Amanda Sanchez is the Senior Counsel of Business and Legal Affairs at NUVOtv and Fuse. Based in Glendale, California, Sanchez reports to the Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs of NUVOtv and Fuse. Sanchez is responsible for all activity relating to talent, production and content acquisition, and served as the lead negotiator for the app developer license agreement for NUVOtv’s first TV Everywhere app. She performed due diligence for the corporate acquisition of Fuse in April of 2014 and was the lead production attorney for NUVOtv series Stand Up and Deliver and The Collective Powered by VEVO.
Before joining NUVOtv, Sanchez was an attorney in Contract Administration, Business and Legal Affairs for Rhino Entertainment (A Warner Music Group Company) in Burbank. In this role, she drafted and negotiated master recording and synchronization license agreements for television programs and videogames along with providing research and advice to internal department as to legal rights pursuant to existing company and third party contracts. She was also tasked with serving as the daily liaison to business and legal affairs personnel at studios, production companies and other entertainment entities.
Prior to her time with Rhino Entertainment, Sanchez was an attorney at Gleason & Favarote LLP, an employment law firm in Los Angeles, where she researched legal issues and drafted memoranda of law on subjects ranging from workplace harassment, workplace discrimination and wage and hour laws. Sanchez started her career as a legal intern at entertainment law firm LaPolt Law P.C. in West Hollywood.
She completed her undergraduate program in two years at the University of California with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. In Sanchez’s final semester, she completed the Entertainment and Media Management Certificate Program at UCLA. After graduating, she attended the accelerated SCALE Program at Southwestern Law School to earn her JD degree in two years rather than the traditional three. From 2009-2011, she received the Schumacher Scholarship for her exceptional academic performance, GPA and LSAT test scores. Prior to graduating from law school, Sanchez interned for Universal Music Publishing Group and went on to be the youngest in her class to pass the California Bar in 2011 on her first try. She founded the Southwestern Law School’s Music Law Society, where she served as a Chair Member and was recently named as one of CableFax’s Over-Under List: Overachievers Under 30 for 2014.