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Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump and Aldisert LLP

Howard
Weitzman

One of the most influential power lawyers in the nation, he currently represents the Michael Jackson estate and is Justin Bieber’s go-to attorney. His practice includes litigation in civil, criminal, antitrust and regulatory forums, and Weitzman has been lead trial attorney in over 200 civil and criminal jury trials, and has represented over 1,000 individuals and companies on matters ranging from intellectual property and entertainment issues to family law and estate issues. A-list clients for the litigator, transaction attorney and strategic adviser have included every major motion picture studio, talent agencies William Morris, ICM and CAA, and such high-profile names as John DeLorean, Michael Jackson, Marlon Brando, Morgan Freeman, Magic Johnson, O. J. Simpson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ivan Reitman, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Sean Combs and Chuck Lorre. The USC Law Center grad, who from 1995-1998 served as exec vp Corporate Operations for Universal, where he was responsible for restructuring the corporate part of the business, also regularly counsels major corporations on contract and business strategies. Now that the Jackson estate is in the black thanks to a $750 mil¬lion deal to sell Jackson’s half of the Sony/ATV Music Publishing library, Weitzman is protecting assets for the singer’s heirs. Recently won huge court awards in the Hulk Hogan and Erin Andrews invasion of privacy cases.

Education

  • University of Southern California (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Legal Impact
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The controversy over HBO's "Leaving Neverland" is part of a bigger debate that goes back a good century. Film scholars have been arguing about the reality, truth and objectivity of the documentary film since at least Robert Flaherty’s pioneering 1922 epic "Nanook of the North," and probably all the way back to Thomas Edison’s “Sneeze” kinescope, according to International Documentary Association director Carrie Lozano.Lozano was one of the panelists for “Truth Be Told? Documentary Films Today,” a discussion that brought...

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