Practice Areas

  • Film and Television
  • General Entertainment
  • General Business Transactions
  • Arbitration
  • Expert Witnessing
  • Copyright and Literary Property

Practice Overview

The Law Office of Ezra Doner specializes in the production, finance and distribution of motion pictures and television programs, as well as copyright and literary property law. Mr. Doner represents motion picture and television producers, distributors, investors, financiers, writers, filmmakers, rights holders and talent and literary agencies. He is also active in related industries such as music, marketing and advertising. His client work includes complex rights transactions, film and television library transactions including motion picture remakes, co-production and distribution arrangements, purchase of entertainment assets in bankruptcies, high level talent and filmmaker agreements, and innovative film finance. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Doner was an executive at film companies in Los Angeles and New York, including Miramax Films, Gladden Entertainment, Cinema Group and Paramount Pictures. He is a graduate of Yale College and Columbia Law School and a member of the New York and California bars.


Yale University, BA
Columbia Law School, JD

Bar Admissions

New York

Past and Present Memberships and Offices


Independent Film and Television Alliance
Arbitration Panel; Legal Committee


British Academy of Film & Television Arts
Member at Large


American Bar Association
Forum on Sports & Entertainment Law: Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)


New York State Bar Association
Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries


New York City Bar Association
Entertainment Law and Copyright Committees


Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel
Chair of the New York Steering Committee