Eric Bergner Helps Get New York Magazine's "The Approval Matrix" Licensed For TV

July 13, 2010

Eric P. Bergner, a partner in Moses & Singer's Entertainment & Intellectual Property Group, recently represented New York magazine in its licensing to Bravo Media Productions of the right to create a pop-culture television series based upon New York’s back-page feature The Approval Matrix. The Approval Matrix, described in New York as “a deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where in our taste hierarchies”, places various cultural happenings on a matrix – designating them as “Lowbrow” or “Highbrow” and “Despicable” or “Brilliant”. You can click here to see an example of The Approval Matrix. If produced, the series will be shown on the Bravo cable network.

Eric has substantial transactional experience in the television industry, helping clients sell and acquire rights to formats, life stories, screenplays, music, and other properties for use in audiovisual works. He drafts and negotiates talent and production agreements for various types of projects, as well as agreements for the sale and acquisition of program distribution rights in various types of media. Eric also regularly deals with issues arising in connection the distribution of programming.  For more information, please contact Eric at or 212.554.7855.

Moses & Singer's Entertainment and Intellectual Property groups are nationally recognized and have long been key advisors to companies of all sizes and to individuals in a variety of industries including television and motion picture; book, periodical and music publishing; recording; electronic media; and the performing arts. Our IP attorneys have broad experience in all forms of intellectual property litigation and are actively involved in the prosecution and defense of copyright, trademark and patent infringement claims. The group also litigates cases before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and plays a continuing role in landmark litigation and in legislative efforts that are shaping intellectual property law.