…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.
Well-versed in a wide variety of transactional areas of media law:
Negotiating the sale and distribution of media properties, on behalf of both producers and distributors/networks.
Negotiating, drafting and advising on talent deals, crew deal memos, chain-of-title, etc.
Acquiring screenplays, literary properties, life rights, etc.
Advising on all aspects of copyright law.
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