Brian Walton

Brian Walton
Lecturer
Los Angeles Internship Program

Brian Walton has been a member of the California Bar for nearly forty years. For 13 years he was the Executive Director  (chief executive and lead negotiator) for the Writers Guild of America, the union representing screen and television writers.  He has also served as chief negotiator for the Screen Actors Guild and as a strategic consultant for the Producers Guild of America.  Currently he is an occasional attorney, consultant and expert witness for parties in the entertainment industry and serves on the board of non-profits, including the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Los Angeles.  For the last decade he has taught entertainment and intellectual property courses at the law schools of UCLA, Loyola Los Angeles and Chapman University, as well as Entertainment Law for BU in LA.  He is currently working on a book on law and practice with the “Hollywood Guilds.”