Barbara M. Rubin has been profiled in the March 2009 issue of Southern Savvy Magazine in connection with her appearance in The GLOW Project Movie.
Barbara M. Rubin is the founding partner of the entertainment law firm of Peter Rubin & Simon, LLP. Ms. Rubin is a veterean entertainment attorney who has put her extensive in-house corporate business and legal affairs experience at the service of writers, producers, actors, directors and small production companies in both film and television.
The former head of business and legal affairs for Spelling Television (reporting directly to Mr. Spelling), A&E Television Networks (West Coast) and Rysher Entertainment, Ms. Rubin came up through the business and legal affairs departments of CBS Television and Theatrical Films as well as Disney Television.
Twice elected to the board of governors of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) and twice appointed to its executive committee, Ms. Rubin is an active member of the entertainment community. She served on the Emmy License Negotiation Committee and co-chaired the Next Act Committee.
Ms. Rubin teaches "Negotiating the Writer's Deal" at UCLA and is a guest lecturer and panel moderator at USC, ATAS, Writer's Guild of America, Association of Talent Agents, eWomenNetwork, Woman In Film, California Bar Association, NAPTE, AMEC and MediaXchange. Additionally, she serves on the planning committee for the USC Institute on Entertainment Law and Business. Ms. Rubin serves as co-editor for Los Angeles Lawyer magazine and has authored two cover articles for the magazine; The Secrets of the Business Affairs Executive and Negotiating with Media Giants.
Ms. Rubin’s clients include, WGA Award-winner Ellen Weston (head writer, Guiding Light), Jeff Melvoin (executive producer, Alias and Army Wives), Bruce Zimmerman (writer/producer, Desperate Housewives, Judging Amy and CSI: Miami) and Alison Sweeney (Days of Our Lives and The Biggest Loser). Among the production companies the firm represents are BBC Worldwide Productions, Netflix (Red Envelope Entertainment), New Line Cinema, Maverick Films and GOTV.