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Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

488 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10022, USA
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Work +1 212 980 0120
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Fax +1 212 593 9175
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Los Angeles, New York

Victoria Cook

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Work (212) 826 5553
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Web:
fkks.com
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

Work Department

Entertainment

Position

Victoria S. Cook is a partner at Frankfurt Kurnit and a member of the Entertainment Group. She focuses on motion picture and television work, representing award-winning filmmakers, writers, directors, actors, television producers, film financiers, and television networks.

She is immersed in both the independent and Hollywood worlds, and her clients often work in all aspects of the entertainment business - from major studio films to cutting-edge political documentaries. Variety named her to its Women's Impact Report, Crain's New York Business named her a NYC "Leading Woman Lawyer," and the New York Law Journal included her in its inaugural Top Women in the Law list. Variety recently quoted Ms. Cook about the impact of non-disclosure agreements on Hollywood sexual harassment cases.

Career

Ms. Cook is also a frequent public speaker who lectures regularly on film and television finance and production at film schools, law schools, and producer conferences, including NYU/TISCH, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania Law School, the Independent Feature Project, and the Producers Guild of America. She has appeared on numerous panels at all the major film festivals and markets, including Cannes and Sundance. She is a regular mentor at the Sundance Institute Creative Producing Conference as well as the Sundance Institute Catalyst Conference for film investors. She has moderated the State of the Union panel at the Sundance Summit for the last several years and in 2013 was one of the keynote speakers. Ms. Cook is a member of the Advisory Board for the Hamptons Film Festival.

Outside of her law career, Ms. Cook has worn many hats in the industry. She co-produced "Screwed", a feature-length documentary about New York pornographer Al Goldstein, co-founded the New York Underground Film Festival, worked at CourtTV, and was the head of domestic sales at Cinetic Media. Ms. Cook is admitted to practice in New York.

Member

Ms. Cook is a member of the Advisory Board for the Hamptons Film Festival.

Education

Columbia University (BA, 1991)
Tisch School of the Arts (MA, Cinema Studies, 1995)
University of Pennsylvania Law School (JD, cum laude, 1998)


United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Media and entertainment: transactional

Within: Media and entertainment: transactional

A stand-out firm for talent-side representation, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC's entertainment practice attracts praise for its 'unwavering commitment to clients and its ease in dealing with creative issues'. The group is particularly known for its representation of film, television, theater and music talent and celebrities, and counts actors Robert De Niro and John Goodman among its client. Richard Heller recently acted for Aaron Sorkin to negotiate and structure a deal for his adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird for Broadway. Los Angeles-based Andrew Hurwitz advised Jennifer Lee in negotiations for her role as Creative Head of Walt Disney Animation Studios, and Victoria Cook successfully assisted comedians Desus Nice and The Kid Mero move the late night show Desus & Mero from Viceland to Showtime. Hayden Goldblatt, who has particular experience in the film sector, was recently promoted to the partnership. All lawyers mentioned are based in New York unless otherwise specified.

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