The Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel was formed in late 2005. AMEC was founded by: Arnold Peter, President and Managing Partner of the boutique law firm, Peter Law Group and the former Vice President of Legal Affairs and Labor Relations at Universal Studios; Bill Simon, Chair of the Global Media & Entertainment Practice at executive search firm Korn Ferry International and Peter Winkler, then the marketing leader of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Entertainment & Media Practice.
Our founders were concerned that there was no organization representing the interests and celebrating talented in-house counsel and attorneys at Entertainment and Media companies. While organizations existed to support and honor the achievements of other professionals – from actors to costume designers, there was
one exception – in-house counsels and business affairs attorneys.
AMEC’s goal was to change that.
The Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel is a 12 year old organization comprised of more than 14,000 accomplished men and women working in a variety of executive roles including in-house counsel and business affairs attorneys at major entertainment and media companies and law firms.
Once a year we host The Counsel of the Year Awards, an annual event celebrating the crème de la crème of the legal world in Media & Entertainment.
AMEC recently hosted the annual Law and Justice International Film Festival recognizing the best in filmed content featuring lawyers, judges and the legal system.