Advisory Board / Senior Mediators
James S. Mulholland, Esq.
Chairman, Advisory Board
EMI Co-Founder and Managing Director
Partner, Wyman Bautzer et. al.
Partner, Cooper, Epstein & Hurewitz
Board Member, FILMEX
Adjunct Faculty, USC School of Cinematic Arts
Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Senior Vice President and Head of the William Morris Motion Picture Literary Department, West Coast
John Schulman, Esq.
Partner and Chairman of the Entertainment Department
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp
Member, Board of Directors, The Music Center
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Warner Brothers Studio
Co-Founding Partner, Weissman, Wolff, Bergman, Coleman & Schulman
Professional Sports Consultant Executive Director of the PGA Northern Trust Open Olympic Gold Medalist and Member of NBA Hall of Fame Former LA Lakers Guard, Head Coach, General Manager & Exec. VP Former President, Memphis Grizzlies Basketball Operations
Managing Partner, Wardlow and Associates
United Artists Senior Vice President
In Charge of Worldwide Production
Senior Talent Agent, Chasin-Park-Citron, a Division of International Creative Management (ICM)
Greg Bernstein, Esq.
Director & Chief of Staff, Center for Civic Education
Screenwriter with writing credit on three major motion pictures
Attorney, O'Melveny & Myers
Vice President, Columbia Pictures
Vice President, Tri-Star Pictures
Assistant Executive Director, Writers Guild of America
Fred Kuperberg, Esq.
Managing Partner, Schuyler Road Advisors
Executive Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs, Disney/ABC Cable Networks Group
Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs, Group W Productions
Resident Counsel at Writers Guild of America
Ralph Kamon, Esq.
Entertainment Attorney and Mediator
Voting Member, Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences
Entertainment Production and Corporate General Counsel,United Artists Corporation
Entertainment Production and Corporate General Counsel, Paramount Pictures Corporation
Franklin R. Johnson
Business Consultant and Expert Witness in Entertainment Industry Litigation
Board Member and Vice President, International Tennis Federation (ITF)
Board Member, US Tennis Association (USTA)
Managing Partner, Entertainment Practice, Price Waterhouse LLP
Chief Financial Officer, Rysher Entertainment
Former Chairman & President of the United States Tennis Association (USTA)
David E. Altschul, Esq.
Entertainment Attorney and Partner, Altschul and Olin, LLP
Vice Chairman and General Counsel, Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Executive Committee Member, Recording Industry Association of America
Gary J. Casson
Entertainment Business Consultant and Attorney
Executive Vice President, Elektra Entertainment Group
Director, Business Affairs, CBS Records US
Artist Management, Octagon Music
Elliot H. Brown, Esq.
Entertainment Attorney and Partner, Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo
Business Law instructor, Columbia University and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Governor of Theatre Division of the American Bar Association's Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries
Peter J. Dekom, Esq.
Entertainment Attorney and Business Consultant
Member, Board of Governors, American Bar Association's Sports and Entertainment Law Section
Partner, Bloom Dekom, Hergott and Cook
Consultant to the State of New Mexico on Film and Television Legislation
Member, Board of Directors, Imagine Films Entertainment
Senator Steve Peace
CFO and Producer, Foursquare Productions
Member, Board of Directors, and Senior Advisor to San Diego Padres (MLB) owner John Moores
Senator, Assembly Member, and Finance Director, State of California
Irwin E. Russell, Esq. (dec.)
EMI Service: 2002-2013
Entertainment Attorney and Production Advisor
Attorney for the Eisner Foundation
Member Board of Directors, The Walt Disney Company
Executive Vice President and Director, The Wolper Organization, Inc.
EMI is grateful to Irwin Russell for his important participation, guidance and inspiration to all over the years. He was truly a gentleman, a great attorney and a wonderful addition to our EMI Panel. He will be greatly missed by all.