Wayne Kazan

Shareholder


Los Angeles

310.858.7888

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
Member

American Bar Association
Member

Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member

Video Game Bar Association
Member

Awards

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

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