October 14 2020
Feature adaptation Black of comic series Black Mask by co-creators Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3 has been acquired by Warner Bros. The script was written by DC’s Titans producer Jeff Robinov, who will also produce along with Guy Danella, and John Graham from Studio 8 with Black Mask Studio’s Matteo Pizzolo and Brett Gurewitz. Osajyefo and Smith are also co-producers on the project. Osajyefo came up with the concept about a universe where only Black people possess superpowers for the comic,
October 14 2020
Made Up Stories and Snoot Entertainment have partnered up and optioned the rights to the adult sci-fi novel written by Christopher Paolini To Sleep in a Sea of Stars. Paolini will adapt the book along with his sister and collaborator Angela Paolini.
Paolini is author of Eragon which landed him #1 on the New York Times best selling authors list by the age of 19. The book was adapted into a major motion picture in 2006.
October 14 2020
Noelle Stevenson will write and executive produce Lumberjanes, an animated series. The special is currently in development for HBO Max. Lumberjanes is a comic book originally created by Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, and Brooklyn A. Allen in 2014. The book has won many awards for its strong LGBTQ representation and female friendship.
Stevenson was a showrunner for She-Ra and the Princesses of Power for Netflix and DreamWorks Animation which received many GLAAD and Emmy nominations.
October 12 2020
Jennifer Stolo was recently named honoree of the Executive of the Year Award by the Corporate Citizenship Awards. Stolo is head of one of the largest Make-A-Wish chapters. Weintraub Managing Shareholder and Make-A-Wish board member Gary Bradus was quoted in the article:
Pulling off an endeavor of that magnitude takes much more than wishful thinking. It takes a leader like Stolo, who is laser focused and believes 100% in the mission.
October 2 2020
Weintraub Tobin, a leading California full-service law firm, is pleased to announce that Mark E. Ellinghouse has been named a 2020 40 Under 40 honoree by the Sacramento Business Journal. Each year the publication recognizes young Sacramento professionals with a high level of career achievement and contributions to the community.
Mark is a shareholder in the Firm’s Real Estate and Corporate practice groups.
September 25 2020
Each week, Mansion Global, a real estate publication of Dow Jones/Barron’s Group, poses a question to real estate tax attorneys. Sophia Y. Cizmarik was interviewed for a September 2020 article discussing real estate tax proposals on several state ballots in November. Sophia discussed the Split Roll initiative on the California ballot, which would change how property tax is assessed in the state by treating commercial and residential properties differently.
September 24 2020
Law360’s recent article Ex-Hemp Co. CEO Accused Of Selling Secret Strain For $3.8M details legal action by Josh H. Escovedo on behalf of Weintraub client Big Wuf Enterprises LLC. Big Wuf, partial owner of a failed venture to breed, cultivate, and sell hemp seeds, has filed suit against the venture’s former CEO, accusing him of selling its trade-secret hemp strain to Canadian company Canopy Growth for $3.83 million under a contract allegedly worth $13 million.
September 18 2020
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.
Moore found out at the age of 15 that she was the daughter of the serial killer known as the Happy Face Killer. She has authored a book, Shattered Silence,
September 15 2020
Sacramento, CA – Weintraub Tobin, a leading California full-service law firm, is pleased to announce that Louis Gonzalez, Jr. was named Best Lawyers® 2021 Litigation- Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year” in Sacramento. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location each year. The honor is awarded to the individual lawyer with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region.
August 31 2020
Josh Escovedo is quoted in a recent Sacramento Business Journal article titled Holding Back The Flood. The article explains how commercial evictions and lawsuits are inevitable unless Congress acts soon to help businesses.
I think right now there’s a certain level of forced cooperation.
Read the full article on the Sacramento Business Journal website, here.