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. Trevor Noah will produce the drama through his Day Zero Productions banner along with State Street Pictures’ George Tillman Jr. and Bob Teitel.

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WT Deals: Peter Ramsey to Make Live-Action Directorial Debut With 'Love In Vain' at Paramount


Shareholder Todd Stern’s client Peter Ramsey will make his live-action directorial debut with Krystin Ver Linden’s screenplay of Love in Vain, which Paramount Studios recently purchased. Ramsey directed the major studio animated feature Rise of the Guardians and the Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse. Love in Vain is a  biopic of Robert Johnson, the 1930’s singer, songwriter, and guitar player whose pioneering blues style influenced generations of musicians.

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21 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

SACRAMENTO, CA (August 7, 2017) – Weintraub Tobin, a leading California full-service law firm, is pleased to announce that 21 Weintraub Tobin attorneys are Martindale-Hubbell rated. Out of the 21 attorneys, 19 have received the AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, while three attorneys have been given the Distinguished rating.


AV Preeminent® Rating is the highest peer rating standard and given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level. Weintraub Tobin attorneys who have received the AV Preeminent® Rating include Gary L.

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Weintraub Clients and YouTube Sensation, Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox of Smosh Fame, Will Premiere Movie in July at VidCon

Weintraub Tobin client, Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox of Smosh fame were featured in a Variety article announcing the premier of, “Smosh: The Movie.”  Shareholder Scott Hervey represented Ian and Anthony and executive producer Barry Blumberg in their deals.  The movie is now set to have its world premiere on July 23 at digital video conference VidCon in Anaheim, Calif.  Following the premiere, the movie will be launched in a limited theatrical release,

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Todd Stern Recognized in Variety’s 2015 Legal Impact Report

LOS ANGELES (April 14, 2015) – Weintraub Tobin shareholder, Todd Stern, was recognized in Variety’s 2015 Legal Impact Report as an attorney whose recent deals have changed the shape of entertainment. Stern joins an elite group of attorneys working in film, television, theater, and digital media.

The Legal Impact Report is a list compiled by Variety’s editorial team and is based on nominations from the legal and entertainment communities,

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Weintraub Tobin Raises Money for American Heart Association

Heart Walk Logo

For a third year in a row, Weintraub Tobin is working to raise funds for cardiovascular diseases and stroke by partaking in the American Heart Association Heart Walk on Saturday, September 21 at William Land Park.

Our attorneys and staff work hard during the summer months to gear up for the walk, which raises the dollars needed to fund life-saving research and initiatives in our local community. Each year,

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Weintraub Tobin Client Tracy Letts Wins Tony Award

Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation is proud to announce that our client Tracy Letts has won a 2013 Tony Award for his role in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Letts took home the award Sunday for best performance by an actor in a play for his portrayal of George in Edward Albee’s famous play. The playwright and actor was up against some tough competition including Tom Hanks, Nathan Lane, David Hyde Pierce and Tom Sturridge.

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Legendary and the Dowdle Brothers to Make Low Budget Thriller (Variety)

Dowdle Brothers

Weintraub clients John and Drew Dowdle will co-write the upcoming microbudget thriller: “As Above, So Below” for Legendary Pictures.

According to Variety, the film will be set in the catacombs beneath Paris where two archeologists look for hidden treasure. Sources say the film would be set in the $5-$10 million range, which stretches the boundaries of what constitute a micro-budget picture, a team popularized for films in the under-$1 million budget range.

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