Alissa Miller is a member of the firm’s entertainment and media practice. She represents financial institutions and other financiers with respect to their film and television lending.
Practice & Background
Ms. Miller advises a variety of clients in the entertainment industry including borrowers, distributors, studios, independent production companies, equity investors, high-net-worth individuals, completion guarantors and others involved in a broad range of entertainment-related transactions, with a focus on media finance and distribution. She also advises film and television clients in connection with tax-advantaged financing and co-production arrangements.
She is a member of the California Bar and the Entertainment Law Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. She is also a board member of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Teen Impact.
Ms. Miller received her B.A. magna cum laude from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1998 and her J.D. in 2001 from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law.
Ms. Miller’s recent engagements include representing:
- a major bank in past and ongoing film production lending, including the $500 million credit facility for Summit Entertainment and all subsequent transactions related thereto
- a major bank in the amended credit facility for Entertainment One
- Comerica Bank as agent and lender on all past and ongoing distribution matters with respect to a secured revolving credit facility providing up to $150 million of borrowing base financing to a U.S. studio
- Bank of America and JPMorgan on all chain of title and other diligence matters in connection with a $200 million credit facility that financed Content Partners’ acquisition of 50% of the CSI television franchise from Goldman Sachs
- Union Bank with respect to various diligence, distribution and security matters with respect to a $15 million credit facility for Exclusive Media Holdings, Inc.
- the American Film Institute in connection with various matters, including sponsorship agreements, licensing agreements and awards shows
- Comerica Bank, Union Bank, Endgame Entertainment, OneWest Bank, Bank of America, Fifth Third Bank and other financiers on multiple, single project loans providing financing in excess of $1 billion, including for the films: Ender’s Game, Looper, Out of the Furnace, Pitch Perfect, The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Mockingjay, The Twilight Saga Franchise, Act of Valor, Mirror Mirror, Limitless, Safe Haven, The Hurt Locker, Free Birds, Blackbird, Fury, Divergent, Echo, Jobs, Homefront, the first and second seasons of the NBC television series Hannibal and the first and second seasons of the Netflix television series Hemlock Grove
- a BVI company in securing its California Lender’s License
- a completion bond company in connection with various film and television productions
Awards & Accolades
- “Up Next” in Variety magazine’s 2013 “Dealmakers Impact Report” recognizing attorneys who played a role in significant showbiz deals of the past year.
- Southern California Super Lawyers – “Rising Stars” in arts and entertainment (2006-2010).