LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Entertainment law firm Lastine Entertainment Law announced today that its founder and managing partner Joshua Lastine is recognized as “Up Next” in Variety 2022 “Legal Impact Report.” The report, released today, indicates that the top Hollywood the lawyers listed were selected because they “win for their clients in court and guide them through industry disruption”.
“It is an honor to be recognized by Variety and included in the legal impact report,” Lastine said. “It’s been an exciting year and I’m proud that we’ve been able to partner with our customers on so many remarkable endeavours.
New to the list, “the former Lionsgate and Viacom-CBS attorney launched his firm in 2021,” Lastine’s report said. In his representations, Lastine structures, negotiates and drafts contracts on behalf of entertainment talent clientele, including rights acquisitions, development/production agreements, branding/commercial advertising agreements, talent and sponsorship agreements. other contracts for new media, social media and the Internet. 3.0. Recent examples include critically acclaimed streaming series, musician NFTs, and mixed reality productions in the Metaverse.
The feature lists some of Lastine’s recent trades, including the option of a script to Aaron Seelman at After January Prods. ; the “Sexual Politics” podcast for Caroline Giulani; a writer-director contract for Kali Bailey on the “The Futurist”; a series for Gabe Gibbs at Nickelodeon; a production service contract for Catchlight Studios and MRC for “The Blackening”; Dedee Pfeiffer on the ABC series “Big Sky”; a sale of life rights for Delcina Stevenson and Gaumont; a production service contract for Launch Codes and Brat TV customers for Facebook’s “The Glow Up”; and the legal production of Muse Storytelling’s “Highest of Stakes” crypto-documentary.
Lastine finds new opportunities in – and for – next-gen Hollywood. He brokered notable breakthroughs, including the first full-frontal transgender nudity pilot for television (“Transparent”), working across sensibilities with talent, agents, intimacy coordinators and studio executives. He also brokered the deals for the first all-female writers room (“I Love Dick”) on behalf of the Studio.
A Iowa native, Lastine obtained his BA from Northern Iowa University and his JD from the Pepperdine School of Law. He is also co-creator and co-founder of SafetyNet, a stick that alerts people when their drinks have been altered with a “date-rape” drug.
Lastine Impressions protects the artistry and livelihoods of actors, production companies, writers, producers, directors, hosts, social media influencers and podcasters. To learn more, visit https://lastineimpressions.com/
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