Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

November 01, 2003
Experts in Film Financing Join Adjunct Faculty

Harris E. Tulchin and Mark Halloran, each 25-year practitioners of entertainment and media law, have joined Southwestern’s adjunct faculty. The two are co-authors, with Gunnar Erickson, of The Independent Film Producer’s Survival Guide: A Legal and Business Sourcebook. They will teach "Financing and Distributing Independent Films" in Spring Semester 2004.

Professor Tulchin, of the firm Harris Tulchin & Associates, has extensive experience in all phases of feature film, television, video, music, infomercial, and multimedia development, financing, production, and distribution. He has lectured extensively in academic and industry venues, including the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, the American Film Institute, the Sundance Producer’s Conference, and film festivals around the world. In prior affiliations, Professor Tulchin served as senior vice president of business affairs and general counsel for Cinema Group, general counsel and head of business affairs for KCET Television, senior counsel for United Artists, and director of business affairs at MGM Television. His clients have included Sony, Hallmark Entertainment, Imperial Entertainment/Scanbox, MCA Universal, and Showtime. He also serves as a producer’s representative of completed film projects and currently represents approximately 40 films for worldwide licensing. Professor Tulchin is a graduate of Cornell University and earned his J.D. degree at the University of California Hastings College of Law.

Professor Halloran, principal in the Halloran Law Corporation, specializes in entertainment development, financing, production, and distribution law. He has also served as an expert witness in film, television and music litigation for a variety of clients, including Kim Basinger, Muhammed Ali, Kevin Costner, New Line, Harold Ramis, and Paramount. He has worked in production for Universal, Paramount, Disney, and Miramax, has sold distribution rights to Artisan, Castle Rock, Universal, and other major companies, and served as production counsel for many features. At Universal, Professor Halloran participated in distribution negotiations related to a number of well-known actors and films. He is the co-author of two nationally recognized books on the music business, The Musician’s Guide to Copyright and The Musician's Business and Legal Guide, and numerous articles on entertainment business and legal issues. Professor Halloran is a graduate of UCLA and earned his J.D. degree at the University of California Hastings College of Law.