Juliette Youngblood

Youngblood Group PC

2010 Century City Bar Association Honoree: Entertainment Lawyer of the Year

Juliette Youngblood loves entertainment. For 20 years, she’s been on the forefront of the entertainment industry providing trusted counsel to an impressive cross-section of Hollywood's best and brightest players from award winning writers to networks, studios, and production companies. During this period, she has had the privilege of working on over 40 widely-acclaimed theatrical motion pictures including such classics as Titanic, Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, and the Mission Impossible franchise and dozens of television shows, including Survivor (the Emmy-winning series named by Variety as "Best Television Series of the Last Decade"), The Apprentice, and The Contender. Juliette has also been involved in numerous high-profile, headline-making deals, including Viacom's acquisition of DreamWorks and Nickelodeon's recent acquisition of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. Her prestigious list of long-time clients include Viacom, Paramount Pictures Corporation, MTV, Nickelodeon, CBS, CBS Films, and Mark Burnett Productions, Inc.

Ms. Youngblood started her legal career in the good old days at the Hamburger Hamlet building in Century City at the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers. While there, she learned the ins and outs of handling complex entertainment deals for sophisticated clients, including film financing arrangements and secured transactions. She is forever grateful to lawyers such as Rick Ross, Stephen Scharf, Chris Murray, Jennifer Borow, Rob Haymer, Sue Akens, Joe Calabrese, and Warren Loui for teaching her the art of the deal.

In 1992, Ms. Youngblood joined the Entertainment Department of Irell & Manella. She was elected Partner in 1996 and appointed Chair of the firm's Entertainment Group in 2002. During her 17 years at Irell, she had the great fortune to work with a number of the entertainment industry’s most groundbreaking entrepreneurs such as Aaron Spelling, Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, Sumner Redstone, and Mark Burnett. At Irell, Ms. Youngblood was also fortunate to work with and learn from such legal luminaries as Arthur Manella, Werner Wolfen, and Richard Borow, who instilled in her and all Irell & Manella attorneys the four pillars of an excellent legal practice: integrity, collegiality, quality, and creativity.

Ms. Youngblood is recognized in the entertainment industry as a resourceful and innovative lawyer. She has been instrumental in assisting her clients in launching strategic initiatives that expand their business and their brands. She has been repeatedly acknowledged as a leading media and entertainment transactional lawyer by publications such as Chambers, The Legal 500, Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Southern California’s Best Lawyers, and Who's Who in American Law. Ms. Youngblood received a 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award from Loyola Law School. Of all the industry accolades, Ms. Youngblood is proudest of a quote from a client in Chambers that said Ms. Youngblood "never fails in making her clients happy."

Indeed, happiness is a huge priority for Juliette. She loves to laugh, always has a smile at the ready and never met a problem she couldn't fix. She attributes her easy-going and affable personality to the unconditional love of her parents, Jack and Yvonne, her four amazing siblings, 24 years of love, support, and stability from her talented husband, Greg, and the light of their lives: Natalie, Dylan, and Bridget, their wonderful, vibrant, active children.

In 2009, Juliette Youngblood boldly started a new chapter in her life and entertainment career with the launch of Youngblood Group PC where she continues to provide her clients with dedicated and innovative legal services while simultaneously teaming with Mark Burnett to pursue a life-long dream of producing movies.