LLM Entertainment Careers Zoom Panel

October 18, 2023 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Interested in a career in the Entertainment industry? Join us for a special Zoom Q&A session with recent UCLA graduates!

Date: Oct 18, 2023Time: 12:15pm-1:15pm

Register & Submit Questions: https://forms.gle/khwiDrqqippcBj6C6


Carlos Araya Paz '23 - Chile
    • Law Clerk, Sheppard Mullin
    • Carlos is a graduate of the UCLA LLM class of 2023, specializing in Media, Entertainment and Technology. Prior to this, Carlos worked as an attorney and was the Director of the Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment group of the Chilean law firm Magliona Abogados for 9 years. In this capacity, Carlos advised clients such as Amazon Prime Video, Google, Airbnb, Netflix, and Microsoft, among others. Carlos is now currently working as Law Clerk in the Entertainment Law group at Sheppard Mullin (Century City office). 
Arkadi De Proft '22 - Belgium
    • Attorney - New Technology Jurisprudence Specialist, PLF (Pacitti Law Firm) 
    • Arkadi De Proft has felt a burning passion for gaming ever since receiving a Gameboy Advance SP at seven years old. Having pursued his love of video games as a video game journalist throughout his extensive academic legal career, he now vigorously fights for the hopes and dreams of creatives in the interactive media space. Arkadi obtained multiple advanced degrees in law throughout the world, including from UCLA, the number one university in the world for entertainment law. Arkadi is a published author and has won an award from Google for his research into the challenges for the esports industry under existing copyright laws. He has advised a broad variety of organizations in the video games industry, ranging from grassroots esports organizations such as PROJEKT GAP to international conglomerates such as Activision Blizzard and Nintendo. Arkadi is a member of the Executive Committee of the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Entertainment Law Section, the largest of its kind in the world, as well as a member of the Esports Bar Association. He is also an advising member of the American Bar Association’s Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Task Force on Intellectual Property.  
Tamara Habayeb '22 - UK
    • Manager - Business and Legal Affairs, Gaumont
    • Tamara is a Manager in the Business Affairs and Legal team at Gaumont, an independent film and TV production company that produced shows like Narcos, Hannibal and Lupin. She works in the development, production and distribution of original scripted TV shows, features and animation projects. She is involved in negotiating, drafting and handling talent agreements, option agreements, distribution matters and overall helping creatives bring shows and movies to life.  Prior to her LL.M., Tamara worked as a private equity attorney at Sidley Austin LLP in London, and during her LL.M. she interned with a talent-side lawyer, at an IP management company and participated in the UCLA Doc Film Clinic. Tamara is dual qualified in England & Wales and New York.  

Adrian Jungblut '23 - Germany
    • Intern, Gaumont
    • Adrian is a recent UCLA graduate, specializing in entertainment law. He currently works in Business & Legal Affairs at the LA office of the French film and television studio Gaumont, handling all kinds of production related agreements for US and LATAM shows. Prior to coming to Los Angeles, he got his law degree in Germany and worked in two entertainment law boutiques, as well as in the TMT/IP practice group of big law firm McDermott, Will & Emery. He also has in-house experience at NDR, one of the biggest German radio and television broadcasters. 
Anson Lyu '22 - China
    • Manager - Business and Legal Affairs, VMI Worldwide
    • Anson is a Manager in the Business & Legal Affairs Department at VMI Worldwide, an independent movie company specializing in movie sales, distribution, and production. He is responsible for handling legal matters in relation to movie acquisition and production, and managing delivery of legal materials. Prior to attending the LL.M. Program at UCLA, he earned his LL.B. degree from Durham University in the U.K., and worked in dispute resolution thereafter in Shenzhen, China. During his free time, he reads album reviews, records covers of musical theatres, and practices singing with his a cappella group.  
Emma Wilson '22 - UK
    • Entertainment Associate Attorney, Sacker Entertainment Law PC
    • Emma works at Sacker Entertainment Law, which is a boutique entertainment law firm based in LA, where she drafts, negotiates and reviews agreements for rights, writers, directors, producers, actors and department heads in connection with the development and production of motion pictures and television series on behalf of financiers and independent production companies.  


      Emma graduated from Durham University Law School and received her LL.M. from BPP University in the UK. She then started her career in entertainment at Warner Bros. in London where she split her time between the International TV and Local Theatrical Production departments, working closely with outside counsel, producers, and in-house lawyers across 16 territories. Emma then graduated from UCLA with an LL.M., specializing in Media & Entertainment Law where she completed an externship at NuMedia before doing a full-time internship at Sheppard Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in the Entertainment department after sitting for the California Bar. At Sheppard Mullin, Emma represented clients ranging from high-profile talent to production companies and streamers and provided advice to clients on guild issues, including the WGA, SAG-AFTRA, and DGA.