Matthew N. Sugarman is a shareholder in the firm’s entertainment department. Matthew’s practice focuses on the representation of writers, actors, directors, producers and commercial, management and production companies in motion picture, television and digital media. Matthew has also worked extensively in connection with the development, financing, production, distribution, licensing and acquisition of audio-visual productions in all media. His practice also includes merchandising, endorsements, and print publishing.
Matthew has served as a member of both the Syllabus Committee of the USC Institute for Entertainment Law and Business and the Entertainment Industry Leadership Institute of The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles. He is actively involved with several charities including the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and is an avid science fiction, fantasy and comic book reader. Prior to attending law school, Matthew helped to found the business and legal affairs department at Walden Media in New York City, worked on the advance team for Bill Bradley’s 2000 U.S. Presidential campaign, participated in the investment banking trainee program at a top Wall Street investment house and served as a Page in the U.S. Senate.
Matthew spoke at Wondercon on the process of shopping a comic book property in Hollywood, in a program entitled, “From Page to Screen.”
Matthew received his J.D. in 2004 from the University of Southern California Law Center, where he was a quarter-finalist in the Hale Moot Court Honors Program, and received his undergraduate degree, with a dual major in political science and sociology, from the Brandeis University in 1999.
J.D., University of Southern California Law Center, 2004
B.A., Brandeis University, 1999
USC Institute for Entertainment Law and Business
Syllabus Committee Member
The Entertainment Industry Leadership Institute
of The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles
Variety’s Dealmakers Impact Report 2015