Warren J. Biro is a member of the firm’s entertainment and media practice.
Practice & Background
Mr. Biro focuses his practice on entertainment and media transactional matters. He represents a variety of clients in the entertainment industry, including independent production companies, financial institutions and talent in various aspects of the production, financing and distribution of film and television projects.
Mr. Biro received his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law in 2012, where he was a Senior Editor of the UCLA Law Review and completed the Entertainment, Media, and Intellectual Property Law Program. He previously graduated with highest honors from Rutgers University.
Mr. Biro dedicates a substantial portion of his time to pro bono efforts, and is the firm liaison and work coordinator for KIPP LA, a nonprofit organization that operates free public charter schools in under-resourced communities in Los Angeles.
Mr. Biro is also a member of the firm’s Hiring Committee.
Mr. Biro’s recent engagements include representing:
- Media Rights Capital in connection with its film and television projects (including Edgar Wright’s upcoming film Baby Driver, the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower and the Netflix series House of Cards)
- CIT Bank in the largest single-picture financing in history for an independently produced film (Luc Besson’s upcoming Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets)
- City National Bank, Comerica Bank and other financiers on multiple, single project financings for various films (including John Wick 2 and the upcoming Unchained with John Malkovich and Adrien Brody)
- Union Bank in connection with a senior secured revolving credit facility providing ultimates-based co-financing for film and television projects of major international distributors
- the American Film Institute in connection with various matters, including AFI Fest, licensing agreements and sponsorship agreements