Evie Whiting

Counsel

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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, owners and acquirers of music catalogs, 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 digital content, as well as a variety of financing-related issues in the sports and music businesses, 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 and The Hollywood Reporter.

She maintains a thriving pro bono practice, including helping non-profit organizations amplify their messaging and broaden their reach through the development, production and distribution of content.

Honors & Awards

  • Named Rising Star of Media and Entertainment: Transactional by Legal 500 US (2021-2022)

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

  • Entertainment brand management group in a US$197 million securitization of sound recordings, musical compositions, and trademarks and other IP rights for music library assets
  • Major independent studio in the proposed securitization of a film library
  • Paramount Pictures in a variety of co-financing and co-production transactions for both motion pictures and television
  • Showtime Networks in connection with the licensing and production of a number of television series and miniseries
  • Film and television stakeholders on a variety of issues relating to ownership and exploitation of intellectual property rights, including negotiation of complex interparty arrangements
  • David A. Tepper, founder and president of Appaloosa L.P., in his acquisition of the Carolina Panthers, the largest team purchase in NFL history
  • 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
  • Lenders in connection with a variety of distressed assets in the entertainment space
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