Steven Katleman: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Steven Katleman

Los Angeles,  CA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Entertainment and Media
    Contact InfoTelephone: 310.586.7876
    Fax: 310.586.7800
    University University of California at Los Angeles, A.B., magna cum laude
    Law SchoolUniversity of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D.
    Admitted1980, California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
    Memberships Los Angeles County Bar Association; Century City Bar Association; American Bar Association.

    BornLos Angeles, California, July 11, 1954

    Steven Katleman represents individuals and companies who create, produce and sell content in all media, emphasizing television, motion pictures and new media. Mr. Katleman's clients include talent, such as writers, producers, performers and directors, as well as production companies and studios ranging from artist-owned boutiques to public companies, that create and supply programming to television broadcasters, television and motion picture distributors and studios. He also handles other content related matters, such as entertainment marketing, book publishing, celebrity endorsements and merchandising on behalf of both talent and companies.

    Areas of Concentration

    · Contract negotiations and consultation on behalf of producers, showrunners, writers, performers and directors in television and motion pictures

    · License and production agreements on behalf of production companies and program suppliers to broadcast networks, cable networks, syndicators and digital portals

    · Domestic and international production finance and distribution agreements for television and motion picture projects

    · Participation and contingent compensation arrangements, including supervision of participation audits

    · Complex rights and literary property matters

    · Merchandising and endorsement agreements, including commercials and infomercials

    · Publication agreements

    · Entertainment marketing for international brands

    · Product integration agreements

    · Rights and risk management issues for reality television projects

    Professional & Community Involvement

    · Adjunct Professor, Film and Television Law, University of Southern California Law School

    · Member, American Bar Association

    · Member, Century City Bar Association

    · Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association

    Awards & Recognition

    · Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television, 2009-2014

    · Listed, Variety, "Legal Impact Report: 50 Game-Changing Attorneys," 2012

    · Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

    Publications & Presentations

    Articles, Lectures & Publications

    Lectures (partial list)

    · The American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries

    · Beverly Hills Bar Association

    · Practicing Law Institute

    · Promotion Marketing Association

    · Digital Hollywood

    · Lecturer for numerous continuing legal education programs in California and New York


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    Office Information

    Steven Katleman

    1840 Century Park East, Suite 1900
    Los AngelesCA 90067-2121


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