Sam Fischer
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Ziffren Brittenham LLP



With a practice focused on talent, Sam Fischer represents some of the top actors, writers, directors, producers, executives and companies in the motion picture, television and new media areas.

His recent achievements include Casey Affleck’s deal for “Manchester By the Sea,” Ben Affleck’s “Live By Night” contract, Sacha Baron Cohen’s role in the remake of the Danish cult comedy “Klown,” and Simon Cowell’s three-year extension on “America’s Got Talent.” Executive highlights include dealmaking for Stacy Snider in his move to co-chairmanship of 20th Century Fox, and Bruce Rosenbaum’s contract with Disney-ABC-Television Group as president of business operations.

Fischer handles innovative new media arrangements as well, recently striking a deal between Whalerock Industries and GF Capital Management & Advisors to invest in the creation of a digital media hub for Sirius and Howard Stern. named Fischer to its Top 25 Representatives in Hollywood, and Fischer has been on the Southern California Super Lawyers list since 2004.

In addition to his client work, Fischer devotes considerable time to charitable pursuits. He chaired two campaigns to raise $30 million for the Saban Community Clinic, and he served as a founding board member of the Los Angeles Leadership Academy, a public charter school.

A partner with Ziffren Brittenheim since 1986, Fischer is a graduate of Brown University and UCLA School of Law.


  • Ziffren Brittenham LLP


  • Brown University (RI, USA)
  • University of California–Los Angeles (CA, USA)

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