Robert Cooper is Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs for Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, where he provides legal and business advice in connection with the worldwide multiplatform distribution of Warner’s film and television properties in all forms of international ad-supported, subscription, pay-per-view and on-demand television media, including via Internet-based and mobile-based systems.
Prior to joining Warner Bros., Bob maintained a transactional entertainment private practice concentrated primarily in the film, television, digital media and sports industries representing domestic and international individual producers, motion picture and television production and distribution companies as well as rights holders, writers and other talent in all aspects of motion picture and television transactions at both the studio and independent level, with a focus on content rights acquisition and licensing; development, production, and distribution; commercial endorsements and advertising; live entertainment and sporting events; and related corporate and joint venture transactions and intellectual property counseling. In connection therewith, he has represented numerous international clients in cross-border transactions involving such territories as Japan, China, Canada, Australia and numerous European Union countries.
Bob is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Producer’s Program at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, where he co-teaches a course on the business and legal practices of the entertainment industry. He is a member of the Planning Committee for the USC Institute on Entertainment Law & Business, and recently appeared in “Southern California Super Lawyers (Entertainment & Sports) – Rising Stars for 2007.”
Bob is a graduate of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles where he was Managing Director of the “Loyola International and Comparative Law Review” and a member of the St. Thomas More Honor Society. He received his BA in History from the University of California at Los Angeles. In private practice, Bob was a member of the Entertainment & Media Practice group at Loeb & Loeb, the Entertainment & Technology group at Morrison & Foerster, and the Entertainment Transactions group at Katten Muchin & Zavis.