Nina Shaw
Courtesy of Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka
United States
2021

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Nina
Shaw

Founding Partner

Shaw is often called upon to provide her perspective as one of the first high-profile Black women in entertainment law and an advocate for people of color in the industry. But that never overshadows her ability to craft lucrative client deals. Even during the pandemic, she has set major projects for directors Gina Prince-Bythewood (“The Woman King”), Nia DaCosta (“Captain Marvel” sequel “The Marvels”) and Vic Mahoney (sequel to Netflix superhero actioner “The Old Guard,” with Charlize Theron returning), actress-author-producer Lupita Nyong’o (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” bestselling children’s book “Sulwe,” the animated children’s series “Super Sema”), writer Ta-Nehisi Coates (“Superman,” “Between the World and Me”) and writer-director-producer Ava DuVernay (series “Colin in Black and White” and “Naomi”).

Career

  • Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein Lezcano Bobb & Dang
  • O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Education

  • Barnard College (NY, USA)
  • Columbia University (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
  • Variety Legal Impact
  • Women's Impact
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Q&A

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given in your career?

“Everything you say and do leaves an impression, make sure it is the impression you want to leave.”

What or who inspires you?

“My clients because of their fearlessness in committing their lives to endeavors, which often offer so little certainty of success but for many their is just no alternative. I also live every day cognizant of the sacrifice made by so many so I could live the life I live and I want to do all of them proud.”

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