During his entertainment industry career, Balazs Laszlo has held positions at Anschutz Film Group (AFG) and Walden Media, Universal Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, and DreamWorks.
Laszlo joined Walden in 2006, where he plays an integral role in heading all business and legal affairs for the company, including negotiating individual talent agreements, overseeing motion picture and television production activities and managing co-financing arrangements with studios and distribution partners.
Since becoming Executive Vice President in 2018, he has advised the management team on creative, business and financial strategy. He has helped to structure complex asset deals and guide the company through a changing entertainment landscape as Walden continues to grow.
Before joining Walden, Lazslo was counsel in Universal Pictures’ motion picture legal department for five years, where he was responsible for legal support for a wide range of business units, including development projects, productions at various stages, management of term deals and support for corporate legal matters.
Prior to that, he worked for two years at Twentieth Century Fox as counsel overseeing domestic and international licensing and merchandising activities for the television and motion picture divisions, including management of international licensing agents and directing litigation matters related to infringement and piracy.
Laszlo’s first studio position was at DreamWorks in 1999 working with Laura Fox, then head of motion picture business and legal affairs for the company founded by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen.
Laszlo began his legal career working for famed independent producer Roger Corman, who mentored and gave a start to many young film directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, Ron Howard, and James Cameron, and who has been producing, financing and distributing independent film and television projects since the 1950s.
Laszlo holds a law degree from Whittier Law School and a joint BA degree in History and English from University of California, Riverside.