Skip Brittenham
Courtesy of Ziffren Brittenham
United States

Ziffren Brittenham LLP


Founding Partner

Over the years, Brittenham’s transactional-law practice has closed tens of billions of dollars of deals involving the buying and selling of media companies, film-financing slates and other major entertainment matters. He also reps an envy-inducing roster of big-name actors (Harrison Ford, Eddie Murphy, Bruce Willis, Ted Danson, Woody Harrelson, Drew Carey, Michael Keaton), top-tier directors (Ridley Scott, Shawn Levy, Andrew Stanton), prolific producers (Joe Roth, Chris Meledandri, Nina Jacobson), execs (Dana Walden, Kevin Feige, John Lasseter, Toby Emmerich, Jim Gianopulos, Tom Rothman) and production companies (David Ellison’s SkyDance Media, Liz Murdoch’s Locksmith Animation, Reel FX, Working Title). His extra-legal passions include fly fishing and his comic-book company, Anomaly, which is developing two recent titles, “Sonata” and “The Mart,” as TV series.


  • Pixar Animation Studios
  • Ziffren Brittenham LLP
  • Anomaly: the Rubicon


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

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
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Skip Brittenham Tapped for Keynote Interview at Variety's Inaugural 'Power of Law' Event

Skip Brittenham Tapped for Keynote Interview at Variety's Inaugural 'Power of Law' Event

Skip Brittenham, founding partner at Ziffren Brittenham LLP, will participate in a keynote conversation at Variety’s inaugural Power of Law event on April 14 in Beverly Hills.“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to hear and learn from one of the most brilliant entertainment attorneys and powerbrokers in this business,” says Variety’s co-editor-in-chief, Claudia Eller, who will conduct the keynote interview with Brittenham at the breakfast. “There’s no one in Hollywood who doesn’t respect Skip’s innovative deal-making prowess, his vast knowledge...



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

“If you keep playing the game and you will eventually win!”

What or who inspires you?

“Elon Musk”

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