Paul S. Levine ”wears two hats”–he is a lawyer and a literary agent.
Mr. Levine was born in New York City and was raised and educated in Montreal. He received a Bachelor of Commerce, Magna Cum Laude from Concordia University in Montreal and went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from York University in Toronto. In 1978 he came to Los Angeles for the sunshine and to start law school; he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California in 1981. He began his entertainment law career straight out of law school, as an associate with the Law Offices of Stephen F. Rohde, where he specialized in entertainment litigation for almost seven (7) years. Answering a “blind” advertisement in the Hollywood Reporter, he went to work for the Legal Affairs Department of Warner Bros. Television, where he spent almost five (5) years. He then moved to Hearst Entertainment, where he spent two (2) years as Resident Counsel. In October, 1992 he established his own law practice in Santa Monica and in December, 1995 moved his office to Venice, where he specializes in the representation of writers, producers, actors, directors, composers, musicians, artists, authors, photographers, galleries, publishers, developers, production companies and theatre companies in the fields of motion pictures, television, interactive multimedia, live stage, recorded music, concerts, the visual arts, publishing, and advertising.
In 1998, Mr. Levine opened the Paul S. Levine Literary Agency, specializing in the representation of book authors and the sale of motion picture and television rights in and to books. Since starting his literary agency, Mr. Levine has sold over one-hundred fifty (150) fiction and non-fiction books to at least fifty (50) different publishers and has had many books developed as movies-for-television and feature films.
As he very much enjoys public speaking, Mr. Levine speaks extensively to writer’s groups and at entertainment-related classes and seminars. Mr. Levine is married and lives in Venice with his wife, Loren Grossman (also a lawyer) and their dog, Lucky. His two sons Max and Jacob have left the nest.