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Mandi Brooksbank
USC Gould School of Law

Mandi Brooksbank

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: August 16, 2022




Mandi Brooksbank is in-house counsel for Netflix as manager of Scripted Series Business and Legal Affairs, where she leads negotiations on various scripted series projects for above the line on- and off-screen talent in additional to overall and first-look deals for Netflix’s key talent partners.

Brooksbank began her legal career in the general counsel’s office at Creative Artists Agency, later moving to private practice at the entertainment boutique firm Donaldson Callif Perez LLP, where she focused on copyright and fair use, production legal and live theater law. Brooksbank then joined Entertainment One as senior director of TV Business and Legal Affairs, successfully managing and closing deals for eOne’s slate of television projects across development and production stemming from The Mark Gordon Company and Hasbro, among others.

Beyond her work as an attorney, Brooksbank champions education and devotes her time to educating, mentoring and lecturing. Brooksbank assists in the development of USC’s business and cinema curriculum as a board member of USC’s John. H. Mitchell Business of Cinematic Arts Program. Brooksbank has lectured on film and television production, distribution, financing and clearance issues for various academic programs, including the UCLA Producers program, the Film Independent Grants & Awards program and the School of Visual Arts MFA program in New York City.

Brooksbank earned her bachelor’s degree from the Business of Cinematic Arts program at USC and earned her JD through the Southwestern Law School two-year accelerated SCALE program.
   

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