AML 089: (Exclusive Interview) Gordon Firemark: Attorney, Producer & Host Entertainment Law Update

Gordon Firemark spent the first part of his career working behind the scenes in theatre, film and television, then he became an attorney, and as an entertainment lawyer, that’s still what he does. He helps his clients make the deals that bring the creative, business and money elements together to make movies, TV and Broadway shows.

He is recognized for his expertise in matters pertaining to the entertainment industry, particularly theatre, film, television and music.

In L.A, and around the country, he is known as “THE theatre lawyer.” He probably has more theatre experience than any other entertainment lawyer you’ve ever met. He teaches lawyers about theatre law. He is also an experienced theatre producer, with several musicals and straight plays under his belt.

Gordon Firemark is also producer and host of the Entertainment Law Update, and The Law of Podcasting Shows.


  • Personal background
  • Background in theater
  • Choosing to go to law school
  • Law school
  • Practicing law
  • Carving out a niche
  • Growing the practice
  • Advice to young entrepreneurs/lawyers

Where to Find Gordon Firemark

Twitter: @gfiremark
Website: Firemark.com

Where to Find Ms.Uduak

Twitter: @uduaklaw
Website: www.msuduak.com

About The Africa Music Law Show with Ms. Uduak

Hosted by California based Fashion & Entertainment Lawyer Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak), The Africa Music Law show is a show empowering the African artist through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews. The show has been downloaded over 150,000 times and made iTunes top 4 ‘New & Noteworthy.’ Subscribers include Africa & hollywood’s power executives, investors, lawyers, artists and other industry stakeholders. The blog itself has been cited in a U.S. top-ranked law school’s ‘International Law Review’ journal. Country demographic: Nigeria (26%), USA (23%), UK (15%), UAE (7%), and Other (29%). 

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Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at https://msuduak.com.

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