Ben Reder is a founding partner of the firm. He brings extensive experience to the practice with a background in corporate and transactional entertainment at a major international law firm, and as vice president of business affairs at a prominent film company before founding Reder & Feig LLP. He has expertise and experience advising technology and content providers in the new media world.
Ben received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard and is a member of the California and Massachusetts bars. Ben and his wife have a son and a daughter. Ben loves to watch his son play baseball and soccer and his daughter dance and act.
Glenn D. Feig is a founding partner of the firm. He has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating financing, co-production, international co-production, acquisition of rights and development agreements, as well as those ranging from music, merchandising, product placement, licensing, clearances of rights and new media issues.
Prior to founding the firm, he was a business representative at the Screen Actors Guild, and now advises clients on all above-the-line guild matters. Glenn raises money on behalf of cancer charities including Children’s Hospital LA and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. He received his B.A. in Economics from the University of California at San Diego, and J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law. Glenn enjoys spending time with his family and surfing waves around the world.
Mike Park is a partner of the firm. He specializes in television development deals, motion picture production, drafting and negotiation of financing agreements, and acquisition of literary property rights.
Mike received his B.A. in Economics with a minor in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley where he graduated with distinction in general scholarship. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he graduated cum laude. He enjoys all forms of sports, especially the Los Angeles Lakers and Dodgers.
Noor Ahmed is the son of Pakistani immigrants and studied film history, theory, and criticism at Wright State University in Ohio from 1998 to 2003. He began his career working as a production coordinator on various television commercials and independent feature films in Ohio and Los Angeles. Noor joined the firm in 2005 and worked on production legal matters on projects including Brick, Thank You For Smoking, The Twilight Saga, Looper, Don Jon, Black Swan, Oculus, Big Sick and numerous other projects. He is currently a senior executive at the firm, acting as the in-house Producer Representative for producers, production companies, and financiers. Noor focuses on consulting/assisting clients with regards to various matters related to obtaining financing & distribution for feature narrative films and documentary projects. He attends numerous film festivals and film markets each year including Sundance, SXSW, Cannes, TIFF, and many others. He also works with producers on all aspects of production mattes from development through distribution, having produced a number of feature films while at the firm.
Marize’s primary focus at Reder & Feig is providing all aspects of production legal services for scripted television shows. Prior to joining the firm, she served as legal production counsel on multiple independent movies and helped represent a diverse selection of entertainment and media clients.
Marize received her B.A. in Rhetoric and English from the University of California, Berkeley. She received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, with a specialization in Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property. She sings with the LA Lawyers Philharmonic’s Legal Voices, volunteers with Reading to Kids, and is a board member of the South Asian Bar Association.
Nicole Papincak joined Reder & Feig in March of 2017. Prior to joining the firm, she was an associate at a boutique entertainment law firm and represented film distributors, financiers, and production companies with a focus on theatrical business and legal affairs. Nicole also teaches seminars at Film Independent, providing filmmakers with general advice regarding how to navigate pre-production from a legal perspective and successfully effect legal delivery to film distributors. She received her B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Government from Smith College in Northampton, MA and her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. A Pittsburgh native (Go Steelers!), Nicole is a self-proclaimed a cappella nerd, cycling enthusiast, and worships the work of Michael Jackson and Andy Warhol.
Jason Smith joined Reder & Feig in August of 2018. Previously, he has held business & legal affairs roles with both a major television studio and an independent film & television production company. Currently, his practice is largely focused on production legal services for producers of film and television. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Jason received his B.A. in Sociology and Political Science from Kenyon College and his J.D. from the University of Southern California (with a specialization in Entertainment Law). In addition to being a movie geek, he enjoys live music and is an avid baseball fan.
Connor Kampff is an Associate at Reder & Feig, and focuses his practice on the development of television and film projects. Prior to joining the firm, he worked in the business and legal affairs departments of a multi-media production company and a major cable television network, spent time in the legal department at SAG-AFTRA, and worked at a boutique talent law firm and the entertainment practice group at a major law firm. Connor received his B.A. in Economics and Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where he dual specialized in Entertainment, Media & Intellectual Property Law and Business Law & Policy, and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the UCLA Entertainment Law Review. Connor’s hobbies include traveling, swimming, and trying to keep up with his golden-retriever mix, Cali.
Peter Zelentsovsky joined Reder & Feig in September of 2018. Previously, he was the head of business and legal affairs for an Emmy Award-winning production company, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s high volume of television and new media productions. Peter, a fully “Americanized” Russian immigrant, received his B.A. in Economics and Legal Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz where he graduated cum laude and his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. When not working or enjoying time with his wife and daughter, Peter is producing music, training Muay Thai and catching up on his favorite television programs.
Joshua R. Lastine joined Reder & Feig in March of 2016. Specializing in television transactions, Joshua worked in television business affairs for both a major television studio and talent agency prior to joining the law firm. Joshua received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Northern Iowa and his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law where he served as President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Originally from Fort Dodge, Iowa, Joshua is a food enthusiast and loves dogs.
Solmaz Schmidt joined the firm in January of 2016. Previously she worked as an attorney in business and legal affairs at a mini-major studio, primarily working on motion picture development and production.
Solmaz received her undergraduate degree from Marymount University and law degree from Roger Williams University School of Law. She is a member of the California and Massachusetts bars. Solmaz and her husband regularly volunteer at local animal shelters and dog rescues.
Mandy Blandford joined the Reder & Feig team in July of 2017. Mandy began her legal career working in music publishing, artist management, and legal affairs at an independent record label. She quickly developed an interest in the film industry and joined a small production company where she assisted in legal affairs before joining the Reder & Feig team.
Mandy earned a B.A. in Digital Media Management with a concentration on law and photography from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas and furthered her education with a law degree from Southwestern Law School. She is passionate about film, music, art, animal rescue, and all things dark and spooky.
Ricci Sergienko is a recent law school graduate who is currently awaiting bar passage results from the State of California. Ricci joined the Reder & Feig team full time in September 2018. Prior to joining the firm, Ricci worked in the business affairs department of a major sports network, a boutique entertainment law firm, and interned in the legal department at one of the biggest sports marketing agencies in the country. Ricci received his B.A. in Political Science from California State University Dominguez Hills. He received his J.D. from Southwestern Law School with a Concentration in Entertainment and Media Law. While at Southwestern, amongst many things, Ricci served as the Communications Chair of the Negotiation Honors Program, the Vice President of the Sports Law Society, and most importantly- the Founding President of the Golf Society. Being a former college baseball player, Ricci likes to pass down his knowledge as a baseball coach for the Baseball Central Club Team.