Speaker Profile

Gordon Firemark

Media, Entertainment & Business Attorney - Firemark Entertainment Law

Gordon Firemark practices entertainment and media law in Los Angeles and is devoted to the representation of clients in film, television, theatre, and new media. He helps creative industry professionals make deals that make sense, and that get their productions developed, financed, produced and distributed. His practice also covers intellectual property, cyberspace, new media, business transactions, and corporate matters for clients in the fields of media, entertainment, content and digital business.

He holds a B.A. in Radio, Television and Film from the University of Oregon, and earned his law degree at Southwestern University School of Law. He teaches Entertainment Law at Columbia College Hollywood, Contract law at Pepperdine Law School and intellectual property law at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Before starting his own firm, he was a partner in The Business Affairs Group, and worked in the legal and business affairs departments at Hanna-Barbera Productions and the MGM/UA Worldwide Television Group.

Mr. Firemark is frequently referred to as “The Podcast Lawyer™”, and is the author of The Podcast, Blog, & New Media Producers’ Legal Survival Guide. (Https://podcastlawbook.com)
He is also a podcaster himself. Since 2009, he has produced and hosted “Entertainment Law Update” (http://entertainmentlawupdate.com), which provides a monthly roundup of news and commentary about the field of entertainment law for artists, lawyers, and other professionals in the industry.