Gina Eskigian is special counsel in the Entertainment, Technology and Advertising Practice Group in the firm's Century City office.
Areas of Practice
Gina’s practice focuses on transactional entertainment matters, including rights acquisitions, first look and overall agreements, and other rights, licensing, and distribution matters for scripted and unscripted television projects and motion picture productions. She advises studios, media companies, and independent producers on legal issues related to the creation and distribution of motion pictures, television series, documentaries, and animated projects.
Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Gina worked at Twentieth Century Fox where she served as Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs, in the studio’s international distribution and acquisitions group. Her work focused on international distribution rights acquisitions and worldwide television distribution of studio content. She also handled motion picture financing deals, tax credit incentives, and studio corporate and organizational matters. Prior to Fox, she worked for an entertainment boutique law firm and worked as Counsel for a completion guaranty company where she handled negotiations for completion bonds and other film financing matters.
Entertainment Law Blog Posts
- "Sharing Motion Picture Materials: Practical Considerations," September 7, 2021
J.D., Georgetown University, 1994; Executive Editor, The Tax Lawyer; Research Assistant/Editor of Telecommunications Law and Policy textbook
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1991, cum laude
- U.S. Supreme Court