Student Spotlight

Lauren Cross, Student Extern

Lauren Cross

Lauren Cross
Class of 2011
Extern at MGM and Sony,
Los Angeles, CA

Question 1

How long have you been interested in this practice area and what made you initially interested in this area?

I have been interested in the entertainment industry since I was a little kid and would come home from school and watch “I Love Lucy.” I always thought I wanted to be on the Public Relations/Marketing side of the entertainment industry, so after graduating from college, I took a job with a comic book artist who produced and directed music videos and owned an action figure business. As marketing manager for the company, I worked closely with our licensing department and traveled to industry events like Licensing Show and Comic Con where we would meet with Business and Legal Affairs teams from the different production studios to discuss their upcoming properties and present our intellectual property. I enjoyed the mix of business and law because it was about contracts and negotiations, so I decided to go to law school.