Bruce Ramer
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Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman



Ramer has been Steven Spielberg’s attorney since the pre-”Jaws” days, handling his film and TV projects as well as DreamWorks’ complex financing arrangement with Reliance and subsequent distribution deal with Disney. His loyal stable of clients also includes directors Clint Eastwood, Robert Zemeckis, Alejandro G. Iñárritu and David O. Russell and producer Michael De Luca (Ramer handled his deal to return as producer of the Oscars in 2018). Away from his practice, he’s well known for his involvement in civic causes. Among his many board of director memberships are the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Archives Foundation, the Center for the Digital Future and the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games. He is also a USC trustee.


  • Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman
  • Corporation For Public Broadcasting
  • American Jewish Committee


  • Princeton University (NJ, USA)
  • Harvard University (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Legal Impact
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What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given in your career?

“When a client called and said: I've been convicted in absentia in Egypt and sentenced to death. What should I do? My answer: Stay out of Egypt.”

What or who inspires you?

“My wife, Madeline Ramer; Winston Churchill.”

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