Shaun Gordon

Shareholder


Los Angeles

310.860.3305

Shaun is a shareholder in the Firm’s Entertainment practice group.

Shaun’s practice encompasses all aspects of the entertainment industry, including film, television, podcasts, and new media. He is a Los Angeles native who was a senior attorney in business affairs at a media company prior to joining the firm in 2018.

Awards

Best Lawyers in America®, “Ones to Watch”, 2023 – 2024, Entertainment and Sports Law

Variety Magazine’s Legal Impact Report, 2021, 2023

Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star”, 2022, 2023

J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law

B.S., University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business

WT Deals: Orbit Media Presents New Podcast Docu-Series ‘Avenger’

Weintraub client Orbit Media cast Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel and actor/director Fisher Stevens for its upcoming documentary podcast series, Avenger. The series will share the true story of the Argentine ‘Death Flights’ that occurred during the late 70s and the local journalist who was determined to shed light on the crimes…

WT Deals: Gregg Simon to Direct New Thriller “The Patience of Vultures”

Weintraub client Gregg Simon is set to direct “The Patience of Vultures,” a neo-noir crime thriller presented by Pulsar Content, XYZ Films, and WME Independent. Luis Guzmán (“Narcos,” “Traffic”) and Ed Skrein (“Game of Thrones,” “Deadpool”) are set to lead the ensemble cast, which also includes Josh Brener (“The Last…

Weintraub Tobin Audio Team Named to Variety’s Legal Impact Report 2023

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that the Firm’s Audio Team of partners Shaun Gordon, Jessica Marlow, Tara Sattler, and associate Jamie Lincenberg have been named to Variety’s 2023 Legal Impact Report. Variety spotlights the world’s top lawyers in entertainment and media in the annual Report, highlighting their groundbreaking work…

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…

WT Deals: Steven Hein Launches Podcast Company Story Mill Media

Weintraub client Steven Hein has launched a new podcast company called Story Mill Media. The company completed a pre-seed round of financing to fund several original podcasts with help from Weintraub’s Justin Borrowdale. Hein previously worked for Fox, Legendary, and most recently at NBC, where he was responsible for NBC’s…

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, production companies, writers, authors, and talent. He has developed a particular expertise in…

WT Deals: Paramount+ Orders Crime Drama Series “Happy Face”

Paramount+ is ordering the TV adaptation of the hit true-crime podcast series Happy Face.  The podcast series was created by Weintraub client Melissa Jesperson-Moore and produced in partnership with iHeart Media. Jesperson-Moore discovered at 15 that her father was the serial murderer known as the Happy Face Killer, which the…

WT Deals: Zosia Mamet Signs Two-Book Deal With Viking Penguin

Actress, writer, and producer Zosia Mamet has signed a two-book deal with Viking Penguin.  My First Popsicle, an anthology exploring food experiences and featuring celebrity contributors, is scheduled for publication in Fall, 2022.  The second book will feature a collection of personal essays and is slated for 2023. Currently appearing…

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, highlighting their groundbreaking work in film, television, music, and digital. Weintraub’s…

Shaun Gordon Joins Weintraub

Shaun Gordon joins the firm as an associate in the Entertainment Group. Prior to joining Weintraub, Shaun was a senior director in business affairs at Awesomeness, where he negotiated and managed deals across all verticals with a focus on feature films, series, short-form digital projects, and brand partnerships. Shaun spent…