About Us

Handling all of your production legal needs

The firm specializes in development and production legal work for television, film and new media.

Eric W. Thompson, Esq. founded his own law firm, the Law Offices of Eric W. Thompson P.C., in December of 2011. The firm is located in Hollywood, California. The firm specializes in production legal work for both film and television of directors, writers and producers. Since founding the firm, Eric and his team have worked on such feature films as “Dune: Part Two”, “Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire”, “Good Burger 2”, “The Book of Clarence”, “Oracle”, “Zoey 102”, “Asphalt City”, “Maybe I Do”, “Kong: Skull Island”, “Godzilla vs Kong”,  “Pokemon”,  “Terminator”,  “Skyscraper”,  “Enola Holmes”,  “The Secret”, “Jacob’s Ladder”, “Words on Bathroom Walls”, “Upgraded”, “The Other Zoey”, “One Fast Move”, “The Great Wall”, “Pacific Rim: Maelstrom”, 

“Spectral”, “Crimson Peak”,  “Krampus”, “Amsterdam”,  “Swan Song”, “Nightmare Alley”, “Night Teeth”, “Malignant” and “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” as well as independent features including “Jackie”, “Hands of Stone”, “Woodshock”, “A Bigger Splash” and most notably the Academy Award-winning feature films “Birdman”, “Judy” and “Dune”. In the television and new media space, Eric has served as production counsel for all four seasons of Hulu’s “East Los High” and has worked on projects with Netflix and Amazon as well as emerging new media content creators such as Fullscreen, Inc. and Lifeboat Productions.

Our Team

Eric W. Thompson, Esq.

Founder
Eric was raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He attended Tulane University as an undergraduate where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Southwestern Law School, where he received his Juris Doctorate. Eric is licensed to practice law in California, Florida and Washington D.C. Eric serves on the Tulane University Dean’s Advisory Board and is member of the National Board of Directors of the National Lung Cancer Partnership.

Matt Flood

Senior Director of Legal Affairs

"I rely heavily on Matt. He is well versed in all aspects of our business and is a valued team player."
Matt Flood has been employed at the Law Offices of Eric W. Thompson P.C. as the Senior Director of Legal Affairs since inception. Matt graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Finance and relocated to Los Angeles and received his Juris Doctorate from Southwestern Law School. As the most senior member of Eric's team, Matt handles all aspects of production with emphasis on above-the-line contracts and production/finance/distribution agreements.

Nic Garcia

Contracts Administrator

"Nic joins us from Sony with a wealth of experience in the feature film production legal department.”  
Nic Garcia joined the law firm as Contract Administrator in 2023. He previously held long-term positions in the Legal Affairs departments at NBC Universal, Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures where he gained numerous years of extensive experience in all aspects of development and production legal work for television, film and new media. Nic is a graduate of Florida State University.

Prat Rajashekar, Esq.

Attorney

“Prat joins us from Anonymous Content, one of our clients. She handles all aspects of production. She is a quick study and super bright."
Prarthana Rajashekar joined the firm’s practice in 2022. Prarthana received her law degree from School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore, India and moved to Los Angeles where she received her LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Entertainment and Media Law from Southwestern Law School. Prarthana is licensed to practice law in India and in the State of California and has wide-ranging transactional experience spanning across both India and California. At the firm, she handles development, above-the-line and below-the-line agreements for various clients and productions. When she is not working, Prarthana enjoys traveling, cooking and listening to music. 

Jasen Talise, J.D., Esq.

Attorney

"Jasen has great attention to detail and has a keen ability to effectively issue spot. Additionally, his background in filmmaking compliments his skill set as a lawyer."
Jasen Talise graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Rhetoric and minor in Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies in 2012. In 2018, Jasen earned his J.D. from Southwestern Law School. Jasen served as the Managing Editor of the Southwestern Law Review, was named a Biederman Scholar by the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute, and was selected as the 2018 Commencement Student Speaker for Southwestern’s 103rd Commencement Ceremony.

Beauregard

Beauregard joined the firm in March of 2013 as Eric's boss. He specializes in long walks in the park, chewing on furniture, distracting the other employees and generally being adorable.

Winston

Winston is the newest member of our firm. Winston loves to be by Eric's side when the boss has to make the tough decisions. Winston knows he has big paws to fill as Beauregard's younger brother, no matter how ruff the work may be.

Experienced

Prior to founding the law firm, Eric served as the Vice President for Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation in Los Angeles, California. In his capacity at Fox, Eric worked on numerous big-budget feature films including “Three Stooges”, “The Watch”, “The Internship”, “Love and Other Drugs”, “Conviction”, “Water for Elephants”, “Night at the Museum”, “X-Men”, “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, “All About Steve”, “X-Files 2”, “Big Momma’s House 2”, and “Date Night” as well as numerous direct-to-video productions including “Mirrors 2”, “Street Kings 2”, “Wrong Turn 2”, 3, 4 and 5, and “Marley and Me 2”. Since founding the new firm, Eric has worked on such independent films as “Black Rock”, “The Collection”, “Killer Joe”, “The Occult”, “Therese Raquin”, and “Disconnect”.

Additionally, since founding the firm, Eric has worked on such big budget blockbusters as Dune: Part Two, Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire, Swan Song, Night Teeth, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Amsterdam, Dune, Godzilla vs Kong, Malignant, and Nightmare Alley.