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Hillary Sue Bibicoff

Hillary Sue Bibicoff

About me

I do not find clients agents, work or financing or shop their projects, but if you have a deal to negotiate, that is what I do and I am, indeed, taking on new clients at this time.


Most of my clients are hourly clients.  My current rate is $495/hour, and I have associates and paralegals who can do some of the work at lower rates when it makes sense for them to do so. We also require a minimum $7,500 retainer fee from our hourly transactional clients, which is applied against our fees and costs.  We may request a larger initial retainer fee depending on the scope of the work requested.  Any unused portion of the retainer fee is returnable upon request at any time. 


I do have some 5% clients, but to sign those, I need to know the deal that I am being asked to negotiate and then get approval from a member of our intake committee, which takes into consideration the anticipated time to negotiate, the potential upside and the likelihood of receiving the potential upside.  I do not negotiate "if/come" deals or option agreements on a percentage basis unless there is a significant, guaranteed fee whether or not the option is exercised or the project goes forward.


In addition to the retainer fee for hourly clients, before this firm takes on any new hourly or percentage clients, we run a conflict check to make sure there is no conflict with our current clients. We also require a signed engagement letter.


While I am a transactional entertainment lawyer, handling film, TV and book deals, we have other attorneys here who specialize in other areas of the law, including litigation, music, labor, estate planning, real estate and corporate law, and I can refer you to the appropriate person here if your legal needs do not fall within my area of expertise but can be handled by another lawyer at my firm.  However, they will not shop projects either and they, too, work on an hourly basis (and our minimum retainer fee for litigation matters is $10,000.


I apologize for this long form letter, but I receive inquiries almost daily about representation, and many of them are looking for someone to shop their projects or find them an agent, and to work on a 5% basis on deals that I will not handle on such a basis.  Thus, providing this information first may save both of us some wasted time.  If you still wish to discuss representation, please email me at or call my office at 310 785-6823 to set up a meeting or a telephone call.  


Regards, Hillary Bibicoff


Practice areas


  1. Entertainment: 100%
    22 years



Hourly ($495/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Holmes Weinberg, PC

30765 Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 411
Malibu, CA, 90265


NYCurrently registered 200903/13/2015
DCInactive 199309/07/2009
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Southern California Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2010
Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine and Los Angeles Magazine2009
Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine and Los Angeles Magazine2008
Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine and Los Angeles Magazine2007
Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine and Los Angeles Magazine2006
Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine and Los Angeles Magazine2004
Woman of Achievement AwardCentury City Chamber of Commerce2002
Top New Generation Deal MakerLos Angeles Business Journal2001
Outstanding Female GraduateNational Association of Women Lawyers1991
Burns Scholar - highest academic scholarshipN/A1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGreenberg Glusker2001 - Present
AssociateGreenberg Glusker1997 - 2000
Vice President, Theatrical Business & Legal AffairsRysher Entertainment, Inc.1997 - 1997
Director, Theatrical Business & Legal AffairsRysher Entertainment1996 - 1996
Director, Legal and Business AfffairsLIVE Home Video, Inc.1993 - 1995
AssociateCooper, Epstein & Hurewitz1991 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Women in FilmSecretary2012 - Present
Academy of Television Arts & SciencesExecutive Committee, Professional Representatives2011 - Present
UCLA Entertainment SymposiumAdvisory Board2010 - Present
Women In FilmExecutive Board2006 - 2011
Loyola Laws SchoolBoard of Governors1998 - 2008
L.A. County Bar AssociationProgram Chair, Intellectual Property Section1996 - 1997
Women's Entertainment NetworkCo-Founder and Chair EmeritusN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
The Licensing JournalAcquisition of Rights in Properties for Motion Pictures2003
11 Loy. L.A. Ent. L.J.Net Profit Participations in the Motion Picture Industry1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Univ of California at Los AngelesPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Institute for International Film FinancingFilm Finance2010
Chapman Film SchoolBasic Legal Issues in Film Production2010
Chapman Film SchoolBasic Legal Issues in Film Production2009
Chapman Film SchoolBasic Legal Issues in Film Production2008
Women In Film Entertainment ForumPitch Like a Pro2007
Chapman Film SchoolBasic Legal Issues in Film Production2007
Women in Film Entertainment ForumWriters - How to Protect Your Rights2006
ProducingLegal issues related to Film Production2004
The Team Behind the Stars: When And How Do You Get Them?Representing Talent2003
Great Women of FilmMy background2002
From Script to Screen: What It Really Takes to get a Movie ProducedFilm Production2002
The Fifth Annual Playhouse West Film FestivalThe Business of Film and Television2001