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Barbara M. Rubin
BARBARA M. RUBIN “My experience working on behalf of both the studio business and talent sides of the entertainment industry gives me a deep knowledge and understanding of what it takes to close the deal. Part of the strategy behind making an effective deal involves leaving some goodwill on the table. In the end, both sides have to go to work together. The goodwill ensures a productive and lasting relationship.”

Barbara M. Rubin

Partner and Chair of the Entertainment Department

Los Angeles (main)

t: 310.556.7840
f: 310.556.2920
brubin@glaserweil.com

Barbara M. Rubin

Partner and Chair of the Entertainment Department

Los Angeles (main)

Glaser Weil Partner and Entertainment Department Chair Barbara M. Rubin is a veteran entertainment attorney who puts her extensive in-house studio business and legal affairs experience to work for writers, producers, actors, directors and small production companies in both reality and scripted television and film. She was dubbed a “top industry negotiator” by Emmy Magazine and is included in the Southern California Super Lawyers list. She is hailed for her work as an educator, including her role as Assistant Professor and Executive Director of the Entertainment Law Practicum at Loyola Law School.

The Entertainment Department is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Rubin was a co-founding partner of the entertainment law firm of Peter Rubin & Simon. She has served as the head of Business and Legal Affairs for Spelling Television (reporting directly to Aaron Spelling), A&E Television Networks (West Coast) and Rysher Entertainment. Ms. Rubin came up through the business and legal affairs departments of CBS Television and Theatrical Films as well as Disney Television.

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Twice elected to the Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and twice appointed to its Executive Committee, Ms. Rubin is an active member of the entertainment community. She was recently elected to the Motion Picture and Television Fund’s Professional Advisory Council and served on the Emmy License Fee Negotiation Committee and the Primetime Emmy Awards Committee.

In addition to her faculty position at Loyola Law School, Ms. Rubin has taught "Negotiating the Writer's Deal" at the University of California, Los Angeles and is often called upon to guest lecture or moderate panels at entertainment law events presented by UCLA, the University of Southern California, ATAS, the Association of Talent Agents, California State University, Northridge, as well as Women In Film, the California Bar Association, the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), eWomenNetwork and the Writers Guild of America. Ms. Rubin also serves on the Planning Committee for the USC Institute on Entertainment Law and Business.

Ms. Rubin is the author of two cover articles for Los Angeles Lawyer: "The Secrets of the Business Affairs Executive" (co-authored with Kyle Stewart) and "Negotiating with Media Giants." She is married to Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, Pierre Sauvage, and they have two grown children.

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