Joe Calabrese, Chair of the firm’s Entertainment, Sports & Media Practice, provides clients around the globe with a uniquely experienced perspective on a full spectrum of film, television, sports, and content-related business transactions. Throughout his career, he has helped clients innovate, respond and thrive amidst disruptive technologies, and expand into new territories that dramatically impact the industry.
Mr. Calabrese helps clients:
Create, operate, and finance entertainment and media companies
Negotiate complex distribution, broadcasting, and licensing agreements for both traditional film and television companies as well as live event and sports organizations
Navigate mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and structured finance transactions
Mr. Calabrese serves on the Advisory Board of the Cornell Law School, the Ziffren Institute at the UCLA Law School and on the Executive Committee of the Constitutional Rights Foundation and the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, International Academy of Television Arts & Science, and Pacific Council on International Policy.