Matt Galsor

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Profile

Matt Galsor heads Greenberg Glusker's Entertainment Group.  Matt handles deals for Hollywood’s top talent and properties as well as emerging actors, writers, producers, and directors.  Matt’s clients include James Cameron, David Fincher, Tom Cruise, Harmony Korine, Ernie Cline, Tony Danza, Mark Z. Danielewski, Ubisoft Entertainment, Silver Reel. 

Matt is recognized as one of the most prominent lawyers in Hollywood, including by Variety as a top Hollywood Dealmaker, by The Hollywood Reporter as a Power Lawyer and one of Hollywood’s Top 100 Lawyers, and by The Recorder as one of its "Attorneys of the Year”.

Matt services on the Board of the Los Angeles Review of Books (The Juicy New read of L.A.’s Intellectuals), and on the Board of PEN USA.

Entertainment Deals

Some of the most recent notable deals include:

  • UbisoftNegotiated Ubisoft Entertainment’s deal with New Regency to launch a tentpole movie franchise based on Assassin’s Creed, one of the best-selling video games of all time; Matt also negotiated Ubisoft’s deal for the big screen adaptation of the top-selling Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell video game
  • Tom Cruise - Structured Tom Cruise’s deals for films “Jack Reacher,” “Oblivion,” andAll You Need Is Kill
  • James Cameron - Represented James Cameron in Lightstorm Entertainment’s acquisition of the Vanessa Michael Munroe series of novels by Taylor Stevens; Matt was involved in Cameron’s deals for Cirque de Soleil’s “Worlds Away 3D” and the joint scientific project with National Geographic involving the expedition to the Mariana Trench
  • Harmony Korine and David Zander – Represented director Korine and producer Zander for Spring Breakers”
  • Ernie Cline - Structured and negotiated the deal for young author and screenwriter in Universal Pictures’ acquisition of the film rights to his upcoming novel Armada
  • Michael Flatley - Represented dancing superstar in a deal with another Greenberg Glusker client The Weinstein Company to launch the World Dance Awards
  • Tony Danza – Negotiated the actor’s television sitcom return in The Guys” for ABC, starring Danza; Matt’s client Dan Farah is executive producing, along with Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsley
  • Mark Z. Danielewski – Negotiated publishing deal with Pantheon for “America’s most successful experimental fiction writer,” according to the New York Times, for The Fifty Year Sword

Professional Affiliations

Accolades

Media & Speaking Engagements

The Juicy New Read of L.A.'s Intellectuals, The Hollywood Reporter, April 25, 2016
Buyout Binge: Consolidation Sweeps Reality TV Looking for scale, global comglomerates by production companies, Variety: Dealmakers' Impact Report, 2014
Matt Galsor Named to PEN Center USA Advisory Board, November 12, 2013
Reading the Forbidden Fruit, Los Angeles Daily Journal, May 10, 2013
Forbidden Fruit Preview - Readings From Banned Works of Literature, Splash Magazines, April 4, 2013
Greenberg Glusker Partner Matt Galsor Named Chair of Entertainment Group, November 5, 2012
Legal Ease, Film Independent , January 1, 2011