Entertainment Industry Expert 163771 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I 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.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

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.).

Consulting Experience

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.

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes: Entertainment Industry Consultant.

Relevant Experiences

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.


BAMathematicsYale University
Scholar of the House in FilmYale University

Licenses Certifications

Awards & Affiliation

Peabody Award for Broadcasting
MethodFest Film Festival
Audience Favorite Award
Silver CINDY Award (3)
Columbus Film Festival
Chris Plaque
Addresses to San Diego Entertainment and Sports Lawyers

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases