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Tina Perry

Oprah Winfrey Network
Vice President, Head of Business & Legal Affairs
Los Angeles, CA, USA


Tina Perry was named Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs for OWN in April 2009. A highly respected legal executive with a rich career in network counsel, Ms. Perry negotiates and drafts deal terms related to the network's talent, production, new media, licensing, affiliate, ad sales, and other OWN agreements.

Ms. Perry joins OWN following a long career with MTV Networks. Most recently she served as Senior Counsel, MTV Business and Legal Affairs, structuring and negotiating deals and drafting agreements for development, production, and co-production of documentary, reality, and scripted original programming. Prior to joining MTV, she worked in the Business and Legal Affairs department for VH1, first as Counsel in their New York office and continuing on as Senior Counsel in their Santa Monica office. During her tenure there, she advised the General Manager of VH1 Classic and participated in business strategy meetings regarding specific deals and future channel positioning. Additionally, while there, she oversaw all legal production issues for the "Decades Rock Concert Series." Her experience with MTV Networks also included drafting agreements for WGA writers, DGA directors, AFTRA talent, and SAG actors, as well as providing counsel for executives on test pilot deals, book contracts, and screenplay option and purchase agreements.

Prior to her tenure at MTV and VH1, Ms. Perry was an Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP in New York. While there, she represented public companies in connection with public offerings, private placements, and general corporate governance matters.

Ms. Perry received her Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School in 1999 and her Master's degree in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford in 1998. She graduated with Honors from Stanford University in 1994. She maintains her membership with the New York Bar Association.
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