Gary A. Watson & Associates

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

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY (BOALT HALL) - J.D. (1984)

STANFORD UNIVERSITY , PALO ALTO , CALIFORNIA - A.B. Economics (1980)

Professional Experience

GARY A. WATSON & ASSOCIATES Century City , CA

OWNER, 7/05- Present

  • Represent actors, directors, producers, rights holders, literary and screenplay writers, managers, musicians, vocalists, independent production companies, record companies and entrepreneurs. Negotiate and prepare contracts for the development, production and exploitation of motion pictures, television programs and musical concerts and recordings.

  HURON LAW GROUP, LLP Century City , CA

OF COUNSEL, 11/01-7/05

  • Oversaw the firm's entertainment law practice. Represented actors, directors, producers, rights holders, literary and screenplay writers, managers, musicians, vocalists, independent production companies, record companies and entrepreneurs. Negotiated and prepared contracts for the development, production and exploitation of motion pictures, television programs and musical concerts and recordings.

THE LAW OFFICES OF GARY A. WATSON Century City, CA

OWNER , 4/93 10/01

  • Represented actors, directors, producers, rights holders, literary and screenplay writers, managers, musicians, vocalists, independent production companies, record companies and entrepreneurs. Negotiated and prepared contracts for the development, production and exploitation of motion pictures, television programs and musical concerts and recordings.

GREENBERG, GLUSKER, FIELDS, CLAMAN & MACHTINGER Century City , CA

ASSOCIATE, 1/92 - 4/93

  • Represented actors, directors, producers, writers, musicians, independent production companies and financiers. Negotiated and prepared contracts for the financing, development, production and exploitation of motion pictures, television programs and musical concerts and recordings, as well as, arranged agreements for the rendition of services by individuals in connection with such projects.

  UNIVERSAL PICTURES, MCA, INC. Universal City , CA

ATTORNEY, LAW DEPARTMENT, 1/89 - 11/91

  • Drafted and negotiated writers', producers', directors' and actors' agreements for feature films in development and production at Universal. Drafted and negotiated negative pick-up distribution agreements and oversaw the legal work associated with financing and securing completion bonds for such transactions. Lead attorney on "The Guardian," "Mo' Better Blues," "Jungle Fever," "Child's Play 3," "People Under The Stairs," "The Babe," "Death Becomes Her" and "Scent Of A Woman."