I have been fortunate to work with legendary filmmakers, musicians and actors including Hank Garland, Jaco Pastorius, Ernest Borgnine and the great team at Haxan Films. I learned much about creativity, business, and life, from them. That experience helps me with each new client.
Entertainment is in a new phase of technology. Digital media has replaced most of the traditional analog and linear formats and means of distribution and marketing. Film cameras use memory chips instead of film mags. Recording studios work with complex software to create digital masters. Your creativity is the foundation of your music, film, or profession in entertainment. Because the technology and scope of "showbiz' is extremely complicated I help you understand how business is structured, and advise you on protecting your creative work, building a solid business foundation, "branding" your production company, and surrounding yourself with experienced professionals. When I become a part of your team I advise you of specific strategies to meet your goals and protect your creative vision.
Miami Connection starring international Grandmaster Y. K. Kim, was the first film I worked on, in the late 1980s. In 2014 after the film was re-released by Drafthouse Films for its 25th year anniversary it became an instant cult hit, and was profitable in its first quarterly accounting!
Haxan Film's The Blair Witch Project, for which I earned screen credit as Attorney, grossed over $140MM in its theatrical run.
In addition to providing a wide range of entertainment law services I have built relationships with some of the most successful and creative people in film and music. I understand the creative process and
I love working with creative people.
Call me for a free consultation to discuss your vision and goals.
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