Paul Brian Neinstein
Paul Neinstein is Chief Operating Officer of RatPac Entertainment, where he oversees all corporate, business, legal, financial and day-to-day operations of the Company. Prior to RatPac, Paul was Executive Vice President in Charge of Business Affairs for Paramount Pictures where he structured, negotiated and administered slate financing, co-financing and distribution agreements as well as acquisition and major talent agreements for Paramount’s live action, animated and micro-budget theatrical motion pictures. Paul was also actively involved in structuring the production footprint of Paramount’s motion pictures to maximize the benefit of tax and other local production subsidies.
Prior to Paramount, Paul was a partner in and oversaw all business and corporate operations of Spyglass Entertainment Group with specific responsibility for international distribution, business and legal affairs, human resources and business development and strategy. Paul negotiated all distribution, acquisition and talent agreements and handled Spyglass’ outside legal relationships including the company’s non-exclusive first-look production and co-financing arrangement with Columbia Pictures as well as the company’s ongoing co-financing partnerships with The Walt Disney Company, Universal Pictures and DreamWorks SKG. Paul also oversaw and administered Spyglass’ international output agreements with preeminent international distributors and pay and free television networks including, but not limited to, Canal+, Telecinco, ProSieben, RTI/Mediaset, Village Roadshow and Buena Vista International. Paul structured and maintained Spyglass’ $250,000,000 revolving credit and production facility with JPMorgan and developed programs to exploit the company’s growing library and subsidiary, ancillary and new media rights including the formation of the company’s television, gaming and music publishing divisions. Prior to Spyglass, Paul worked as a theatrical business affairs attorney for DreamWorks SKG. Paul began his career as a transactional entertainment associate at Hill, Wynne, Troop and Meisinger.
Paul is a member of the Executive Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, sits on the advisory committee of the Sherak Family Health Foundation for MS Research at UCLA and is Board President of Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School. Paul earned his JD from Loyola Law School, where he was a staff writer and business editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Journal, and his B.A. in Psychology from UCLA. Together with his wife Barbra, Paul has four children, Geordan, Adam and twins Jeremy and Molly.