Marc Hershberg is an associate in the Entertainment and Digital Media Practice Group in the firm's New York office.
Areas of Practice
Marc provides strategic business and legal advice to large and small studios, networks, distributors, producers, publishers, rights-holders, financiers, brands, talent, content creators and other clients in connection with a wide variety of transactional entertainment matters. He counsels clients in all stages of production from development through distribution, and he has extensive experience negotiating and drafting complex contracts for individuals and companies in the television, film, theatre, podcast, publishing, video game and music industries. His experience includes handling option-purchase agreements and other rights acquisition agreements, license agreements, shopping agreements, attachment agreements, co-production agreements, production services agreements, first look agreements, above-the-line agreements (including executive producer agreements, director agreements, writer agreements and actor agreements), certificates of authorship, certificates of results and proceeds and certificates of engagement, casting director agreements, crew deal memoranda, composer agreements, sales agency agreements, distribution agreements, collection account management agreements, front-money agreements, loan and security agreements and other financing agreements, publishing agreements, theater license agreements, branded content agreements, ancillary rights agreements, copyright assignments, limited liability company operating agreements and various releases.
Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers magazine recognized Marc as top-rated entertainment and sports attorney and a “Rising Star” in 2020 and 2021.
Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Marc worked at a boutique entertainment law firm, the international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
In addition to his legal practice, Marc writes a popular column for Forbes about the entertainment industry. He was also appointed by New York City Council Member Keith Powers to serve on Community Board 5, where he addresses important issues relating to landmark preservation, public education, city services, and municipal budget allocations in Midtown Manhattan.
New York State Bar Association, Entertainment and Sports Law Section (Motion Pictures, Theatre and Performing Arts, and Television and Radio Committees)