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7/07/2005

 
Business of Live 8 Managed by Greenberg Traurig's L.A. Entertainment Practice

Firm Responsible for Negotiating Worldwide Media Coverage, U.S. Talent Contracts, Merchandising, Licensing Deals and More

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 24, 2005--Jay Cooper, a highly respected music industry veteran and chair of Greenberg Traurig's Los Angeles entertainment practice, is leading a team of firm shareholders who are negotiating every aspect of Live 8, from critical agreements with U.S. networks worldwide, to talent and merchandising contracts. Also involved is Diane Blagman, Senior Director of Government Affairs out of the firm's Washington D.C. office.

Steve Katleman is responsible for negotiating contracts and licensing agreements with all media covering the concerts worldwide including U.S. networks, ABC, MTV and VH1, an AOL Webcast, radio broadcasts by XM Satellite Radio and Premiere Radio and any global sales of concert footage. Katleman is well known for representing production entities that supply programming to broadcasters and distributors as well as talent in the motion picture and television industries.

Kenneth Burry is responsible for negotiating all agreements with U.S. artists who are donating their time and talent to making the Philadelphia concert a memorable event and to further the goals of the Live 8 cause. Burry has extensive experience in contract negotiations for recording artists, producers and composers as well as publishing, soundtrack album and management agreements.

Mario Gonzalez is responsible for all production and merchandising deals including licensing of the Live 8 logo. He also negotiated all contracts with the City of Philadelphia and the liability insurance associated with the concert there on July 2.

Concerts such as Live 8 are not new to Cooper who was involved in all the talent deals, agreements with record companies, television shows and online, as well as licensing, merchandising and more for We Are The World, Hands Across America, the Olympics, the World Cup and NetAid. Blagman is working with Bob Geldof and promoter Harvey Goldsmith to create greater awareness and promote the goals of Live 8 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Blagman assisted in the creation of the U.S. office of the Band Aid Trust.

To schedule an interview: Call Jay Cooper directly at 310-586-7888, or contact Anne Sage at 310-396-2400 to arrange.

Contacts
Casey Sayre & Williams
Anne Sage, 310-396-2400
asage@cswpr.com




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