Phillip Rosen

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  • Entertainment

  • Los Angeles, CA

  • New York, NY

Over his more than twenty year legal career Phillip L. Rosen has practiced entertainment law in the areas of film, television, music, home video, new media and video games. In 1980, after receiving a B.A. in Economics (with general and departmental honors) from Vassar College and a J.D. from Stanford Law, Rosen launched his career as an attorney for PolyGram’s music division, where he negotiated and drafted music-publishing agreements and handled copyright matters. He spent five years at RCA, as Business Affairs Manager for RCA Videodiscs and Director of Program and Talent Negotiations for RCA Video Productions, in the arenas of pay, cable and syndicated television. Entering the LA market as Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs for New Line Cinema in 1989, he ascended to Senior Vice President. During his seven-year tenure he was responsible for business affairs and legal duties for over fifty motion pictures including the Nightmare on Elm Street and House Party series, as well as the Jim Carrey comedy The Mask and the Brad Pitt thriller Seven. From 1997 to 1999, he was a partner in charge of the motion picture and television department in the Beverly Hills office of Baker and Hostetler, LLP. Rosen currently is a principal of Rosen Law Group, representing producers, writers, directors, actors, production companies, and distributors in a transactional capacity. Rosen is the author of the article Section 115 of the Copyright Act of 1976; Droit Moral for Musical Compositions, Art and the Law (1980); and Reversions under British Copyright Laws, Journal of Copyright Entertainment and Sports Law (1982). A member of the NY and California Bars, he is an instructor for the UCLA Extension program for film, television and video, a guest instructor at Hastings Law School in San Francisco and an Adjunct Professor at Southwestern Law.