Emerson E. Bruns
Emerson Bruns is a founding partner of Bruns, Brennan & Berry, an entertainment law firm with offices in New York. Mr. Bruns' practice involves all aspects of entertainment law and he specializes in the formation of investment vehicles for the production of independent films. He serves as counsel to numerous award-winning motion picture, television and video producers and regularly lectures on the motion picture and television industries at seminars and law schools throughout the metropolitan area. He has served as counsel on numerous motion picture productions, including, LIFE, Jonathan, Begin Again, The Station Agent, Transamerica, Thirteen, Laurel Canyon, Nine Lives, The Believer, Big Eden, Sling Blade, Arbitrage, and Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present.
Mr. Bruns has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting agreements for motion picture production and has written articles for and contributed to numerous publications on the subject of independent film. He has served as resource consultant and panel speaker for the Independent Feature Project, as well as a panelist for numerous seminars. Mr. Bruns has been practicing law in the entertainment field for 16 years New York and California and prior to establishing Bruns, Brennan & Berry, Mr. Bruns was managing partner of his eponymous firm, served as Of Counsel to Schreck, Rose, Dapello, Adams & Hurwitz, was a partner at Rudolph & Beer, an associate with Warren Alpert & Beigelman, and an associate with Williams, Mullen, Christian & Dobbins in Richmond, Virginia where he practiced securities and corporate law. Mr. Bruns received his law degree from William and Mary School of Law in 1991 and his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 1987.