July 2006 Volume 28 Number 2
Bernstein joins Proskauer Rose in Los Angeles. Fred
Bernstein has joined Proskauer Rose as a partner in the firmís Los Angeles
office. He comes to Proskauer from Manatt
Phelps & Phillips, where he was a partner and co-chair of the Entertainment,
Advertising and Media Practice Group. Bernstein has
held senior executive posts at a number of major studios, including serving as
the president of the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Companies. His legal work
focuses on the creation, financing, distribution and exploitation of content,
and the leveraging of brand equity throughout the entertainment, media and
related fields for producers, distributors and some of Americaís most
well-known companies including AOL, AT&T, American Express, Merv Griffin
Entertainment, The Coca-Cola Company, DHL, and Wal-Mart.
Prior to Columbia TriStar, he was Senior Vice President of MCA Motion Picture
Group, where he managed the operations of Universal Pictures and its affiliates.
Before joining MCA, he was President of Worldwide Production for Columbia
Pictures and Senior Vice President of Business Affairs. He began his career in
the film industry after leaving Manatt Phelps as an associate, serving as Vice
President of Business Affairs at Casablanca FilmWorks and later Time-Life Films.
Bernstein is an adjunct professor at the School of Cinema-Television of the
University of Southern California, where he teaches a graduate seminar on the
workings of the motion picture business in the 21st Century. He attended the
UCLA School of Law (J.D. 1976, Order of the Coif) and the University of
Pennsylvania (B.A. 1973, cum laude).
Frank joins Proskauer Rose in Los Angeles. Beverly
Frank has joined Proskauer Rose as Senior Counsel in the firmís Los Angeles
office. She has represented companies and individuals in the entertainment and media
industries in a range of matters including contract disputes, copyright
infringement and the defense of unfair trade practice class actions. Frank comes
to Proskauer from the Entertainment, Advertising and Media Practice Group of
Manatt Phelps & Phillips. Prior to joining Manatt, she was an associate in
the Litigation Department of Weil Gotshal & Manges and an associate in the
Litigation, Employment and Labor practice of Vedder Price Kaufman and Kammholz.
She also represented the Select Committee of Inquiry of the Connecticut House of
Representatives in its investigation of former Governor John Rowland. In
addition, she worked as a law clerk to Judge Jillyn K. Schulze of the United
States District Court, District of Maryland, and a legal intern at the United
States Department of Education. She is a graduate of George Mason University
School of Law and Georgetown University.