Cases of Interest
Media Tech Law Blog
Sign Up for Email Alerts
345 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10154
David Schmerler handles a wide variety of entertainment related transactions on behalf of individuals and companies. He negotiates and administers talent, production, acquisition and distribution agreements in the film, television, theatre and publishing industries, with additional involvement in celebrity endorsement, merchandising and licensing ventures. Mr. Schmerler represents screenwriters, playwrights, directors, designers, actors, production companies and individual producers in all facets of motion picture, live stage, and both scripted and unscripted television transactions. He also represents rights holders, book authors, illustrators and journalists. He regularly advises clients on guild and union matters as well as copyright, defamation, and rights of privacy and publicity.
Prior Work Experience
Prior to joining Loeb & Loeb LLP, Mr. Schmerler was a senior vice president in business affairs at the William Morris Agency, with principal activity in their motion picture, television, theatre and literary departments. He has also been a senior vice president in business affairs at International Creative Management. Before becoming an attorney, he was a writer and producer of documentary films.
Entertainment and Media
New York University School of Law, J.D., 1991,
magna cum laude
Order of the Coif
Brown University, A.B., 1979,
magna cum laude
This Web site may constitute "Attorney Advertising" under the New York Rules of Professional Conduct and under the law of other jurisdictions.
Your use of our Web site or its facilities constitutes your acceptance of the
, which are accessible in the link at the bottom left of this page.