Schuyler (Sky) M. Moore

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Schuyler (Sky) M. Moore is a partner practicing entertainment, corporate, and tax law.

Sky holds his undergraduate degree from UCLA (Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude) and his law degree also from UCLA (first in class). He 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. Sky has handled some of the largest financing transactions in Hollywood, including Reliance’s investment in DreamWorks, the Ratpac-Dune slate financing for Warner Brothers, the Hemisphere slate financing for Sony and Paramount, and the Hunan Group slate financing for Lionsgate.

He is the author of several books, including The Biz: The Basic Business, Legal, and Financial Aspects of the Film Industry, a popular book in its 5th edition, Taxation of the Entertainment Industry, the leading treatise on that topic, and What They Don’t Teach You in Law School. He was an adjunct professor at the UCLA School of Law and Business School and an adjunct professor at the USC School of Law, and he is a frequent speaker and writer on a wide variety of entertainment topics.

Sky has been named a "Power Lawyer" by the Hollywood Reporter, included in Variety's "Dealmakers Impact Report" and "Legal Impact Report," named a leading lawyer in the area of Entertainment and Media: Transactional, recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in California by the Daily Journal, and named one of the top 3 "Most Influential Lawyers" in media by the National Law Journal. In 2019, he was named a lifetime “Legal Legend” by The Hollywood Reporter.


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law  (J.D., Order of the Coif, 1981)
  • University of California, Los Angeles  (B.A., summa cum laude, 1978)
    • Phi Beta Kappa