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Buchalter Nemer's 160 lawyers form interdisciplinary groups to offer full-service representation to financial institutions, corporations and business entities locally, across the nation and around the world. In addition to contractual work related to the motion picture business, their attorneys have demonstrated extensive success in providing transactional and litigation support for established and evolving film ventures. Mirroring the Remember the Roses project in scope, as counsel for a film financer of a British and Canadian co-production - shot in Eastern Europe and slated for an array of multinational distribution rights - Buchalter Nemer deftly completed the deal and fully protected the lender's interests.
Ronald K. Sittler focuses his practice in the areas of business litigation, lender liability, unfair business practices, RICO and business fraud. Mr. Sittler advises financial institutions in all aspects of motion picture finance, including drafting and negotiation of inter-party and inter-creditor arrangements, assignments, license and security agreements. He has extensive experience in independent film finance, including international tax mitigation structures, distribution, intellectual property, accounting and multiple creditor disputes. Mr. Sittler also has experience representing receivers, provisional directors and court appointed agents. Mr. Sittler serves on the International Film and Television Alliance (IFTA) legal committee, where he provides input as to the rules and procedures for film arbitration governed by the IFTA.
Rose Shiner focuses her practice in the area of film finance. Ms. Shiner represents financial institutions and advises clients in all aspects of motion picture lending, complex multi-source financing and credit facilities. She negotiates and documents loan-related agreements, interparty agreements, intercreditor agreements, subordination, non-disturbance agreements, security agreements, guaranties, pledge agreements, completion bonds and various other documents in connection with international tax incentive film financing for co-production arrangements and sale-leaseback transactions as well as film financing for domestic productions. Ms. Shiner also advises clients on litigation matters involving foreign and domestic film distributors, sales agents, completion guarantors, producers and other interested entities.
Sharon C. Yang received her A.B. cum laude in English and American Literature and Language in 1998 from Harvard University, where she was associate magazine editor of The Harvard Crimson. She earned her J.D. in 2001 from Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Yang has represented a number of corporations in complex litigation matters, and notably, Ms. Yang was a member of a winning trial team representing plaintiff in a patent infringement and antitrust suit involving the enforcement of six patents directed to the Nobel Prize-winning gene amplification process called the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and thermal cycling instruments used to automate PCR. Ms. Yang currently represents financial institutions in litigation matters involving various aspects of independent film finance.
Steven Ramirez is a management consultant who received his MBA in Finance & Marketing from Berkeley. He has worked for three major Hollywood studios in distribution - serving as the VP of Marketing in the Home Video/DVD division at New Line Cinema, managing international theatrical distribution at Warner Bros., and handling international sales and marketing at Fox. Mr. Ramirez will be advising the producers on the overall business structure for the Remember the Roses project.
Gary Lowe has produced both television and independent feature films including releases by Initial Entertainment Group and Lions Gate Films. As a line producer, Mr. Lowe has worked on over 30 feature films and commercials, including projects starring Jack Black, Michael Madsen, and Leonardo Di Caprio. Mr. Lowe was happy to help with the preliminary budgeting of Remember the Roses because of his experience in European settings - and particularly Eastern Europe where more and more Hollywood studio productions have migrated due to low production costs. A former U.S. Marine, Mr. Lowe was naturally attracted to and adept at handling the project's WWII settings and military set-ups.


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