Entertainment & Media Law

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

  • Film
  • Television
  • Publishing
  • Music
  • Theater
  • Sponsorship, Branding & Endorsements
  • Entertainment Finance
  • Production Counsel Services
  • Business & Legal Affairs Services
  • Talent Representation

Weintraub Attorneys Take Part in BASF Pathways to Partnership Series

On Tuesday, April 9th, Weintraub attorneys will participate in a panel from the Barristers’ Club of San Francisco Bar Association’s (BASF) Pathways to Partnership Series. Part 1 of 2, “Transitioning from Senior Associate to Junior Partner,” will focus the panel discussion on the journey from associate to junior partner and…

Webinar: Comic Book Law 101 – The Ins-and-Outs of The Comic Book Industry

On September 8, Weintraub Shareholder Matt Sugarman will present as part of the American Bar Association webinar Comic Book Law 101. This panel will explore the comic book industry, its place in greater pop culture, and the key legal issues attorneys practicing in this area should know. Topics covered will include…

  • When: Sep 8, 2021
  • Where: Webinar

Upcoming LAVA DMG Event: A Conversation with Ethan Applen

Join us July 23!Weintraub Tobin and LAVA Digital Media Group will host a conversation with Ethan Applen, the executive director of Media Camp, a Turner/Warner Brothers Initiative, on Tuesday, July 23th. The conversation will focus on the opportunities and challenges with owning a startup company and will include a demo…

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“What’s Ahead for Digital Media in 2013” Panel Discussion

Weintraub Tobin and Moss Adams are co-sponsoring the LAVA Digital Media Group’s panel discussion: “What’s Ahead for Digital Media in 2013” on Tuesday, February 26. Making predictions in digital media can be challenging. At this time last year who even knew what Pinterest was, let alone that it would explode…

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WT Deals: Caleb Pressley Releases Chica~Chida

Barstool Sports personality and Sundae Conversations host Caleb Pressley has partnered with Piermont Brands to release a new peanut butter-flavored agave spirit, Chica~Chida. Pressley’s goal was to reach beyond the focus on agave terroir and production processes to add some fun and freshness to the world of spirits tasting. Weintraub shareholder…

WT Clients: Films Premiere at 2024 SXSW Festival

Several Weintraub clients had high-profile premieres at the recent SXSW Film Festival in Austin (March 8-16, 2024). Director Doug Liman unveiled his remake of “Road House” starring Jake Gyllenhaal at this year’s festival. Produced by Amazon MGM Studios, the film also stars Jessica Williams, Billy Magnussen, Lukas Gage, and Conor…

WT Deals: Zosia Mamet Cast in Upcoming Comedy from Peacock

Weintraub Client Zosia Mamet was recently cast alongside Michael Angarano and Tommy Martinez in Peacock’s upcoming comedy series “Laid” as series regulars, joining series lead Stephanie Hsu. Based on an Australian series, “Laid” is written and executive produced by Nahnatchak Khan and Sally Bradford McKenna. Weintraub shareholders Stan Coleman and Shaun Gordon represent Zosia Mamet. Read…

WT Clients: “Cheech & Chong’s Last Movie” Premieres at SXSW

Weintraub client Cheech Marin reunites with iconic comedic partner Tommy Chong for “Cheech & Chong’s Last Movie.” The film, premiered at SXSW, showcases their decades-long, up-and-down relationship in the documentary/road-trip comedy. Weintraub shareholders Stan Coleman and Matt Sugarman represent Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. Read the review by The Hollywood Reporter.

Weintraub Tobin Welcomes Caroline M. Korpiel

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to welcome Caroline M. Korpiel as an associate in the Firm’s Entertainment & Media practice group, where she assists clients in a wide spectrum of entertainment and intellectual property matters.

Navigating Username Jacking

Have you ever had the experience of attempting to register a social media account in the name of your business only to find that your preferred name is taken? Often, it’s just the case of another business with the same name having registered that account first. Other times, it’s evidence…