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EIW Careers Series
Sports & Entertainment: Careers Behind Home Plate and the Big Screen

July 31, 2014

Michigan Law graduates enter a wide range of professions, but the starting point for many—more than half of all recent classes—is a firm. Others begin with public interest jobs, clerkships, government agency positions, or other areas. Honing their skills and further diversifying their interests, they go on to build careers in a variety of different fields, some of which are highlighted here. Read their stories as you consider your career path in advance of Early Interview Week (EIW), when 575 offices of top firms and agencies will be on campus Aug. 7-8 and 11-12, 2014​ to conduct around 5,000 interviews among rising 2Ls and 3Ls.

Christopher Brumm, '01Christopher Brumm, senior counsel at Major League Baseball, has represented MLB in record-setting deals following bankruptcies. "Working within baseball, I’ve become less of a partisan fan for the Yankees as I deal with, and have gotten to know, the front offices of all of the other clubs," Brumm says. Full Story

Jason Janego, '99: Jason Janego is cofounder and co-president of RADiUS-TWC, the boutique arm of the Weinstein Company that is the first studio division dedicated to both multi-platform video on demand and theatrical distribution. In February, its film 20 Feet from Stardom won the Oscar for best documentary (feature). "We're able to curate our own slate and decide how best to release them. We are as entrepreneurial as you can be in this industry," he says. Full Story

John Sloss, '81: John Sloss is an entrepreneurial lawyer who, over the years, has founded Cinetic Media, Filmbuff, and his own entertainment law firm, Sloss Law. "My heart is with independent film," he says. "In the balance between art and commerce, I tip toward art. But I've been able to make a good living, and I'm happy with the decision." Full Story

Arn Tellem, '79, and Chitta Mallik, '00When he came to law school, Arn Tellem wasn’t aware of lawyers working for sports teams or the then-young field of sports agents. Now a famed sports agent, Tellem represents many top MLB and NBA players. Chitta Mallik also is a successful sports agent, and he advises people with similar aspirations: "I always say, 'The most important thing is to talk to people who are living your dream.'" Full Story

Bruce Tuchman, '89: As a child growing up in New Jersey, Bruce Tuchman had "two abiding interests" for when he entered into adulthood: He longed to travel the world, and he dreamed of working in entertainment. It’s no surprise, then, that as the president of AMC/Sundance Channel Global Networks, Tuchman found a way to turn his passions into a career. "I loved history and stories about other places in the world," Tuchman recalls, "and I was fascinated by television and movies." Full Story

Also read about alumni whose careers center on entrepreneurship and social impact

Visit the Office of Career Planning website for more information on EIW, one-on-one counseling opportunities, resume review, and other services available to Michigan Law students and alumni.

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