Advisory Board Member
IN THE PAST
Awarded Entertainment Lawyer of the Year by Beverly Hills Bar Association
Former Head of Worldwide Business Affairs at Warner Brothers
Named “Southern California super lawyer” by Los Angeles magazine
Eric Weissmann is a Hollywood Power Lawyer and Deal Maker representing actors, directors, producers and financiers, and was founding partner of Weissman Wolff et al. LLP in 1981 where he was senior partner in the firm’s entertainment department. Weissmann’s clients have included acclaimed directors such as
Weissmann has been practicing entertainment law since 1957. Weissmann has lectured at many law schools including Harvard, Yale, UCLA and USC. And he is currently an adjunct professor of Law at USC. Weissmann travels extensively participating at entertainment symposiums in foreign countries including Russia and Australia, at the Cannes Film Festival and has lectured for the U.S. State Department in Brazil, Bolivia and El Salvador. Weissmann is a former president of the Los Angeles Copyright Society and was the first recipient of the Indy (friends of independents) award given by the independent feature project West.
Weissmann also has extensive international entertainment experience and has represented the New South Wales (Australia) government film industry, the studio owned by the then-government of Yugoslavia.
Weissmann is listed in numerous national and international publications naming the best lawyers in America including as a “Southern California super lawyer” by Los Angeles magazine. Weissmann received both his undergraduate and law degrees from UCLA.