The National Law Journal Features Darrell Miller and Marc Simon Among Sports & Entertainment TrailblazersNovember 7, 2019 – Press Releases
Fox Rothschild LLP congratulates Entertainment & Sports Law Practice Chair Darrell D. Miller and Vice-Chair Marc H. Simon, for being named to the inaugural list of Sports & Entertainment Trailblazers by The National Law Journal (NLJ).
This special supplement spotlights the leaders and innovators behind some of the biggest names and deals in the industry along with the strategies they use to help their clients thrive in today’s rapidly changing digital environment.
Miller is highly regarded in the entertainment industry for guiding a growing list of celebrity and executive clients in career-defining deals. To meet the new challenges facing the industry, Miller tells the NLJ that he helps his clients become “multi-hyphenates.” He cited long-time client Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges who began his career in music and with Miller’s guidance later became an actor, television host and headphone designer. When asked about the future of the industry, Miller says it’s still evolving. “Streaming is disrupting cable and broadcasters. On-demand is the new frontier.”
Simon, who has played a pivotal role in securing a series of groundbreaking deals for clients across the documentary, episodic, narrative and talent landscapes, is noted for being passionate, not only about film, but also about criminal justice reform. A former filmmaker, he tells the NLJ that his documentary “After Innocence” about wrongfully convicted inmates is what led him to serve clients in the entertainment industry. He credits the golden age of streaming and unscripted content as having played a major role in bringing attention to this subject. “Now so many are shining a light on these issues, the public is being educated and celebrities are coming on board. I hope in the future that reform will happen at a faster rate.”