This is a pretty interesting conversation I had with an “Entertainment Lawyer.”
ME: How long have you been practicing? And, what’s the size of your firm? We’re looking to add a legal rep to our team.
TRACY RANDALL: Attached is a little information about our firm/management/production company with that being said we are not just legal I would like to say that we are more of a business affairs company who happen to be attorneys. I have been practicing for 11 years but have been in the music/entertainment industry for over 20 years as a music promoter, recording artist, music publisher etc. We have a staff of 12 — 4 attorneys and the rest are paraprofessionals, managers, publishers. We are a boutique firm and take on very few projects so that we are able to give clients the attention they deserve.
(Editor’s note: He sent over a two page PDF of himself…..not his company.)
ME: We’ve read the two page bio. Do you currently represent any company in the film/tv industry?
TRACY RANDALL: Yes I have a new client that we took on about 5 months ago and was able to secure an option deal with Creative Artist (we handled the production agreements, Letter of Intents for that talent, secured financing for the film– with our connections with Professional Athletes and other private investors) and now are in negotiations with Paramount Pictures for the featured film. With regards to any concerns you may have for our limited film/TV information in our bio we work with various other firms that work outside counsel to us with regards to any additional film/TV needs that may arise.
ME: The reason why I asked is because you’re not listed on the IMDB website as representation to any company.
(Editor’s note: Oops!)
TRACY RANDALL: There are many firms, agents and event talent that is not listed on many sites etc. that are active movers and shakers. However as per my last email this is a featured film that is in negotiations and has not been released as of yet.
(Me thinking: You represent the company but you’re not listed because the film hasn’t been released yet? That makes no sense!)
TRACY RANDALL: However, since you have access to IMDB you could easily find one of the those firms that is listed to represent your company.
(Me thinking: because you’re BUSTED!)
Guys, a little research and they run for cover.