Variety Names Greenberg Glusker Entertainment Chair Matt Galsor to Its “2012 Dealmaker Impact Report”

  Variety Names Greenberg Glusker Entertainment Chair Matt Galsor to Its “2012
  Dealmaker Impact Report”

 Deals for Assasin’s Creed, James Cameron and Tom Cruise Earn Attorney “Legal
                Eagle” Recognition for Second Consecutive Year

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- December 19, 2012

Greenberg Glusker today announced that Entertainment Group chairman Matt
Galsor was recognized in the fifth annual "Dealmakers Impact Report,"
Variety’s spotlight on the most influential Hollywood dealmakers.

“Matt’s momentum in the past year is phenomenal,” said Greenberg Glusker
Managing Partner Stephen Smith. “He creatively negotiates and closes complex,
cross-platform deals that place his A-list and emerging clients in the
forefront of Hollywood’s changing business models.”

The Variety report highlighted the rise of independent and digital-driven
business models in major entertainment deals, an area in which Galsor is
forging a path. His structuring of Ubisoft Entertainment’s precedent-setting
deal with New Regency to launch a tentpole movie franchise based on Assassin’s
Creed, one of the best-selling video games of all time, was featured. The deal
is viewed as standard-setting for the migration of video games into movies.

Recent notable deals led by Galsor, who was also named to the 2011 Variety
“Dealmaker Impact Report,” include:

  *Tom Cruise’s deals for “Jack Reacher,” “Oblivion,” and “All You Need Is
    Kill”
  *James Cameron’s joint scientific project with National Geographic
    involving the expedition to the Mariana Trench; the deal involved
    sophisticated multiplatform strategies ranging from 3-D motion pictures to
    publishing and the Internet; Galsor also structured Cameron’s deal with
    Cirque de Soleil for “Worlds Away 3D”
  *Lightstorm Entertainment’s acquisition of the Vanessa Michael Munroe
    series of novels by Taylor Stevens, which Cameron plans to direct
  *Ernie Cline’s Armada deal, a  high-concept, video-game  focused book
    proposal follow-up from  the New York Times best-selling author of Ready
    Player One; Galsor  negotiated the  movie rights deal and Dan Farah’s
    producer deal (Farah is also Galsor’s client) with Universal Pictures, and
    the project is now in  development with Scott Stuber’sBluegrass Films and
    Farah Films
  *Mark Z. Danielewski’s publishing deal with Pantheon for The Fifty Year
    Sword
  *Harmony Korine’s director and David Zander’s producer deals for Spring
    Breakers (in theaters Spring Break 2013)
  *Dancing superstar Michael Flatley’s deal with Greenberg Glusker client The
    Weinstein Company to launch the World Dance Awards
  *Tony Danza’s return to television deal with ABC for a sitcom The Guys,
    with Danza starring and with Dan Farah (also a Galsor client), Vince
    Vaughn, and Peter Billingsley executive producing

Galsor became chair of the Entertainment Group in November 2012. He launched
and contributes to Film Independent’s Legal Ease blog. Galsor is a graduate of
UCLA and received his J.D. from Columbia Law School.

Contact:

Greenberg Glusker
Jonathan Fitzgarrald, 310-785-6864
JFitzgarrald@greenbergglusker.com
 
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