John Burke Quoted in Variety on Changing Landscape for Hollywood Dealmaking

P. John Burke, head of Akin Gump’s entertainment and media practice, is quoted in the Variety magazine article “Superheroes of sales to the rescue.”

The article looks at the new wave of sales agents working in Hollywood as “production powerbrokers,” leading, in many cases, to box office hits and Oscar winners. With the “right combination of creative skills, financial ingenuity and international relationships,” these new players have been welcomed to the market because, as Burke notes, “the complexity of the dealmaking has changed dramatically.”