Vanessa Flanders, Vice President, Business Affairs


Vanessa Keiko Flanders joined Shout! Factory in 2015 and is currently VP of Business Affairs.  She is responsible for structuring, negotiating, and drafting all manner of content acquisition and distribution agreements.  She handles day-to-day legal matters such as trademarks, risk management, marketing/sales/publicity concerns, settlements, and clearances.  Vanessa also advises the needs of internal stakeholders while balancing legal risks with the company’s business goals in a constantly changing environment.


Prior to Shout! Factory, Vanessa was in-house counsel at ARC Entertainment, LLC, an independent film distribution and production company.  She was also an independent attorney representing various entertainment clients.  Vanessa began her career as in entertainment while in law school as an assistant at Peter, Rubin & Simon, a boutique transactional entertainment law firm based in Beverly Hills.


Vanessa has a JD from the USC Gould School of Law and a BA in Law and Society with a minor in English from UC Santa Barbara.  She is a member of the State Bar of California.  In her free time, Vanessa enjoys traveling to far-off beaches and going to local pro wrestling shows.



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