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O’Melveny’s Representation of Legendary Entertainment in Investment by SoftBank Noted in Multiple Publications

October 02, 2014

O’Melveny & Myers’ role as outside legal counsel to Legendary Entertainment in SoftBank Corp.’s US$250 million investment in the media company was noted in multiple media outlets, including Law360, The Deal Pipeline, Reuters, Variety, Screen Daily, The Recorder, and Bloomberg, among others. The October 2, 2014, Law360 report explains that the two companies “will form a joint venture to squeeze value from Legendary’s intellectual property, including television and other licensing rights, with a focus on mobile platforms in the Chinese and Indian markets.” Legendary has backed such films as “Godzilla” and “The Dark Knight.”

Partners Joe Calabrese and Robert Haymer led an O’Melveny team that included attorneys Silvia Vannini, Rick Offsay, Bruce Tobey, Harry Rimalower, Monica Estrada and Rob Blashek, working closely with Legendary Entertainment’s in-house team including Marty Willhite, GC and COO, and Jeff Miller, VP and Corporate Counsel.