||Until joining Lommen Abdo in January of 2006, Christie spent ten years as an independent business advisor to entertainment industry clients, including The Independent Television Service, Audubon Productions, Jim Henson Associates, Viacom and Miramax and several individual producers, writers and film-makers. Her career started in the music business in her native England working with Chrysalis Records and guitarist, Jeff Beck. Following a move to the United States she joined the Los Angeles entertainment law firm of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp and began working with their film industry clients. When film producer Peter Guber merged his independent production company with Neil Bogart’s Casablanca FilmWorks, Christie left the law firm to work in business affairs at the new company. In 1983 the newly-formed studio, Tri Star Pictures, recruited Christie to join the business affairs team. Christie has been a Vice President of Business Affairs at Tri Star Pictures, Warner Bros. and Columbia Pictures (now known as Sony Pictures) and a Senior Vice President of Business Affairs at the children’s television company, Lancit Media Productions, Inc. She focuses on client intellectual property protection exploitation and licensing in all media, and client business affairs management and development. Christie is currently pursuing an advanced certification in Intellectual Property Law for Paralegals.
Christie has lectured at the University of New York at New Paltz, helped in the founding of the Open Network and was part of the executive team creating the independent digital telecaster, Link TV. She is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in the foster care system.
||IFP Minnesota, Board President
|Areas of Practice
||Entertainment – Development, Production & Distribution
Intellectual Property, Trademark & Copyright – Protection, Management & Exploitation
Sports Business Affairs – Management & Development