LEGAL AFFAIRS / ENTERTAINMENT / LITIGATION
On the legal side, I have provided support at a major Hollywood studio as well as to some of the most successful law firms and their attorneys in Los Angeles.
Specialty one: Heavy litigation. Trial support, pre and post trial, as well as mediation and motion hearing preparation. Witness and exhibit lists, pre-trial discovery, motions in limine in all state courts. Appellate brief formatting to adhere to court rules, but also the electronic filing requirements of all appellate courts, California Court of Appeals, California Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals.
Specialty Two: Entertainment Law. My extensive legal experience includes supporting studio executives, producers and production departments with the drafting and finalizing all forms of entertainment contracts and agreements, in film, music, stage and television.
In assisting with the coordination of film clips at a major Hollywood studio, talent, producer, writer, special effects, and director agreements had to be adhered to. With each agreement having various stages of artist and studio rights, the task of licensing film footage for tributes, award shows, documentaries, and production use required attention to detail and the ability to communicate with a wide range of A-list producers, artists and directors always adhering to and providing the utmost discretion and professionalism dealing with extremely sensitive and confidential documents.
Entertainment contracts and agreements which include license agreements, production services and co-production agreements, talent agreements, development agreements, brand integration agreements, marketing/promotional agreements, digital rights agreements, and similar documents. The ability to help draft, review, and interpret contracts and other documentation. Create and update forms. Provide timely and thoughtful insight on potential risks and issues, and propose practical, responsive solutions. Partner with entertainment business and human resources executives to discuss and implement best practices and formulate new processes in connection with office needs. Work with outside counsel and executives on major projects with long-term business implications.
The importance of having seasoned technology readiness in the daily operations of your office is invaluable and cannot be overstated. Having over 30 years of corporate, legal and entertainment experience, I recognize hard work and how today's professionals and individuals spend valuable time, dealing with computer software training, operations, downloads, upgrades and the varying electronic computer software procedures from your vendors to your clients. I will advance your practice skill set as well as those of your colleagues, and co-workers with expert computer knowledge on document file management, word processing software, trouble shooting, problem solving, document formatting, and strategic techniques to get any job done efficiently, effectively and expediently.
The Litigation Concierge*
text 310.601.6647 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Providing general support, information and insight regarding court filings, procedures, local rules, courtroom department etiquette, document formatting.