Jeffrey Konvitz is a leading entertainment lawyer, specializing in independent film and television financing, banking, production, and distribution. Mr. Konvitz has been legal counsel to commercial banks, hedge funds, completion guarantors, foreign distributors, bridge financiers, sales agents, production companies, and equity financiers. Mr. Konvitz has advised and structured over 100 successful Bridge, Mezzanine, Gap, and Subsidy Loan transactions over the course of his career, including multiple picture slate financings. Mr. Konvitz is also one of the only film finance lawyers who is also an experienced litigator. He is a member of the New York and California bars and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court in Los Angeles.
Mr. Konvitz’s law practice has spanned most of the past 19 years with the two notable periods of exception. From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Konvitz was executive vice president of Communications and Entertainment Corp, a NASDAQ-listed company, and served as a board member and managing director of its operating subsidiary, Odyssey Entertainment, Inc. At Odyssey, Mr. Konvitz was involved in the sale and financing of over a dozen Films,
Prior to initiating his law practice, Mr. Konvitz was an author, screenwriter, and producer. He wrote three best-selling novels, including the #1 best seller, The Sentinel, which he also produced for Universal Pictures. He wrote and produced three motion pictures for Cannon, HBO and AIP/Filmways and sold screenplays to Clint Eastwood, among others. Mr. Konvitz was a production executive at MGM from 1972 to 1974 and began his career as an attorney/agent at ICM. Mr. Konvitz received his B.A. from Cornell University and his J.D. from Columbia University.