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Walter B. | Elance
 
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Walter B.

Filmmaker/entertainment legal & business affairs
   United States
  |   Burbank, CA
  |  1:26 pm Local Time

Overview

I have 15 years of extensive experience on both the legal/business end and creative end of film and multimedia projects. My work experience includes huge companies such as Disney and MGM as well as for independent filmmakers.

I've served as in-house counsel to film distributor Image Entertainment and Rhino Entertainment so I know what distributors need before they pay you.

As a filmmaker I wrote/directed/produced "Voodoo Possession" starring Danny Trejo distributed by Image Entertainment, amongst over 40 feature films, short films, docs...

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Portfolio

horror/supernatural feature film. Served as writer, director, producer, attorney
Zombie short film. Served as writer, director, producer, attorney.
Comedy feature film. Served as writer, director, producer, attorney.

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Service Description

As an independent filmmaker and entrepreneur I know there are a million things that must be done that you don't want to worry about or can't afford. I'm here to guide you through the process using my experience working at major studios, for major producers, independent distributors and filmmakers. I've been through or have seen it all.

There are so many things the prevent people from getting paid or having someone complete work and I don't want you to learn the hard way. Some of the things I can help you with:

Script Analysis
I've been doing studio-level script analysis since 1997. I was Assistant Story Editor for MGM Pictures and coordinated script coverage on a daily basis for hundreds of scripts. I did script analysis for A-list producers John Davis (Predator, I, Robot) and Graham King (The Departed, The Aviator) and many up and coming screenwriters both produced and unproduced.

Screenwriting
I've written an internationally distributed horror feature "Voodoo Possession" with Danny Trejo and have done assignment screenwriting for producers with over 20 produced features. I specialize in writing comedy, horror, action and thrillers features but focus on smart, emotionally gripping stories and interesting characters no matter what the genre is.

I've produced low-budget movies and can write your movie to a certain budget range. I currently have 14 finished feature length scripts. I write very fast. I once wrote a script from concept to 1st draft in 5 days and a...

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Employment

Veranda Entertainment LLC
Consultant
2014 - 2014
Legal/business affairs consultation for digital film distributor
Image Entertainment Inc.
Legal/Business Affairs consultant
2013 - 2014
Legal/Business Affairs consultant for large publicly traded independent film distributor with over $100M in revenues.
RR Media LLC
writer/director/producer/attorney
2012 - 2014
writer/director/producer/attorney on feature horror film "Voodoo Possession"
We Made It LLC
screenwriter
2013 - 2013
Screenwriter on a gritty cop thriller feature film ala "Dirty Harry'
Old Fool Films
Legal/business affairs consultant
2013 - 2013
Advised Philippine film production company on international finance and distribution agreements.
National Film Society
legal/business affairs consultant
2012 - 2012
Advised production company on contracts with PBS and other distribution outlets.
Image Entertainment Inc.
Associate Director of Business Affairs
2008 - 2012
In-house attorney. Negotiate and draft distribution, licensing and acquisition agreements, Work with licensors to acquire all legal delivery and marketing documents, analyze all chain of title,...
Rhino Entertainment Licensing Department
writer/director/producer
2008 - 2008
Wrote, directed, produced short film presentation for the Warner Music Group licensing department.
Rhino Entertainment
Manager of Business and Legal Affairs
2004 - 2008
In-house attorney for catalogue division of a major record label, Warner Music Group.Negotiate, draft, analyze and summarize agreements for videos, music, DVDís, digital, wireless, settlements,...
Europe Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training Program
writer/director/producer
2005 - 2005
Wrote/directed/produced presentation video training class.
Universal Music Group Ebay Division
Featured Autograph Auction Operations and Customer
2003 - 2004
Supervised, developed operations for Specialty Customer Service Dept. for top 10 Ebay retail site generating over 1/3 of Divisionís revenue. Coordinated 4 customer service reps.
WALT DISNEY STUDIOS
Consultant
2002 - 2003
Consultant for various departments: Buena Vista TV Business Affairs, Music Business Affairs, Immigration/Minors Contracts, Analyzed film and TV syndication documents, Drafted and distributed...
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS
Assistant Story Editor
2000 - 2001
Correspondence with numerous talent representatives and production companies, Updated, and organized hundreds of contracts, Business Affairs Liaison, Supervised Intern Program

Education

University of Miami School of Law
Juris Doctor
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University of Florida
B.S. in Marketing
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Miami Dade College
School of Film and TV (4.0 GPA)
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UCLA Extension
Studies in Film, TV and Entertainment
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