"We would use EMI again and would recommend EMI to anyone looking to resolve litigation involving the entertainment industry."

"I felt that EMI was very professional and knowledgeable in the medation process and did an excellent job."

"Would we engage EMI again in the future?  Absolutely!"

-- Comments from recent EMI clients

Our vision at EMI is to present a positive dispute resolution environment which is non-confrontational and supportive of the parties and their desires to achieve their objectives.

Mediations are conducted in a balanced and fair atmosphere, arriving at a settlement which the parties ultimately design for themselves.

EMI's industry experts provide guidance, which the parties can live with, long-term, while they get on with their other important business dealings.

Entertainment Mediation Institute
468 North Camden Drive
Suite 250
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310.295.4134

EMI Mediation provides a confidential, cost-effective means to resolve disputes.

EMI's mediators are government and industry professionals with extensive experience in negotiations and developing creative solutions to disputes.

Opening a case is as easy as clicking on the link above.  EMI will take it from there!

The Entertainment Mediation Institute is dedicated to assist parties involved in the Entertainment Industry to resolve conflicts confidentially. 

We provide expert and insightful mediation, with creative alternatives to dispute resolution, which the parties may not have even considered or did not want to put forward themselves.

Advisory Board / Senior Mediators

James S. Mulholland, Esq.
Chairman, Advisory Board
EMI Co-Founder and Managing Director

Entertainment Attorney

Partner, Wyman Bautzer et. al.
Partner, Cooper, Epstein & Hurewitz

Board Member, FILMEX

Ron Mardigian
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

Jerry West
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

David Wardlow
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.

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