Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP is expanding its entertainment practice with the strategic hire of attorney Andy Miller, who has joined the firm as a partner.
Mr. Miller joined CDAS from Turner Entertainment Networks on March 1.
Andy Miller is the newest addition to the Firm’s growing Beverly Hills office and brings 21 plus years of legal and non-legal industry experience on all sides of the business to the representation of his clients in private practice.
Mr. Miller practiced as in-house counsel at The Disney Channel, TBS and TNT where he negotiated and drafted production agreements, license agreements and above and below the line deals for both scripted, non-scripted and animated television shows, overseeing the projects from acquisition through development, production, distribution and to exhibition, and providing legal advice at each step as the production attorney on such projects. Shows for which Mr. Miller provided legal services for include “The Walking Dead,” “Good Behavior,” “The Detour,” “Tarantula,” “Wrecked,” “Shake It Up” and “Make Your Mark.” He started his legal career as an associate at the law firm Doyle & Miller, where he acquired experience on all platforms and with a wide array of clients.
Mr. Miller is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the Writers Guild of America (WGA), founded a production company, is an Emmy nominated producer and has won a Peabody award for his work as a staff writer on “Friday Night Lights.”
“I’m thrilled to join CDAS,” says Mr. Miller. “Their expertise and varied clients makes it the perfect atmosphere for my re-entry into private practice.”
Frederick P. Bimbler, co-head of CDAS’s Entertainment practice explains, “So many of us at CDAS have learned the entertainment industry as professionals and artists, not solely from the practice of law. Andy’s creative background and years of in-house experience make him a perfect match for our firm’s Beverly Hills office.”