrielCindy CharlesPreferring to think about “evolving” media, rather than any “new vs. old” dichotomy, a quartet of attorneys with deep experience in the media industry joined Chris Kenneally at the recent Digital Hollywood conference to discuss the do’s and don’ts and “gotchas” of the latest in contract negotiations.

ALG LogoPanelists included Cindy Charles, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, MediaNet; Alan Friel, Partner,Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP; John M. Gatti, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP; and Virginie L. Parant, partner, Artist Law Group.

Clearly, Hollywood has come a long way from the days when Samuel Goldwyn could say, “A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.”

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