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Gordon P. Firemark

Entertainment Attorney


Gordon Firemark has been involved with the entertainment industry in one way or another since his youth as a sound, lighting, and special effects technician in the theatre.   Nowadays, he is an attorney whose practice is devoted to the representation of artists, writers, producers and directors in the fields of theater, film, television and new media. He is also the producer and host of Entertainment Law Update, a podcast for artists and professionals in the entertainment industries (http://entertainmentlawupdate.com). He is the author of The Podcast, Blog and New Media Producer’s Legal Survival Guide.

A past President of the Board of Directors of The Academy for New Musical Theatre (now NMI), he has also served on the Boards of Governors of The Los Angeles Stage Alliance , (the organization responsible for the annual Ovation Awards for excellence in Theater) and the Beverly Hills Bar Association , where he served as liason to the Association’s Entertainment Law Section (of which he is a former chairman).

Mr. Firemark teaches Business Law , Entertainment Law, and Theatre Law at several Southern California colleges and law schools, and is the founder and chief instructor of the innovative online producer training course at Theatre Producer Academy (http://theatreproduceracademy.com)

For a free copy of Mr. Firemark’s ebook outlining the essential elements of a theatrical collaboration agreement, visit http://firemark.com/collaborationbook