Gary Goldberger is able to combine his experience in legal, business, creative and international areas to help his clients make decisions not just from a legal standpoint, but also from a business and long-term perspective. Clients include production/distribution companies, growing small to mid-sized companies, independent filmmakers, talent, writers, publishers, Internet/media businesses, and individuals. Goldberger’s background includes time spent as a lawyer in private practice, a senior media executive, an attorney with the U.S. House of Representatives, and an independent producer of television movies.
From mid-2004 to early 2007, Goldberger functioned as an attorney, an independent producer, and a consultant to companies in the area of international and domestic television distribution. He executive produced four movies, three of which premiered on Lifetime Television.
For over twelve years through 2004, Goldberger held senior executive positions in the domestic and international television distribution and production arena. He was the Executive Vice President of Carlton America, the U.S. office of Carlton Communications, a large UK-based international media company. Over the 13 years in his position with Carlton America (and under its previous names), he helped manage, diversify and grow the company to where it became one of the leading independent distributors and producers of television movie programming. Goldberger was responsible for Carlton’s developing relationships with and acquiring programming from many of the premier television movie producers. He also headed the business affairs of the company and acted as the General Counsel, participated in international television markets and in product licensing to buyers worldwide, and was an executive producer or co-producer on seven television movies produced by Carlton America.
Before moving to Los Angeles in 1990, Goldberger served as a legal counsel to the Committee on the Judiciary of the US House of Representatives. He developed legislation on behalf of a Congressional Subcommittee, and advised Members of Congress on policy in areas of bankruptcy, entertainment and broadcast industries, antitrust, professional sports, and commercial matters. Goldberger is also the co-author of Disability Law Compliance Manual, a legal treatise on the Americans With Disabilities Act published in 1991.
Goldberger served for two terms as a Governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, is a past Chair of ATAS’ Sponsorship Committee, and is a long-standing member of the Television Academy Foundation’s Education Committee. He is also a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts-Los Angeles. Goldberger is a 1976 graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and received his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1979.