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CJ Vranca

A seasoned entertainment attorney, Caroline J. (“CJ”) Vranca is currently EVP, Business & Legal Affairs for Funny Or Die (“FOD”). CJ is responsible for all business negotiations and legal affairs of the company. This work covers an exceptionally broad range. CJ serves as a member of the executive leadership team, participating in key decisions pertaining to strategic initiatives, business and legal affairs matters, and operational execution and, further, takes a lead role in evaluating and structuring outside investment opportunities. CJ drafts and negotiates joint venture, partnership, content acquisition, production, talent, and branded entertainment deals in connection with development, production, advertising, distribution and exploitation of film, TV, digital and branded content. Much of the digital work is unique and constantly developing, requiring critical analysis, strategic thinking, and an openness to exploring new fields and concepts. There’s never a dull moment at FOD, making this is a stellar collaboration for a critical thinker like CJ, who likes to have fun while she works. She joined FOD building off a career as a business & legal affairs executive for Bunim/Murray Productions, All3Media America, Yari Film Group and Paradigm Talent Agency. CJ has also practiced law at the prestigious entertainment law firm, Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller, Gellman, Meigs & Fox, in Beverly Hills where she represented top-tier talent (writers, directors, actors, and producers), as well as major, mid-size, and start-up production companies.

CJ is currently an Adjunct Professor at USC Gould School of Law and is active in the entertainment industry as a Member of the TV Academy, a Co-Editor for UCLA Entertainment Symposium, and a Planning Committee Member for USC/BHBA Institute on Entertainment Law and Business. She is a frequent speaker on industry panels and universities. CJ received the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel “Rising Star” award in 2008, as well as a “Rising Star” distinction in 2012 from Super Lawyers Magazine. CJ earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics/Business from University of California, Santa Barbara and Juris Doctorate from New York Law School.