Rick Offsay

Partner
Century City
  • 10250 Constellation Blvd.
  • Suite 1100
  • Los Angeles, CA 90067
  • USA
Profile Experience

Rick Offsay, a partner in the Entertainment, Sports & Media Practice, provides strategic advice to clients across a broad array of transactions.

Mr. Offsay represents film and television studios, production companies, networks and streaming platforms, digital media startups, investors, and other entertainment, sports, and media clients.

He helps clients navigate all stages of the business life cycle, from equity and debt financing to strategic arrangements to exit transactions, with particular experience structuring complex joint ventures. Mr. Offsay leverages broad industry experience and keen foresight to help position clients for future opportunities.

Mr. Offsay’s representative experience includes representing:

Strategic Joint Ventures and Company Formation
  • Brad Weston in his arrangement with Entertainment One to create Makeready, a global content production company
  • Directors Joe and Anthony Russo in the formation and financing of their independent production studio, AGBO
  • Mattel in multiple cross-border strategic investment and joint-venture transactions
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in its joint venture arrangement with Mark Burnett and Hearst Productions to form the United Artists Media Group*
  • Participant Media in its joint venture with DreamWorks Studios and Steven Spielberg to form Amblin Partners
  • Univision Communications in joint venture arrangements to form the El Rey and Fusion networks, and El Rey in a joint venture with Vice Media*
  • Warner Bros. in its investments in and strategic relationships with Spyglass Entertainment and PictureStart
Licensing, Distribution and Co-Financing
  • Amblin Partners, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Makeready in output distribution arrangements with major studios
  • Legendary Entertainment in a wide range of single and multi-project co-production and distribution arrangements
  • Mattel and Tencent Pictures in co-production arrangements with major studios
  • The International Olympic Committee in connection with major broadcast and new media license agreements*
  • Univision Communications in connection with its strategic licensing arrangements with Grupo Televisa*
M&A
  • A private equity fund in multiple IP library acquisitions
  • ICM’s former ownership group in the sale of the operating licensed talent agency business*
  • Legendary Entertainment in its sale to Dalian Wanda
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in its acquisition of full ownership of EPIX from Lionsgate, Viacom, and Paramount
  • Univision Communications in its bankruptcy acquisition of assets of the Gawker Media Group
Entertainment Finance
  • Amblin Partners in connection with a debt facility administered by JPMorgan Chase
  • An international production company in its senior secured and mezzanine financing transactions
  • Legendary Entertainment in numerous senior credit, mezzanine and single project financings
  • STX Entertainment in its senior secured and mezzanine financing transactions*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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