Nina Ameri

Nina Ameri

Founder at www.ameri.law
Entertainment Attorney

Los Angeles, California

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September 2015
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About Nina

I am an entertainment attorney based in Los Angeles. I have clients all over the United States with a growing list of clients in Austin, Texas and New York. I have always had a passion for entertainment law which stems from my personal connection to artists and creators. My connection to this community is rooted in the fact that father worked as both a film editor and cinematographer. I didn't inherit his creative genes, but instead I developed a knack for negotiation and effective communication from a young age, making law school an obvious career path. As a Los Angeles native, I have been immersed in the film and television business my entire life. After graduating from UCLA, I completed my Juris Doctorate at Pepperdine Law School, where I had the privilege of serving as the President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. I also interned for the prestigious Regent Entertainment a theatrical company focused on narrow releases of independent films.

After graduating law school, I took the untraditional path of serving as tax counsel at Nationwide Tax Relief (NTR), a tax controversy firm in Santa Monica. At NTR I handled tax controversies for both individual and business entities before the IRS and FTB. After three years of learning the ins and outs of the IRS and FTB, I became well trained and positioned to use my negotiation skills in the film and television business as an attorney at Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP. At AGMB, I spent nine years learning the nuts and bolts of the entertainment industry though my involvement in a multitude of transactions ranging from acquisition of intellectual property, production legal on independent films, drafting and negotiating talent agreements, advising clients on copyright and trademark issues, and handling general commercial transactions in various industries. My diverse background led me to a partnership at One LLP, a boutique entertainment and intellectual property firm, where I continued my work as an entertainment and IP transactional attorney, before founding my own firm - Ameri Law, PC August of 2019.

At Ameri Law my practiced is still focused on entertainment and Intellectual Property transactions. I represent many independent filmmakers acting as production counsel on independent films. I regularly advise producers and production companies with respect to the acquisition of intellectual property and the development and production of motion pictures, television and new media projects. I also represent many writers and directors in connection with drafting, negotiating and advising them on their talent agreements. I also have significant experience in connection with reality/alternative television representing both content creators and talent.
I regularly appear on entertainment industry panels for organizations such as Digital Hollywood, Ivy Entertainment, Film Fatales, Alliance of Women Directors and various film festivals. I also serve on the board of Women Creating Change, an organization dedicated to bringing together female artists from various cultural and religious backgrounds by championing creative, inclusive collaborations through filmmaking.

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  • Tourist

    Tourist (2020)
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  • The Last Blockbuster

    The Last Blockbuster (2020)
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  • 1/1

    1/1 (2018)
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  • Unlovable

    Unlovable (2018)
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  • Cherry Pop

    Cherry Pop (2017)
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  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project (2017)
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  • The Wedding Invitation

    The Wedding Invitation (2017)
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  • After Porn Ends 2

    After Porn Ends 2 (2017)
    Film Producer

  • Hitting the Breaks

    Hitting the Breaks (2016)
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  • The Standoff

    The Standoff (2016)
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  • Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party

    Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (2016)
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  • Monday Nights at Seven

    Monday Nights at Seven (2016)
    Film by Marty Sader (Romance) Miscellaneous Crew MNA7 is a love story about an everyday guy, his relationship with his daughter, a fresh chance to pursue a dream, and a new woman who finally offers him hope for...a LIFE at the end of the tunnel.

  • It Had to Be You

    It Had to Be You (2015)
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  • Eva Longoria's Versus

    Eva Longoria's Versus (2015)
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  • Appetites

    Appetites (2015)
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  • St. Sebastian

    St. Sebastian (2015)
    Film by Danny DeVito (Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Post apocalyptic Russia.

  • No Way Jose

    No Way Jose (2015)
    Film by Adam Goldberg (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew JOSE STERN -- formerly Joseph Stern, until he discovered he was 1/8th Mexican -- is on the precipice of turning 40. Going on 75. He and his band, The Borges, have been relegated to playing childrens' birthday parties. He was always a little miserable. Now he's very miserable. Thankfully, he has in essence the perfect woman to balance him. DUSTY, his fiance, is a warm, beautiful, laid back, supportive, veterinarian. She is the Yin to his Yang. That is, until she discovers a old secret of Jose and kicks him out and into the warm bosom of his falling-apart-at-the-seams-married-with-children friends' home , where he spends the rest of film seeking counsel from his burnt out friends, dates an insane ex-girlfriend, and sorts through his past, all in an effort to find himself... and perhaps Dusty. Written by anonymous

  • The Party Is Over

    The Party Is Over (2015)
    Film by Vahe Gabuchian (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew THE PARTY IS OVER tells the story of three college roommates and each of their bizarre, obsessive relationships. When Natan meets Sana, a strong-willed Muslim, he must confront his obsession with her dedication to religion in a modern society. Fino is arrested for sexual assaulting Nia, a beautiful classmate who enjoys aggressive role-play sex, and must find out whether he misunderstood Nia's wishes or whether she is deeply manipulative. And Will, happy to learn that his girlfriend shares his appreciation for amateur pornography, is soon overwhelmed by the idea that she has her own puzzling sexual curiosities. The relationships offer a humorous, twisted, and honest look at the complications of the American collegiate experience - one filled with cultural clashes, sexual awakening and intellectual adventures. Written by Anonymous

  • Sunny Side Up!

    Sunny Side Up! (2015)
    TV Movie by Julien Roussel (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew

  • God's Not Dead

    God's Not Dead (2014)
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  • Battered

    Battered (2014)
    Film by Robert Madero (Comedy, Crime and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew TV stars, pro athletes, ex addicts, and two racist hicks from the South end up under one roof in a botched extortion attempt.

  • Private Number

    Private Number (2014)
    Film by LazRael Lison (Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew A series of cryptic phone messages and visions haunt a writer while he struggles to finish a novel. As they increase in intensity, he loses his grip on reality, eventually obsessing over an old mystery that will lead to horrific revelations about both him and his loyal wife. Written by Aeden Babish

  • The Ganzfeld Haunting

    The Ganzfeld Haunting (2014)
    Film by Michael Oblowitz (Horror and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew, Producer In a world where past meets present and the present gets lost in time, reality is blurred for 4 College psychology students who are pushing all boundaries during an ESP experiment over a lost weekend... Memories, dreams, past, future...Can they forget what they cannot remember??? - For those 4 students a new kind of terror awaits. Senses are dazed as they meet their destiny. The present collides with a past shared secret in an erotic psychological thriller. Is anything real??? An American New Wave Horror Film that will blow your mind... Written by T.S Elliot

  • Evermore

    Evermore (2013)
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  • Out of the Blue

    Out of the Blue (2013)
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  • Garbage

    Garbage (2013)
    Film by Phil Volken (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Lenny and Abbott are garbage truck drivers who service the homes of movie stars in Beverly Hills and Hollywood. They deal with the likes of Daryl Hannah, William Baldwin and Ben Stiller on daily basis. During a routine landfill trip, they discover Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "Jerry Maguire (1996)". As they trace their steps back to Cuba's house, wondering how the Oscar got in the trash, the news breaks out in the media and they become overnight celebrities. As they get sucked into the Hollywood scene and celebrity world, Lenny starts to dream big and loses it completely when he sees his dreams go up in smoke, while jeopardizing his friendship with Abbott, their jobs and their lives. Written by Phil

  • Oconomowoc

    Oconomowoc (2013)
    Film by Andy Gillies (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew OCONOMOWOC is an absurd comedy about Lonnie Washington, a confused adult who moves back in with his boozing mother and reluctantly teams up with his friend's mishandled t-shirt business in hopes of finding a little direction.

  • After Porn Ends

    After Porn Ends (2012)
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  • Johnny Christ

    Johnny Christ (2012)
    Film by Mark Maggiori (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Chloride, Arizona, Larry Dagger, forty years old, is an unemployed, ex demolition derby pilot, trying to support his wife and two children. Driving home one night, he saves a man, Johnny, who is Christlike in appearance and that he finds lying naked and wounded in the road. Vera, Larry's wife, stitches, cleans his wounds. With no money, Johnny accepts to stay with the Daggers, convinces Larry to get back into derbying. Larry becomes obsessed with the idea of building a car for the next derby and Johnny starts having an affair with Vera. This stranger's arrival in the Daggers home will change their lives forever. Written by Anonymous

  • Dust Up

    Dust Up (2012)
    Film by Ward Roberts (Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror and 2 More) Producer A one-eyed vigilante (Gaffey) with a dark past has vowed to change his ways, trading his machine gun for a yoga mat. But when he encounters a beautiful young mother (Benson) in deep trouble with a cannibalistic drug lord and his evil goons, he realizes that justice must be served. Teamed up with his smooth-talking Native American hipster sidekick, our hero rides into the bad ass brawl of the century. Written by Anonymous

  • Futurestates

    Futurestates (2011)
    Television (Sci-Fi) Miscellaneous Crew Imagining tomorrow's America today, FUTURESTATES is a series of independent mini-features - short narrative films created by established filmmakers and emerging talents transforming today's complex social issues into visions about what life in America will be like in decades to come. Written by Anonymous

  • The Taqwacores

    The Taqwacores (2010)
    Film by Eyad Zahra (Drama and Music) Miscellaneous Crew, Producer Yusef, a first-generation Pakistani engineering student, moves off-campus with a group of Muslim punks in Buffalo, New York. His new "un-orthodox" house mates soon introduce him to Taqwacore- a hardcore, Muslim punk rock scene that only exists out west. As the seasons change, Taqwacore influences the house more and more. The living room becomes a mosque during the day, while it continues to host punk parties at night. Ultimately, Yusef is influenced by Taqwacore too, as he begins to challenge his own faith and ideologies. The Taqwacores deals with the complexities of being young and Muslim in modern-day America. Written by Eyad Zahra

  • Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!!

    Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!! (2009)
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  • In a Spiral State

    In a Spiral State (2009)
    Film by Ramzi Abed (Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance and 1 More) Producer In the city of Los Angeles, millions of lives intersect everyday, but each individual is still isolated from the whole. A number of strange incidents occur to four men and four women, just as their own lives begin to spiral out of control. Surrounded by con artists, frauds, drug addicts, and homeless people, a story starts to form in a screenwriter's head. Little does he know, his characters seem to have come to life as well. Things takes a surprise turn, as these LA residents find themselves locked into a mystery together. While relating to quantum mechanics, our own spiral galaxy, and the struggle of human existence, an urban love story grows out of the vine of disconnection. Written by Bloodshot Pictures

  • The Devil's Muse

    The Devil's Muse (2007)
    Film by Ramzi Abed (Crime, Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew An unforgettable journey into the darkness and mystery of Hollywood's most famous unsolved murder case. When the beautiful Lisa Small gets the chance to play the tragic victim of the crime, Elizabeth Short, an entire dreamworld awakens all around her. All the while, a killer is on the loose collecting women and killing them in time for the 60th anniversary of the original murder. A spider's web grows around Lisa, as her nightmares and desires intersect. As Lisa delves deeper into her script, she propels herself into living out the last days of the Black Dahlia. Written by Bloodshot Pictures

  • Amb1tion

    Amb1tion
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  • Pooling to Paradise

    Pooling to Paradise
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