About Our Firm


Bruns, Brennan & Berry is a full-service transactional entertainment law firm practicing in all areas of film, television and new media. The firm handles a wide variety of entertainment matters and possesses comprehensive expertise in film financing and distribution, development and production legal services for feature films and television series, film and television development and personal representation of writers, directors and producers. The firm was founded in New York in 2010 by partners Emerson E. Bruns, Paul Brennan and Hamish Berry, who collectively possess over 50 years of entertainment legal experience. In 2016 the firm opened its office in Santa Monica, California.  


Areas Of Practice

film and Television

The firm represents writers, producers, directors and production companies for various film and television projects.



Financing Legal

3Blaw provides first class representation of financiers providing equity, debt and tax credit financing for film and television projects; negotiating financing agreements on behalf of producers.

Production Legal

Draft and negotiate agreements for above-the-line talent and crew, chain of title contracts for the acquisition of rights, advise on various clearance issues and production-related legal issues for scripted and unscripted film and television projects.



We negotiate and finalize sales agency agreements, distribution agreements and collection account agreements with respect to film and television projects.



Review, prepare and advise on copyright and trademark registration of intellectual property.