Entertainment and Media partner Michael Hobel and associate Melanie Tomanov are profiled in Variety's 2015 Legal Impact Report, which highlights the top attorneys working in Hollywood. Michael is noted for his work with original programming deals and distribution and acquisition deals for major networks and film production companies. Michael noted, "The matters I most enjoy steer clients into unchartered territory."
Melanie, who is profiled in the "Up Next" category of the report, is experienced in animation and publishing, including licensing, merchandising, interactive games and apps based on animated and literary properties. "You have to love what you do," she said. "I'm a huge fan of sci-fi and superheroes." ("The Variety Legal Impact Report 2015," April 14, 2015)