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Ex-Miramax Exec Launches Sacker Entertainment Law Firm

EXCLUSIVE: Neil Sacker has put up a new legal shingle in town. The former Miramax EVP has founded Sacker Entertainment Law Firm. Joining the now ex-Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP partner at the new LA-based venture is former Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP associate Andy Tan, who most recently served as an investment firm in-house…

EXCLUSIVE Neil Sacker have a new legal venture.

The former Miramax EVP has founded Sacker Entertainment Law Firm. The ex-Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP associate Andy Tan ,, who was most recently an in-house counsel

at an investment firm, is now LLP partner at the LA-based venture.

After officially opening the doors shortly after the New Years, the duo surveyed the industry to determine the best fee arrangement. They are focusing on the clientele of small and large screen producers, financiers distributors and podcasters .

“Our mission to be a new type of law firm ….a creative entertainment law practice that goes beyond the ordinary by providing a complete suite of legal and advisory service to help our clients build great companies in this fast-changing sector,” said Deadline, a Deadline interview with Sacker from Yale Law School.

On Sacker’s resume, he put together an overall podcast deal for Whitney Cummings including the comic’s Good For You podcast. The Warner Bros vet also negotiated and drafted the financing and distribution agreements for Limelight Productions in connection with Palm Springs (Hulu), The Starling (Netflix) and the Paul Weitz helmed Moving On. Sacker negotiated PJ Van Sandwijk/Storyteller Productions producer agreement for the upcoming Thirteen Lives with MGM directed by Ron Howard; negotiated and drafted Matt Jackson’s producer agreements for he Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance with Somebody and All The Old Knives with Amazon as well as an extension of Matt’s overall deal with eOne.

Overseeing business and legal affairs at Miramax Films and Dimension Films in the companies’ late 1990s heydays, Sacker’s past credits, so to speak, also include a 2007 – 2011 stint as President at The Film Department, and COO of the Yari Film Group from 2002 to 2006.

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