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Steve Byrd’s practice focuses on all phases of television, motion picture and digital content development, production and distribution, with a growing emphasis on all forms of animated content. He advises clients on the optioning and acquisition of rights, original screenplays and literary works; the engagement of writing, directing, acting and producing services; television development, option and series deals; day-to-day production legal; and all forms of distribution agreements. Steve negotiates agreements for all forms of animation and other production services, licensing, consumer products, book publishing and music for a diverse range of productions.
Prior to joining Loeb & Loeb, Steve managed the business and legal affairs of Big Idea, a leading producer of faith-based children’s and family programming. Steve is an antique camera collector and photographer, a former collegiate athlete and a father of children with special needs. He enjoys the cinema, collegiate sports and hiking with his family.


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Administrative Law CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Writing for International Business
  • Moody Bible Institute, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois


  • Named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list in Entertainment & Sports Law (2023 and 2024)