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Schuyler Moore

Schuyler Moore

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA




Schuyler (Sky) Moore, is one of the top entertainment lawyers in the country and is best known in Los Angeles for closing high-dollar, cross-border entertainment deals. He represents a broad spectrum of clients, including producers, sales agents, distributors and financiers, and has handled some of the largest transactions in Hollywood, including a number of large studio slate financing transactions (Hemisphere with Sony and Paramount, Hunan Group with Lionsgate), cross-border transactions (Reliance investment in DreamWorks), M&A transactions (Millennium, Gravitas), and single picture transactions (“The Butler,” “Snowden,” and “Silence”). In recent years, Moore has developed a niche practice in Hollywood-China partnerships, representing the likes of Alibaba Pictures, Pegasus Media Group, and Leomus Pictures.

He is the author of The Biz, a popular book on the film industry, and the treatise, Taxation of the Entertainment Industry. He is a mainstay on Hollywood Reporter’s “Power Lawyers” list of the top 100 entertainment lawyers in the country. He is consistently listed as one of the top entertainment lawyers by Variety and was recently recognized in the publication’s annual “Dealmakers Impact Report.” The Daily Journal honored Moore as one of its Top 100 Lawyers in California, and The National Law Journal named him to its list of “Most Influential Lawyers.”

He received his JD from UCLA School of Law in 1981 and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He teaches Transactional Planning in Digital Media at USC Gould School of Law.
 

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