Home » Business » The Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel Announced The 11th Annual Counsel of the Year Awards – The “Rising Star Award” Goes to Nathaniel Hargress, Esq.

Hollywood, California, February 23, 2016, The Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel was pleased to announce the 11th Annual Counsel of the Year Awards. AMEC’s esteemed Rising Star Award went to Nathaniel Hargress, Esq., Senior Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs at Viacom Media Networks. In 2016, AMEC will be celebrating 11 years of supporting the career development and honoring the achievements of in-house counsel and business affairs attorneys in the entertainment and media industries. The AMEC Awards were a gala black tie ceremony held at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club on Thursday, February 18, 2016.

During a recent interview, Nathaniel Hargress made these comments: “Winning the award means a great deal to me, especially since I didn’t really know anyone when I first came to Los Angeles from Michigan,” Hargress explained. “My first time in Los Angeles was when I was looking for an apartment here. Now, to receive such an honor from the entertainment law community is truly humbling.”

Mr. Hargress recently joined Viacom Media Networks as Senior Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs. Prior to working at Viacom, Mr. Hargress worked at Discovery Communications as an Associate Attorney where he provided business and legal affairs support to Discovery’s in-house production company, Discovery Studios. In this role, he served as counsel and strategic partner to Discovery Studio’s development, production and operations teams. Before joining Discovery, Mr. Hargress consulted on various business and legal affairs matters for entertainment companies such as NBCUniversal, Miramax, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Warner Bros.

Mr. Hargress graduated Phi Beta Kappa with high honors from Michigan State University’s Honors College. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State Law School, where he was the managing editor of the Midwest BLSA Law Journal. Mr. Hargress also holds an LL.M. in Entertainment & Media Law from Southwestern Law School. He is presently the chair emeritus of the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel’s Emerging Leaders Board. Mr. Hargress is a member of the California State Bar and the Michigan State Bar. He is from West Bloomfield, Michigan.

The Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel (AMEC) is the only organization of its kind. Formed in late 2005, AMEC is designed to support the career development and honor the achievements of in-house counsel and business affairs attorneys at major entertainment and media companies.

For complete information about the event, visit: http://theamec.org/counsel-of-the-year/

Media Contact:

Nathaniel Hargress, Esq.
Attn: Media Relations
Hollywood, CA

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