Melanie Cook is without a doubt one of my most inspiring role models in the entertainment industry. During a time when it was rare to find women practicing entertainment law, Cook made her mark as the first female partner at Hollywood law firm, Ziffren-Brittenham. (FYI, Ziffren-Brittenham is incredibly exclusive, so much so that they do not have a website).
Cook is what I one day hope to be: a power-house talent lawyer with an A-list client list (Tim Burton, Keanu Reeves to name a few). In an industry, however, where men are keepers of executive positions, it makes me wonder what would it take for more women to rise to senior-level positions. More on that later.
Check out The Hollywood Reporter for the complete article about Cook (I know I’ve read it at least 10 times).