Joseph Horacek III

In 1977 Joseph Horacek joined the law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips as the founding partner and chairman of the motion picture and television department.

Mr. Horacek’s practice focuses on negotiating and structuring business transactions, with a particular emphasis on the motion picture, television and related industries.

Mr. Horacek has represented major stars, producers, directors, writers, major motion picture studios, financiers, independent production companies, as well as major domestic and international corporations. He acts as advisor to numerous major companies in the motion picture and television field including advice regarding production matters, distribution arrangements, investment and acquisitions, management strength, deal structuring and other strategic planning. Mr. Horacek has extensive experience representing major talent on first run syndicated television shows. He has successfully represented both talent and investors in the supervision of audits of profit participation accountings and negotiated audit settlements on numerous major motion pictures and television productions.

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Areas of Practice 1) Entertainment & Media
Law School UCLA School of Law (J.D., 1966)
Education Occidental College and University of California Los Angeles (B.A., 1963)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
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