Shaun is a shareholder in the Firm’s Entertainment practice group.
Shaun’s practice encompasses all aspects of the entertainment industry, including film, television, podcasts, and new media. He is a Los Angeles native who was a senior attorney in business affairs at a media company prior to joining the firm in 2018.
J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law
B.S., University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
Variety Magazine’s Legal Impact Report, 2021
Three Weintraub Attorneys Named to the 2022 Southern California Rising Star List
Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that attorneys Tara Sattler, Shaun Gordon, and Jamie Lincenberg have been selected to the 2022 Southern California Rising Star list. This list, compiled by Super Lawyers®,
WT Deals: Paramount+ to Produce Film Adaptation of Sonoro Podcast “Toxicomania”
A popular podcast by Weintraub client Sonoro Media will be adapted into a film for Paramount+. The podcast, titled Toxicomania tells the story of a Mexican doctor who led a revolution during the 1940’s to legalize drug use in the country.
WT Clients: “CODA” Wins Three Academy Awards
On March 27, 2022 CODA won all three Academy Awards for which it was nominated (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay). It made history as the first film with a predominantly Deaf cast and the first film produced by a streaming service (Apple TV+) to win Best Picture.
WT Deals: NPR Podcast Host Guy Raz Strikes Deal With Amazon Music and Wondery
Guy Raz, host of the NPR show How I Built This, with Guy Raz, has struck an exclusive licensing and ad deal with Amazon Music and Wondery. The three-year contract is the first of its kind to be reached between the three companies.
WT Deals: Story Mill Media Launches Podcast with ‘Supernatural’ Stars Richard Speight Jr. and Rob Benedict
Weintraub client Story Mill Media is launching a podcast with Supernatural stars Richard Speight Jr. and Rob Benedict. The podcast – Supernatural Then and Now – will provide listeners with an inside perspective of the hit drama TV show.
WT Deals: Steven Hein Launches Podcast Company Story Mill Media
Weintraub client Steven Hein has launched a new podcast company called Story Mill Media. The company completed a pre-seed round of financing to fund several original podcasts with help from Weintraub’s Justin Borrowdale.
Entertainment Attorney Shaun Gordon Elevated to Partner at Weintraub Tobin
Weintraub Tobin entertainment attorney Shaun Gordon has been elected Shareholder in the Firm, effective January 1, 2022. Shaun joined the Entertainment & Media practice group in 2018, where he has developed a diverse client roster of producers,
WT Deals: Treefort Media to Produce New Weekly Podcast “Kasich & Klepper”
Weintraub client Treefort Media is producing a new weekly talk show with Acast titled Kasich & Klepper, starring The Daily Show’s Jordan Klepper and former Ohio Governor John Kasich. The show will launch in early 2022 and will cover a variety of hot topics with “humor and understanding.” Treefort Media is represented by Shaun Gordon.
WT Deals: Paramount+ Orders Crime Drama Series “Happy Face”
Paramount+ is ordering the TV adaptation of the hit true-crime podcast series Happy Face. The podcast series was created by Weintraub client Melissa Jesperson-Moore and produced in partnership with iHeart Media.
WT Deals: Zosia Mamet Signs Two-Book Deal With Viking Penguin
Actress, writer, and producer Zosia Mamet has signed a two-book deal with Viking Penguin. My First Popsicle, an anthology exploring food experiences and featuring celebrity contributors, is scheduled for publication in Fall,
WT Deals: Audible Partners With Treefort Media for Original Scripted Audio Series
Podcast company Treefort Media and Audible have partnered to produce original scripted audio series as part of a multi-project, first-look development and production deal. Among the projects is Killing Hollywood: The Cotton Club Murder (which will feature Juliette Lewis,
WT Deals: Apple to Launch Original Audio Series Podcast about Siegfried & Roy
Apple has made a deal for a podcast series about entertainers Siegfried & Roy with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Leckart and Will Malnati from podcast company At Will Media as executive producers.
Four Weintraub Attorneys Named to Variety’s 2021 Legal Impact Report
Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that Jessica Marlow, Wayne Kazan, Shaun Gordon, and Jamie Lincenberg have been named to Variety’s 2021 Legal Impact Report. Variety spotlights the world’s top lawyers in entertainment and media in the annual Report,
WT Deals: Tinkercast Developing Slate of Kid and Family Podcasts With Sony Music
Tinkercast, a company co-founded by Guy Raz, host of NPR’s How I Built This, has struck a partnership with Sony Music Entertainment to develop a slate of shows. Raz founded Tinkercast with Mindy Thomas,
WT Deals: New Comedy Pilot Ordered by Freeform ‘Single Drunk Female’
Freeform has ordered a pilot for the comedy Single Drunk Female. The series is to star Sofia Black-D’Elia as an alcoholic who is forced to move back with her mother, played by Ally Sheedy,
WT Deals: Treefort Media Strikes TV & Podcast Deal With Village Roadshow Entertainment Group
Treefort Media, the podcast company behind the audio series Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood, has struck a deal with Village Roadshow Entertainment Group to cross-develop and produce podcasts and television series.
WT Deals: Melissa Moore is Executive Producer on Serial Killer TV Show ‘Happy Face’ Adapted from Podcast
CBS All Access is adapting the serial killer podcast Happy Face, about Dr. Oz contributor Melissa Moore, for television with writer Jennifer Cacicio, and creators Robert and Michelle King. The Podcast was created by Moore and co-produced with iHeart Media.
Shaun Gordon Joins Weintraub
Shaun Gordon joins the firm as an associate in the Entertainment Group. Prior to joining Weintraub, Shaun was a senior director in business affairs at Awesomeness, where he negotiated and managed deals across all verticals with a focus on feature films,