Title: Entertainment Attorney, Expert Witness, Consultant, and Executive Producer
Company: W. Edward Mcleod, P.A.
Location: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Ned McLeod, Entertainment Attorney, Expert Witness, Consultant, and Executive Producer at W. Edward Mcleod, P.A., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in entertainment law.
With decades of experience to his credit, Mr. McLeod has excelled with W. Edward Mcleod, P.A. as the owner, an entertainment attorney, an expert witness, a consultant and an executive producer since 1990. During this time, he has been represented multiple major celebrities throughout the entertainment industry, including Mandy Moore, Justin Timberlake and Beyonce. In addition to these positions, he has been additionally active as an executive producer of musical theater for Loud Watch Productions LLC since 2005, the owner of Bento Box Documentaries since 2009 and both the president and a business affairs executive with Tele-Fest Representation Inc. since 2009. Moreover, he served as a lawyer with Maguire Voorhis and Wells, P.A. from 1990 to 1993 and Mathews Smith & Railey/Cobb Cole from 1993 to 1996. Further working as a part-time sculptor, Mr. McLeod began his career as an independent hire in the field of film production and creative services from 1973 to 1988.
Before embarking on his professional path, Mr. McLeod pursued an education at Southern Methodist University, completing coursework in arts, film and philosophy in 1971. He continued his academic efforts with a Bachelor of Arts in art studies at Goddard College in 1973. He concluded his studies at the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1990, graduating with a Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude. Following these accomplishments, Mr. McLeod had been admitted to practice law by The Florida Bar.
Beyond his responsibilities within the field, Mr. McLeod has participated in numerous endeavors outside of his professional circles. Since 2014, he has contributed to the Global Peace Film Festival as the director of development and planning. He has been likewise affiliated with the International African American Museum and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Notably, Mr. McLeod was the executive producer of “The Nutty Professor Musical” in 2012, a project composed by the late Marvin Hamlisch and acquired directly from the late Jerry Lewis.
Attributing his success to his ability to cultivate and maintain relationships, Mr. McLeod is incredibly proud of shining a spotlight on numerous subjects through his documentary productions, which he cites as a source of much personal and professional satisfaction. He is also grateful to have collaborated with many creative minds in the field of entertainment, including legendary filmmaker and actor Sydney Pollack. He was initially drawn to entertainment law in order to devote more time to his family after operating in various capacities throughout the film and television industry in Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Texas, New York and California. Looking toward the future, Mr. McLeod plans to dedicate himself more to combining his work and relationships with world travel and culture.
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