Steven M. Katleman - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Steven M. Katleman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009
Phone: 310-586-7876

Steven Katleman represents individuals and companies who create, produce and sell content in all media, emphasizing television, motion pictures and new media. Mr. Katleman’s clients include talent, such as writers, producers, performers and directors, as well as production companies and studios ranging from artist-owned boutiques to public companies, that create and supply programming to television broadcasters, television and motion picture distributors and studios. He also handles other content related matters, such as entertainment marketing, book publishing, celebrity endorsements and merchandising on behalf of both talent and companies.

University of California at Los AngelesAB 1976Steven KatlemanJ.D. 1979
University of Southern California Law SchoolLos Angeles County Bar Association Century City Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Areas of Concentration
  • Contract negotiations and consultation on behalf of producers, showrunners, writers, performers and directors in television and motion pictures
  • License and production agreements on behalf of production companies and program suppliers to broadcast networks, cable networks, syndicators and digital portals 
  • Domestic and international production finance and distribution agreements for television and motion picture projects 
  • Participation and contingent compensation arrangements, including supervision of participation audits 
  • Complex rights and literary property matters 
  • Merchandising and endorsement agreements, including commercials and infomercials 
  • Publication agreements 
  • Entertainment marketing for international brands 
  • Product integration agreements 
  • Rights and risk management issues for reality television projects

Office Location

1840 Century Park East, Suite 1900
Los Angeles, CA 90067
United States

Practice Areas

Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television

Other Information

Gender: Male