Championing Diverse Voices in Film, Television and Theater

Gray Schwartz LLP is an entertainment law firm concentrating in documentary and scripted film and television, as well as live theater. Co-founders Jonathan Gray and David F. Schwartz bring a dynamic blend of experience, with over sixty years combined in the industry. Their prior firm, Gray Krauss Sandler Des Rochers LLP, which Gray founded in 1998, provided counsel on more than a thousand films and dozens of theatrical stage productions. Gray Schwartz is also respected for its collaborative work with a broad spectrum of writers, directors, and other entertainment professionals.

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unique and Practical Experience

In addition to actively practicing law, Gray and Schwartz have extensive production experience. Gray has produced or executive produced more than 70 films; while Schwartz has made his mark in the world of theater, producing plays such as the multiple Tony Award-winning The Band’s Visit.


Their dual roles as attorneys and producers is embodied in Gray Schwartz’s New York City office, which includes access to state-of-the-art post-production suites and screening rooms. This innovative environment reflects their commitment to merging artistic vision with legal precision, creating a pioneering approach in the legal field.

Jonathan Gray

Jonathan Gray is highly regarded in the independent film community as an attorney, producer, and advisor to filmmakers, producers, financiers, and distributors.(more)

David F. Schwartz

David F. Schwartz has been structuring and negotiating complex transactions in the entertainment industry since 1995. Concentrating in theatre, film, and television, he represents and counsels producers, investors, writers, directors, composers, and various other creatives across the spectrum.(more)

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