Evie Whiting

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Evie Whiting is a skilled corporate transactional lawyer who represents motion picture studios, television studios, production companies, investment funds, team owners and acquirers of professional sports teams, and financial institutions in a range of matters related to film slate financing, single picture financing, television financing, production and the distribution of motion pictures, television and short-form content, as well as a variety of financing-related issues in the sports business, corporate finance transactions, and restructuring transactions. She frequently speaks on panels on topical issues impacting the entertainment industry, and has been published by Bloomberg Law.

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York

Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D.: Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review
  • Princeton University, A.B., History

Professional Activities

Author

  • “Square Dance: Fitting the Square Peg of Fixation into the Round Hole of Choreographic Works,” 65 VAND. L. REV. 1261 (2012)

Co-Author

  • “The Streaming Media Arms Race and Brewing Cold War With Europe,” Bloomberg Law (October 2019)

  • Represented Alibaba in its investment in Jeffrey Katzenberg’s short-form content company, Quibi.
  • Represented Skydance Productions in multiple matters, including the co-financing arrangements for Gemini Man, as well as its senior secured revolving credit facility arranged by JPMorgan Chase Bank.
  • Represented Paramount Pictures in a variety of co-financing and co-production transactions for both motion pictures and television.
  • Represented Showtime Networks in connection with the licensing and production of a number of television series and miniseries.
  • Represented David A. Tepper, founder and president of Appaloosa L.P., in his acquisition of the Carolina Panthers, the largest team purchase in NFL history.
  • Represented ad hoc group of first lien term lenders in the successful prepackaged reorganization of Fieldwood Energy, LLC, recognized as Restructuring of the Year (Over $1B to $5B) in the 2018 M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards.
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