Attorneys will rep feature film and television talent
producers, as well as independent production outfits that finance and produce TV movies and series. Erickson joins of counsel, Small as a partner. “Gunnar and Brad have sophisticated knowledge about the entertainment business including a particular focus in the television industry,” Manatt Phelps CEO Paul Irving said. “Their expertise is consistent with our goals of continuing to build a uniquely positioned multidisciplinary entertainment practice serving both high-end talent and global entertainment institutions while providing our clients the best representation available.” The newly appointed attorneys have clients including actress Thora Birch (“American Beauty”); TV producers Gary Randall (“Any Day Now”), Cindy Chupack (“Sex & the City”) and Deborah Joy Levine (“The Division”); and writer Nicholas Pileggi (“Casino”). Institutional clients include Carlton America and A&E Television.