Kenneth M. Weinrib

Kenneth M. Weinrib

Ken has extensive experience in transactions involving all areas of the entertainment industry, including motion pictures, television, theater, branded entertainment, book publishing, character licensing and music. He represents both individuals and production companies in complex transactions from the early planning stages to the exploitation of ancillary rights. He also represents executives in their employment agreements in a variety of industries, and on-air talent and producers on network and cable news programs.

Ken is included in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and the independently researched America’s Leading Lawyers for Business published by Chambers, U.S.A., which describes him as a “notable practitioner” and a “highly respected” attorney in Media and Entertainment. Ken also has been listed in each edition of Super Lawyers New York Metro edition from 2006 to date.

Prior to coming back to private practice in 1987, Ken was Associate General Counsel for the Jim Henson Company, Inc. (formerly known as Henson Associates, Inc.), producers of the Muppets.

Ken has lectured extensively on film financing and production, television development and character licensing. Ken is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), and the New York State Bar Association.

Representative Work

  • Representing “A” level actors, directors, writers and production companies in theatrical motion pictures, television and live stage productions. 
  • Counsel to major television production companies in scripted, reality and children’s programming (many of whom have multiple series currently in distribution on the major networks, cable networks and PBS). 
  • Counseling major media agencies in connection with the development, production and exploitation of branded entertainment projects and children’s properties for the internet and mobile platforms. 
  • Representing authors in book publishing and motion picture and television agreements. 
  • Representing on-air talent and television news producers.