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.
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.
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.
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.
Matthew Robinson joined Reder & Feig in February 2018. Previously, he served as interactive entertainment counsel to major publisher, Activision Blizzard. Currently, he serves as production counsel to both studio and production company clientele, guiding the deal making and production of high-budget content for Theatrical, Television, and SVOD release. He received his B.S. in Film, TV, and Digital Media from The University of Texas, Austin and his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles with a dual focus in Entertainment and Corporate Finance. While Matthew’s career began in production working alongside former President of Paramount Pictures, Frank Yablans, Matthew’s interest and Frank’s guidance led him to the business and legal side of production. Matthew finds his creative outlet supporting his wife’s (Variety top 10 most influential people in Digital Media) new media ventures, his cardio playing basketball, and his joy spending time with his wife and golden retriever pup.
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.
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.
Matthew Edwards joined the Reder & Feig in the fall of 2018. His experience with a major television studio made him a strong fit to serve the firm’s cutting-edge television development practice. Matt received a degree in finance and economic consulting from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in 2012 where he graduated with honors. He moved to Los Angeles in 2014 to attend Southwestern Law School where he served as the Managing Editor of the SW Law Review and graduated Cum Laude. Matt is an avid sports fan who especially loves the NBA, college basketball and golf. When he’s not in the office you can find Matt in the kitchen, honing his cooking skills while Marvin Gaye plays in the background.
Schooner Sonntag joined Reder & Feig in October 2018. Prior to joining the firm, Schooner has worked in brand development at a major motion picture studio, music licensing at a major network, and business and legal affairs at a mini-major studio. Originally from Arizona, Schooner received his BA in Economics from Middlebury College and his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he was an editor on the Entertainment Law Review and published an article on the Video Privacy Protection Act. Schooner’s favorite things include spending time with his wife, live music, watching the English Premier League and karaoke.
JJ Berthelsen joined Reder & Feig in September 2019. Prior to joining the firm, JJ worked in business and legal affairs at a major television studio and held both legal and production positions at an independent production and distribution company. His producing experience combined with growing up immersed in the entertainment industry gives him a unique insight into all the moving parts that make up a successful production. JJ received his B.A. in Political Science from UCLA and his J.D. from Southwestern Law School. In addition to his passion for movies and television, JJ loves traveling the world and experiencing other cultures.
Angi Christov joined Reder & Feig in May of 2018, and focuses primarily on production legal services for scripted television shows. She grew up with family members working in the entertainment industry and always knew she wanted to pursue a career in entertainment law. Angi received a degree in Business Law from Arizona State University’s Barrett the Honors College and her J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law, where she served as president of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. When Angi isn’t working, she enjoys attending music festivals, practicing yoga, and running on Venice Beach with her dachshund chihuahua mix, Beau.
Brittany Boyle is a recent law school graduate who joined Reder & Feig in October 2019. Prior to joining the firm, Brittany worked at a boutique entertainment litigation firm and interned at the Writers Guild of America. She received B.A. in European History from Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University and a J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. While at Loyola, Brittany was a staff member of Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review and President of the Day Student Bar Association. When not working, Brittany is catching up on the latest T.V. shows or attempting to find her way out of an escape room.
Taylor Bruyette joined Reder & Feig in October of 2019. Prior to joining the firm, Taylor held various positions in the sports and entertainment industry. Taylor received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her J.D. from Pepperdine Law, where she specialized in Entertainment, Media & Sports. In her free time, Taylor enjoys binging Netflix, watching the Dodgers, and curling up with her cat.