Joseph J. Dapello is a founding partner of Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams LLP, a boutique entertainment law firm based in New York and Los Angeles that is dedicated to serving the creative community throughout the world. The firm represents a variety of clients in all areas of the entertainment business, including film, television, theater, publishing, music and digital media. Currently, Mr. Dapello’s practice focuses on the representation of actors, directors and writers and the financing, production and distribution of motion pictures and television programs. Recent projects in which clients have been involved include the films “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” “Manchester by the Sea,” and “Nocturnal Animals” and the series “House of Cards,” “Transparent” and “Veep.”
Mr. Dapello has served as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Entertainment, Media and Technology program at the Stern School of Business at New York University, and has been a member of entertainment law panels at Harvard Law School and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He is also a frequent lecturer on entertainment law at organizations such as the Practising Law Institute, Independent Feature Project (IFP) and the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, and has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Entertainment Law.
Mr. Dapello received his Juris Doctor degree in 1988 from Harvard Law School and his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985 from Columbia College. He is admitted to the New York State Bar and is a member of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.