Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. Creditors’ Committee
Case No. 20-11835
On July 22, 2020, Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. and certain of its affiliates (the "Debtors") filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The cases of the Debtors are jointly administered under Case No. 20-11835 (JTD).
This website was established and is maintained by the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (the "Committee") and Prime Clerk LLC. This site was created to assist creditors in understanding the bankruptcy process and their rights under the United States Bankruptcy Code. It is maintained for informational purposes only and does not contain official court records.
Chaper 11 Overview
The United States Trustee
The Office of the United States Trustee is a branch of the Department of Justice. Its duties include, among others, monitoring the chapter 11 cases, monitoring the debtor-in-possession's operation of the business, ensuring that each debtor properly files its schedules, statements, and reports, reviewing applications for compensation and reimbursement of professionals, and monitoring for abuse and other illicit behavior by debtors, creditors, or other parties participating in the cases. Near the onset of a case, the United States Trustee appoints a committee to represent general unsecured creditors.
On August 5, 2020, the United States Trustee appointed the Committee to represent the interests of general unsecured creditors. The Notice of Appointment is available here. The United States Trustee’s selection of members is generally based upon the size of the members’ claims as listed by the debtors on their petition for relief and, occasionally, on the United States Trustee’s desire to appoint members from multiple constituencies (e.g., vendors, customers, unions, etc.). The Committee serves as a monitor of the Debtors' activities and an advisor to its creditor constituents. The Committee's role in the chapter 11 process is multifaceted and includes, among other responsibilities, analyzing and reviewing information about the Debtors, monitoring the Debtors' activities and financial condition, and participating in the development and negotiation of a chapter 11 plan. The Committee is authorized to hire counsel and financial advisors to assist it in fulfilling its duties. It is important to note that counsel to the Committee does not represent individual unsecured creditors.
Meeting of Creditors
The United States Trustee conducts a meeting of creditors, referred to as the "Section 341" meeting. This meeting was held telephonically on August 31, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. (ET).
Creditors are not required to attend this meeting, but have the right to do so. Attendance at the meeting does not impact a creditor's rights and benefits in any way. Debtors' counsel and the United States Trustee are both present at this meeting to provide information about the chapter 11 cases along with a brief summary of the cases' status. Both parties are available to answer creditors' questions. A representative of the Debtors also appears and testifies under oath. No judge is present and no decisions about the case are made during this meeting. Those who attend may ask questions regarding the Debtors' finances.
Deadline to File Claims
In general, a creditor must file a "proof of claim" by the applicable deadline (the"bar date") in order to share in any recoveries for prepetition liabilities pursuant to the terms of a chapter 11 plan.
The Bankruptcy Court has set the following deadlines for filing proofs of claim:
• General Bar Date: November 9, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., prevailling Eastern Time
• Governmental Bar Date: January 19, 2021, at 4:00 p.m., prevailing Eastern Time
A copy of the Notice of Deadline for Filing Proofs of Claim (the “Bar Date Notice”) is available here.
• The Bar Date Notice was mailed to all known parties with a relationship to the Debtors, including shareholders, potential claimants, and current and former employees.
• The fact that you have received the Bar Date Notice does not mean that you have a claim or that the Debtors believe that you have a claim.
• The Bar Date Notice lists who must file a proof of claim, and who need not file a proof of claim.
• Please read the Bar Date Notice carefully. You should consult an attorney if you have any questions, including whether you should file a proof of claim.
• Prime Clerk is not permitted to provide legal advice, including advising as to whether or not you should file a proof of claim.
Should you choose to file a proof of claim form, you may visit Submit a Claim on the Debtors' Case Information Website for instructions.
Important Information & Dates
Thank you for visiting the website of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors (the “Committee”) of Global Eagle Entertainment Inc., et al. This site was created to assist creditors in understanding the bankruptcy process and their rights under the United States Bankruptcy Code. This site was designed so that creditors may search information by category. Please note that this website was established and is maintained by the Committee and Prime Clerk LLC. This site is maintained for informational purposes only and does not contain official court records.
On August 19, 2020, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order approving order bidding procedures in connection with the proposed sale of all or substatianlly all the Debtors' assets.
Please take note of the following important dates related to the sale process:
• Deadline to submit initial indications of interest: September 11, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., prevailing Eastern Time
• Bid Deadline: October 5, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., prevailing Eastern Time
• Auction, if any: October 9, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., prevailing Eastern Time
• Sale Hearing: October 15, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., prevailing Eastern Time.
Please click below to view all documents related to the sale process:
Counsel to the Committee
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
One Byrant Park
Bank of America Tower
New York, NY 10036-6745
Phil C. Dublin
Jason P. Rubin
Christina M. Brown
Ashby & Geddes
500 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19801
William P. Bowden
Michael D. DeBaeke
Debtors' Restructuring Advisors
Latham & Watkins LLP (NY)
885 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
George A. Davis
Madeleine C. Parish
Latham & Watkins LLP (CA)
355 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Ted A. Dillman
Helena G. Tseregounis
Nicholas J. Messana
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
1000 North King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Michael R. Nestor
Kara Hammond Coyle
Betsy L. Feldman
United States Trustee and Court Information
|Case Number||Debtor Name||Petition Date|
|Case Number 20-11835||Debtor Name Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Committee)||Petition Date July 22, 2020|
|Case Number 20-11836||Debtor Name Airline Media Productions Inc||Petition Date July 22, 2020|
|Case Number 20-11837||Debtor Name Emerging Markets Communications, LLC||Petition Date July 22, 2020|
|Case Number 20-11838||Debtor Name Entertainment In Motion, Inc.||Petition Date July 22, 2020|
|Case Number 20-11839||Debtor Name Global Eagle Entertainment Operations Solutions, Inc.||Petition Date July 22, 2020|
|Case Number 20-11840||Debtor Name Global Eagle Services, LLC||Petition Date July 22, 2020|
|Case Number 20-11841||Debtor Name Global Eagle Telecom Licensing Subsidiary LLC||Petition Date July 22, 2020|
|Case Number 20-11842||Debtor Name IFE Services (USA), Inc.||Petition Date July 22, 2020|
|Case Number 20-11843||Debtor Name Inflight Productions USA, Inc.||Petition Date July 22, 2020|
|Case Number 20-11844||Debtor Name Maritime Telecommunications Network, Inc.||Petition Date July 22, 2020|
|Case Number 20-11846||Debtor Name MTN Government Services, Inc.||Petition Date July 22, 2020|
|Case Number 20-11847||Debtor Name MTN International, Inc.||Petition Date July 22, 2020|
|Case Number 20-11848||Debtor Name MTN License Corp.||Petition Date July 22, 2020|
|Case Number 20-11845||Debtor Name N44HQ, LLC||Petition Date July 22, 2020|
|Case Number 20-11849||Debtor Name Post Modern Edit, Inc.||Petition Date July 22, 2020|
|Case Number 20-11850||Debtor Name Row 44, Inc.||Petition Date July 22, 2020|
|Case Number 20-11851||Debtor Name The Lab Aero, Inc.||Petition Date July 22, 2020|