attended The University of Texas School of Law, ranked one of
the ten best law schools in the country, and acquired a Doctor
of Jurisprudence degree.
While in law school, Mr. Blake served as the
editor-in-chief of the Texas Review of Entertainment &
Sports Law and received the prestigious Kae L. Brockermeyer
Endowed Presidential Scholarship In Law.
has earned numerous distinctions as an entertainment
lawyer, including serving as a legal advisor for Film
Independent (formerly IFP/ LA).
He is also the lawyer for the Annual Hollywood Seminar,
now in its 19th year, which serves as a gathering of industry
professionals and leaders. In the area of authorship, Mr. Blake
has published articles on the entertainment industry in
publications such as Indie Slate, FilmMaker Magazine, the Film
& Television Law Quarterly, The Review of Entertainment
and Sports Law, and LEGAmedia. A selection of articles
is available online.
Blake has developed a strong network of partners in the
entertainment and legal community.
Mr. Blake is an active member of the American Bar
Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association Business Law and
Entertainment Law sections, the State Bar of California Business
Law and Entertainment Law sections, and the Los Angeles County
Bar Association. As a community leader and supporter of
charitable outreach, Mr. Blake provides services to California
Lawyers for the Arts, the College Legal Clinic, Film Independent
(formerly IFP/ LA), the Hollywood Seminar, and is an active
board member of the Los Angeles Texas Exes.
Additionally, Mr. Blake has served on the Beverly Hills
Bar Association Citizens Law School Committee, Minority and
Diversity Committee, Women in the Legal Profession, and the
Barristers Committee for the Arts (CFTA).
Lawyer & Producer
A. Blake has practiced entertainment law in Los Angeles for more
than fourteen years years with the law firm BLAKE & WANG P.A. From a
big firm background, his practice includes work exclusively for
entertainment clientele in contract, corporate, distribution and
financing, music, and packaging. Mr. Blake represents Academy
Award, Emmy Award, and Grammy Award recognized producers,
directors and artists and negotiates major motion picture
produced the Lions Gate Films release "The
Presence" with Daniel Myrick, director of "The
Blair Witch Project" and Oscar winner Mira Sorvino, and is representing "Winning
Sounds Like This" with executive producer Garry Marshall
and director Tom Hines (2008 Sundance Film Festival Nominee for
small sample of completed projects represented by Mr. Blake include
“Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” (2007) with Philip
Seymour Hoffman, Ethan
Finney, and Marisa Tomei, “The
Babysitters” (2007) with John
Leguizamo and Cynthia Nixon, “American
East” (2007) with Tony
Shalhoub, and “Richard III” (2007) with David Carradine and
Danny Trejo, among
many other notable projects. A list of recent feature film
projects Mr. Blake has represented can be found at www.imdb.com.
an entertainment lawyer, Mr. Blake represents writers and
animators of some of the best know works in the world, including
the Bill Peet Estate (Creator of "One
Hundred and One Dalmatians" and "Dumbo"), Emmy
award winner Anthony Bell (Co-creator of the “Rugrats”),
graphic novelist Mark Kalesniko (writer of "Mail Order
a producers rep Mr. Blake represents films at
major markets including the Cannes Film Festival, Sundance,
FILMART in Hong Kong, and AFM. Most recently, Mr.
Blake represented five feature films at the Cannes Film
Festival, including the Venice Film Festival Official Selection
"Karoy." As legal
representative of Magnepix
Mr. Blake is helping to expand distribution options for American
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