Andrew Hurwitz is a partner in the Entertainment Group at Frankfurt Kurnit and Managing Partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office. He has represented award-winning entertainment talent and leading media companies for almost 20 years, and is widely considered one of the nation’s top film and television industry lawyers.
Mr. Hurwitz provides a full range of transactional and advisory services to clients in the motion picture, television, and digital rights businesses. He has negotiated and structured virtually every type of development, production, financing, and distribution agreement. He also advises on corporate matters - including acquisitions and joint ventures and on employment matters for senior media executives. He has brokered the sale of many high-profile films to major studios and individual rights buyers in the US and abroad. His clients include writers, directors, actors, producers, financiers, foreign sales agents, and media companies and their executives. Mr. Hurwitz consistently ranks among the nation’s best entertainment lawyers.
Mr. Hurwitz has taught the entertainment law seminar at New York Law School as well as motion picture business classes at Yale University and the Czech film school FAMU in Prague. He is a frequent panelist at industry and continuing legal education events and has written articles for The Hollywood Reporter and other publications.
Mr. Hurwitz is admitted to practice in New York and California. He is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Services for the UnderServed, a not-for-profit company serving New York City’s Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, and persons with mental and developmental disabilities and AIDS. He is also an active member of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) -- an environmental advocacy organization affiliated with the National Resources Defense Council. Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, he was a partner at the entertainment law firm Schreck Rose Dapello Adams & Hurwitz, LLP (2007-2011).