Rose H. Schwartz

Rose's first job after law school was as an associate with FWRV and she has been part of the firm ever since.  Her areas of practice cover the spectrum of motion pictures, television, theater, home video, the performing arts and music.

Rose teaches Entertainment Law at New York University School of Law, where she has been an Adjunct Professor of Law since 1985. She has lectured extensively in the United States and in Europe on film financing, co-productions, the performing arts and music, and has developed numerous symposia for business executives as well as attorneys and law students. Her speaking engagements include events sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute, the American Bar Association Forum on Entertainment and Sports Law, The Association of Authors' Representatives, New York Women in Film and Television, OperaAmerica and the American Film Institute, as well as NYU Law School.

Rose has been listed annually as a "Super Lawyer," in the field of Entertainment and Sports, since the 2006 edition of “Super Lawyers/New York Metro Edition,” ranking her among the top 5% of attorneys in New York State, according to that publication.

Rose is a faculty member of the European Master Program in Audiovisual Management in Rome. She is a member of the American Bar Association and its Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Section; the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) East Coast; the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (New York Chapter); The Authors Guild (member-at-large); and New York Women in Film and Television. Rose received a B.A. degree from Princeton University (magna cum laude) in 1977, a J.D. from New York University in 1980 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1981.

Representative Work:

  • Business affairs and legal consultant for a pre-eminent opera company: work covers all aspects of extensive media activities including worldwide live high definition transmissions; television distribution; merchandising; website and online subscription service development; and home video, record, radio and new media ventures.
  • Production counsel for theatrical motion pictures, including domestic and foreign independent and studio features, documentaries and international co-productions.
  • Collaboration with audiovisual production and distribution companies in the structure and negotiation of all aspects of financing and exploitation arrangements.
  • Representation of record companies, composers, artists and producers in deals involving soundtrack albums, cast albums, exclusive recording agreements, joint ventures, distribution arrangements,  live concert performances and television specials.
  • Counsel to production companies and fiction and non-fiction authors involved in a broad range of projects, from films to television event programming, episodic series, documentaries, children’s programs and music specials.
  • Counsel to management companies and literary agents. 
  • Representation of performing arts organizations, including producers and presenters.
  • Service as a business affairs consultant for a major classical record company for 10 years, during which time the company released multi-platinum records and produced international television documentary and concert productions. 

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