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Alexander Plitt joined Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo in 2016 from DreamWorks Animation (DWA), where he built a reputation as a consummate features attorney as well as a go-to resource for complex international transactions. Working closely with DWA’s general counsel, Plitt served as the lead production attorney in negotiating and drafting the company’s first-ever Chinese co-production deal for the animated film “Kung Fu Panda 3.” The deal included structuring intricate financing and distribution deals and influenced the adoption of new Chinese government regulations.
Now at KLCC, Plitt’s wide-ranging skillset has been indispensable. Along with partner Robert Lange, he handles talent transactions for firm clients including Mark Hamill, Dean Cain, Rick Fox, and the legendary band KISS. He also provides counsel to corporate clients such as Alcon Entertainment, working with partner Christine Cuddy on complex chain-of-title issues. Recently, along with partner Ken Kleinberg, Plitt has been instrumental in structuring and negotiating cutting-edge new media deals for DECTV.TV, a fast-growing online and mobile media network producing live-streamed concerts with world-class music acts such as Snoop Dogg and Mary J. Blige.
Plitt’s expertise in animation and international transactions has been particularly valuable to KLCC clients, including legendary animator Glen Keane, who is currently directing an “animated ode to sport” with Kobe Bryant, and Academy Award winner John Kahrs, who recently produced an animated short film for Lyft.
Plitt also plays an integral role, along with partner Candace Carlo, representing Chinese film production house Mandoo Pictures in its many and varied pursuits, including the animated film “Rock Dog” starring Luke Wilson and J.K. Simmons due out in early 2017. Plitt began his career at a prominent entertainment and business law firm in Century City, where he earned his first film credit as production counsel on the Oscar-winning film “12 Years a Slave.”
In 2017, Plitt was selected for inclusion in Variety’s exclusive “Legal Impact Report” in the “Up Next” category, which annually honors the top up-and-coming entertainment attorneys working in the industry today.