Barbara Rubin to Appear on CLE Panel
Barbara Rubin will be part of a distinguished panel entitled “Reality TV: Understanding the Unique Issues.” The panel is part of a two-day program on Film, TV and New Media Law sponsored by CLE International at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in LA on January 21-22, 2010.
FIRM Hosts Academy Intern
For the third consecutive year, the firm had the opportunity to host a Business Affairs intern through the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation internship program. This year's intern, Stacy Young, is pictured with Barbara Rubin.
Arnold Peter a Top Dog at Cal State, Fresno
Arnold Peter was honored with a Top Dog Award from the College of Social Sciences at California State University, Fresno. The award is given annually to the University’s most distinguished alumnae/i.
eWomen Network Welcomes Barbara Rubin
Barbara Rubin was invited to be a member of the Advisory Council of eWomen Network Foundation. The Foundation awards grants to small non-profits whose mission includes improving the emotional and financial well-being of women and children. Barbara joins an illustrious group of wise, seasoned women from all areas of media and business.
David Tenzer Judges Docs
David Tenzer has been selected as one of the official members of the Documentaries Jury for the 2009 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.
Clay Newbill Swims with Sharks
Clay Newbill is the executive producer of “Shark Tank,” a show for ABC produced by Mark Burnett Productions. Clay is represented by Jody Simon.
Arnold Peter on Panel at NATPE Conference
Arnold Peter recently participated in a panel at the National Association of Television Program Executives Annual Conference in Las Vegas on “India: A Booming TV Market.” The panel was moderated by Emiliano Calemzuk, President, Fox Television Studios and included Andy Kaplan, President, Sony Pictures Television International, Uday Shankar, CEO, Star TV Network India, Subroto Bhattacharya, CEO, Zee TV Network Americas and Shravan Goli, General Manger of Yahoo! Video. Click here to download a white paper on the television business in India authored by RPRS Media Partners, LLC, the media consulting business of RPRS.
Sara Rea a Runway Sensation
Jody Simon’s client Sara Rea was tagged by Lifetime to be the executive producer of the first season of Project Runway produced for that network by Bunim-Murray Productions. The show is completing production and scheduled for air in early 2009.
Arnold Peter Delivers Keynote at Northwestern University
Arnold Peter delivered the Keynote Address at The Annual Scholars Retreat for The Media Management Center at Northwestern University. The Scholars Program is designed to cultivate a new generation of outstanding business leaders for the media and information industry. Arnold Spoke on the business opportunities and the unique challenges facing media companies in the emerging economies such as Brazil, Russia, India and China.
Barbara M. Rubin elected to the Motion Picture and Television Fund's Professional Advisory Council
The Motion Picture & Television Fund was created by such industry luminaries as Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith, who realized the need for reaching out to those in the entertainment industry who fell upon hard times. The original Board of Trustees included many of the biggest names in Hollywood such as Harold Lloyd, Douglas Fairbanks, Mae Murray, William S. Hart, Cecil B. DeMille, Jesse L. Lasky, Charles Christie, Robert Fairbanks, Donald Crisp, Frank Woods, Fred Beetson, Hal Roach, Rupert Hughes, Rob Wagner, Ewell D. Moore, Irving Thalberg, Wedgewood Nowell and Alfred A. Cohn.
PB&J Producing New Projects
PB&J Television, represented by Jody Simon, is currently in production on a new show for The CW called Blonde Charity Mafia. The series follows the lives of twenty-something socialites in Washington, DC. The company has just completed a presentation for an untitled Brooke Burke project for Style, and has been picked up to produce another season of "Dress My Nest".
And the Emmy Goes To…
Barbara M. Rubin has been appointed to the Academy’s Emmy Primetime Awards Committee. Jody Simon continues to serve on the Award Anomalies Committee. Both also serve on the Professional Representatives Peer Group Advisory Committee.
Lights, Camera Action!
Gary Raskin represented 26 Films in financing for the motion picture My Life in Ruins, starring Nia Vardalos and Richard Dreyfuss. The film was shot on location in Greece and Spain and is scheduled for a summer/fall 2008 release date.
Arnold Peter negotiated a spokesperson agreement for Dr. Christine Dumas with Ketchum on behalf of Kellogg's. Under the agreement, Dr. Dumas became the lead panellist for an innovative marketing and advertising campaign that focuses on diet and fitness.
Jody Simon’s Client Keeps on Dancing
Coming off another top-ten season, BBC Worldwide Productions’ Dancing with the Stars continues to be a huge hit, spawning a mini-industry of videos, live stage shows, video games and other merchandise. The eighth season has been ordered for spring, 2009.
Arnold Peter Acts as Legal Counsel to The Indian Film Festival
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles has extended its engagement of Arnold Peter as general counsel. The Festival highlights best achievements of the rich Indian culture, as embodied in its motion pictures, and provides opportunities for Indian films to be seen by mainstream America. Arnold Peter was also retained as legal council by The Expresion en Corto, a leading film festival in Mexico, that is highlighting India for its 2008 showcase country.
BARBARA RUBIN, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Barbara M. Rubin has taken on title of co-editor-in-chief for Media/Entertainment Insights.
Arnold Peter was recently appointed to the Los Angeles Regional Board of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF which was founded in 1947 to support the work of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), raising funds for its programs and increasing awareness of the challenges facing the world's children. The oldest of 37 national committees for UNICEF worldwide, it is part of a global effort to save, protect and improve children's lives.
Barbara M. Rubin is a consultant for PINK magazine.
Smooth Sailing – Gary Raskin settled the litigation between Maverick Films and Inferno Distribution concerning a dispute between motion picture projects, The Stanford Prison Experiment and The Experiment.
BBC Pops for MTV
Jody Simon’s client BBC Worldwide is the production company on MTV’s Top Pop Group, a music competition premiering on MTV in September 2008.
Gary Raskin settled the litigation between Maverick Films and Inferno Distribution concerning a dispute between motion picture projects, The Stanford Prison Experiment and The Experiment.
Gary Raskin served as finance counsel for the motion picture Run for Her Life starring Dermott Mulroney—pre-production is currently underway.
Barbara M. Rubin Recruits for Army Wives
Barbara M. Rubin represented client Jeff Melvoin in a deal to take on the role of executive producer and show-runner of the new drama series Army Wives produced by Touchstone Television for the Lifetime network.
Let the Music Play
Jody Simon’s client, Liquid theory, has a presentation order from MTV for a show called Hollarado.
And the Mole is…
The new season of The Mole is about to begin with Jody Simon’s client, Clay Newbill, serving again as executive producer.