McLarty Media

Film & Entertainment

McLarty Media, our Film & Entertainment practice, advises major film studios, directors, producers and screenwriters on issues of international interest, covering story development, authentic script content, unique location requirements, and complex production logistics.

Led by Richard Klein, President of McLarty Media, our team includes former diplomats, government officials, and intelligence experts with decades of international experience who are practiced in working with filmmakers.

Over the years, McLarty Media has:

  • Worked on 30 films in 30 countries, from the UK, France, Australia, and Italy to Cuba, Colombia, Egypt, UAE, Indonesia, and Cambodia
  • Contributed to a total worldwide box office of almost $8 billion
  • Been part of some of the most successful film franchises in the world: James Bond, Fast & Furious, Mission: Impossible, Star Trek, Transformers, Jack Ryan
  • Supported story-driven films, documentaries, and TV
  • Advised films that have earned 7 Academy Award nominations, 2 Golden Globe nominations, and 9 BAFTA nominations


Our film and media practice area quietly helps some of Hollywood’s biggest and most challenging movies get made in tricky places and telling complicated stories, such as:

  • Helped F8: Fate of the Furious become the first major motion picture to shoot in Cuba since the revolution
  • Led the first film ever to shoot in Abu Dhabi
  • Brought the biggest film production ever to Dubai
  • Helped create the hit TV show Designated Survivor
  • Helped films with various stages of script development, filming, and production, including:  Miami Vice, The Kite Runner, The Kingdom, the Transformers franchise, the Mission: Impossible franchise, Star Trek: Beyond, and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

McLarty Media Team

Our Film Advisory Board