Nicholas La Terza teaches Motion Picture Financing and Entertainment Law. His research and teaching interests are primarily in entertainment law and motion picture production and distribution. He is a business/legal affairs consultant and entertainment attorney with The Point Media which serves companies and individuals with respect to production, financing and exploitation of theatrical motion pictures, television and new media. He has taught Entertainment Law at various law schools since 2008 including UC Irvine School of Law and the University of Miami School of Law.
La Terza received both his B.S. and his M.A. cum laude from Villanova University. He earned his J.D. cum laude from University of Toledo College of Law and then served as clerk for Judge Jesse Curtis for the Central District of California. Thereafter, LaTerza practiced entertainment law as an associate with the firm of Kaplan Livingston Goodwin Berkowitz & Selvin and a partner with the firm of Sidley & Austin. Prior to joining The Point Media, La Terza held senior legal and business positions at New World Pictures and Largo Entertainment.
La Terza is a member and former co-chairman of the UCLA Entertainment Law Symposium Advisory Committee. He also holds voting memberships in the Executive Branches of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.