John represents clients in all aspects of motion picture financing, production and distribution, including motion picture producers, directors, writers, actors and broadcast networks. In addition to Sloss Eckhouse Dasti Haynes LawCo, he is the founder of Cinetic Media, through which he has facilitated the sale and/or financing of well over 300 films. Prior to founding Sloss Law Office in 1993, John was a partner at the international law firm Morrison & Foerster. John lectures extensively on the subject of global entertainment finance, as well as a variety of other media and entertainment-related matters. He is an adjunct professor in the Graduate film program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and an Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard Business School. John is a graduate of the University of Michigan (BA, 1978, high distinction) and the University of Michigan School of Law (JD, 1981).
Jacqueline is a Partner at the firm, focusing on motion picture, television and new media contract negotiation, and represents award-winning feature and documentary filmmakers, television creators, actors, writers, producers, production companies and financiers. She also represents brands and handles endorsement and sponsorship deals. Jackie has been recognized in Variety’s Legal Impact Report. Prior to joining Sloss Eckhouse Dasti Haynes LawCo, Jackie was an associate with Brown & Wood, where she practiced corporate securities law, and then with Frankfurt, Garbus, Klein & Selz, where she shifted her focus to entertainment law. Jackie is a graduate of Brandeis University (BA, 1993, magna cum laude) and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (JD, 1996).
Jerry is a Partner of the firm and advises clients on a wide variety of film and television industry matters, with a particular emphasis on representing emerging and established directors, writers, and showrunners, and advising them in all aspects of their careers. He also has extensive experience representing producers and production companies in all aspects of the development and production process, including advising clients when structuring financing for independently financed projects, and has negotiated distribution and licensing agreements on behalf of both rights holders and distribution outlets. Jerry’s clients work in all aspects of the film, television and digital media industry, including narrative/scripted, documentary and animated productions. Prior to joining Sloss Eckhouse Dasti Haynes LawCo, Jerry was an associate in the litigation department at Proskauer Rose LLP. Jerry is a graduate of American University (BA, 1997, magna cum laude) and New York University School of Law (JD, 2002), where he was an Executive Editor of the NYU Law Review.
Bethany is a Partner at the firm, and her practice primarily focuses on narrative and documentary film, television, podcasting and interactive media transactions and talent representation, and she has wide-ranging experience in advising clients on all aspects of their projects. Her clients include emerging and established screenwriters and directors as well as producers, financiers, publishers, authors, animators, podcast creators and VR/AR creators. Bethany also acts as outside business affairs for high-level production companies, structuring and negotiating all forms of development, rights-acquisition, production, financing and licensing/distribution deals. She has also worked on a wide range of high profile and award-winning productions, both scripted and unscripted. Bethany is a member of the Board of Directors of Reel Works, a Brooklyn-based organization that provides filmmaking programs, mentorship opportunities and media training for NYC youth. Bethany has been recognized in Variety’s “Up Next” list of the Legal Impact Report and is a frequent speaker on issues relating to film, television and virtual reality. Prior to joining Sloss Eckhouse Dasti Haynes LawCo, Bethany was an associate in the capital markets department at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Bethany is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College (BA, 1998, cum laude) and the University of Chicago Law School (JD, 2004).
Jaime is a Partner at Sloss Eckhouse Dasti Haynes LawCo LLP. Jaime's practice is focused on the representation of recording and performing artists, ranging from independent artists to major label artists, music producers and songwriters, as well as film and tv composers, music publishers and digital media companies. Jaime has significant experience negotiating a wide variety of agreements, including recording and music publishing, management, licensing and branding, merchandising, sponsorship, touring, as well as advising clients on music-related copyright and trademark issues. Her clients include Grammy-nominated artists, up-and-coming artists and bands, songwriters, composers, music producers and mixers, music publishers and managers. Prior to joining the firm, Jaime was an associate in the entertainment department at Dreier LLP. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA, 2001,cum laude) and Brooklyn Law School (JD, 2005). She is a member of the entertainment division of the New York State Bar Association, as well as the nationwide organization Women In Music.
Jason's practice focuses primarily on film and television production. Prior to joining Sloss Eckhouse Dasti Haynes LawCo, Jason was an associate in the litigation department at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Jason is a graduate of Tulane University (BA, 2013, summa cum laude) and Duke University School of Law (JD, 2016), where he served as Note Editor of the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy, Executive Editor of the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum, and was a member of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society.
Hariqbal’s practice focuses on all aspects of film and television projects, including development, production, financing and licensing/distribution. His clients include production companies, financiers, producers, writers and directors. Hariqbal also serves as a brand ambassador for the New York City South Asian Film Festival. Hariqbal’s published works include: Indianizing Hollywood: The Debate Over Copyright Infringement by Bollywood, 18 UCLA Entertainment Law Review (2011). Prior to joining Sloss Eckhouse Dasti Haynes LawCo, Hariqbal was a corporate associate at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP and DLA Piper LLP, and a Law and Media Fellow at GLAAD. Hariqbal is a graduate of the University of Georgia (BA, BS, ABJ, 2007, summa cum laude) and the UCLA School of Law (JD, 2010).
Adin's practice focuses primarily on the development and production of television and film projects. Prior to joining Sloss Eckhouse Dasti Haynes LawCo, Adin was an associate in the corporate department at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Adin is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA, 2013, summa cum laude) and New York University School of Law (JD, 2017, Florence Allen Scholar, cum laude), where he served as Articles Editor of the NYU Annual Survey of American Law. Adin’s published works include: Assigning the Burden of Proof for the Discretionary Function Exception to the Federal Tort Claims Act: An Optimal Approach, 73 NYU Annual Survey of American Law (2018).
Mel's practice focuses primarily on the development and production of film and television. Prior to joining Sloss Eckhouse Dasti Haynes LawCo, Mel was an Associate in the Corporate department at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Mel is a graduate of Western Sydney University (JD, 2014, summa cum laude, and BCom, 2013, magna cum laude).
Akinyele’s practice focuses primarily on the development and production of film and television projects. Prior to joining Sloss Eckhouse Dasti Haynes LawCo, Akinyele was an associate at Barasch & McGarry working on 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claims for families of deceased victims. Akinyele is a graduate of Columbia University (BA, 2015) and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (JD, 2020), where he served as Articles Editor of the Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal, and Administrative Assistant for the Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law (FAME) Center.