Alan L. Grodin


Los Angeles


Alan L. Grodin is a shareholder whose practice primarily focuses on motion picture and television clients.

He has extensive experience in connection with the financing, production, distribution, and acquisition of motion pictures and the development, production, and licensing of television programs.

His clients include directors, writers, producers, and financiers of motion picture and television programs. He represents his clients from the initial stage of rights acquisition through the assembly of the production elements and the financing, production, and licensing of their projects in the United States and Asia, Europe, and Africa. With significant experience in the music industry, Alan has also represented recording companies, recording artists, music publishers, songwriters, and composers.

Recent significant activities include:

  • Negotiation of multiple high-profile writers, showrunner agreements on behalf of a European-based television production and distribution company.
  • Negotiation of writer and director’s agreements for services on multiple major feature films budgeted in excess of $100 million.
  • Representation of a major Asian star/director connected with co-financing and worldwide distribution of Chinese language high budget productions.
  • Representation of a Chinese public company in connection with the production and financing of a new high-budget Chinese feature film.
  • Negotiation of the first international feature film co-production between a major U.S. studio and a Chinese-based company.
  • Representation of a client in connection with the development of a film studio in Capetown, South Africa.
  • Negotiation of a major independent record label distribution agreement.
  • Negotiation of film distribution rights between major Russian producers/directors and US studios.
  • Negotiation of worldwide license arrangements for a catalog of classic television programs.
  • Representation of a major Indian bank in connection with a motion picture production financing loan.

State Bar of California,

Los Angeles County Bar Association

American Bar Association

Pennsylvania State University, College of Communications
Board of Visitors 


The Best Lawyers in America®, 2024 (Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television)

L.L.B., New York University, 1967

B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1964

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…

Federation Entertainment Partners with Paramount TV

Weintraub Tobin Shareholder Alan L. Grodin would like to congratulate client, Federation Entertainment, on completing their first-look agreement with Paramount Television. Federation Entertainment will partner up with Paramount TV to co-produce and co-distribute content “with a focus to collaborate with the best talents on formats worldwide,” as described by Pascal Breton. The…

Weintraub client elected to International Olympic Committee

Weintraub client, Anant Singh, was recently elected to the International Olympic Committee. Alan Grodin, Singh’s longtime attorney and close friend, says “Anant is an outstanding member of the international community, and will serve the IOC well.” Singh is the pre-eminent South African film producer known for over 80 films including…