Mark Litwak is a veteran entertainment attorney and founder of the Law Offices of Mark Litwak & Associates based in Los Angeles, California. His practice includes work in the areas of copyright, trademark, contract, multimedia law, intellectual property and book publishing. As a Producer’s Representative, he assists filmmakers in arranging financing, marketing and distribution of their films.
The firms serves as production counsel for numerous television and new media programs and series including the Netflix series "Wet Hot American Summer," Yahoo Screen's "Other Space," and Warner Brothers/Cartoon Network's Emmy Award winning “Childrens Hospital.” Litwak is the author of six books: Reel Power, The Struggle for Influence and Success in the New Hollywood (William Morrow, 1986), Courtroom Crusaders (William Morrow, 1989),Dealmaking in the Film & Television Industry (Silman-James Press, 1994) (winner of the 1996 Kraszna-Krausz award for best book in the world on the film business), Contracts for the Film & Television Industry (Silman-James Press, 3rd Ed. 2012), Litwak's Multimedia Producer's Handbook (Silman-James Press, 1998), and Risky Business: Financing and Distributing Independent Film (. He has contributed articles to The Los Angeles Times, The Business of Film, The Hollywood Reporter, Moviemakerand Daily Journal. He also writes a blog forIndependent Filmmaker Project (IFP).
Litwak is an adjunct professor at the USC Gould School of Law where he teaches Entertainment Law. He has also taught entertainment law classes at Loyola Law School, the University of Puget Sound and U.C.L.A. Extension.
Litwak also functions as an expert witness, arbitrator and as a Producer's Rep, assisting filmmakers in the marketing and distribution of their films. His filmmaker clients have had award winning films in Cannes, Toronto, Telluride and other festivals.
Admitted 1977, California
Professional Webpage: www.marklitwak.com/mark-litwak.html
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