With the rise of streaming services, mergers in the entertainment industry seem likely. In a recent article for The Hollywood Reporter, Ulmer Partner Richard Hamilton, Jr. is quoted discussing this possibility and how the industry has evolved in the last several years. To read the full article, click here.
In the article, journalist Eriq Gardner writes about Makan Delrahim, the nation’s top antitrust regulator. Gardner calls Delrahim, “the man who holds Hollywood and Silicon Valley’s future in his hands,” and discusses how Delrahim, a former movie producer himself, stepped in to preempt a proposed ban on movies premiered on a streaming service being eligible for an Oscar.
For more important antitrust news, click here to read an article from Billboard Magazine where Hamilton was quoted regarding a recent settlement between the Justice Department and Live Nation over the concert giant’s alleged violation of the consent decree governing its 2010 merger with Ticketmaster.