We welcome US Entertainment Attorney-David Helfant to The Entertainment Engine podcast!

David’s clients have included Hollywood actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, Johnny Carson, Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney, Slash, Sony Pictures & John Travolta plus much more…

Pic: Entertainment Attorney-David Helfant

His clients have included Johnny Carson, Slash, Van Halen, Stanley Clarke, Teddy Pendergrass, Columbia Pictures, The Walt Disney Company, Paramount Pictures, to name just a few.

David Helfant was the Senior Vice President of Paramount Pictures and headed their Music Business and Legal Affairs Department for almost four years where he supervised attorneys, paralegals, and assistants in negotiating and documenting soundtrack album, artist, producer, license, and music publishing agreements for motion picture productions at Paramount, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Films.

Paramount pictures projects have included the following;

“The Italian Job”, “The Longest Yard”, “School Of Rock”, “Mean Girls”, “Rugrats Go Wild”, “Team America”, “The Manchurian Candidate”, “Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow”, “Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events”, “SpongeBob Squarepants: The Movie”

Jennifer achieved much of her success by starring in movies such as,

“I Know What You Did Last Summer,” “Heartbreakers,” “Can Hardly Wait” and “The Client List”, a movie of the week for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

David Helfant has also worked with many other high-profile clients over the years, which have included the following;

Johnny Carson, Slash, John Travolta, The Kinks, Phil Collins, Genesis, Savage Garden, Paul Rodgers, Jennifer Warnes plus much more.

David has also acted as the music supervisor for Troika Pictures“The Call” starring Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin and directed by Brad Anderson, whose credits include “The Machinist” and “Transsiberian”.

Pic: David Helfant with American Composer Chick Corea

Plus David Helfant has had the privilege of sitting on the Board of Governors for the L.A. Chapter of the Recording Academy for 10 years.

During that time frame, he was Secretary of the L.A. Chapter for 2 years, served as the Chair of the Advocacy Committee and the Co-Chair of the Jazz Committee with Dave Koz, and has been a member of the Recording Academy for 36 years.

The announcement was made by the Foundation’s Board of Directors and reflects the organization’s goal of growing its charitable initiatives.

Pic: David Helfant at The Troubadour

The Troubadour was voted the №2 venue in the country by Rolling Stone magazine!.

There will also be a new merch line created for The Troubadour and sold at many retailers across the country.

To learn more about the chat with David, click on the podcast link below;



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Peter Moore

Peter has lived in New York, Los Angeles and London working in the music, film and TV industries for over three decades helping creators realize their vision.