An entertainment industry veteran, Robert E. Wiggins brings acknowledged creative, leadership and management skills to the Company. Having served as corporate counsel for an independent Hollywood based film company; having established relationships with talent and industry executives in Hollywood and globally; having graduated undergraduate school with a degree in Mass Communications/Film Production, a graduate degree in Law and having 19 years experience as a practicing attorney in entertainment law and corporate law, Wiggins possesses a unique understanding of the North American (“Domestic”) film industry from both a business and filmmaker’s perspective.
Since 1990, Wiggins focused his legal practice on motion picture production company corporate structure and production legal services. He represented a motion picture production and distribution company from 2001 to 2008 working in both its Florida and Hollywood offices, and has worked on several theatrical and home video releases including The Groomsmen with Ed Burns and Brittany Murphy; Harsh Times with Christian Bale, Freddy Rodriguez and Eva Longoria; Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj with Kal Penn; The Flock with Richard Gere and Claire Danes and I Could Never Be Your Woman with Michelle Pfeiffer, Paul Rudd and Jon Lovitz.
Wiggins has drafted and negotiated production agreements, distribution agreements, rights agreements, licensing agreements and bank loan agreements for the above named and other motion picture productions. He forms and structures motion picture production companies for maximum film rights and liability protection.
Before practicing law, Wiggins worked extensively in retail and business management. He worked in management with American Multi Cinema and General Cinema Corporation in the motion picture exhibition industry. Wiggins then studied motion picture production and graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis on film production. He worked as a freelance production assistant and worked as a full-time film and video editor for a television broadcast station, from 1983 to 1988. During this time he served as a film critic on Reel to Reel, a Tampa local cable access show. In 1988 he commenced attending law school at Stetson University College of Law where another student and he formed the first Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Society. Wiggins served as Vice President, and then President of the Society.
Wiggins is currently writing a short story collection and has written a screenplay.