Expertise DescriptionI have more than 15 years experience in film production, acquisition, arbitration, distribution, international sales, and gap financing. My experience includes: accident, loss of wages, estate claims, financial forecasting, economic damage analysis, economic losses, employment, estate and trusts, film finance, hiring probabilities, entertainment industry standards, business strategy, communications, copyright, intellectual property rights, chain of title, foreign sales, international business, new media, gap finance, licensing, contracts, business practices, and entertainment industry standards. My areas of film expertise include: film finance, international film sales, film licensing, film production, and motion picture film distribution. I have 5 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Expert reporting, expert opinion evidence, financial forecasting and referrals for clients; Cases involving persons in the entertainment industry who had loss of wages and economic damage claims from disfigurement, personal injury, health concerns, wrongful death, wrongful termination, copyright infringement and malpractice.
My consulting services include: Produced and / or directed over 6 feature films, dozens of commercials, corporate videos and events; Trainer and course leader for a program concerning the continuation of legal education.
I have over 20 years of hands on experience in the film development, production, finance and distribution arenas. Having produced and/or directed over 6 feature films, Live streaming television, dozens of commercials, corporate videos and events, as well as working in both the studio and independent film environment in film and television, I understand the inner workings of the entertainment industry, its hiring practices, business development, financing/distribution and the economic complexities and nuances involved.
I have been retained as an expert witness and consultant on over 4 dozen cases, with plaintiffs and defendants, such as producers, production companies, studios, media companies, investors, actors, writers, directors, on-air personalities, spokespersons, production crew, and other entertainment related personnel.
I have provided expert testimony, reporting, consultation, financial forecasting and referrals for clients on cases regarding economic damage and lost wages from copyright infringement, breach of contract, film and television distribution and platforms, disfigurement, personal injury, wrongful death, and economic downturn. I have prepared expert reports and provided deposition and trial testimony in matters before state and federal courts and in arbitration.
|BA||Economics and French||UCLA|
Awards & Affiliation
|Winner of Venice Film Festival|
|Winner of Heartland Film Festival|
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases