Attorney Steven C. Beer Handles Film, Television, and Music Matters

An extensively experienced media and entertainment attorney, Steven C. Beer serves as a partner in the New York City-based law firm Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, PC. With a focus on the film, television, and music sectors, he handles matters such as contract negotiations, intellectual property licensing, and digital marketing. Steven C. Beer has provided counsel for acclaimed directors, producers, writers, and top-selling music artists, and represents some of the foremost film production, distribution, and finance companies. Every year since 2006, he has earned designation from New York Super Lawyers/Manhattan as a Super Lawyer in the Entertainment and Sports practice area.

At the annual Sundance Film Festival, Mr. Beer plans and mediates panel discussions for film industry professionals and serves as cochair of the New York Lounge. He has also negotiated distribution rights agreements for several independent movies at film festivals such as Cannes, Tribeca, and South by Southwest. Both a regular speaker and writer on finance, production, and distribution in the film industry, Steven C.Beer has published articles in Indiewire and the inaugural issue of the Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law. He also authored the 2015 book Your Child’s Career in Music and Entertainment: The Prudent Parent’s Guide from Start to Stardom.

Outside of his work in entertainment law, Mr. Beer serves as a trustee for the nonprofit City Parks Foundation. He possesses a BA from Washington University in St. Louis and a JD from the Villanova University School of Law.