About Melanie Tomanov

Melanie Tomanov represents media and entertainment clients across a broad range of issues, including intellectual property, production, distribution, financing, licensing, merchandising, digital and mobile games, social media, and media law. She understands nearly every aspect of a Hollywood deal from the early stages of development through financing, production, delivery, distribution, licensing, merchandising and beyond. Melanie has specific focus on the exploitation of intellectual property by means of sophisticated commercial licensing arrangements. And she is behind some of the most successful and popular animated productions in the industry.

From creative spark to greenlit production

Melanie understands both sides of the negotiating table and she brings that perspective — plus her knowledge of IP, the entertainment industry and dealmaking — to bear in creating thriving businesses and careers for her clients. Melanie helps her clients build production companies and produce content. She represents major studios, production companies, animation studios, toy companies, video game companies and technology companies. She also works with a large group of clients who are creators, writers, artists, producers and directors in the entertainment industry.

Practice Focus

  • Entertainment and media
  • Complex copyright and trademark matters
  • Animation
  • Interactive games, mobile apps, virtual reality and technology
  • Licensing and merchandising
  • Entrepreneurial ventures
  • Private client services