Lizbeth (Beth) West Speaks at Hope Cooperative’s “Stand Up Sacramento” Event

On October 27th, Hope Cooperative hosted the 10th Annual Stand Up Sacramento event, which raised over $100,000 to assist individuals and families experiencing mental health and homelessness challenges.

Weintraub shareholder and Hope Cooperative Board President Lizbeth (Beth) West spoke at the event about what led her to get involved with the organization and the difference it has made in the community.

“California Employment News” Launches Podcast

The video series California Employment News from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment practice group is now available as a podcast.

Initiated as a series of short, informational videos designed to keep California employers up-to-date on legal developments in employment law, all episodes are now also available in audio form.

WT Clients: Naomi Novik’s Novel ‘A Deadly Education’ Set for Film Adaptation

Universal Pictures is set to adapt to film the bestselling novel “A Deadly Education,” the first title in the Scholomance Trilogy by Weintraub client Naomi Novik.

The film will be directed by Meera Menon (Ms. Marvel) with Emily Carmichael (Jurassic World Dominion) and Shantha Susman adapting the screenplay. Todd Lieberman (Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers, Wonder) and David Hoberman (The Fighter, Wonder) are producers.

Read more about the project here on Deadline.

Naomi Novik is represented by Weintraub Shareholder Matthew Sugarman.

WT Deals: Toast News Network Picked Up by Dear Media

Podcast network Toast News Network, which includes the popular podcast The Morning Toast, will be added to the lineup of shows under Dear Media.

The network, founded by WT clients Claudia and Jackie Oshry, features original shows and podcasts from actors and influencers, such as Josh Peck, Lauren Elizabeth, and Shannon Ford. Dear Media will also be making an investment in the Oshry sisters’ cocktail brand, Spritz Society.

Weintraub Tobin helped to broker the deal, along with WME. Claudia and Jackie Oshry are represented by Weintraub shareholder Jessica Marlow.

Read more details about the deal here on IMDb.