... started his legal career as Counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. There, Mr. Mills assumed leadership roles on a variety of legislative and oversight initiatives including telecommunications and cable broadcasting matters and the Immigration Reform Act.
Upon his return to Southern California, Mr. Mills practiced as a trial and appellate attorney until entering entertainment law. Mr. Mills has held senior business affairs positions with several studios, including Republic Pictures Corporation, Independent Artists Company, Hal Roach Studios and what is now Hallmark Entertainment. While at Republic Pictures, Mr. Mills was instrumental in recapturing the copyright to the classic film "It's A Wonderful Life," which previously had been widely distributed as a work in the public domain.
Over the past 12 years Mr. Mills' practice has encompassed all aspects of talent representation and also the financing, production and distribution of entertainment product in the areas of both television and feature films. He has extensive experience in international television and film distribution and has studied international business transactions in London, England. In addition, his practice includes general business transactions and represents a number of different types of businesses, both large and small. Internet, computer and digital rights are an important aspect of Mr. Mills' services to his clients in both the general corporate and entertainment fields.
Mr. Mills is on the Board of Directors of the Entertainment and Intellectual Property Alumni Association at Southwestern University School of Law and has served on the Copyright Protection Committee of what is now the Independent Film and Television Alliance, the trade association for independent producers and distributor. Mr. Mills is a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.
... holds both a Law Degree and a Masters Degree in Business. After several years in the private practice of law, Ms. Kaye became Vice President of Business Affairs for Dove Entertainment. There she worked on both television and feature film projects as well as publishing contracts.
She later founded The Publishing Mills, an audio publishing company that published approximately 200 titles. Ms. Kaye has produced three Grammy Award nominated works, including the Grammy Award-winning Best Comedy Recording, Crank Calls by Jonathan Winters.
She has served as President of the Audio Publishers Association and as a member of the Board of Governors for the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Academy for Recording Arts & Sciences, West. She is the founder of Big Happy Family, LLC, a digital distribution company for audio programming. She was the creator and editor of, and a contributor to, the short story anthology Meeting Across the River (Bloomsbury, 2005).
Ms. Kaye is admitted to the practice of law in both California and Connecticut.