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Jason Goldberg
Jason Goldberg
Beijing +86 10 5910 0501 Download V-card

Jason Goldberg leads the firm’s entertainment, sports and media practice in China. As one of only a handful of true entertainment lawyers currently practicing in China, Mr. Goldberg advises media companies, motion picture studios, producers, directors, actors and other talent, sports leagues, financial institutions and investment funds on their activities in the PRC.

Mr. Goldberg ‘s clients have included a number of major Hollywood motion picture studios with respect to projects in China, including studio titles intended for wide international distribution and local productions primarily for the China market. His practice covers film financing, development, talent agreements, production, foreign direct investment, strategic cooperation and joint ventures, copyright, rights acquisitions, distribution, and other aspects of the media and entertainment industry in China. Mr. Goldberg also advises on the licensing of entertainment content to internet sites and other content distributors.

  • Advice to major Hollywood studios on film projects in China.
  • Advice to a subsidiary of Legendary Pictures as China production counsel for “Great Wall,” to be directed by Zhang Yimou and possibly the largest budget picture ever to be produced in China.
  • Advice to the National Football League on the licensing of NFL games and other content in China.
  • Advice to National Geographic on China activities.
  • Advice to Oriental DreamWorks in connection with the financing and co-production of “Kung Fu Panda 3.”
  • Advice to Dasym Investment Strategies BV on its project with the China Film Group tentatively titled “Flying Tigers,” to be directed by John Woo; and its project “Skiptrace” with Jackie Chan.   
  • Production counsel for Keanu Reeves’s directorial debut, "Man of Tai Chi," a co-production involving Village Roadshow Entertainment Group Asia, China Film Group, Wanda and Universal Pictures.
  • Advice to A2LiVE, the promoter of the STORM Electronic Music Festival in Shanghai, in sponsoring a collaboration between Taiwanese pop star Wang Leehom and Swedish DJ Avicii in recording the first Chinese-language electronic dance music track, “Lose Myself.”
  • Advice to Village Roadshow Entertainment Group Asia on talent engagements and corporate matters in China.
  • Advice to Celestial Pictures on PRC regulatory issues in connection with the formation of Celestial Tiger Entertainment, the joint venture Celestial formed with Lionsgate and the Saban Capital Group in late 2011.
  • Advice to the US software company Adobe on a media-related project in China.

Previous Experience

  • Prior to moving to China in 2007, Mr. Goldberg served as a federal prosecutor with the Department of Justice in San Diego, California.  As an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Goldberg acted as lead counsel for the United States in several federal jury trials.  His responsibilities included prosecuting drug smuggling, alien smuggling, bank robbery, fraud and other federal crimes.
  • Named one of "50 Game-Changing Attorneys" by Variety in its 2012 Legal Impact Report.
  • Chambers and Partners, TMT (2013), in which a source praised the “strong entertainment practice” led by Mr. Goldberg, and noted that there “aren’t many firms in Asia who know about the work in the film industry and even fewer who can do it well!”