Melanie Cook: Power-House Talent Lawyer

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).


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