Kyle Stewart is a veteran production counsel for television, film and new media projects and assists in the business development for entertainment production companies. Prior to joining Glaser Weil’s Entertainment Department, Ms. Stewart was one of the original senior associates at Peter, Rubin & Simon, where she serviced various production company clients, including 13 cycles of BBC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”
Ms. Stewart understands that, in entertainment, it takes collaboration and integrity for the deal to happen — and it isn’t until a satisfactory outcome is reached for everyone that the product can be created. She advises clients on both the business and creative sides, ensuring their interests are well represented.
Ms. Stewart previously served as vice president of Business and Legal Affairs for USA Cable Entertainment, where she assisted in the formulation of division and departmental policies and procedures, and handled the business and legal affairs for all scripted pilots and series produced for initial exhibition on USA Network and SyFy. She also negotiated and drafted series staff, talent, development, acquisition and distribution agreements, and researched and reconciled union violations.
While attending Whittier Law School’s accelerated program, Ms. Stewart served as a business and legal affairs paralegal for Rysher Entertainment, where she continued to work as an attorney after obtaining her bar license. She also worked at Spelling Television, Inc. as a business and legal affairs coordinator.
Outside of work, Ms. Stewart dedicates her time to her family, including two toddlers. She enjoys films and music and is actively engaged in politics serving as an election day legal observer.
Represented production companies and other clients on the following television and film projects (*not an exhaustive list):
“Dancing with the Stars” (ABC television series)
“Skating with the Stars” (ABC television series)
“Hollywood Treasure” (SyFy television series)
“Bad Sex” (Logo television series)
“Scouted” (E! television series)
“Date My House” (TLC television series)
“America’s Prom Queen” (ABC Family television series)
“Clash of the Choirs” (NBC television series)
“Blade” (Spike TV television series)
“Lip Service” (Showtime comedy special hosted by Niecy Nash)
“One Night Stand Up” (Logo series of comedy specials)
“Father of Invention” (film starring Kevin Spacey and Heather Graham)
“My Life In Ruins” (film starring Nia Vardalos and Richard Dreyfuss)
“Material Girls” (film starring Hilary Duff and Anjelica Huston)
“Cruel World” (film starring Edward Furlong and Jamie Pressly)
League of Young Voters, co-founder
“The Secrets of the Business Affairs Executive,” co-authored with Barbara M. Rubin, Los Angeles Lawyer