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José L. Martinez

601 West Fifth Street
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90071

José Martinez is a partner in Akerman's Corporate Practice Group and represents financiers, producers and distributors in all facets of acquisition, development, finance, production and distribution of film, music, and audiovisual programming. He has years of practical and real world experience as an attorney, financier, lender, producer, distributor and client.

His diverse legal career in the entertainment industry includes work with Palm Pictures as co-founder of Arthouse Films; General Counsel of Maya Cinemas North America, Inc., a developer of state-of-the art movie theaters in the State of California and the western United States; and co-founder Maya Entertainment, a mini studio dedicated to the production, acquisition, and distribution of Latino themed entertainment content, where he served as General Counsel, President, and Head of Acquisitions. In addition to his legal work, José is a founder of www.latinoreview.com, an on-line entertainment news source viewed through a Hispanic lens, and co-founder of the Santa Fe Film Festival.

Published Works & Lectures
"Best Filmed Entertainment Licensing Territories," September 16, 2013

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José L. Martinez

J.D., University of California Hastings College of the Law, 1994
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1990
Bar Admissions
New York
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