Schuyler M. Moore is a partner in the corporate entertainment department of Stroock, practicing entertainment, corporate, and tax law. Mr. Moore has been practicing in the entertainment industry since 1981, and represents a broad spectrum of clients throughout the entertainment industry, including producers, sales agents, foreign distributors and financiers, and has handled some of the largest financing transactions in Hollywood.

Mr. Moore has been a mainstay on Hollywood Reporter's "Power Lawyers" list of the top 100 entertainment lawyers in the country, having been honored multiple times over the past few years. He has also been recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in California by the Daily Journal and named one of the National Law Journal's "Most Influential Lawyers." Additionally, he has been consistently listed as one of the top 25 entertainment lawyers by Variety.


Mr. Moore has represented:
  • Hunan Group on the largest Chinese investment in Hollywood to date – a multi-year slate financing with Lions Gate.
  • One of the lead investors in Ratpac-Dune slate financing with Warner Brothers.
  • Oliver Stone and long-time producing partner Moritz Borman producing a film based on Edward Snowden.
  • Virgo Capital on the acquisition of Millennium Entertainment from Nu Image.
  • Exclusive Media in connection with $100 million of film production financing.
  • Toho-Towa, Kadokawa, and Lotte on their investment in Hemisphere, a $250 million slate financing transaction for large budget studio films, including Tin Tin, Men in Black III and Smurfs.
  • Tele-Muenchen in connection with a number of studio output deals.
  • Reliance on its funding of DreamWorks in an $850 million transaction.
  • Hyde Park Entertainment on its $100 million financing transaction with ImageNation.
  • Cyrte on its acquisitions of Spitfire and Newmarket.
  • Aramid Entertainment on over $200 million of film financing transactions.
  • Morgan Freeman on investments in high-tech companies, including ClickStar (a VOD company) and Digiboo (a digital kiosk company).
  • Summit Entertainment on a transaction that converted it from a foreign sales agent into a domestic distributor with over $500 million of financing.
  • UTV on its investments in a number of studio films.
  • Producers of Goal!, a $100 million trilogy of soccer films financed by a novel approach of equity investment from advertisers (in this case, Adidas).


  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed as one of the top 100 California lawyers by the Daily Journal
  • Listed as one of the top 100 entertainment lawyers by the Hollywood Reporter
  • Named one of the National Law Journal’s Most Influential Lawyers
  • Listed as one of the top 25 entertainment lawyers by Variety


  • Speaker, "The Future of Film Distribution," American Intellectual Property Association, 2015
  • Speaker, "Navigating the Capital Stack," and "Chinese Investment in Hollywood," Film Finance Forum, 2015
  • Speaker, "Financing Content in a Disintermediated World," UCLA Entertainment Symposium, Los Angeles, California, 2014
  • Speaker, "The Year in Review," "Crowdfunding," and "FATCA Withholding,"  Beverly Hills Bar, 2014
  • Panelist, "Entertainment Industry Tax Update," CalCPA Entertainment Industry Conference, Los Angeles, California, 2014
  • Panelist, "Financing Independent Film: New Business Models," Producer's Guild of America, Produced By Conference, Los Angeles, California, 2014
  • Panelist, "Bracing for Technology Impact," 5th Annual International Film Finance Forum, Cannes, France, 2014
  • Panelist, "The New Hollywood Equation - Content Owners, Networks, New Platforms, Agents & Commerce," Digital Hollywood, Marina del Rey, California, 2014
  • Speaker, "Trends and Outlooks for Film Incentives and Programs," AFCI 2014 Locations Show, Los Angeles, California, 2014


Mr. Moore is the author of various industry publications and is a contributor to Forbes' blog on Entertainment Financing.  Select publications include:

  • The Biz: The Basic Business, Legal, and Financial Aspects of the Film Industry, Silman James Press
  • Taxation of the Entertainment Industry, CCH
  • What They Don't Teach You in Law School, William S. Hein & Co.
  • "California’s Revised Tax Credit for Films," Entertainment Law & Finance, November, 2014
  • "9 technology trends that will change the way you watch movies in 2014," Yahoo News, November 18, 2013
  • "5 Ways Hollywood Can Cut Its Taxes," Hollywood Reporter, May 17, 2013
  • "The Future of Money," Los Angeles Lawyer, May 2013
  • "The Three 3.8% Tax Regimes," Stroock Special Bulletin, January 8, 2013
  • "Do you know your showbiz deal terms?" Hollywood Reporter, July 1, 2010
  • "Why support the box office futures exchanges?" Hollywood, Esq. - Hollywood Reporter, April 27, 2010
  • "It's time for everyone to participate in a simpler method of b.o. accounting," Hollywood Reporter Digital Edition, October 14, 2009
  • "Could a single federal tax credit end the economic war among the states?" Hollywood Reporter Digital Edition, May 29, 2009
  • "Protecting Interests If Another Company Files for Bankruptcy – Part Two," Entertainment Law & Finance, January 2009, Volume 24 Number 10
  • "Protecting Interests if Another Company Files for Bankruptcy Protection – Part One of a Two-Part Article," Entertainment Law and Finance, December 2008, Volume 24 Number 9
  • "Financing Drama: The Challenges Of Film Financing Can Produce As Much Drama As Takes Place On The Screen," Entertainment Law, 24th Annual Issue, May 2008
  • "Solving the Fight over Union Residuals," Entertainment Law & Finance, September 2007
  • "The Deferred Compensation Time Bomb," Hollywood, Esq. - Hollywood Reporter, July 10, 2007


California, 1981


J.D., UCLA School of Law, 1981; Order of the Coif

B.A., summa cum laude, University of California - Los Angeles, 1978; Phi Beta Kappa



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