Greenberg Traurig Represents DMG Live in its Development of “Transformers Live” Attraction in China

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Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP successfully closed a deal this week regarding the development of Hasbro’s “Transformers Live” attraction in China, developed by DMG Live, the new live entertainment arm of firm client DMG Entertainment.

LOS ANGELES – Jan. 27, 2016 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP successfully closed a deal this week regarding the development of Hasbro’s “Transformers Live” attraction in China, developed by DMG Live, the new live entertainment arm of firm client DMG Entertainment. The custom-built theater, expected to be housed near Beijing, will seat 4,500 for a live show which will include shape-shifting robots, special effects, and music, along with aerial and acrobatic sequences. The “Transformers” movies have earned approximately $3.8 billion globally for its studio distributor, Paramount Pictures.

The Greenberg Traurig team representing DMG was led by Los Angeles Entertainment Shareholder Tom K. Ara.

Ara regularly serves as counsel for DMG in the U.S. Specifically, Ara has counseled DMG regarding the acquisition of its valuable intellectual property it seeks to promote throughout China, and has vetted several strategic investment opportunities and co-financing agreements with studios.

Ara focuses on transactions in the entertainment and media industries, leading multiple large financing and M&A transactions involving prominent film and television companies in matters valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Ara’s reach extends outside of the U.S. borders, advising clients based in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Entertainment & Media Practice

With offices situated in the centers of the entertainment industry, Greenberg Traurig has established a highly experienced, international multidisciplinary entertainment and media practice. The Greenberg Traurig Entertainment and Media Practice focuses on the music, motion picture, television, sports, Internet, digital media, publishing and theater industries. The team has access to key players in the entertainment industry and provides clients with the business-oriented and dedicated counsel needed to thrive in today’s multidiscipline, multimedia entertainment marketplace. The entertainment and media attorneys have consistently been ranked by The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA Guide, Super Lawyers, Variety’s “Dealmakers Impact Report” and “Legal Impact Report,” and The Hollywood Reporter’s “Power Lawyers.”

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1,900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at: http://www.gtlaw.com.

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