Nick Francescon is a member of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media practice in China, which advises media companies, studios, producers, talent, sports leagues and associations and financial institutions and investment funds on their activities in the PRC. As one of the only entertainment lawyers on the ground in China with substantial Hollywood and international experience, Mr. Francescon is uniquely suited to advise Chinese entertainment and media companies on their outbound projects, as well as uniquely positioned to understand the perspective of international entertainment and media companies as they approach the Chinese market.
Mr. Francescon’s practice includes representing content producers, distributors, financiers and other rights holders in all aspects of developing, financing, producing and exploiting filmed content, including Chinese-foreign motion picture co-productions. He also counsels clients on copyright, guild, corporate, insurance and clearance issues and risks associated with intellectual property.
His substantial legal and business affairs experience includes negotiating and drafting talent, finance, co-production, sales and distribution deals for independent film productions in the U.S. and elsewhere.