Novika Ishar


New York

Novika Ishar is an associate in the firm’s Entertainment practice group. She counsels clients on a variety of entertainment and intellectual property matters, primarily focusing on the film, television and digital media industries, including rights acquisition, development, film financing, production, sales and distribution.

She has represented production companies and studios on the development, production and post-production of a number of film and television projects. Novika has also worked on advertising and new media matters, including brand endorsements, license agreements, and podcast services agreements.


  • Columbia Law School, JD
    • Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Notes Editor
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc (Political Theory)
  • Amherst College, BA, cum laude

Speaking Engagements

  • “Securing Clearances and Third-Party Rights for Distribution Agreements,” DOC NYC, November 2019