Stephen G. Weizenecker Partner
Clients and colleagues alike know that they can rely on Steve to serve as a resource for information when helping them to take advantage of production incentives in the U.S. and abroad. Whether Steve is advising on state or country tax credits, production grants or financings, he is able to help leverage opportunities to benefit his clients.
In addition to his deep experience in production incentives, Steve advises on the corporate law issues his clients face doing business today. He delivers practical legal solutions and comprehensive business advice on complex corporate financings; film, television and new media production and distribution agreements; mergers and acquisitions; and joint venture and other commercial arrangements. Steve frequently serves as outside general counsel for production and other entertainment businesses, as well as advises on intellectual property issues such as copyright and licensing agreements.
Steve delivers an essential mix of personal commitment and industry know-how to those he serves. Regardless of the challenge at hand, Steve’s legal experience, dedication to understanding his clients’ businesses and goals, and decades of experience as an entertainment lawyer are grounded in prudent decision-making and utilitarian advice.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, Georgia Governor’s Advisory Commission on Film, Music and Digital Entertainment
Member, American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Sports and Entertainment Industries Governing Committee
Former editor-in-chief and frequent author, ABA Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
Chair, Entertainment and Sports Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
Variety, Dealmakers Legal Elite New York, 2018
Variety, Legal Impact Report, 2018
Georgia Legal Elite, 2016 and 2018
Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2005-2007