“Representing people and businesses in entertainment might seem a glamorous pursuit, but in reality, it’s a hard-edged business involving large sums of money and people with tremendous egos.” – L.A. entertainment attorney Gordon Firemark.

As the  top 10 entertainment law schools welcome the Class of 2015 as 1L’s this month, Firemark’s quick and evenhanded primer “What does an Entertainment Lawyer Do?” serves up both the perks and pedestrian aspects of a crowded field — and far better than the wordy wiki on the same topic While 1L’s aspiring to entertainment careers already have committed to law school, this piece may also serve law school applicants and lawyers in other areas looking to segue in to an entertainment practice. It surely provides a truer portrayal of the day-by-day labors of those in the business who don’t lead lives of high drama, ala outsized, fictional super agent Ari Gold (as pictured, played by Jeremy Piven), Firemark emphasizes broad legal competency that goes beyond counseling clients amidst designer furniture.

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