Melanie Cook
Courtesy of Ziffren Brittenham
United States
2020

Ziffren Brittenham LLP

Melanie
Cook

Partner

Cook has been working to keep her clients busy during the pandemic, closing deals for directors Stephen Daldry (Netflix’s “Yuri on Ice”) and Tim Burton (Warner Bros.’ “Corpse Bride”) and setting Keanu Reeves to reprise his role in “Matrix 4,” which in August resumed production in Berlin for a December 2021 release after a five-month COVID-mandated break. Her client list includes high-profile actors (James Spader, Robin Wright, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Christina Ricci), directors (Sam Mendes, Barry Sonnenfeld, Julie Taymor), film, TV and theater writers (Paul Attanasio, Scott Frank, Winnie Holzman, Neil Gaiman) and producers in both film and TV (Mark Johnson) and live theater (Thomas Schumacher), not to mention animation writer-directors John Musker and Ron Clements.

Career

  • Ziffren Brittenham LLP
  • Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity
  • Bloom, Hergott, Cook, Diemer & Klein

Education

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

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Legal Impact
  • Women's Impact
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