Wayne Alexander is a founding partner of the firm.

Wayne graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with departmental honors and Phi Beta Kappa, and is a Yale Law School graduate.

Prior to founding the firm, Wayne was a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, and was associated with and later became a partner at Pollock, Bloom & Dekom, after being associated with Hardee, Barovick, Konecky & Braun and Greenberg & Glusker.

Wayne represents film and television writers, authors, directors, visual effects supervisors and companies, literary/talent agents and managers, as well as motion picture and television producers. Wayne has developed particular expertise in production and distribution of independent and studio films and series, representing writers, directors and producers, and licensing of remake/sequel rights and television series format rights.

Wayne was recently profiled in Clare Cosslett’s 2012 book “Lawyers at Work.”

A few representative clients:


Charles Frazier, James Ellroy, Vince Bugliosi (estate),   George V. Higgins (estate), Marshall Jon Fisher, Marie Lu, Jamie Ford, Gail Carriger, Miranda Kenneally, Hugh Howey, Charles Fox (estate),  Matt Dorff, Suzanne Dunn, Josh Malerman, Jennifer Shaw Wolf, Jason Hough, Anne Echols, Deanna Raybourn, John Waugh, Susan Cheever, Kim Reid, Jeff Maysh, Rhiannon Thomas, Jana DeLeon, Dacre Stoker, J.D. Barker, Frank Snepp, Morten Brask, David Wiesner, Andre Dubus III, Bruce Henderson, Ron Mallett, Stacey Lee, Rebecca Roanhorse, Brittney Morris, Nova McBee, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Elissa Sloan, Andy Griffiths, Craig Russell, Roseanne Brown, Max Booth III, BB Easton, Scott Reintgen, Cari Beauchamp, John Galligan, Rachel Held Evans (estate), Rosaria Munda, Kathleen West, Luke Smitherd, Helene Tursten, Sherry Thomas, Theresa Weir, Casey McQuiston, Jeff Seymour, Richard Chizmar.

Film/TV Directors:

Bill Condon, Anthony Stacchi, Steven C. Miller; Sarah Spillane; Joe Begos, James Freedman, Dan Myrick, Rupert Wainwright, Patrick Read Johnson, Jeremy Kagan, Roger Spottiswoode, Roxanne Captor, Harley Cokeliss.

Film/TV Writers:

Bill Condon, Andre & Maria Jacquemetton, Joe Begos, Anthony Grieco, Mark Montgomery, Brendan McCarthy, Dan Myrick, Sean Presant, David Titcher, Joel Cohen & Alec Sokolow, David Dortort (estate), Craig Mitchell, Alexandra Seros, Richard Tuggle, Stuart Gordon (estate), Floyd Byars, Max LaBella, Cindy Lou Johnson, Dominic Morgan, Hans Bauer.

Visual Effects:

Scott E. Anderson, Jerome Chen, Jon Farhat, Ben Snow, Craig Hayes.

Film/TV Producers:

Donald Borchers, Walter Coblenz, Bob Solo (estate), Bob Papazian/Jim Hirsch, Rene Malo, Clark Peterson, Andre Link, Harley Cokeliss, Carol Baum, David Helpern, Michelle Murdocca, Juliana Maio, Greg Yolen.


Stone Canyon Media, Intellectual Property Group, Nelson Literary Agency.