J. Stephen Sheppard
Entertainment Lawyer, Partner, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams and Sheppard
Authors: How did you become an entertainment lawyer, Steve?
J. Stephen Sheppard: I always wanted to be in the entertainment business and I didn’t have any talent to do anything else. Seriously, I’m not a writer, I’m not a director, and I’m certainly not an actor. Publishing, television, movies, and theater always interested me. Law was the thing that I could do well to be in that world.
I’ve been lots of things. I finished law school and I worked as a lawyer, then I left that and was an agent for five or six years. Then, I was in the producing business, the feature motion picture business, for three or four years, and went back into the agency business. Finally, ...