Entertainment lawyer Gary Fenton has joined the Beverly Hills boutique entertainment law firm of Colden McKuin & Frankel from his former post as director of business affairs at the now defunct Artists Television Group, the television company Michael Ovitz started two years ago which wound down its activities and ceased to exist in its current form last month (Daily Variety, Aug. 14). At ATG, Fenton spent the past year negotiating TV agreements for that studio’s inaugural season.
Fenton began his legal career in the business affairs department of the William Morris Agency’s L.A. office where he worked for four years assisting the talent, literary, TV movie, syndication and new media departments in their business and legal affairs.
After WMA, he was director of business affairs at Greenblatt-Janollari Studios where he negotiated and documented numerous writer, director and talent deals including HBO’s hit “Six Feet Under.”
“We are thrilled that Gary is joining us,” said David Colden, a founding partner of the firm. “He brings with him a wealth of experience that will greatly benefit our clients.”
Added Fenton: “This firm seemed like a perfect place for me to venture into private practice. They’ve built a really great business, and are supportive of my efforts to develop new clients.”