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Nicholas La Terza


“NickNicholas LaTerza teaches the graduate-level Producers Program class “Contracts and Negotiations” at UCLA TFT.

He is a veteran transactional lawyer and business affairs executive with experience in both theatrical features and television, and is currently associated with The Point Media in Beverly Hills, serving a broad range of industry clients.

LaTerza earned his B.S. and M.A. in English literature from Villanova University and his J.D. from the University of Toledo. He began practice with the firm of Kaplan, Livingston and became a partner with Sidley Austin. Thereafter, he held senior posts at New World Pictures, Largo Entertainment and Alliance Atlantis. Additionally, La Terza has written several screenplays and was represented by the William Morris Agency. A former professional pianist/vocalist and songwriter, he has had a nationally released CD and still performs regularly.

LaTerza holds voting memberships in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, as well as the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

A member emeritus and former co-chair of the UCLA Entertainment Law Symposium, La Terza also teaches courses in entertainment law and movie finance in the law schools at UCLA, UC Irvine and University of Miami.