Frederick P. Bimbler is a partner and Co-Chair of CDAS’s Entertainment group and Co-Head of the firm’s Beverly Hills office. A transactional entertainment lawyer, Mr. Bimbler represents celebrities, producers, writers, directors and financiers in all entertainment arenas – traditional television and streaming entertainment, motion picture, live stage theatre, digital media and e-commerce. He also provides outside business affairs counsel to one of the world’s largest talent agencies and one of the world’s most influential Hispanic talent management companies.
Traditional television production credits include: Catching Hell (Weather Channel); Amish: Out of Order (NatGeo); Skin to the Max (Cinemax); American Gypsies (NatGeo); Repossessed!(NatGeo); Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane (E!); Really Rich Real Estate(VH1). Narrative format deals with ABC Studios for Aqui no Hay Quien Vivas (I Hate This Place) and Mujeres Asesinas (Killer Women).
In the streaming entertainment arena, Mr. Bimbler represents Stage 17 (a digital OTT channel concentrating on narrative and reality programming derived from and of interest to the Broadway theatre community and the female head-of-household demographic) and LatinWE Productions, LLC for, among other things, programming on OTT channel NuevON. TV programs including: Mi Vida con Toty (a documentary by filmmaker Manolo Gonzalez Vergara about his life with his mother, Sofia); Yes You Can with Chaban(with From Fattie to Hottie author Alejandro Chaban); Dress Up! With George B. Style; Middle (st)Age (starring Stacia Fernandez); and Terrible Babysitters.
Film production credits include: 2012 Best Picture Oscar Nominee The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, Director, Brad Pitt, Sean Penn); Fair Game (Doug Liman, Director, Sean Penn, Naomi Watts); Perfect Holiday (Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard); Tent City USA (OWN); No One Dies in Lily Dale (HBO); I Am An Animal: The Ingrid Newkirk Story(HBO).
Recent work for the stage includes: Chaplin: The Musical (Broadway); The King’s Speech (London); Jesus Christ Superstar (2012); Evita (2012); High (Kathleen Turner); Looped (Valerie Harper); Wishful Drinking; Xanadu: The Musical; Hot Feet; The Lieutenant of Inishmore; Grey Gardens; Spring Awakening; Whoopi; Urban Cowboy; and Dame Edna: The Royal Tour.
Individual celebrity clients include Carrie Fisher (actress & writer; Star Wars); Sofia Vergara (Modern Family); David Fumero (One Life to Live); Raul “El Gordo” Molina (Host, El Gordo y La Flaca); Fernando Fiore; Blanca Soto; Alejandra Espinoza; Giselle Blondet; Alejandro Chaban (de Gordo a Glan); Frank Sepe; and Brad Lamm.
Numerous film, television, digital and stage projects in development.
- Fordham University School of Law, JD
- Fordham Urban Law Journal, Notes & Articles Editor
- University of Miami, B.F.A. in Theatre Management
Associations and Activities
League of American Theaters and Producers, Affiliate Member
- Named a “Best Lawyer, Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television,” The Best Lawyers in America 2017-2020
- Variety, “Dealmakers Elite New York,” 2017
- Variety, “Legal Impact Report,” 2017
- “New York Metro Super Lawyer,” Super Lawyers, 2013-2018