Wayne Kazan



Wayne Kazan is a partner in the Firm’s Entertainment practice group, where he has practiced since 1998. Wayne’s practice encompasses all aspects of the entertainment and technology industries, including film, television, video games and other interactive media and software, music and publishing.

Wayne came to Los Angeles after graduating from the University of Colorado, Boulder with the misguided impression that he would have a career as a rapper. When that did not work out, he went to law school.

Wayne was chosen as one of Variety’s top “Dealmakers” for 2014 and 2011, and is frequently sought after as a guest lecturer and panelist.

Hollywood Radio and Television Society

American Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Video Game Bar Association


Variety‘s Legal Impact Report, 2021

Variety‘s Dealmakers Impact Report, 2011 and 2014

J.D., University of Southern California, 1995

B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1990

“What’s Ahead for Digital Media in 2013” Panel Discussion

Weintraub Tobin and Moss Adams are co-sponsoring the LAVA Digital Media Group’s panel discussion: “What’s Ahead for Digital Media in 2013” on Tuesday, February 26. Making predictions in digital media can be challenging.

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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,

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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,

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Weintraub Clients and YouTube Sensation, Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox of Smosh Fame, Will Premiere Movie in July at VidCon

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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Wayne Kazan Named to Variety’s Dealmakers Impact Report

Attorney Wayne Kazan was named in Variety’s Dealmakers Impact Report. According to Variety, “Just a few years ago, videogame developers sought employment on massive console games, but now those same developers want to become entrepreneurs at the top of startup studios making casual games.

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Weintraub Tobin Raises Money for American Heart Association

Heart Walk Logo For a third year in a row, Weintraub Tobin is working to raise funds for cardiovascular diseases and stroke by partaking in the American Heart Association Heart Walk on Saturday,

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Weintraub Tobin Client David Mamet Receives his First Emmy Nod

Mamet Weintraub Tobin is proud to announce that our client David Mamet, who wrote and directed HBO’s “Phil Spector,” recently received two Emmy nominations, including Best Writing and Best Direction. This is the first Emmy nomination for the playwright.

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Weintraub Tobin Client Tracy Letts Wins Tony Award

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

SACRAMENTO / SAN FRANCISCO / LOS ANGELES, July 6, 2012 – Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Tobin & Tobin Law Corporation and Weissmann Wolff Bergman Coleman Grodin LLP have jointly announced the merger of their respective business and entertainment law firms.

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