List shows talent agencies, law firms, SAG-AFTRA among PPP beneficiaries – Deadline


UPDATE: Hollywood talent agencies, law firms and production companies were among the loan recipients Paycheque Protection Program, the massive program put in place by Congress to try to get businesses and their employees through the COVID-19 crisis.

Seven-figure loan recipients included talent agencies APA and Gersh, as well as law firms such as Glaser, Weil; Mitchell, Silberberg and Knupp; and Greenberg, Glusker. The accounting firm Green Hasson & Janks also received a loan.

A number of entertainment law firms were on the list, including Felker, Toczek, Suddleson, Abramson; Morris, Yorn, Barnes and Levine; Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson and Christopher; Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler, Feldman and Clark; Schreck, Rose, Dapello, Adams, Berlin and Dunham; and Hirsch, Wallerstein, Hayum, Matlof, Fishman.

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The list, released on Monday by the Small Business Association, shows that a cross section of the entertainment industry has dipped into funds as the massive shutdown halted production, closed theaters and Broadway, and closed theme parks. Jim Gosnell, CEO of APA, said by email that the loan “was extremely useful and much appreciated.”

Other grantees include the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, the Motion Picture & Television Fund, the American Film Institute and Common Sense Media.

Among production companies, recipients included Cinedigm, Ridley Scott’s RSA Films, Jim Henson Co., Media Res Studio, New Regency Productions and World of Wonder.

Other loans went to Francis Ford Coppola Presents, his lifestyle brand, and Yeezy LLC, Kanye westclothing line.

The SBA’s PPP program was set up to provide loans to businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations with up to 500 employees. Companies can get their loans canceled if they keep the payroll of their employees under a set of conditions.

Talent agencies have been hit particularly hard during the pandemic, leading to widespread layoffs and pay cuts. APA announced last week a series of reductions and holidays, and Gersh salary reductions instituted in April. It was not immediately clear whether this will impact the cancellation of their loans, which typically last up to eight weeks. The PPP also sets a salary cap of $ 100,000.

While there was some controversy surrounding the program, big chains like Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and others like the Los Angeles Lakers returned cash as the initial congressional allowance quickly ran out.

But the program has also helped companies maintain their payrolls, as lawmakers sought a way to quickly implement a relief program as the coronavirus crisis forced massive shutdowns during the nationwide lockdown.

The impact of COVID-19 has been devastating for the exhibition industry, as evidenced by the number of small theater chains, including Regency Theaters and Laemmle Theaters, which have received loans. The biggest chain, AMC Theaters, has warned it could go bankrupt. It is not eligible for the PPP program due to its size.

The Paycheck Protection Program has been put in place to provide $ 660 billion in loans since its launch in April.

The SBA did not disclose specific loan amounts, but categorized recipients based on the range of loans received. Here are the media and entertainment companies on the list:

$ 5-10 million

Francis Ford Coppola presents

Film and Television Fund

Gersh Agency

BDG Media (Bustle Digital Group)

New York Public Radio

Roundabout theater company


Media Res Studio

Rock Paper Scissors LLC

Mitchell, Silberberg and Krupp

$ 2 to $ 5 million

Performing arts agency


Circus dog productions

Cold weather productions

Common sense media

Digital domain 3.0

Digital media management

Glaser Weil

Hasson Janks Green

Greenberg Glusker

RSA Movies

Jim Henson Co.

American Film Institute

Solstice Studios

SIM group

Dan Klores Communications

Fubo TV

Jazz at Lincoln Center

New York Shakespeare Festival

Nature Photos

The Skimm

Whistle sports

Yeezy LLC

Hungry heart media

California Public Media Group

Roundabout entertainment

Peteski Productions (Dr Phil)

$ 1 to $ 2 million

Asylum entertainment

Big Picture Entertainment

Center theater group

Golin Theaters

Halon entertainment

Independent studio services

Corporation of Metropolitan Theaters

Miller Barondess

Motion Picture Licensing Corporation

Raines Feldman

Screen International Security Services

Vista Entertainment Solutions

World of Wonder production processing

Western costume

The importance of the media to America

Media Research Center

Atlantic Theater Co.

Excel sport management

Film at Lincoln Center

Lucky 8 TV

Langley Productions

Small Flower Productions

New Regency productions

Stage 29 Productions (Jay McGraw / Phil McGraw)

$ 350,000 to $ 1 million

REO Speedwagon


World of Wonder Post-production

World of Wonder Productions

Campbell-Plaza Theaters Inc.

Galaxy Theaters LLC

Laemmle Theaters LLC

Regency Theaters LLC

Ralph Edwards-Stu Billett Productions

Remote control productions

Scout productions

XG Productions

The daily caller

1 Iota Productions

495 Productions Holdings

Corday Productions

Seismic productions

Felker, Toczek, Suddleson, Abramson

Morris, Yorn, Barnes and Levine

Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson and Christopher

Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler, Feldman and Clark

Schreck, Rose, Dapello, Adams, Berlin and Dunham

$ 150,000 – $ 350,000

Hirsch, Wallerstein, Hayum, Matlof, Fishman

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