Entertainment
Attorney

…with an extensive background in TV.

I’m a lawyer at the Los Angeles office of entertainment law firm Bruns, Brennan & Berry, handling a wide range of matters in film, television and new media. I work closely with producers and production companies on all aspects of rights acquisition, development and production; I handle distribution and licensing deals on behalf of major media corporations; and I represent talent in creative industries. 

Over at my blog, Game-Changers: Crypto Entertainment Law, I’m studying the effects of crypto and the blockchain on the entertainment industry.

Before joining Bruns, Brennan & Berry, I worked as an attorney at entertainment firm Gray Krauss Sandler Des Rochers.

Prior to my law practice, I was in the creative space as a television writer-producer. Documentaries I wrote and produced appear on Discovery, Science, truTV, TLC and ID.

I live in Los Angeles with my wife, Lisa, our little boy, Joey, and our pug, Houdini.

 

 

 

Expertise

Well-versed in a wide variety of transactional areas of media law:

DISTRIBUTION

Negotiating the sale and distribution of media properties, on behalf of both producers and distributors/networks.

Production legal

Negotiating, drafting and advising on talent deals, crew deal memos, chain-of-title, etc.

rights acquisition

Acquiring screenplays, literary properties, life rights, etc.

copyright

Advising on all aspects of copyright law.

CryPto Entertainment law

Exploring the novel effects of the blockchain on entertainment law at Game-Changers: Crypto Entertainment Law blog.

producing work

Prior to my career as an attorney, I wrote and produced several popular cable television series.

  • Blood Relatives, Investigation Discovery, Six Seasons, Co-Executive Producer
  • Murder Among Friends, Investigation Discovery, Two Seasons, Co-Executive Producer
  • Prophets of Science Fiction, Science Channel, One Season, Writer-Producer
  • James Ellroy’s L.A.: City of Demons, Investigation Discovery, One Season, Producer