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Hollywood’s Top Dealmakers of 2023

Partners Jonathan Davis and Ed Lee were recognized among Hollywood’s Top Dealmakers of 2023 by The Hollywood Reporter. In an interview with the publication, Jonathan and Ed discuss their recent notable deals and keys to success in Hollywood in 2024.

"... Amid a sluggish year for dealmaking, Davis and Lee guided the merger of Endeavor Group Holdings’ UFC and WWE for Vince McMahon. The megadeal presented complex legal issues that involved renegotiating media rights agreements and installing McMahon as executive chairman of the newly created firm. “It was at once fascinating and challenging to guide industry legends like Mr. McMahon and Ari Emanuel through a massive $20+ billion deal,” says Lee, who called it a “once-in-a-lifetime merger” that “reshape[d] an entire industry.”

The key to success in Hollywood in 2024 will be … Lee: “[Being] nimble and open to change (potentially significant and strategic). The industry is going to continue to innovate and change rapidly.”" 

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