Harold Brook

Partner

Harold Brook left a successful 20-year corporate career to open The Point Media in January 2003. He previously worked in the legal departments at Twentieth Century Fox and Paramount Pictures Corporation before rising to Executive Vice President, Business Affairs at NBC, where he was responsible for all negotiations and related activities for NBC’s entertainment division and its in-house production company, NBC Studios.  Harold also ran business affairs for CBS and CBS Productions, its in-house production arm.

Get to know me

How does working at The Point Media help with your own approach to practicing entertainment law?
The Point Media strives to be a business and legal affairs “one-stop-shop” for companies and talent looking to get deals developed, negotiated and executed. The firm provides a tremendous platform my partners and I to collaborate efficiently with clients. I engage my clients in every aspect of the development and production processes and do whatever I can to help them understand what is happening at all times.

What’s been said about you that you are most proud of?
I am tough, I am fair and I know how to make deals happen.

How do you demonstrate that you understand your client’s business?
Over the course of my career, I have held prestigious in-house business and legal positions, and have also had unique opportunities to attend creative meetings and casting and editing sessions and to be on set, which gives me a great perspective that most attorneys don’t have I have a reputation for getting deals done effectively and expeditiously, and my track record bears that out.

What’s been the most strange deal(s) you’ve worked on?
I once made a holding deal for a dog. I also represented GEICO and the Caveman in negotiations with ABC for a sitcom.

If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you be?
I’d be on the road with Bruce Springsteen.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Geico/The Caveman in negotiations for a television series at ABC
  • Represented Google in negotiations for a multi-platform project with Mark Burnett Productions
  • Representing Charles Barkley in his non-sports television projects

Associations, Memberships & Awards

  • California Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • HRTS Mentorship Program

Prior to The Point Media

  • CBS/CBS Studios, Executive Vice President, Business Affairs
  • NBC/NBC Studios, Executive Vice President Business Affairs
  • Paramount Pictures Domestic Television, Business Affairs/Legal
  • 20th Century-Fox, Legal Department

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (J.D. 1981)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (B.A. 1978, Political Science)

Related Blog Posts

Harold Brook Named 2017 Southern California “Super Lawyer”

The Point Media is pleased to announce that Harold Brook was recognized as a 2017 “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters in the Entertainment & Sports category. “Super Lawyers...Read more

The Point Media Represents New Wave Entertainment in Deal to Executive Produce Amy Poehler, Michael Saltzman Comedy Series

Harold Brook represented New Wave Entertainment in its deal to executive produce an untitled Amy Poehler and Michael Saltzman comedy series about a family presented with the oppor...Read more

Trump Tapes: The Legal Hurdles To Leaking ‘Apprentice’ Footage – Forbes

Harold Brook’s article “Trump Tapes: The Legal Hurdles To Leaking ‘Apprentice’ Footage” appeared in Forbes on October 13, 2016. In the article, Harold discusses whether t...Read more

Canada Deals With Cord Cutters — What Will Happen In the United States? – Forbes

Harold Brook’s article “Canada Deals With Cord Cutters — What Will Happen In the United States?” was published by Forbes on July 20, 2016. In the article, Harold disc...Read more

Netflix’s “Making a Murderer,” Cutting the Cord and Docu-Series Production Budgets

Like the majority of Hollywood, many of us spent our holiday vacations binge-watching Netflix’s newest original show “Making a Murderer.” Netflix has already earned a well-d...Read more

Harold Brook Featured in “Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV”

Harold Brook was heavily quoted in Warren Littlefield’s book Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV, a behind-the-scenes account detailing some of NBCR...Read more

Harold Brook Mentioned in Entertainment Weekly Article

Harold Brook was mentioned in Entertainment Weekly’s article “Neil Patrick Harris could’ve played Chandler, and eight other things we learned from the ‘F...Read more

Harold Brook Provides Production Legal for “A Life Ascending”

Harold Brook provided legal services for the documentary “A Life Ascending,” directed by Stephen Grynberg. The film chronicles the life of acclaimed mountaineer Ruedi Beglinge...Read more

Harold Brook a Speaker at the Entertainment Law Institute

Harold Brook was a speaker at the 17th Annual Entertainment Law Institute’s discussion “Producing and Pitching Film & Television Projects to Cable TV Networks.” The...Read more

Harold Brook Speaks at Digital Hollywood Spring 2015

Harold Brook was a keynote panelist on “The DealMaking Process: Producers, Showrunners, Actors, Directors, Agents, Lawyers – Who’s in Charge Here!” at Digital ...Read more