Marc is Chair of the firm's Entertainment Law Department and a seasoned entertainment attorney with a broad range of experience in film, television and digital media.
His clients include film and television companies, financiers, producers, directors, writers, talent and other content providers, as well as businesses in the digital, gaming and new media industries.
Marc advises clients on:
- intellectual property acquisitions
- sales and distribution agreements
- copyright clearance (including fair use matters)
- startup ventures
- all above-the-line agreements
- co-production agreements
Marc has served as production counsel on numerous films, handled complex negotiating and transactional matters, and has served as a producer’s sales representative. Marc's practice is bolstered by his personal involvement in the entertainment industry. He is an award-winning filmmaker who has directed and/or produced the feature documentaries Nursery University (2009) and Unraveled (2012).
He also has experience in commercial litigation, including securities, employment, real property and entertainment matters.
Marc has handled the legal matters related to:
- Financing and distribution of Best Picture Academy Award nominees Winter’s Bone and The Kids Are All Right
- Distribution of Werner Herzog’s Caves of Forgotten Dreams and Into The Abyss
- All matters for the spy-action thriller November Man
- Walking Out
- Distribution of Muscle Shoals
- Distribution of Upstream Color
- All matters for God's Pocket
- All matters for Robot and Frank
- All matters for First Position
- All matters for Side By Side
- The Eagle Huntress
Before Fox Rothschild
Prior to joining Fox Rothschild, Marc was a partner in the New York office of a media and entertainment law firm. He also previously worked in a New York-based firm and in the New York office of an international law firm.
During law school, Marc was a member of the Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Marc developed, wrote and produced the award-winning feature-length documentary film After Innocence, which won the Special Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and was short-listed for Best Documentary Feature at the 78th Academy Awards. The film tells the stories of wrongly convicted men who spent decades in prison before the Innocence Project took up their cases and DNA tests proved their innocence. At once heartbreaking and uplifting, it chronicles their efforts to rejoin society.
A frequent lecturer, Marc has spoken before the New York City and county Bar Associations, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Tufts University, Lafayette University, the William and Mary School of Law, New York University and Kean University, among many others.
Honors & Awards
- Named to Screen International’s “International Insiders” List (2019)
- Named a "Sports & Entertainment Trailblazer" by The National Law Journal (2019)
- Named to Variety's Legal Impact Report (2019-2020)
- Named to Variety's Dealmakers List (2019)
- Named to Variety’s Dealmakers Elite New York list (2018, 2019)
- Named a "Super Lawyer" for Media and Entertainment in New York by New York Super Lawyers Magazine (2015-2019)
- Named among the New York Metro "Super Lawyers Rising Stars" (2014)