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Bennett Jay Fidlow

Bennett Jay Fidlow

Practice areas:

Entertainment, Intellectual Property, Business

About Me

Bennett J. Fidlow has been
involved in the entertainment industry for over 25 years.  He began his career
as lighting designer for live theatre and dance companies, then became a theater producer, and finally an entertainment attorney.  He has worked at one of the most prestigious entertainment law firms in the country as well as a major Hollywood studio and a Broadway producing company.  He has lived and worked in New York and Los Angeles for most of his career, but in 2003 he decided to move his family to Richmond, Virginia where he co-founded an entertainment law boutique.  Mr. Fidlow's work is still primarily in Los Angeles and New York, but technology seamlessly allows him to represent clients around the world. 



 


Mr. Fidlow has been
involved at all levels of the entertainment industry, both big & small; from studio deals to indie films; from live theatre to Internet projects.  He specializes in
film, television, home entertainment, theatre, visual arts, copyright and
Internet matters.  His partners’
expertise also includes the music, literary publishing and fashion industries
as well as trademark, licensing, intellectual property, securities/financing
and general business matters.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Entertainment: 75%
    26 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 15%
    26 years
  3. Business: 10%
    26 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Ilya Gennady Zlatkin

    Mr. Fidlow was my Entertainment Law professor. It is obvious to me that he knows this area of law inside and out. I use much of what I learned in his class within my own practice, and I would recommend his services to anyone seeking answers related to entertainment law.

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    Ilya Zlatkin Corporate & Incorporation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Entertainment Law Incorporated

12415 Seahaven Dr
Richmond, VA, 23233

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
VAAuthorized to practice law200403/11/2014
CAActive198805/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Attorney - EntertainmentSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Foremost Legal Practitioners - EntertainmentWho's Who Legal2015
Top Attorney - EntertainmentSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top Attorney - EntertainmentSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Top Attorney - EntertainmentSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Top Attorney - EntertainmentSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Top Attorney - EntertainmentSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Top Attorney - EntertainmentSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Nathan Burkan Copyright AwardASCAP1988

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerEntertainment Law Incorporated2015 - Present
Adjunct - Entertainment LawUniversity of Richmond, School of Law2006 - Present
PartnerSchroder Fidlow, PLC2003 - 2015
Head of Business & Legal AffairsMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Studios, Home Entertainment Division1993 - 1996
AttorneyBloom, Dekom & Hergott1988 - 1991

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Leadership Metro RichmondN/A2010 - Present
The Podium Foundation - High School Literacy ProgramBoard of Directors2008 - 2012
Barksdale TheatreBoard of Directors2006 - 2012
Children's Museum of RichmondBoard of Directors2004 - 2010
Beverly Hills Bar Association, IP/Internet New Media SectionExecutive Committee2000 - 2003
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Entertainment Law SectionN/A1988 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
CCNV v Reid, 490 U.S. 730 (1989)U.S. Supreme Court affirmed for artist

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law JournalTHE 'WORKS MADE FOR HIRE' DOCTRINE AND THE EMPLOYEE / INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR DICHOTOMY: THE NEED FOR CONGRESSIONAL CLARIFICATION1988

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia UniversityTheatre ManagementMFA1989
UC Hastings COLLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Carnegie Mellon UniversityTheatre ProductionBFA1983

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The 10th Annual William & Mary Law School Sports & Entertainment Law SymposiumEntertainment Law2011
Georgetown University (GEMALaw) Third Annual Sports & Entertainment Law SymposiumEntertainment Law2010
Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law SymposiumEntertainment Law2009
Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law SymposiumEntertainment Law2008
Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law SymposiumEntertainment law2007
Virginia Production Alliance SeminarBio Films & Docudramas2007