Brandon A. Blake
Attorney at Law
BLAKE & WANG P.A.
ENTERTAINMENT LAW FROM IDEA TO EXECUTIONÒ
Century Park Plaza
1801 Century Park East
Los Angeles, California 90067
Tel: (310) 295-1198
From a big firm background, his practice includes work exclusively for entertainment clientele in contract, corporate, distribution and financing, music, and packaging. Mr. Blake represents Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Grammy Award recognized producers, directors and artists and contributes to major motion picture distribution deals.
Mr. Blake has earned numerous distinctions as an entertainment lawyer, including serving as a legal advisor for Film Independent (formerly IFP/ LA). He is also the lawyer for the Annual Hollywood Seminar, now in its 18th year, which serves as a gathering of industry professionals and leaders. In the area of authorship, Mr. Blake has published articles on the entertainment industry in publications such as Indie Slate, FilmMaker Magazine, the Film & Television Law Quarterly, The Review of Entertainment and Sports Law, and LEGAmedia. A selection of articles is available online at www.blakewang.com.
He attended The University of Texas School of Law, ranked one of the ten best law schools in the country, and acquired a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree. While in law school, Mr. Blake served as the editor-in-chief of the Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law and received the prestigious Kae L. Brockermeyer Endowed Presidential Scholarship In Law.
As an entertainment lawyer Mr. Blake both represents clients at major markets including the Cannes Film Festival, Sundance, FILMART in Hong Kong, and AFM, and negotiates agreements on behalf of film, television, and music clientele. As legal representative of the distribution company MAGNEPIX, Mr. Blake is helping to expand distribution options for American independent filmmakers. He also assists in packaging projects for development and acquisition with distributors and studios that include Warner Bros., Sony, New Line, Twentieth Century Fox, and Buena Vista Television. He works with clients around the world including in Europe, Asia, and countries throughout South America. In the music industry, Mr. Blake represents recording artists in negotiations with recording labels and distributors including Sony Music, Universal Music, Zomba Music, and Quincy Jones Publishing.
Mr. Blake has a sophisticated and distinguished clientele, and is proud to count Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Grammy Award recognized producers, directors, and performers among his current clients. A small sample of projects Mr. Blake has represented include "Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead" with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, and Marisa Tomei, "The Babysitters" with John Leguizamo and Cynthia Nixon, "American East" with Tony Shalhoub, and "Richard III" with David Carradine and Danny Trejo, among many other notable projects. A list of recent feature film projects Mr. Blake has represented can be found at www.imdb.com.
Mr. Blake has developed a strong network of partners in the entertainment and legal community. Mr. Blake is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association Business Law and Entertainment Law sections, the State Bar of California Business Law and Entertainment Law sections, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. As a community leader and supporter of charitable outreach, Mr. Blake provides services to California Lawyers for the Arts, the College Legal Clinic, Film Independent (formerly IFP/ LA), the Hollywood Seminar, and is an active board member of the Los Angeles Texas Exes. Additionally, Mr. Blake has served on the Beverly Hills Bar Association Citizens Law School Committee, Minority and Diversity Committee, Women in the Legal Profession, and the Barristers Committee for the Arts (CFTA).
Find more information on his website: www.blakewang.com.
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