Jim Jackoway
United States

Jackoway, Tyerman, Wertheimer, Austen, Mandelbaum, Morris & Klein

Jim
Jackoway

Chairman / President

Jackoway and his firm represent such entertainment A-listers as JJ Abrams, Jason Reitman, Jon Favreau, Nicole Kidman, Eddie Redmayne, Margot Robbie, Cameron Diaz, Sean Connery, Jude Law, Will Ferrell and Jim Carrey, as well as music superstars Rod Stewart, Reba McEntire and Adam Levine, television hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Carson Daly, and the creators and/or producers of TV series including “Westworld,” “Transparent,” “House of Cards,” “ Better Call Saul,” “Orange is the New Black” and “The Americans.”.

He’s overseen longtime client Abrams’ digital expansion, with Bad Robot producing Stephen King’s “11.22.63,” Hulu’s first major original drama, and cut an extension of longtime client Seth MacFarlane’s deal with 20th Television. He also extended Mitch Hurwitz’s deal with Netflix for another season of “Arrested Development.” The Virginia native and Yale Law School grad began practicing corporate law with the Wall Street firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed, became a partner in Hess, Segall, Guterman, Pelz, Steiner & Barovick, and in 1985 joined the Century City entertainment law firm, now known as Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein, where he is the managing partner.

Career

  • Jackoway, Tyerman, Wertheimer, Austen, Mandelbaum, Morris & Klein

Education

  • Ohio University (OH, USA)
  • Yale University (CT, USA)

Variety Honors

  • Variety Legal Impact

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Jim Jackoway, chairman and president, Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein

Jim Jackoway, chairman and president, Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein

Jackoway has a hand in virtually all aspects of entertainment biz transactions in his role as head of one of showbiz's most prosperous law firms. Notable pacts he helped shepherd in recent months include working on behalf of tech investment firm Silver Lake on its acquisition of a 31% stake in WME; extending J.J. Abrams' lucrative production pact with Warner Bros. TV for three more years; and setting a new contract for David Letterman with CBS that takes him past...

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