Media & Entertainment Counsel of the Year Awards

Century City, California

The Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel today announced its nominees for the 2006 Media & Entertainment Counsel Awards. The nominees once again represented every aspect of the entertainment industry including filmed entertainment, music, sports, new media & technology, hospitality and location based entertainment. labor and employment and public entities/trade organizations.

The nominess will be honored at a Cocktail Reception in their honor, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., next Wednesday, November 8, 2006, Viceroy Hotel, 1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, California. You may reserve on-line and join the nominees, judges and advisory board by assessing this link: www.theam The winners will be announced at a Gala Awards Dinner at the Friars Club, Beverly Hills on December 1, 2006. For information about sponorships, tables and individual tickets, please contact

Counsel of the Year

  • Bob Gerrard, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Scripps Networks
  • Doug Jacobs, General Counsel, Court TV/A&E Televison Networks
  • Scott Packman, General Counsel, Metro Goldwyn Mayer
  • Dan Taitz, Chief Administrative Officer, Oxygen Media
  • Ron Wheeler, Senior Vice President, Content Protection, Twentieth Century Fox

Dealmaker of the Year

  • Liza Cozad, Senior Counsel, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company
  • Gil Goldshein, General Counsel & Senior Vice President, Bunim-Murray Productions
  • Richard B. Levy, Chief Legal Officer, International Creative Management

Technology & New Media Counsel

  • Steven M. Glick, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Thomson Americas
  • Eric Golden, President/Counsel, Imagility, Inc.
  • Victoria Libin, Senior Director, Legal Affairs, Atom Entertainment, Inc.
  • Eric Golden, President/Counsel, Imagility, Inc.

Hospitality & Location Based Entertainment Counsel

  • James Coughlin, General Counsel, Six Flags, Inc.
  • Michael Silver, Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Universal Parks & Resorts, NBC Universal
  • Seren Welch, Head of Brands and Product Marketing, VisitBritian

Labor Counsel

  • David M. Besbris, Director, Entertainment Television, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
  • Jean Bonini, Executive Vice President, Labor Relations, Sony Pictures Television
  • Patric Verrone, President, Writers Guild of America West

Public Service Counsel

  • Jacqueline C. Charlesworth, Vice President & General Counsel, National Music Publishers’ Association
  • Robert A. Jones, Acting California Labor Commissioner & Chief Counsel, California State Division of Labor Satndards Enforcement
  • Philip H. Lam, Intellectual Property Counsel, City of Los Angeles

Sports Counsel

  • Brooke Beyer Jr., Marketing Counsel, NASCAR Inc.
  • Paul Nadel, Partner/General Counsel, Dynasty Sports Group
  • Daniel M. Siegel, Vice President & Legal Counsel, CMG Worldwide Inc.

Rising Star

  • Suchir Batra, Agent, William Morris Agency
  • Matt Matzkin, Director of Business Affairs, Warner Brothers Television
  • Kevin Garrett Monroe, Senior Counsel, Walt Disney Pictures

Hollywood Reporter To Publish Special Awards Issue

The Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel thanks The Hollywood Reporter for producing the Program for the Gala Awards Dinner. This Program will be bound into the November 28, 2006 edition of The Hollywood Reporter, and will also be distributed at the 2006 Media and Entertainment Counsel of the Year Awards, taking place at the Friars Club, December 1, 2006. You may honor a colleague or client with a tribute in the Program. Please contact Patrice Atiee at 323.525.2014 or to reserve your advertising space. Please note the early deadline of November 4 for space and November 12 for materials.

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