Greg Sills

Manager | Green Hasson Janks

“The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.” – Jonas Salk

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    Backend Optics: Profit Participations Through Different Lenses

    I recently served as Program Chair for a panel presented by the Entertainment Law Executive Committee of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. The program, titled Backend Optics: Profit Participations Through Different Lenses, was moderated by Green Hasson Janks Principal Anita Wu and offered in-depth perspectives of a negotiator, auditor and litigator. With former experience at a major studio, Craig Wagner, Executive Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs at Paradigm Talent Agency, provided […]

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      The MPAA & Its Effect on the Participation Statement

      We are all familiar with the letter ratings: G, PG, R & X; we have all seen the screen shot just before previews and opening credits at the movies stating “The following preview has been approved by…”; and we have all seen the warning screen that says we may go to jail for 5 years and pay a fine of $250,000 for reproducing or distributing the movie we are about to watch. None of this would be possible without the Motion Picture Association of America (“MPAA”); however, there is much more to […]

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