Expertise DescriptionI have over 40 years of experience in the entertainment industry. My expertise includes: the motion picture and entertainment industry, filmmaking, film production, television production, cinematography, directing, writing, editing, contracts, royalties, copyright infringement, and agency procedure. I have prior expert witness experience.
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My expert witness experience includes: deposed in case regarding breach of contract by a major studio against a Texas-based producer and writer; Deposed regarding a lawsuit brought against a television production company in the name of an individual who claimed injury at work; Job descriptions, responsibilities; Contract review and analysis; Accounting for distribution and royalty statements; Union and Guild issues; IP issues (copyright, trademark, plagiarism, etc.).
My consulting services include: all areas of development, preproduction, production, postproduction, marketing, distribution, audience surveys; script writing; actor preparation; director preparation; producer training; Chief Consultant to a Motion Picture and Entertainment Industry Division; Consulted with more than 400 clients.
My professional experience includes: Entertainment Industry Consultant.
I've expert witnessed on a number of personal injury cases. Since I'm a director/producer as well, I often have to provide exact and specific accommodations for cast, crew, etc.
I've worked on numerous cases about exhibition and distribution of Hollywood features – both union and independent.
For many years, I consulted to The Gallup Organization, and was the head of their motion picture industry research group.
I have maintained connections with many distributors and exhibitors.
As a filmmaker, I've spent more time with distribution and exhibition than with production, over the past 10 years.
|Scholar of the House in Film||Yale University|
Awards & Affiliation
|Peabody Award for Broadcasting|
|MethodFest Film Festival|
|Audience Favorite Award|
|Silver CINDY Award (3)|
|Columbus Film Festival|
|Addresses to San Diego Entertainment and Sports Lawyers|
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases