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New York Regional Event

Media and Entertainment Panel
Meeka Bondy
Senior Counsel, Firmwide Co-Chair, Film and TV Industry Group Perkins Coie LLP
Meeka Bondy is Senior Counsel and Co-Chair of Perkins Coie’s Film and TV industry vertical. Her practice spans the content lifecycle, from the ways that such innovations as AI, AR, VR, and MR influence content creation and development, through to the impact of emerging platforms, networks, devices and apps on content acquisition, licensing and distribution. Serving as a strategic business partner to clients at the intersection of media and technology, she draws on nearly 20 years of executive experience guiding entrepreneurial ventures and innovative transactions at global media and entertainment companies.

With experience on both the buyer and seller side of the table, Meeka is extremely versatile in the windowing strategies, distribution structures, and licensing models explored by movie studios, television networks, streaming services, and digital media companies. Meeka drafts, structures, and negotiates agreements involving distribution by means of theatrical, pay, basic cable, and broadcast television, linear and on demand television, subscription video on demand (SVOD), advertising-based video on demand (AVOD), and transactional video on demand (TVOD). Her knowledge includes electronic sell-through (EST), home video, digital downloads, and multichannel video programming distributors (MVPD). Her deep industry experience extends to transactions involving virtual MVPDs, Over-the-Top (OTT), TV Everywhere (TVE), direct-to-consumer (DTC), stand-alone and bundled streaming services and apps, and video game consoles and platforms. Meeka also has significant experience in international licensing matters, addressing such issues as competition law, regulatory requirements, censorship approvals, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA.)

Meeka provided strategic direction, regulatory oversight, and transactional assistance as lead counsel for the internet division of an iconic magazine publisher, the interactive video and advertising startup of a cable operator, and the global content licensing venture of a premium television studio. Working with an OTT streaming service, Meeka negotiated key content acquisition deals with top-tier media and entertainment companies, and advised on a variety of privacy, advertising, technology, regulatory, and business issues. Meeka counseled an independent publisher and production company on the financing, development, production and distribution of feature films and television series based on niche book franchises. She also assisted a print and digital publisher in the international expansion of its software licensing business.

An active member of her professional community, Meeka is a founding board member of AIM (Asian Americans in Media) and the Future Now Media Foundation and founding chair of WICT NY’s (Women in Cable Telecommunications NY) Mentoring Circle. She is a graduate of the Stanford Business School Advanced Leadership Program for Asian American Executives and the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute (Class XXII).
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