The Entertainment Engine podcast welcomes our next special guest US entertainment attorney David Helfant. For the past 40 years, David has been practicing as an entertainment attorney specializing in music, motion picture, television, and video production and distribution. David is an expert in representing record producers, recording artists, record and publishing companies, major motion picture studios, and television, film, and video production companies.
David's clients have included over the years; Johnny Carson, Slash, Van Halen, Columbia Pictures, The Walt Disney Company, Paramount Pictures, John Travolta, Phil Collins, Jennifer Warnes to name a few. David was the Senior Vice President of Paramount Pictures and headed their Music Business and Legal Affairs Department for many years where he supervised attorneys, paralegals, and assistants negotiating and documenting soundtrack album, artist, producer, license, and music publishing agreements for motion picture productions at Paramount, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Films. Including; “The Italian Job”, “School Of Rock”, “Mean Girls”, “Team America”, “Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events”.
David has also been outside music counsel for The Weinstein Company, performing Business & Legal Affairs services on award-winning and highly acclaimed films such as; “Lion”, “Gold”, Southpaw”, "The Butler”, “The Iron Lady”, “Paddington”, “Scream 4”, “Scary Movie 5”, “The Tillman Story” and “Lawless”. David has also managed the career of US Actress, producer, director, author, singer/songwriter, Jennifer Love Hewitt, whose Hollywood career spans 30 years. Jennifer achieved much of her success by starring in movies such as, “I Know What You Did Last Summer,”, “Heartbreakers,” and “The Client List”
For more information on Helfant Law click on the link: https://www.helfantlaw.com
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