Joshua R. Lastine

Joshua R. Lastine

  • Entertainment & Sports Law, Business Law
  • California
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Entertainment lawyer Joshua R. Lastine protects the artistry and livelihood of actors, production companies, writers, producers, directors, animators, social media influencers, and podcasters. A strategic negotiator, a fierce advocate for talent, and a practical problem solver, Lastine strengthens his counsel with an indelible passion for show business, its players, and creators.

Lastine understands how to structure and close the deals shaping the future of the entertainment industry. Recent examples include critically acclaimed streaming series, musicians’ NFTs, and mixed-reality productions in the Metaverse.

Lastine’s experience in Studio business and legal affairs includes positions with ViacomCBS, Lions Gate, Marvel Studios, Starz, Discovery Studios, and Creative Artists Agency. He began his career as a legal intern on American Idol.

In his representations, Lastine structures, negotiates, and drafts contracts and paperwork on behalf of entertainment talent clientele, including rights acquisitions, development/production deals, branding/commercial advertising deals, talent deals, and other contracts for new media, social media, and the Internet 3.0.

Lastine also represents a number of animation studios, and celebrity/influencer talent.

A proud native son of Iowa, Joshua headed West with his B.A. in economics from the University of Northern Iowa to take on Hollywood.

Practice Areas
Entertainment & Sports Law
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    5% on Gross Fees for Talent Engagements
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $499 hourly
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 304874
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Pepperdine University
J.D. (2014) | Business Entertainment
Activities: President of Sports & Entertainment Law Society
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Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 304874
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Websites & Blogs
Lastine Entertainment Law PC
Contact & Map
8730 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350
Beverly Hills, CA 90211