Rose H. Schwartz

Rose H. Schwartz

Rose's first legal position was as an associate at FWRV and she has been part of the firm ever since. Her areas of practice cover the spectrum of entertainment and intellectual property ventures including motion pictures, television, the performing arts, publishing, new media and music.

Rose is an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, where she has taught Entertainment Law since 1985. She has lectured extensively in the United States and in Europe on entertainment law topics and has developed symposia for business executives and attorneys.

She is listed as a New York Metro "Super Lawyer," in the field of Entertainment & Sports, in 2006-2014, and 2016-2023. Rose is a member of the American Bar Association and its Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Section; the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) East Coast; the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (New York Chapter); The Authors Guild (member-at-large); and New York Women in Film and Television. For the past 20 years, Rose has received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, recognizing that she has been deemed by her peers to demonstrate the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability.

Representative Work

  • Business affairs and legal consultant for a pre-eminent opera company: media activities include worldwide Live in HD theatrical transmissions; television distribution; commissioning deals; merchandising; website and online subscription service development; and publishing, record, radio and new media ventures.
  • Production counsel for theatrical films and television productions and ancillary exploitation of these productions in all media. Representation of producers, production companies and authors of scripted and unscripted television projects.
  • Representing record companies, composers, artists and producers: recording and publishing contracts, and distribution, soundtrack, live concert performance and television special deals.
  • Representing fiction and non-fiction authors in a broad range of projects, from publication and collaboration agreements to films and documentaries.
  • Counsel to management companies, literary agents and educational institutions.
  • Representation of producers, composers, bookwriters, lyricists and underlying rightsholders of theater and performance arts projects.