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“I Don’t Flinch in the Face of Adversity”: Shawn Holley Talks Name Partner Status and Career Highlights

Shawn Holley has long been a respected pillar of the legal community, and now her name is on the door of one of Hollywood’s top entertainment law firms. The new Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump…

Top 10 Entertainment Law Schools

From Hollywood-adjacent campuses to East Coast Ivies, these institutions are among the best for educating the next generation of entertainment attorneys.

Will New Media Revive Old Labor Concerns Amid Streaming-Era Issues?

Two years after the war between writers and agents went nuclear, as David A. Goodman completes his final months as president of the Writers Guild of America West, he thinks about the moment the fight

Hollywood Stakeholders Talk Return to Production at THR’s Virtual Power Lawyers Event

Over the course of the COVID-19 chaos, productions stalled, television season were halved, and once theatrically bound films went day-and-date on studio streaming services. Lawyers across the

Power Lawyers 2021: Hollywood’s Top 100 Attorneys

As Hollywood inches closer to a post-pandemic "normal" amid shortening theatrical windows, continuing consolidation and the sunsetting of packaging, the 100 attorneys on The Hollywood Reporter's 15th…

MGM’s Top Attorney Lesley Freeman on Finding Her Place in Hollywood and Keeping a Busy Film Slate Amid the Pandemic

MGM's top attorney has guided the studio through acquisitions, expansions and pandemic pivots

From Beyonce’s Advisors to the Lawyer Behind Taylor Swift’s Masters Acquisition: The Top Music Attorneys of 2021

With touring halted during the pandemic, these attorneys helped clients leverage streaming and sell catalogs.

Power Lawyers Returns: Nominations Are Open for The Hollywood Reporter’s 2021 Top Attorneys List

The Hollywood Reporter's 15th annual Power Lawyers list is currently set to be published in May.

Hollywood Reporter’s Power Lawyers Breakfast Goes Virtual as Sherrilyn Ifill Delivers Keynote, Ted Sarandos Honors Netflix’s David Hyman

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund president and director-counsel Sherrilyn Ifill and journalist Jemele Hill headlined a virtual event, which also featured Netflix's Ted Sarandos presenting The…

Sherrilyn Ifill Discusses Hollywood’s Role in the “Monumentally Important” Georgia Run-Off and Beyond

In a conversation for THR's Power Lawyers event on Wednesday, Sherrilyn Ifill, the president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and journalist Jemele Hill spoke…

How a Hollywood Power Lawyer Used Her Abortion Story to “Pay It Forward”

Talent attorney Jodi Peikoff talks about her own experience, the stakes of protecting Roe v. Wade and how Hollywood can help.

Top Entertainment Law Schools: 11 Colleges and Universities Where Hollywood Reporter’s Power Lawyers Got Started

Where did the lawyers on The Hollywood Reporter's Power Lawyers 2020 list learn their skills? From Harvard to UCLA, here 11 top entertainment law schools.