Penelope Glass is an attorney, business affairs executive and film producer with three decades of experience in the entertainment industry, including feature motion picture, television, new media, publishing and intellectual property matters. Ms. Glass attended the UCLA School of Law where she clerked for the renowned copyright, intellectual property and First Amendment expert Professor Melville B. Nimmer.
Thereafter she spent a decade as an associate and then partner at a prominent Los Angeles law firm specializing in entertainment transaction and litigation. Her practice there focused on transactional representation of entertainment/media production companies in finance, production and distribution, employment, collective bargaining, talent and licensing agreements, with an emphasis as well in intellectual property matters including copyright, rights of privacy and publicity and First Amendment issues.
She established her own firm in 1991, and has continued to expand and focus on the rapidly developing new media technologies.
In addition to her legal skills, Ms. Glass has practical experience in motion pictures and television as an Executive/Co-Producer, including for feature motion pictures In the Electric Mist (Tommy Lee Jones), Colour Me Kubrick (John Malkovich) and Closer to the Moon (Vera Farmiga).
Her professional affiliations include the California State Bar, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Los Angeles Copyright Society, Feature Independent (FIND), Women in Film (former Board member) and California Lawyers for the Arts.
She is Of Counsel to One LLP, an intellectual property and entertainment law firm with special expertise in patent and trademark matters and entertainment and business litigation.
She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute at Southwestern University Law School.