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Variety Names Darrell D. Miller and Lincoln Bandlow to 2017 Legal Impact Report

April 12, 2017 – Press Releases

Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to announce that Darrell D. Miller and Lincoln Bandlow have been named to the prestigious 2017 Legal Impact Report by Variety, for their strategic roles in advancing the entertainment industry.

This distinguished report highlights the top professionals who worked tirelessly for some of Hollywood’s most significant members this past year.

Darrell D. Miller, who was recognized for the fourth consecutive year, serves as chair of Fox’s nationwide Entertainment Law Practice and as office managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles location.

Miller told Variety that he sees “video-streaming reshaping consumer behavior from binge watching to on-demand, elevating genres such as documentaries that are backwaters on linear TV, and boosting edgier programming.” He also said in the interview that “the video streaming revolution requires consumers and producers to think differently and embrace change…. You have to be innovative and meet consumers where they are.”

Highly regarded in the industry, Miller has transformed the careers of many entertainers and remains a trusted adviser to stars who credit him as a central factor in their enduring success. He represents Emmy® Award-winning actors, Academy Award®-nominated actors, Grammy®-nominated musicians, directors, producers, writers and television personalities.

Most recently, Miller negotiated the deal for actor Courtney B. Vance to star in “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.” Vance’s performance in the role of Johnnie Cochran earned him the 2016 Emmy, the Critics’ Choice Award and an NAACP Image Award.

Lincoln Bandlow, a partner in Fox’s Entertainment Law Practice, focuses on the litigation of complex First Amendment, media, intellectual property and entertainment-related matters. He has tried cases in the state and federal courts involving copyright infringement, defamation, right of publicity, right of privacy and trademark infringement. 

In his interview with Variety, Bandlow said he sees “growing friction between free speech and personal right of publicity, since court decisions from different jurisdictions have conflicted. When famous names are mentioned in dialogue, songs or even take center stage in creative works, it’s not clear where free speech protects usage.”

Bandlow frequently handles high-level clearance matters for studios, documentary filmmakers, publishers and other entities and individuals. This past year, Bandlow represented producers in clearing the A&E television program “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.”