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Harris Tulchin & Associates is an international entertainment and multimedia law firm created to provide cost effective expertise and timely professional service to its clients in the motion picture, television, music, and multimedia industries. Harris E. Tulchin is a veteran entertainment attorney with extensive background and experience in all phases of feature film, television, video, music, infomercial, and multimedia development, financing, production, and distribution. Recently, the firm was joined on an "Of Counsel" basis by veteran entertainment and music attorney Lawrence J. Langs, as well as entertainment attorney, author and producer Mark Litwak. The firm's Rome office is headed by Italian attorney, Silvio Tonazzi. French entertainment attorneys, Jean-Christophe Barjon and Jean-Francois Joffre head up the firm's Paris office.

Harris E. Tulchin is a graduate of Cornell University and Hastings Law School, and has practiced law since 1978. He has lectured extensively at forums such as UCLA, AFI, IFP, Digital Hollywood and USC, and brings a wealth of studio and private practice experience to the firm. He has served as Senior Vice President of Business Affairs and General Counsel for Cinema Group; General Counsel and Head of Business Affairs for KCET Television; Senior Counsel for United Artists; Director of Business Affairs at MGM Television; and Counsel for American International Pictures and Filmways Pictures (now Orion Pictures).


As a private practitioner, his clients have included, among others: SONY, Vestron, Ed Pressman, ICE CUBE, Sid Caesar, David Lynch/Kino Link, Gary Lucchesi/Tom Barad/Toys 'R Us, Richard Leakey, Chris/Rose Productions/MCA Universal, Showtime, Cineville/HBO, PolyGram, Summit Entertainment L. P., Films Christian Fechner (France), Planet Central Television, Palace Group, (U.K.), KCET Television, MPL Laboratories, Ed Annunziata (Sega Interactive), John Kricfalusi ("Ren & Stimpy"), Cinema Group, Strand Releasing, Water Street Pictures, Century Film Partners, Independent Entertainment Group, Galaxy International Releasing, TTL Films (Moscow), S Entertainment (Toronto), New Horizons, Julie Corman/Ezio Greggio, Matt Salinger, Kevin Yagher, Derek Power & Associates, Jorge Rivero, Teleline, Destination Cinema, Esco-Mex, Gibraltar Releasing, Crawford/Lane, Paul Ryan Productions, Ultra Studios, Flint Dille, Cineville Interactive, Edutainment, Inc., Seismic Interactive, and numerous independent producers, writers, directors and actors.


In addition, Mr. Tulchin has served as Executive Producer of several feature films, including the critically acclaimed To Sleep With Anger which was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 1990 Sundance/U.S. Film Festival, had its international premiere at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival as one of the official selections for the Directors' Fortnight, and won four Independent Spirit Awards in Spring, 1991; Mona Must Die starring Marianne Sagebrecht; Guy starring Vincent D'Onofrio, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg and distributed by PolyGram; The Mouse starring John Savage, with Rip Torn, Burt Young, Boom Boom Mancini, Tex Cobb and Angelica Torn; Chicks..., Man starring award-winning actress Renée Humphrey and directed by Jeremy Wagener; Take A Number, a take on love in the 90's from a woman's perspective, by first time writer/director Fritzi Horstman; and Renata of Wilbur Falls starring Danny Aiello and Sally Kirkland.

Christopher J. Young is a California and Federal licensed attorney located in the West Los Angeles area.  A native Californian, Chris is intimately familiar with the fast paced legal environment complex legal matters that often arise in the entertainment industry.  Chris understands the needs of independent film producers, talent managers, and film financiers.


Shortly after College and during law school Chris co-opened a successful wine and beer distribution company in Seattle, WA in which he operated as legal consultant and operations manager, traveling in between Los Angeles and Seattle.  At the same time, Chris also ran an event production company in the Los Angeles area area dedicated to producing networking and non-profit events.  After law school, Chris has added to his resume legal experience from the Los Angeles District Attorney�s Office, Coudert Brothers, and Tulchin Media Entertainment.  While working with Tulchin Media Entertainment Chris has been integral in business development and assists in production legal work, including script clearance, talent agreements, distribution deals, and foreign film sales. 

Chris�s roots are in the community and his credentials include a B.A. from Occidental College in International Politics and his J.D. from Southwestern University Law School, where Chris graduated from the Honors Trial Advocacy Program. Chris is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Beverly Hills Bar Association


David A. Helfant is an entertainment attorney specializing in the fields of music, television and motion pictures. Mr. Helfant was previously an attorney with Bushkin, Gaims, Gaines & Jonas, with whom he performed legal work for Johnny Carson, John Travolta, Van Halen, Columbia Pictures, The Commercial Bank of California, Marsha Mason, Joyce DeWitt, Lou Gossett, Jr., and Steppenwolf, to name just a few. He started his own practice in March, 1984, and performs legal work for "Expose", Nia Peeples, Mitsubishi Electric's Meldac Records, Jazz Pictures, Inc., Interscope Communications, Nat Kipner, Track 24 Productions, Video Knockouts, Wyatt Knight of the "Porky's" trilogy, and Rhino Records, among others. In his affiliation with Menes Law Corporation as of counsel, Mr. Helfant's legal representation includes Phil Collins, Genesis, Manhattan Transfer, Lee Ritenour, Phil Perry, Rough Trade Records, Victor Music, and Videoarts Japan. Mr. Helfant also serves as president of Fandel Management, which currently represents Geffen Records recording artist "I Love You", Love Hewitt, recording artist and star of the new Fox Television series "Shaky Ground" and Lester Hayes, formerly a Los Angeles Raider. Through Fandel Management, Mr. Helfant co-produced "The Silver/Black Attack", performed by the Los Angeles Raiders, which highly acclaimed project yielded a long-form home videocassette and hit record. Mr. Helfant also executive produced a music video and single for the United Nations Global Youth Forum entitled "Please Save Us The World", which project premiered at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.

Lawrence J. Langs has been working with his associates at Interactive Media Consulting as legal and business counsel exclusively to clients in the interactive media industry since 1991. Projects entail joint-ventures, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, intellectual property, licensing and royalties, employment issues, venture funding and finance. Industries include multimedia title development and distribution, interactive television, commercial and internet based online services, interactive music products, and virtual reality systems and applications. These activities involve companies such as AT&T, Paramount, Simon & Schuster, Viacom New Media, Compton's New Media, VPL Research, Interplay, Broderbund, Time Warner, HyperBole Publishing, Media Vision, Orion Pictures, Interactive Electronics Corporation and West Coast Entertainment, among others.

From 1995-96 Larry was acting Business Development Manager for the New Media Division of Sybase, the world leader in interactive television deployments, and the 6th largest software company in the world. He was involved with strategic interactive television initiatives, was a team leader for the worldwide launch of Sybase's first series of internet products, and involved with developing and executing strategic relationships with internet companies.
Prior experience includes several years as an Investment Banker for Chemical Bank in New York, and two years as a Senior Strategic Consultant for Arthur D. Little in Boston. Mr. Langs holds a Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law, and a Master's Degree in Finance and Management of Technology from the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T. He is a member of the New York Bar.

He has been Vice President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the International Interactive Communications Society (IICS), and co-founder of the Interactive Finance Special Interest Group, and an active member of the Interactive Multimedia Association (IMA). Mr. Langs has been a speaker at many interactive media conferences, and guest lecturer at UCLA Extension classes on new media for the past 3 years. He taught a UCLA extension class on managing multimedia growth companies in Spring 1996. Taught classes on new media law and business for MCLE credit for California Bar Association and UCLA.

Silvio Tonazzi is a native of Rome, and a senior partner of the Italian law firm BOSCO TONAZZI since 1972, Mr. Tonazzi specializes in entertainment law, with particular emphasis on copyright, civil, and international law. Mr. Tonazzi represents U.S. and other multinational corporations as well as individuals both in Italy and internationally. He has argued cases before the Italian Supreme and Constitutional Courts to which only a restricted number of Italian attorneys have access.

Jean Christophe Barjon has practiced law in France since 1978, with a concentration on entertainment law and intellectual property. Admitted to the Bar in Paris, he can appear in court in France and before the E.E.C. Among the clients of Mr. Barjon's firm, BARJON & BARJON, are some of the premiere entertainment producers and packagers in France of theatrical feature films, television movies and miniseries, stage productions, as well as advertisers, banks, writers, actors, directors, and musicians. The firm has also developed a general practice department emphasizing Corporate, Business Acquisitions, and Bankruptcy. A member of the International Bar Association, and the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers, Mr. Barjon is also a member of "Association Europeenne des Conseils et Experts du Cinema et de la Communication Audiovisuelle," and "Association Internationale des Avocats du Droit d'Auteur." Mr. Barjon teaches seminars on Entertainment Law and torts at Mediajuri in Paris.

Attorneys Affiliated with Harris Tulchin & Associates

Los Angeles

Harris E. Tulchin

Lawrence J. Langs

Auckland, New Zealand

Karen Soich


Jean-Christoffe Barjon


Silvio Tonazzi

Sydney, Australia

Steve White



harris tulchin About Harris Tulchin & Associates

Harris Tulchin & Associates is an international entertainment, multimedia & intellectual property law firm created to provide legal and business services for all phases of the development, financing, production and distribution of entertainment products and services and multimedia software on a timely and cost effective basis to its clients in the motion picture, television, music, multimedia and online industries.
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