Entertainment Attorney Richard Morse has enjoyed more than 15 years specializing in entertainment, arts, sports, new media, licensed merchandising and business development. He has served as General Counsel, head of business and legal affairs, and as a private attorney for producers and production companies, film financiers and international distribution companies.
Rick's eclectic list of past private clients includes multi Oscar winning director/producer Jonathan Sanger, Milton Berle, funk music innovator, Rick James, living vocal legend, Yma Sumac, and rock and roll art guru, Stanley Mouse. Currently, Rick is acting as production counsel and producing numerous feature films, as House Counsel for Mount Helix Films. He is the production counsel and one of the producers for I'll See You Again and will be acting as the production counsel for the film slate.
Prior to these engagements, Rick was the General Counsel for international distributor, Bauer Martinez Studios. and Grand Illusions, the production company helmed by multiple Oscar award winning producer, Jonathan Sanger.
Rick received a BA with Honors in Psychology (Marketing emphasis) at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his law degree from the University of California's Hastings College of Law where he was appointed to the Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Review. Together with his faculty advisor/mentor Roscoe Barrow, the US Presidential Special Counsel for Communications and Entertainment Law, Rick drafted weekly advisory opinions for the White House while studying under two Supreme Court Justices, a United States Secretary of State and an United Nations Ambassador, while studying entertainment and music law under the mentorship of Neil Bornstein, attorney for the Beatles.
INSTRUCTORS & GUEST SPEAKERS
ALEJANDRO LEDA - FILM DISTRIBUTION
JEFFREY ANDRICK - FILM FINANCING
RUSSELL BOAST - CASTING DIRECTOR
NICK TABRI - WRITER / DIRECTOR / EDITOR
VIRGINIE BOURDIN - VFX ART DIRECTOR
EDDIE J. FERNANDEZ - STUNTS
ACE CRUZ - DIRECTING / PRODUCING
RICHARD MORSE - ENTERTAINMENT LAW
CONNIE COOPER - ACTING
TIM STORMS - STUNTS
DUSTIN ELLIS - SCREENWRITING
LANE RAICHERT - STORYBOARDING / SCRIPT WRITING & VIDEO GAME PRODUCTION
JAIME MOSS - FILMMAKING
PENCY KINNARD - VFX
PEPPI TSUI - VFX