Mynda R. Krato is an Associate in the Entertainment Group
Ms. Krato handles a broad range of transactional entertainment and intellectual property matters, with a focus on development, production, sales and distribution deals in the film, television, and digital media industries.
Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Ms. Krato served as Manager of Business and Legal Affairs for FilmNation Entertainment, where she negotiated international film sales, distribution, and finance agreements for notable titles such as “Late Night,” “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” and “The Big Sick.” She also worked on a variety of motion picture development and production deals, and advised sales teams during major international markets and film festivals.
Ms. Krato began her legal career as a legal intern for the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies and later, the National Music Publishers’ Association, where she worked to protect the intellectual property rights of music artists, publishers, rights holders, and songwriters. She then served as a law clerk for Fox Cable Networks and later, National Geographic Channels, where she helped to structure and draft licensing, production, talent, music, and development agreements for domestic and international television networks and online properties.
Ms. Krato is admitted to practice in both New York and the District of Columbia.
The University of Michigan (BA, 2012)
The George Washington University Law School (JD, 2016)
- Notes Editor for The Federal Circuit Bar Journal
- Senior Articles Editor for The IP and Entertainment Law Brief
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Rep Presentation Part 3: Entertainment Lawyers
Mynda Krato speaks on the Script Anatomy's panel about representation for writers during the “Rep Presentation Part 3: Entertainment Lawyers” webinar.
April 24 2021
Past Speaking Engagements
Transactional Drafting Tips for Pandemic-Era Entertainment Agreements
February 16 2021
Virtual Presentation for George Washington University Law Students
Mynda Krato speaks virtually to law students at George Washington University Law School on the role of entertainment attorneys in the industry and how entertainment and copyright law function together in practice.
October 14 2020
Cape Chat: Amplify Diversity - Entertainment Law for Writers: Protecting Your Script
Mynda Krato presents "Entertainment Law for Writers: Protecting Your Script!" during a virtual panel for the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) and Amplify Diversity.
September 8 2020
ISA: Legal Issues for Screenwriters
Mynda Krato speaks on legal issues for screenwriters during a virtual panel for the International Screenwriters’ Association.
July 10 2020