Our Founding

The Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel was formed in late 2005. AMEC was founded by Arnold Peter, President and Managing Partner of the boutique law firm, Peter Law Group and the former Vice President of Legal Affairs and Labor Relations at Universal Studios. Bill Simon, Chair of the Global Media & Entertainment Practice at executive search firm Korn Ferry International and Peter Winkler, then the marketing leader of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Entertainment & Media Practice.

Our Focus

Our founders were concerned that there was no organization representing the interests and celebrating talented in-house counsel and attorneys at Entertainment and Media companies.

While organizations existed to support and honor the achievements of other professionals – from actors to costume designers, there was one exception – in-house counsels and business affairs attorneys.

Members are legal and business executives at all major entertainment, media and technology companies. Only organization of its kind with global reach of +14,000.