Michael Hobel, head of the Entertainment and Media practice, is profiled in Variety's 2019 Legal Impact Report, which highlights the top attorneys working in Hollywood who had a major impact on the entertainment industry over the past year. Looking to where the industry is heading, Michael noted that TV producers are embracing pre-existing intellectual property for "something people will recognize" with a built-in fan base. On his career, he added that he enjoys combining legal expertise, entertainment industry knowledge and deal-making experience. "It makes lawyers really valuable."
Entertainment and Media Associate Scott Cutrow was recognized on the "Up Next" list of rising stars in entertainment law in Variety's 2019 Legal Impact Report. The article notes Scott’s legal work on several high-profile television and streaming projects, as well as his transactions work on many other projects in development. ("The Variety Legal Impact Report 2019—Michael Hobel," and "The Variety Legal Impact Report 2019—Scott Cutrow," April 12, 2019)