Akin Gump Provides East West Bank with Counsel in 20th Century Fox Film Financing Deal

(Los Angeles) – Akin Gump advised East West Bank in its providing of a credit facility to Bona Film Group for the latter’s $235 million investment in a slate of Hollywood movies from 20th Century Fox.

The deal allows China-based Bona Film Group to invest in six live-action films. The first of which is the “The Martian,” starring Matt Damon.

Chris Spicer, a partner in Akin Gump’s entertainment and media practice, led the team advising East West Bank. He was joined by corporate senior counsel Alissa Miller and associate Vanessa Roman and cross-border transactions counsel Lucy Lu.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

 # # #