Sam Fischer
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United States

Ziffren Brittenham LLP



Fischer has been cutting a flurry of high-profile deals in the podcast space, including former Presi­dent Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions’ pact with Spotify for “Rene­gades: Born in the USA” with Bruce Springsteen. He set a pact for Chernin Entertainment to adapt original Spot­ify podcasts for film and TV productions, extended its first-look deal with Netflix and helped structure (and subsequently represent) its new joint venture with former ESPN content chief Connor Schell, creating a new studio producing nonfiction content. For Sean Hayes, he closed a series of deals for his “Smartless” podcast, covering distribution rights (to Amazon/Wondery), a live tour and a series of Discovery+ specials. Other clients include Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, James L. Brooks, Darren Star, Greg Garcia and the prodco Sister.


  • Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
  • Ziffren Brittenham LLP
  • Los Angeles Leadership Academy


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

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Legal Impact
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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will return to showbiz fundraising circles on June 3, as she headlines an event hosted by a group that includes a number of powerful Hollywood lawyers and Peter Chernin and his wife, Megan.The event will be held at Sam and Leah Fischer's Hancock Park home, with tickets starting at $1,000 per person. Those who raise $10,000 per person will co-host.Sam Fischer is a partner at the entertainment firm Ziffren Brittenham. He's joined as co-hosts by other...


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