Sasha Levites is counsel to the Entertainment Group, where she represents clients in the film, television, theatre, and publishing industries.
Ms. Levites handles a broad range of transactional entertainment and intellectual property matters, with a focus on advising clients in the film, television and digital media industries. She represents writers, directors, producers, documentary filmmakers, motion picture studios, distributors and private equity financiers, and counsels unscripted production companies on their day-to-day production legal needs. Ms. Levites is experienced in structuring and negotiating film and television development deals, talent agreements, co-production and financing agreements, rights acquisition, content distribution and foreign sales agreements, and all forms of production legal releases.
Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Ms. Levites served as Manager of Business and Legal Affairs for FilmNation Entertainment where she negotiated international film sales and distribution agreements for award-winning titles such as “Nebraska” and “The Imitation Game”, along with motion picture finance and development deals. Ms. Levites also spent time in the Business and Legal Affairs department at MTV, where she focused on international content distribution and format licensing for the music networks.
Ms. Levites was included in the Up Next List of Variety’s 2017 Dealmaker’s Elite New York Report, and has been recognized in Super Lawyers magazine as a New York-area “Super Lawyer” in the Entertainment & Sports field. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Indie Film Clinic.
Ms. Levites is admitted to practice in New York.
awards & recognition
2016 – 2018 New York-area "Rising Star" in Super Lawyers Magazine
Up Next List of Variety’s 2017 Dealmaker’s Elite New York Report
Vassar College (BA, 2008)
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (JD, 2011)
- Articles Editor of the Cardozo Journal of Law & Gender
- President of the Cardozo Women Law Student Association
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Past Speaking Engagements
2019 IFP Episodic Lab
Sasha Levites gives a lecture on legal issues to the 2019 Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) Episodic Lab Fellows.
June 6 2019
Sasha Levites Speaks at NYU
Sasha Levites speaks to students at the NYU Production Lab’s Development Studio Episodic Program.
July 31 2018
Entertainment Lawyers & Business Affairs
Sasha Levites teaches a class on "Entertainment Lawyers & Business Affairs" at the Ghetto Film School in the Bronx.
March 14 2015
Entertainment Careers at Vassar College
Sasha Levites participates in a panel about "Entertainment Careers" hosted by the film department at Vassar College.
March 6 2015
news & press
Thirty-eight Frankfurt Kurnit Attorneys Named in Super Lawyers Magazine for 2018
Super Lawyers magazine lists thirty-eight Frankfurt Kurnit attorneys in its 2018 edition. Read more.
Dealmakers Elite New York
Thirty-seven Frankfurt Kurnit Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers” for 2016
Super Lawyers listed thirty-seven Frankfurt Kurnit attorneys in its 2016 edition. Read more.