I have +15 years experience in handling the legal affairs and business affairs for motion pictures, entertainment, technology / software and online ventures.
Presently working on a game-changing / disruptive online theatrical planning, booking and settlement system (CinemaCloudWorks) that can provide 100% of the back office requirements for a USA theatrical release as well as provide key logistics coordination (posters, trailers, DCP fulfillment), KDM management, and a high utility and actionable visualization of motion picture data.
Legal counsel on +15 motion pictures including overseeing the legal documentation for production (talent, crew, location, rights, union agreements), distribution (licensing, delivery, collection) and financing (loan, tax credits, security, mortgages) of motion pictures. I am in good standing and licensed to practice law in California and before the US Federal Courts. I am skilled in using Word, Excel, Pages (Mac), and GoogleDocs (Cloud Collaboration).
I have +10 years experience in creating and working in Excel based financial modeling and risk analysis (+$45M in transactions); closing complex financial transactions, licensing / distribution agreements and talent / "above-the-line" agreements (more than 15 motion pictures); delivering completed motion pictures for exploitation (more than 10 completed motion pictures); and acquiring completed motion pictures (more than 15 motion pictures).
I have managed an online crowdfunding effort through Kickstarter for motion picture financing raising ~$450K, which exceeded our goal of $250K.
I have coordinated, managed and executed the USA theatrical release of independently produced motion pictures including releases on as few as 25 screens to as many as 1200 screens.
Specialties: General Counsel, Legal Affairs / Business Affairs; Motion Picture Production, Distribution and Finance, Secured Transactions, Licensing, Copyright, Music Licensing; Business Planning, Finance; Compliance; SEC, Contract Negotiations; Risk Analysis; and Strategic Planning
|Executive Vice President||A-Mark Entertainment, LLC||2005 - Present|
|President||Kismet Entertainment Group||2000 - 2004|
|Sr. Counsel||Kramer & Kaslow||1993 - 2000|
|Sr. Counsel||Gold Marks Ring & Pepper||1989 - 1993|
|Associate||Shea & Gould||1987 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Member||1988 - Present|
|University of California Davis||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|USC Law Center||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|