Jeannine M. Tang
is an associate in O’Melveny’s Century City office and a member of the Entertainment, Sports and Media Practice. Jeannine represents entertainment and media clients in matters relating to financing of motion pictures (both on a single pictures and slate basis) and matters relating to complex copyright, trademark and right of publicity issues. Jeannine regularly advises clients on intellectual property issues arising in the acquisition, further exploitation of, and creation of derivative works based on many different types of libraries, including film, television, and print publishing. She also advises on intellectual property matters in the context of rights clearance and rights protection (such as fair use, statutory termination, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, website compliance, trademark, right of publicity and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act).
Illustrative Professional Experience
- Represented The Weinstein Company in the completion of two senior secured revolving credit facilities and a single picture finance agreement for an Academy Award nominated motion picture.
- Represented DreamWorks Animation in its successful acquisition of Classic Media, a US-based production company, animation studio, and distributor of family programming and made-for-television films.
- Represented Warner Bros. Television Group in its successful acquisition of Alloy Entertainment, a leading producer of youth-oriented media and marketing services, from an investor group led by ZelnickMedia.
- Represented a major motion picture studio in its successful acquisition of another mini major motion picture studio.
- Represented Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. in its five-year deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to co-finance and distribute a number of motion picture projects.
- Represented a leading independent distribution, acquisition, co-production and feature film financing entity in its acquisition of domestic distribution rights in two theatrical motion pictures.
- Represented Cross Creek Pictures in its production of a theatrical motion picture, including its co-financing, debt financing, and equity financing arrangements.
- Represented Elliott Associates in its investment in Ryan Kavanaugh's Relativity Media, including a debt investment, an equity investment, its acquisition of certain of Relativity’s motion pictures and a distribution services arrangement.
- Represented a start-up technology company in licensing of intellectual property for its “Over The Top Internet Protocol” television.
- Represented a global non-profit organization. in various intellectual property matters including the acquisition of art work for auction, acquisition of musical works for a charity compilation album, and talent agreement for a charity event.
, Century City Bar Association, American Bar Association, Entertainment and Sports Division Author,
“Fair Use in the 21st Century: Bill Graham and Blanch v. Koons,” 22 B.T.L.J.