Robert has a passion for all aspects of the entertainment industry—whether in Legal Representation, Talent Management, Career Guidance, or TV and Feature Film Production. He is a Partner at the prestigious Honolulu-based law firm of McCorriston Miller Mukai & Mac Kinon (M4), heading up the firm's Entertainment Section in its Century City office. As a recognized advocate for children and children's rights, Robert recently won a highly publicized case in the California Court of Appeals involving a dispute between a child actor and his Talent Manager. In that case, Robert represented a child actor who was a Series Regular on the "Hit" FOX TV show, Malcolm in the Middle. The case, titled Berg v. Traylor was decided in March 2007. Robert is an active member of the Entertainment and Litigation sections of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, and has a great enthusiasm for all aspects of the business and, among other things, considers himself a "protector of kids and kids' rights."
Robert, is also the owner of MGA Talent - originally "The Mary Grady Agency", founded in 1959 by the legendary Hollywood Talent Agent Mary Grady, which he took over in the Summer of 2000. Originally owned by legendary Mary Grady, MGA represented The Olsen Twins and countless others.
MGA Talent anticipates phenomenal growth in the next 12 months, in part because of its entertainment industry, community and legal alliances with Hawaii's new and emerging T.V. and major motion picture industry. Robert and MGA Talent are poised to facilitate this growth on many levels, thanks to his legal and entertainment industry expertise and his connections in the Hawaii Film Industry.
Robert is a regular guest speaker for the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, the Beverly Hills Bar Association and other organizations within the entertainment industry. He has also been formally designated as "legal counsel" for the "Talent Managers Association" (TMA) by its Board of Directors and is proud to now be a Member of the Advisory Board at Children In Film.
Robert is currently writing a new book about protecting children in the entertainment industry with a goal of educating parents, agents and managers as well as other lawyers about children's rights and the right thing to do when representing kids.
To learn more about Robert's affiliation with M4, and his upcoming speaking engagements related to "children's issues" visit www.m4-la.com.