M. Jason Zelin, Esq.
Case Manager: Eve Thorstens
Tel: (310) 201-0010 Ext. 147
2005 – 2009 Brooklyn Media, Business Consultant/Producer
Development, business affairs, & production services for film and internet projects.
Conflict resolution, strategic planning and team-building for business clients.
2002 – 2008 Yari Film Group, Producer/Term Deal
Development, production services on film Killing Pablo & other literary acquisitions.
2006 – 2008 Hook TV, Inc., Chief Operating Officer
Supervised business, legal and financial affairs at late-stage startup website in the adventure sports niche, including all content negotiations, affiliate licenses and business and marketing plan creation.
2001 – 2002 Miracle Entertainment, President and COO
Supervised the legal and business operations of the publicly traded company.
Developed film projects with Ridley and Tony Scott, Will Smith, and Janet Yang.
1999 – 2001 Miramax Films, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions
Co-Head of the Film Acquisitions Department, responsible for the acquisitions of all film productions for both Miramax and Dimension Films.
1995 – 1999 Village Roadshow Pictures, Executive Vice President of Business Affairs
Supervised all legal and business aspects of a multinational production and distribution company, including both television and film.
Executive Producer of the television series The Aquanauts for Village Roadshow and the Discovery Channel.
1994 – 1995 Brilliant Media Inc., Executive Vice President
1990 – 1993 The Completion Bond Co., Vice President
1986 – 1990 Lorimar Home Video, Vice President, Acquisitions
LEGAL & LITIGATION EXPERIENCE
1985 – 1986 Feldman/Meeker Company Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs
1980 – 1984 Warner Brothers Television, Director of Legal & Business Affairs
1978 – 1980 Ervin Cohen & Jessup, Litigation & Entertainment Practice
1976 – 1978 Buchalter Nemer, General Business & First Amendment Litigation Practice
1976 Law Clerk Extern to Hon. David L. Bazelon, Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
2009 Mediating the Litigated Case, Straus Institute at Pepperdine
1976 JD, UCLA School of Law
1972 BA, Tufts University
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