|VA||Authorized to practice law||2004||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Foremost Legal Practitioners - Entertainment||Who's Who Legal||2016|
|Top Attorney - Entertainment||Super Lawyers Magazine||2016|
|Top Attorney - Entertainment||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Foremost Legal Practitioners - Entertainment||Who's Who Legal||2015|
|Top Attorney - Entertainment||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Top Attorney - Entertainment||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Top Attorney - Entertainment||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Top Attorney - Entertainment||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Top Attorney - Entertainment||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Top Attorney - Entertainment||Super Lawyers Magazine||2009|
|Nathan Burkan Copyright Award||ASCAP||1988|
|Managing Partner||Entertainment Law, PLC||2015 - Present|
|Adjunct - Entertainment Law||University of Richmond, School of Law||2006 - 2015|
|Partner||Schroder Fidlow, PLC||2003 - 2015|
|Head of Business & Legal Affairs||Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Studios, Home Entertainment Division||1993 - 1996|
|Attorney||Bloom, Dekom & Hergott||1988 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Leadership Metro Richmond||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association, Entertainment Law Section||N/A||1988 - Present|
|The Podium Foundation - High School Literacy Program||Board of Directors||2008 - 2012|
|Barksdale Theatre||Board of Directors||2006 - 2012|
|Children's Museum of Richmond||Board of Directors||2004 - 2010|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association, IP/Internet New Media Section||Executive Committee||2000 - 2003|
|CCNV v Reid, 490 U.S. 730 (1989)||U.S. Supreme Court affirmed for artist|
|See all legal cases|
|Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal||THE 'WORKS MADE FOR HIRE' DOCTRINE AND THE EMPLOYEE / INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR DICHOTOMY: THE NEED FOR CONGRESSIONAL CLARIFICATION||1988|
|Columbia University||Theatre Management||MFA||1989|
|UC Hastings COL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Carnegie Mellon University||Theatre Production||BFA||1983|
|The 10th Annual William & Mary Law School Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium||Entertainment Law||2011|
|Georgetown University (GEMALaw) Third Annual Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium||Entertainment Law||2010|
|Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium||Entertainment Law||2009|
|Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium||Entertainment Law||2008|
|Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium||Entertainment law||2007|
|Virginia Production Alliance Seminar||Bio Films & Docudramas||2007|
Posted by Jesse
The guy had a "perfectly legally", and concise answer to a question about the difference between owning a book and a right to download a copy (somehow) digitally for tablet reference as well as the solid page turner. The answer: NO. There are offers from some books to dl a copy. Although, very rare at this time. As is the same right now with Video DVD's. Although, I must interject Mr. Fidlow. I think for marketing purposes alone, there must be a transition to the ever exponential influx of tablets, with reading being there top used purpose in time consumed. To have a book in my hands, I've just paid ~$25 for. And to go to my tablet later at night in the dark with my wife sleeping. I did wish it was legal to do this. Without a very easy way of doing this as yet. I feel it will take hold. Maybe a QR code, or even serial # for books soon. We'll yet to see. Thank you for your precise answer form an actual lawyer. JJ
Posted by Steven
The "iron man" title was actually coined by my colleague and research consultant Dr. Bill Chitwood of whom determined it was the only proper title for Mr. Fidlow after observing his talents and knowledge throughout our various endeavors. Afterwards, the title just stuck, and he has consistently lived up to it!
Without giving names or particulars, Bennett went to bat against major player and well known entertainment attorney of whom was representing an A lister involved in a television production with our company. The opposing side became so aggravated with Bennett's overwhelming professionalism and consistency that the principle attorney took himself out of the game!! The end result of it all was Bennett defending our rights and interests far beyond our expectations to get exactly what we deserved.
Reasons why I recommend Bennett:
1. Bennett has a way of being friendly and calm but absolutely dead serious at the same time. If he needs to get serious with your opposition they will feel it within their spine.
2. Bennett is technologically savvy. He persistently keeps his clients up to date via email on the latest developments with your open issues. No waiting days to get that call... or talking to a secretary begging for 2 minutes a week later to find out where your most important issues stand.
3. Bennett is fair when it comes to those invoices you typically dread. Lets be honest, some attorneys will charge you to death! My experience with Bennett is that you will absolutely get what you pay for, and more often than not a little extra as well.
4. He really knows entertainment!! Some entertainment lawyers have resumes that only consist of working exclusively in a firm, but Bennett has true "boots on the ground" and "combat" experience within the inter-workings of the major companies in the entertainment sector!
5. His contracts. When he gets through drafting your tailored made agreement... this may seem childish, but you will be more proud of a few pieces of paper than you ever imagined.
In summary, Bennett and his firm will remain my first and only choice for counsel indefinitely. Retain Bennett or one of his partners now and discover the world of VIP legal services.
Ilya Zlatkin, Corporate and incorporation Attorney
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.