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.
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.
- Represented Google in negotiations for a multi-platform project with Mark Burnett Productions
- Representing Charles Barkley in his non-sports television projects
- Represented Melanie Brown (“Mel B”) on her deal as host of “America’s Got Talent”
- Represented Fox21/Fox Searchlight on various development and production deals
- Represented Kathleen McGee Anderson, writer, on her writing/executive producing services on the limited series based on the lives of ”The Four Tops” and the limited series based on the musical group “The 5th Dimension”
- California Bar Association
- Beverly Hills Bar Association
- HRTS Mentorship Program
- 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
- Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (J.D. 1981)
- University of California, Los Angeles (B.A. 1978, Political Science)
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
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