GREG S. BERNSTEIN, Attorney
Greg S. Bernstein is an entertainment lawyer specializing in the area of the finance and distribution of indie films.
Each year Mr. Bernstein
provides legal or producer representative services on dozens of indie films.
many years of experience in the industry he
has developed particular insights into the nature of the indie film business.
For almost 15 years, Mr. Bernstein
has made this insight available to students thru a UCLA Extension course he
teaches called "From Packaging to Delivery" (taught each spring and fall).
entertainment industry clients include major motion picture producers, distributors and sales agents, independent film producers and production companies, banks and financiers.
Mr. Bernstein is a frequent lecturer (UCLA, various film commissions and others), panel moderator (Hollywood Film Festival, Century City Chamber of Commerce Entertainment Industry Symposium, IFP, and others) and author (Variety, Business of Film and other publications), all dealing with the finance and distribution of indie films
Education: University of California at Los Angeles
(B.A., magna cum laude, 1979; J.D., 1982).
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa; American Jurisprudence Award-Debtor/Creditor Law; Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honors; Pi Gamma Mu Social Science Honors.
Lecturer/Speaking: UCLA Extension Course: "From Packaging to Delivery: Independent Film Project Financing and Distribution," given twice a year, Fall and Spring quarters, since 1993.
Other lectures at UCLA
"Motion Picture Distribution and Finance," "Independent Motion Picture Financing Through Public/Private Syndication," "Financing Feature Film Production."
Other speaking engagements: Speaker 2003-2008, Cannes Film Festival, SAG Indie; Speaker, 2005-2008, Cannes Film Festival, Producers Conference; Panelist, "Packaging, Promoting, Marketing and Distributing Your Project in the Digital Era," Panelist, SAG Indie Producers' Panel: 'From Red to Black,' April, 2008; HollyShorts Film Festival, August, 2007; Speaker, Cannes Film Festival 2007, Producer's Conference; Moderator, "Navigating the World of Distribution and Sales," Producer's Guild of America Seminar
, March 2007; Panelist, "Cover Your Assets," WGA forum, February, 2007; Moderator, "Strategies for Distributing Your Film," Hollywood Black Film Festival, February, 2007; Panelist, WGA member forum, July 2004; Moderator, panel discussion, "The Future of Indie Filmmaking," 2003 Hollywood Film Festival, October 2003; "Indie Film Finance and Distribution," 2002 Hollywood Film Festival, October 2002; Moderator, panel discussion, "Indie Filmmaking in the New Millennium," 2001 Hollywood Film Fes
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