DLA Piper represented Vindex, the leading esports infrastructure platform, in a partnership agreement with entertainment technology leader IMAX aimed at creating esports events and experiences exclusively for IMAX® theatres worldwide.
The two companies will establish a theatrical distribution platform to deliver esports to audiences via The IMAX Experience®. Vindex will broadcast cutting-edge esports content and events across the network, connecting global and local fan communities. Vindex Studios, a newly launched division of Vindex focused on developing, distributing and monetizing esports content for global audiences, will power the collaboration.
Tom Ara (Los Angeles), co-chair of the firm's Entertainment Transactions and Entertainment Finance practices, led the ground-breaking deal on behalf of Vindex.
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