Gary A. Watson & Associates

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Specializing in Entertainment Law, Music, Film, Television & New Media

Gary A. Watson, Esq. has provided clients in the music, motion picture, television, new media and allied and ancillary industries with a full range of transactional entertainment legal services for nearly 25 years.  His music industry clients have included Motown Records, Def Jam Records, Tommy Boy Records, Jimmy Jam's and Terry Lewis' Flyte Tyme Records and Dr. Dre.  In the motion picture industry, his work has included representation of the filmmakers regarding their production of the recent independent film titled "Mississippi Damned," BET Pictures, II and the producers of the feature film, "Get On The Bus," which was executive produced by Spike Lee and starred Ossie Davis and Charles Dutton.  He also served as lead attorney for Universal Pictures on "The Guardian," a film by the director of "The Exorcist" and "The French Connection," William Friedkin; two pictures by Spike Lee, "Mo' Better Blues" and "Jungle Fever;" "Childs Play 3;" Wes Craven's and Shep Gordon's "People Under The Stairs;" the John Goodman starer, "The Babe;" the film featuring Goldie Hawn, Bruce Willis and Meryl Streep, directed by Robert Zemekis, entitled "Death Becomes Her;" and the Oscar Award winning picture starring Al Pacino titled "Scent of a Woman."  Television industry clients which he has served include BET on various series, Bobby Brown, actress LisaGay Hamilton from the series "The Practice" and an executive producer and staff writer on the current ABC/Family series " Lincoln Heights ". With respect to new media, Gary has provided services to clients such as Yahoo! Gary is the owner and operator of Gary A. Watson & Associates in Century City in Los Angeles , CA .