Entertainment Expert Discovers Structured Settlements

Entertainment Expert Discovers Structured Settlements

Picture 53For more than 20 years, Kathryn Arnold has been involved in the entertainment industry. Her professional experience has run the gamut from production and development to financing and fund-raising on everything from major motion pictures and television to the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee. Several productions she’s been involved with have gone on to win awards at respected Film Festivals around the globe.

“EBA,” she jokes referring to her wide-ranging experience. “Everything but acting!”

With such an in-depth understanding of the interworkings of Hollywood, it was only a matter of time of time before she became sought out as an expert witness and consultant for entertainment-related litigation and similar matters.

Kathryn provides litigation support and expert witness testimony on a host of relevant subjects in the entertainment world. She counts a number of high profile entertainment law firms as her clients.

But until recently, she had never heard about structured settlements. As one who now routinely helps clients quantify economic damages, she immediately saw the advantages. Kathryn and I recently chatted about structured settlements and she couldn’t agree more that the entertainment community has not yet embraced the concept nearly as much as it could. Or should.

“The entertainment field is a highly volatile industry filled with boom and bust stories. And the stakes can be quite high. One year, you’re hot and make a decent living. The next year, and possibly for the rest of your life, you’re just trying to get by,” she explains about the grim realities of Hollywood for many. “Structured settlements can help even things out for a settling plaintiff.”

Here’s a link to her recent article she wrote on her website that introduces the concept of structured settlement to her followers:

Click HERE to read theentertainmentexpert.com’s blog.

At the Finn Financial Group, we welcome any inquiries you have on cases involving entertainment-related disputes. Whether it’s a copyright infringement case, wrongful termination or similar tort, structured settlements can likely help!

Little Known Trivia: While Kathryn Arnold may never be able to lay claim to any acting experience, such cannot be said of yours truly. In a former life, I worked as an amateur and professional actor for stage, screen, print and film. With over 25 stage productions to my credit and very brief stints on popular soap operas including “The Young and The Restless,” (don’t blink or you’d have missed me!), the acting bug has long passed. The experience does, however, give me some insight into “the bizz” which I can apply when helping entertainment professionals make sound choices about their settlement options.

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