Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty Esports Professional Gaming Competition - Major League Gaming Event
Leading negotiations and contracting major deals with TV, Cable Network and/or VOD Providers for major markets, including TELEVISA in Mexico, SPORTV/ALTICE in France and GLOBOSAT in Brazil for the UFC.
One of the Highest Grossing Boxing Events of all time.
Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty Esports Professional Gaming Competition - Major League Gaming Event
STIMCONSUL LTD. is a New York based company with an international scope focusing on the creation, acquisition, licensing, monetization and protection of media content, technological distribution channels and other multi-media assets. Our advisory firm, consisting of business development strategists and business affairs attorney-negotiators, specializes in:
media enterprise development through company launches,
content and production asset acquisitions,
distribution and licensing of media content and intellectual property,
monetization of live events and archive libraries by means of traditional and new technologies throughout the world, and
protection of ownership rights.
Fortune 100 companies to small businesses and individuals hire the master negotiators from StimConsul to solve their critical challenges and secure deals with strategic partners across the globe. We are proactively engaged in the rendering of consultation to and representation of sports live event promoters and television programming producers in support of the sales, financing, sponsorship, distribution and contract negotiation services.
A&E Television Networks
MTM Family Channel
Outdoor Life Channel
The Sportsman Channel
Cablevisions Systems Corp.
Top Rank Boxing
Bellator MMA (Viacom)
US West Interactive
TVA Sistema do Televisao
Media Partners/In Front
Trademarks and Copyrights
Venture Capital Investments
Mergers and Acquisitions
International IP, Technology and Audiovisual Content Creation and Monetization and Co-Production Partnerships
Multi-Media Distribution Platforms
Oil and Gas
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Our company has spent the past 20 years representing major sports franchises and promotions including: the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC), Top Rank Boxing, Bellator MMA (Viacom), Gfinity and Activision Blizzard (the largest video gaming and esports publisher in the world) including the launch of MMA and eSports Pay TV and Digital Platforms throughout the world, with such partners as; Globosat, Televisa, Altice/SFR and AB Groupe/Orange, along with all contractual negotiations pertaining to the launch of the UFC’s FIGHT PASS Digital SVOD platform. We have also represented these clients in the syndication and licensing of live and delayed events, archive, shoulder content and original in studio content throughout the world to Free-To-Air broadcasts, Pay TV, Digital OTT Platforms including several of the largest grossing Pay-Per-View sporting events in their time (which StimConsul sold to broadcasters in over a dozen markets) such as: Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao co-promotion, Lennox Lewis/Mike Tyson promotion, Nick Diaz/Connor McGregor UFC 202 and Diaz/St. Pierre UFC 158, as well as having sold the highest grossing UFC events in several international markets including France, Brazil, Mexico, and Latin America.
With our representation of Activision Blizzard, serving as Distributor/Attorney, we have opened new revenue streams for their eSports business through distribution to international Linear Channels and Digital OTT Platform, business development, partnering and licensing for their eSports content. In worldwide distribution we distributed their first season of the Overwatch World league (the first City-based league in eSports history) before a sold out crowd of 20,000 attendees at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York broadcasted globally on July 27-28, 2018.
STEPHEN G. STIM
Stephen G. Stim is an experienced business affairs executive at Fortune 500 companies and attorney specializing in international entertainment, film, sports, television, digital media, Broadway theatre, executive employment negotiations, copyright, licensing and merchandising and general corporate transactions. Stephen has served as General Counsel and Vice President of Business Affairs at Hearst/Disney/A&E Networks, Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs at Paramount Communications’ Madison Square Garden Corp. and Senior General Attorney Legal and Business Affairs (West Coast) at Disney/ABC Entertainment and Disney/ABC International, multiyear in-house counsel to the Brazilian Media Venture between Groupo Abril, Hearst/Disney/ABC, Falcon Cable which launched ESPN DO Brasil, HBO Brasil and the TV Platforms that are now SKY Brasil and Telefonica Brasil’s “Vivo” Satellite Platform.
ALEXANDER J. STIM
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Alexander J. Stim is a business affairs executive and attorney that has assisted in the handling of major negotiations for our clients, past and present, including Activision Blizzard, the Ultimate Fighting Championships (the UFC), Top Rank Boxing, Bellator MMA (Viacom), Eden Games and Stream Hatchet (an eSports platform that offers complete eSports data analytics solutions to publishers, developers and advertisers).
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New York, NY 10014
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INTERNATIONAL IP, TECHNOLOGY AND AUDIOVISUAL CONTENT CREATION AND MONETIZATION AND CO-PRODUCTION PARTNERSHIPS
We are specialists trained and experienced in utilizing the following skills:
Market research, financial forecasting, business planning, branding and promotion. Creation of business models, partnering, analyses, programming acquisition, production and co-production.
Direct representation and sale of television programming in domestic and international markets business strategy, negotiation and operation of network branded programming blocks and spin-off channels in national, regional and worldwide markets through programming feed output deals and shared equity arrangement.
Establishing relations with corporate sponsors and major advertising agencies arranging distribution outlets for programs in the United States and other international markets.
Negotiation of joint venture, shareholder, co-production, network affiliation, syndication, sales representation, sponsorship, licensing and other standardized agreements facilitating the funding acquisition and exploitation of television programming, online gaming and related properties.
Clearance of worldwide multimedia exploitation by means of negotiations with producers, writers, on-air talent, music publishers, recording companies, music performance rights societies, motion pictures and television performer guilds and labor unions, artwork, music and photographer representatives and agents.
We manage issues pertaining to agreements, rights of talent, music agreements, distribution, and licensing and merchandising with studios, networks, production companies and syndicators.
We also provide representation to an array of clients, including:
TV programs & series
Actors and actresses
Copyright, trademark and chain of title
We work on international syndication and distribution negotiations and contracts for our clients. We also research regional pay satellite platforms in search of just the right venue for our clients, and provide market-by-market local sales to broadcasters or pay television platforms.
Examples of the types of work include:
Negotiating with investors;
Developing agreements with television networks;
Putting together contracts with athletes and collaborators;
We also aid individuals looking to start an MMA franchise who are seeking investors as well as television vehicles to launch proposed events.
StimConsul, Ltd., is adept at negotiating and managing the broadcasting aspects of sporting events and live entertainment throughout the world.
The success of these events often lies in the hands of the partnerships behind the scenes. We understand the importance of the business of sports and entertainment and play an integral role in ensuring the well-being of existing partnerships, continuously working diligently on negotiating the renewals of existing agreements and forging new ones.
We are highly experienced in setting up business formations, creating business governance and negotiating transactions. StimConsul, Ltd. has extensive experience in negotiations and interactions as well as protecting respective rights of partners and drafting articles of formation. We are skilled at retaining qualifying entities in other jurisdictions, tax compliance, securing federal employee ID numbers and setting up bank accounts.
Our firm develops all types of agreements, including:
Joint venture agreements
Asset & sale agreements
Purchase & sale agreements
From lawsuits to partner disputes to business expansion, we provide ongoing legal advice, design strategies for business disputes among partners, protect the rights of clients and build architecture for legal claims.
We write employment agreements, including executive incentive agreements, non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, stock options and grants agreements.
Managing not only negotiations pertaining to employment but also terminations, including settlement agreements and severance packages. Our list of business clients is impressive, having successfully represented numerous corporate presidents, senior vice presidents and executives at a number of national television networks in the United States and abroad. While also advising employed clients on contract renegotiation and compliance issues and compiling agreements for clients that provide consulting services to various corporations.
StimConsul Ltd. negotiates every aspect of the employee contract, including:
Sick leave and personal time
MULTI-MEDIA DISTRIBUTION PLATFORMS
We help providers and operators acquire contracts, allowing them to provide their customers with cutting-edge services in the areas of television and Internet. We also negotiate contracts with bandwidth and equipment providers and suppliers, technical consultants, utilities and taxing authorities. In addition, We develop financing agreements, including mezzanine asset-based loans, joint ventures, LLCs and partnerships. Offering legal advice regarding disputes among operators and homeowner associations, building associations and management companies.
OIL AND GAS
We represent clients with investments in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas wells in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alberta, Canada. Stephen Stim is co-manager of an oil company in Mississippi called Columbia Petroleum, LLC. The company has major holdings in Little Cedar Creek, Alabama, a major shale oil field, and has interests in eight different sections of those oil fields.
Our firm negotiates and maintains agreements and handles litigation and administrative matters involving your operators, royalty owners, working interest owners, lessees and lessors. From analysis, negotiation and documentation of transactions related to exploration, development and operation of oil and gas properties, to performance of due diligence and preparation of agreements for the acquisition or disposition of oil and gas properties, we provide our clients with comprehensive legal counsel.