Jeffrey S. Robin '70
Former Senior Vice President and Worldwide Head of Business Affairs
William Morris Agency
Robin never took his job too seriously, because as he puts it, he isn't splicing the atom. Nevertheless, as the former world wide head of business affairs and senior vice president of the William Morris Agency, the world's oldest and largest talent and literary agency, Robin faced considerable challenges every day of his starlit career.
He handled his significant responsibilities with casual, yet professional, ease because he has been well prepared for the job; Robin spent two years at Capitol Records, two years at Paramount Pictures, in television, and then eight years as a partner in the entertainment department of Buchalter, Nemer, Fields & Younger.
In 1984, Robin moved to the William Morris Agency, the venerable summit of the entertainment industry. Robin negotiated blockbuster motion picture contracts for actors, writers, directors and producers.
A rare car collector and all-around likeable guy, Robin navigates his life like a true Hollywood insider. But first and foremost, Robin always stays cool and maintains perspective when brokering multi-million dollar deals by trying to enjoy the fresh air from his place atop the entertainment epicenter.
Today, Robin is an adjunct professor at California Western School of Law and an independent consultant in the entertainment industry.