On December 9, 2020, Alan Epstein, chair of Venable's Entertainment and Media Group and the West Coast Business Transactions Group, was recognized in Variety’s Dealmakers Impact Report for the third consecutive year. This recognition honors the key players driving the most significant deals in the entertainment industry. The following is an excerpt from the publication:
Epstein handles transactional and tax matters for high-profile production companies including J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, Spyglass Media Group and Imagine Entertainment. But his most impressive recent accomplishments have been his celebrity influencer deals, such as Ryan Reynolds’ $610 million sale of Ambassador Gin to British spirits giant Diageo in August. He also engineered the “Deadpool” star’s new deal with Mint Mobile.
Looking on the Bright Side: “Even though the method of consumption continues to change, the fact of consumption does not, and that’s always good for our business,” he says.