Todd Stern



Todd Stern is a shareholder in the Firm’s Entertainment practice group. Todd’s practice consists primarily of the representation of clients in the motion picture, television, digital media, publishing, and live stage industries.

Prominent directors, writers, actors, producers, and television and motion picture production companies represent a large portion of Todd’s client base. He also represents a number of award-winning creators and producers of animation properties for film, television, and digital media.

Todd’s diverse motion picture practice involves transactions with both major motion picture studios and independent production companies. Todd’s clients in television include executive producers, writers, and directors in scripted and non-scripted programming and a number of television production companies. He has been involved with television programming for ABC, CBS, NBC, F/X, HBO, Showtime, STARZ, Bravo, Nickelodeon, ESPN, and The CW.

In 2003, Todd was named ’20 Under 40′ lawyers to watch by the Los Angeles Daily Journal. Todd has been a speaker on panels at the American Film Market and numerous film festivals.

UCLA Entertainment Law Symposium
Advisory Board Member

Los Angeles Center of Photography
Board of Directors 2014 -2017


Highest “AV Preeminent” (5 of 5) Professional Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory


J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 1988

B.A., with highest honors, University of Illinois, 1985

WT Deals: Steve Conrad Set to Write “Game of Thrones” Prequel Series, “Tales of Dunk and Egg”

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WT Deals: Steve Conrad Slated to Write Film for Paramount Pictures About Nigerian Refugee Chess Prodigy

Todd Stern’s client Steven Conrad has been engaged by Paramount Pictures to write and executive produce a film about a Nigerian family who fled their home country seeking asylum in New York and their 8 year-old son who won the New York State Chess Championship in 2019.

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WT Deals: Matt Stawski to Make Feature Directorial Debut with Monster Mash by Universal Pictures

Scott Hervey and Todd Stern’s client Matt Stawski will make his feature directorial debut with Universal Pictures’ Monster Mash. The film is set to be an original musical film. Stawski is a Grammy nominated music video director of Side Effects for Awesomeness TV.

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WT Deals: Peter Ramsey to Make Live-Action Directorial Debut With ‘Love In Vain’ at Paramount

  Shareholder Todd Stern’s client Peter Ramsey will make his live-action directorial debut with Krystin Ver Linden’s screenplay of Love in Vain, which Paramount Studios recently purchased. Ramsey directed the major studio animated feature Rise of the Guardians and the Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse.

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Weintraub Tobin client, Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox of Smosh fame were featured in a Variety article announcing the premier of, “Smosh: The Movie.”  Shareholder Scott Hervey represented Ian and Anthony and executive producer Barry Blumberg in their deals. 

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Todd Stern Recognized in Variety’s 2015 Legal Impact Report

LOS ANGELES (April 14, 2015) – Weintraub Tobin shareholder, Todd Stern, was recognized in Variety’s 2015 Legal Impact Report as an attorney whose recent deals have changed the shape of entertainment.

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Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation is proud to announce that our client Tracy Letts has won a 2013 Tony Award for his role in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Letts took home the award Sunday for best performance by an actor in a play for his portrayal of George in Edward Albee’s famous play.

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Legendary and the Dowdle Brothers to Make Low Budget Thriller (Variety)

Dowdle Brothers Weintraub clients John and Drew Dowdle will co-write the upcoming microbudget thriller: “As Above, So Below” for Legendary Pictures. According to Variety, the film will be set in the catacombs beneath Paris where two archeologists look for hidden treasure.

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3 Cities. Over 70 Lawyers. Now 1 Great Law Firm: Weintraub Merges with LA Entertainment Law Firm

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