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May 16th, 2022

Los Angeles Business Journal

Eric Early Named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Top 100 Lawyers” List
The firm is pleased to announce that Eric Early was recently selected to the Los Angeles Business Journal‘s inaugural “Top 100 Lawyers” list. The coveted list recognizes the region’s outstanding legal community by profiling Los Angeles’ top 100 lawyers for ... read more

April 28th, 2022

TheWrap

Bryan Sullivan Comments on High-Level Executive Departures Following Amazon’s Acquisition of MGM
Bryan Sullivan recently spoke to TheWrap regarding the news that MGM Studios’ motion picture group chairman, Michael De Luca, and president, Pam Abdy, are departing their roles. The announcement comes approximately one month after Amazon closed an $8.5 billion acquisition ... read more

April 20th, 2022

Variety

Bryan Sullivan and Devin McRae Recognized in Variety’s 2022 “Legal Impact Report”
The firm is pleased to announce that Bryan Sullivan and Devin McRae were recently selected to Variety‘s annual “Legal Impact Report,” which honors the top in-house attorneys, litigators, and transactional lawyers in Hollywood. In this year’s exclusive list, Variety spotlights ... read more

March 30th, 2022

TheWrap

Bryan Sullivan Speaks to TheWrap on Bob Chapek’s Second Year as Disney CEO
Bryan Sullivan was recently quoted in Diane Haithman’s TheWrap article “Why Disney CEO Bob Chapek Gets Both an A and an F on His 2nd-Year Report Card.” The article focuses on the past year at Disney and evaluates Chapek’s leadership ... read more

March 29th, 2022

The Washington Post

Devin McRae Sheds Light On Possible Legal Ramifications of Will Smith’s Oscars Slap in The Washington Post
In an article published in The Washington Post, Devin McRae weighed in on the recent Oscars incident in which Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock in the face on stage after Rock made a joke about the actor’s wife, Jada ... read more

March 23rd, 2022

TheWrap

Bryan Sullivan Comments On Amazon’s Acquisition of MGM For TheWrap
In a recent article for TheWrap, Bryan Sullivan shared his thoughts on Amazon’s recent acquisition of MGM. In addition to outlining the logistics of the $8.5 billion deal, the article notes the contrasting cultures of Amazon and MGM, and it ... read more

March 11th, 2022

Newsy

Bryan Sullivan Speaks to Newsy About Studios Purchasing Individuals’ Life Rights
In a recent segment by Newsy, Bryan Sullivan shares extensive insight on the legalities of purchasing an individual’s life rights to create art. The segment exemplifies this practice by detailing Netflix’s purchase of Anna Sorokin’s life rights, resulting in its ... read more

March 3rd, 2022

Los Angeles Times

Devin McRae Quoted In Los Angeles Times On Violence Concerns Surrounding Kanye West’s “Eazy”
In an article published in the Los Angeles Times, Devin McRae weighed in on the recent controversy surrounding the release of Kanye West’s “Eazy” music video. The music video depicts a cartoon version of West kidnapping and burying celebrity Pete ... read more

February 10th, 2022

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Early Sullivan Obtains Preliminary Injunction For Its Clients Preventing Neighbors From Blocking Property Access
Early Sullivan obtained a Preliminary Injunction for their clients Carl and Laurie Madsen preventing efforts by their neighbors to bar them from using a roadway to their otherwise landlocked home. The Madsen’s property, purchased with intentions to build a home, ... read more

February 4th, 2022

Realtor.com

Scott Gizer Provides Insight to Realtor.com on How Homeowners Can Protect Their Home From Lawsuits and Creditors
Scott Gizer was recently featured in a piece for Realtor.com discussing precautionary measures American homeowners should take to safeguard their home from litigation or creditors. The article examines common scenarios that could yield a lawsuit, notes the standard policies homeowners ... read more

January 25th, 2022

Court Sides With Early Sullivan Client After $1M Loan Scheme
In a major bench trial victory, a Court found in favor of Early Sulivan client Cashera Plaza which, in hopes to build a car wash and auto repair center, entered into a $1.13 million construction loan with defendant lender Bian ... read more

January 20th, 2022

Thomson Reuters

Seven Early Sullivan Attorneys Named 2022 Southern California “Super Lawyers”
The firm is pleased to announce that several of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuters’ 2022 Southern California “Super Lawyers” list. The “Super Lawyers” distinction is given annually to the nation’s most outstanding attorneys, based on ... read more

January 18th, 2022

The Hollywood Reporter

Bryan Sullivan Speaks to The Hollywood Reporter about the COVID-19 Safety Status Quo on Film and TV Sets
In an article recently published by The Hollywood Reporter, Bryan Sullivan sheds light on how pandemic safety measures are continuing to impact work environments throughout film and TV sets in Hollywood, as well as possible changes to come if the ... read more

January 13th, 2022

Asbury Park Press

David Chidekel Breaks Down Bruce Springsteen’s Massive Catalog Sale in Asbury Park Press Article
David Chidekel spoke with Asbury Park Press reporter Chris Jordan about the recent $500 million sale of Bruce Springsteen’s entire music catalog to Sony. The article explores the deal’s implications, notes fan reactions to the deal, and compares the current ... read more

December 29th, 2021

InsideHook

David Chidekel Provides Insight to InsideHook on Bruce Springsteen’s Massive Deal with Sony
InsideHook reporter Bonnie Stiernberg spoke with David Chidekel about Bruce Springsteen selling his songwriting catalog and his masters to Sony in a monumental deal. Springsteen is just one example of musicians selling their publishing rights for record amounts of money. ... read more

December 20th, 2021

Los Angeles Business Journal

Bryan Sullivan and Scott Gizer Recognized in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 “Leaders of Influence: Thriving in Their 40s”
The firm is pleased to announce that Bryan Sullivan and Scott Gizer were selected to appear in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Leaders of Influence: Thriving in Their 40’s” list for 2021. This honor annually recognizes leading professionals in their ... read more

December 6th, 2021

Courthouse News

Bryan Sullivan Speaks to Courthouse News About Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Over Netflix Film “#Alive”
Courthouse News reporter Edvard Pettersson spoke with Bryan Sullivan about a new lawsuit involving the 2020 Netflix film “#Alive,” an English-language dubbed version of a hit South Korean zombie thriller. The suit alleges that in making and releasing “#Alive,” Netflix ... read more

November 19th, 2021

Forbes, Yahoo! Finance

Bryan Sullivan Examines Astroworld Liability For Travis Scott and Others In Forbes and Yahoo! Finance
In a recent article for Forbes entitled “Astroworld’s Legal Fallout: What’s At Risk For Travis Scott And Live Nation?” Bryan Sullivan examines the liability of Scott, Drake, Live Nation Entertainment Inc., and other defendants after the Astroworld tragedy. With a ... read more

November 4th, 2021

U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers

Early Sullivan Named a 2022 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report
Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae has been named a 2022 “Best Law Firm” by the prestigious ranking guide U.S. News & World Report. The firm received national and metropolitan rankings in the practice areas of “Entertainment Law – Music, ... read more

October 29th, 2021

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Examines Who Could Be Held Legally Responsible for ‘Rust’ Shooting in Article Published by Forbes
In an article recently published by Forbes, Bryan Sullivan sheds light on who could be held liable for the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and the injuries sustained by director Joel Souza after the accidental shooting that took place on ... read more