Christine S. Cuddy

Christine S. Cuddy: Attorney with Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo LLP AV stamp icon
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Christine Cuddy handles business negotiations and other legal matters for clients in the motion picture, television, videogame and book publishing industries. Such clients include authors of both fiction and non-fiction books, as well as theatrical and television writers and directors. Among her clients are Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy winning writers, a Pulitzer Prize winning author, and several authors who regularly appear on the New York Times Best Seller List. She also represents video game companies and independent motion picture production companies.Ms. Cuddy specializes in copyright matters, and frequently represents copyright owners with respect to the exploitation of their literary material. She also reviews chains-of-title to assist clients in the evaluation of the rights for theatrical remakes and sequels. She also regularly represents both established and emerging screenwriters in dealings with both major studios and independent companies.Ms. Cuddy has a long track record of representing authors who have successfully sold their books to moviemakers. She is counsel to George R.R. Martin, whose novels have been transformed into one of the most popular shows on HBO (“Game of Thrones”). She is also counsel to Anne Rice (“Interview with the Vampire”), and Nick Schou, whose book “Kill the Messenger” was recently made into a motion picture starring Jeremy Renner. Ms. Cuddy also frequently handles matters related to the Writers Guild of America Agreement. She is counsel to Peter Barsocchini, and negotiated the deal with Disney for the sale of his separated rights to “High School Musical,” one of the most successful television movies of all time.Ms. Cuddy, a Martindale Hubbell “AV Preeminent” attorney and Southern California Super Lawyer (2010-2017), graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her J.D. from Stanford Law School. She has given numerous courses at UCLA Extension on various topics relating to the motion picture and television industries. Ms. Cuddy is a member of the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles Copyright Society and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. She was previously Of Counsel to Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp, and a Partner at Rosenfeld Meyer & Susman. Ms. Cuddy was selected for inclusion in the 2016, 2017, and 2018 editions of “The Best Lawyers in America,” which ranks her among the top lawyers in the nation. In 2014, she was named to Variety’s “Legal Impact Report” and “Dealmakers Impact Report.”

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Entertainment Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Intellectual Property

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
310-286-9696  Phone
310-277-7145  Fax
University Attended:
Harvard University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1971
Law School Attended:
Stanford University, J.D., 1974
Year of First Admission:
1974, California
Beverly Hills Bar Association; State Bar of California; Los Angeles Copyright Society.
Birth Information:
Bethesda, Maryland, February 14, 1950

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Los Angeles, California

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