CONSULTANTS

DEBRA STASSON

FOUNDER & CEO

BIO
As the founder of MSI, the first business affairs consulting company of its kind, Debbie is well known and respected throughout the entertainment industry. She has held management roles in the business affairs departments of Orion, Tristar and Disney. Debbie obtained her J.D. from the University of Michigan.

EDUCATION
J.D., University of Michigan
 

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SARAH SANTOS

BIO
A seasoned practitioner with broad business affairs experience, Sarah is a former VP of Business and Legal Affairs at Karga Seven Pictures. Before that she served as an associate in the entertainment law division of the Rosen Law Group. Sarah obtained her J.D. from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law.

EDUCATION
J.D., Nova Southeastern University

 

LEE BARTLETT

BIO
Lee started his career at MGM as production counsel then went to ABC Primetime business affairs and also oversaw its production arm, Greengrass Productions. He later held various executive positions at Fox including SVP Business and Legal Affairs for the Fox Cable group and was promoted to EVP Business and Legal Affairs at FBC. Lee then was named Managing Director of ITV’s production and distribution group, based in London, eventually moving to Discovery’s UK offices as EVP Global Production Management, Legal and Business Affairs. During his time at Discovery, he was instrumental in the acquisition of Raw Television, Betty TV and finally All3Media, where he became Chairman of the Board and President of Discovery Studios. Lee obtained his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University and his LLM from Georgetown University.

EDUCATION
J.D., Case Western Reserve University

LLM, Georgetown University

 

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MICHAEL VIEBROCK

BIO
Mike is an industry veteran with extensive experience structuring complex co-production, distribution and financing agreements for TV and feature film projects. Prior to joining MSI, he held several executive level positions over the course of a 17-year career at Sony. Mike obtained his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

EDUCATION
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
 

BILL JOSEY

BIO
Bill's career in Hollywood spans decades, beginning at ABC Television Network and moving on to both independent and studio television production and distribution organizations. Bill served as SVP, Business and Legal Affairs, at Discovery Inc., heading the business affairs units for many legacy Discovery networks and Discovery Studios. Bill obtained his J.D. from The Bates College of Law at The University of Houston.

EDUCATION
J.D., University of Houston, The Bates College of Law

MELANIE MASLAN

BIO
Melanie has 15 years of practice in the entertainment industry. Before joining MSI, Melanie was the SVP of Scripted Business and Legal Affairs at Fremantle. Prior to that, she was the senior counsel of Business and Legal Affairs at Starz Entertainment. She was also the VP of Business and Legal Affairs at GK-TV. Melanie obtained her J.D. from Loyola Law School.

EDUCATION
J.D., Loyola Law School

ASHLEY FARMER

BIO
Ashley obtained her J.D. from UCLA School of Law where she graduated with a specialization in Media, Entertainment, and Technology Law and Policy. Prior to joining MSI, Ashley interned with Lionsgate Entertainment in their Rights Management department.

EDUCATION
J.D., University of Los Angeles

CAMERON JOHANN

BIO
Cameron is a development executive, independent producer and screenwriter. With a B.F.A. in Film from Art Center College of Design, he spent 19 years as SVP of Development at Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions (developing and producing primetime films on ABC and CBS).  He has produced almost 40 movies and has worked with some of television’s most preeminent filmmakers. 

EDUCATION
B.F.A., Art Center College of Design