Entertainment & Media

The entertainment attorneys at Weintraub Tobin represent individuals and companies in all aspects of the entertainment and media industries.  Areas of emphasis include:

  • Film
  • Streaming Platforms
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Publishing
  • Social Media
  • Music
  • Esports
  • Theater
  • Virtual Reality
  • Sponsorship, Branding & Endorsements
  • Podcasts
  • Entertainment Finance
  • Licensing & Merchandising
  • Production Counsel Services
  • Touring
  • Business & Legal Affairs Services
  • Animation
 
 
WT Deals: “Black” Feature Adaptation Acquired by Warner Bros. from Co-Creators Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3 of Black Mask Comic Series

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,

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WT Deals: “To Sleep in a Sea of Stars” Book To Be Adapted Into a Feature

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.

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WT Deals: Noelle Stevenson is Writing and Will Executive Produce “Lumberjanes” HBO Max Animated Series

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,

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WT Deals: Melissa Moore is Executive Producer on Serial Killer TV Show ‘Happy Face’ Adapted from Podcast

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.

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Scott Hervey in CNN: Making TV Shows During Coronavirus is Taking More Time — and Money

Scott Hervey is quoted in Brian Lowry’s CNN article, Making TV Shows During Coronavirus is Taking More Time — and Money.  Scott moderated a August 5 panel for the Hollywood Radio and Television Society (HRTS),

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WT Deals: Jennifer Fox to Write and Direct Film Adaptation for “The Other Dr. Gilmore”

Tara Sattler negotiated the rights for Emmy nominated director Jennifer Fox to write and direct the film adaptation for The Other Dr. Gilmore. The story includes important social issues that are relevant to today such as universal healthcare,

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Tara Sattler and Jessica R. Corpuz Selected for Inclusion in 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers® Rising Star List

Los Angeles, CA (June 9, 2020) – Weintraub Tobin, a leading California full-service law firm, is pleased to announce that Tara Sattler and Jessica Rankin Corpuz have been recognized as 2020 Southern California Rising Stars.

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WT Clients: Annie LeBlanc Wins Favorite Female Social Star at Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2020

Weintraub Tobin congratulates firm client Annie LeBlanc for winning Favorite Female Social Star at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards held on Saturday, May 2, 2020. The firm extends its warm congratulations on this tremendous honor.

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WT Deals: Steve Conrad Slated to Write Film for Paramount Pictures About Nigerian Refugee Chess Prodigy

Todd Stern’s client Steven Conrad has been engaged by Paramount Pictures to write and executive produce a film about a Nigerian family who fled their home country seeking asylum in New York and their 8 year-old son who won the New York State Chess Championship in 2019.

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The “Wolf of Wall Street” Defamation Suit – The Risk of an “Inspired By” Character in Movies and TV

The motion picture Wolf of Wall Street was based on a book of the same title written by Jordan Belmont.  In the book, Andrew Greene, who was director, general counsel, and head of the corporate finance department at Stratton Oakmont between 1993 and 1996,

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