Ives Law Office

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Entertainment attorney specializing in feature and documentary films, TV, animation, distribution and finance, production legal, music, publishing, art, software, intellectual property; also business formation and business proposals, producer’s rep. Multiple PBS/WGBH clients. Clients include writers, directors, producers, animators. Admitted in NY and Massachusetts.

Credits & Awards

Academy Awards for El Norte (nominated/distributor); A Room With A View, Kiss of the Spider Woman and A Trip To Bountiful (partial finance); Prisoner of Paradise (nominated/consulting attorney).


John was co-founder of Cinecom Films in New York, one of the earliest successful independent film companies and forerunner to companies like Miramax and New Line. He was President/CEO of FilmDallas Pictures, then spent a decade in LA. Films John has been involved with include A Room With A View, Stop Making Sense, Brother From Another Planet, El Norte, Kiss Of The Spider Woman, and A Trip To Bountiful. Filmmakers with whom John has worked include Robert Altman, John Sayles, Ismail Merchant and James Ivory, Jonathan Demme, John Waters, novelist Dennis Lehane, Scout Productions (Queer Eye For The Straight Guy), and documentary filmmakers Malcolm Clarke (Prisoner Of Paradise), Laurie Kahn-Leavitt (A Midwives’ Tale, Tupperware!), Peter Frumkin (Woody Guthrie: Ain’t Got No Home), Sarah Colt (Walt Disney, Henry Ford, The Amish, God In America), and Nancy Porter (Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women). He was counsel on Wild Oats, a mid-budget feature film directed by Andy Tennant, starring Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange and Demi Moore, to be released December, 2015.

Years in Business: over 20 years

Contact Information

Primary Contact: John G. Ives
PO Box 517
Truro MA 02666
Email: john@iveslawoffice.com
Website: http://www.iveslawoffice.com
Phone: (508) 789-9383
Cell: john@iveslawoffice.com

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