Skip Brittenham
United States
2018

Ziffren Brittenham LLP

Skip
Brittenham

Founding Partner

Brittenham’s clients include some of Hollywood’s biggest names, from top actors (Harrison Ford, Bruce Willis, Eddie Murphy, Tim Allen) and directors (Ridley Scott, Shawn Levy, Andrew Stanton) to TV personalities (Oprah Winfrey) and major entertainment companies (DreamWorks, Legendary Pictures, Revolution Studios, Skydance Productions, Illumination Entertainment and Working Title Films). Over the years, he’s steered deals worth tens of billions of dollars, including the public offering for DreamWorks Animation and the sales of Miramax and Jim Henson Productions to Disney. He co-authored the futuristic graphic novels “Anomaly” and its sequel, “Anomaly: The Rubicon,” and competed in the U.S. Fly Fishing world championships three times.

Career

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

Education

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

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
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Power Attorney Skip Brittenham Weighs in on Disney, Screening Room and Netflix at Variety Power of Law Breakfast

Power Attorney Skip Brittenham Weighs in on Disney, Screening Room and Netflix at Variety Power of Law Breakfast

In a wide-ranging discussion with Variety co-editor-in-chief Claudia Eller on Thursday, top Hollywood attorney Skip Brittenham held forth on issues ranging from the globalization of the world economy to the impact of disruptive technologies on the entertainment ecosystem.Brittenham, founder of powerhouse firm Ziffren Brittenham, has participated in entertainment industry deals that have collectively amounted to an estimated $20 billion in value over the past decade. He began by taking a wide view of the economic scene.Large organizations “can’t operate at...

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Q&A

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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