Media and Entertainment Finance
Lawyers in our Global Finance group have substantial experience representing lenders and borrowers in financings relating to the entertainment industry. This extends to the area of film finance, in which Sidley is a recognized leader, having represented commercial banks, hedge funds and private equity funds as senior lenders, mezzanine lenders, equity investors and borrowers. Our film finance experience is predominately in multi-picture financing transactions, including revolving and term-loan facilities for stand-alone film funds and mini studios, as well as co-financing arrangements with major studios. Sidley also has experience in financings involving television and music revenues. Financing transactions pertaining to those areas typically involve multiple substantive legal disciplines. Our finance team therefore works closely with other Sidley lawyers who offer their experience in securities law, tax, intellectual property and bankruptcy.