Richard M. Genow

Rick Genow is a founding partner of Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson & Binder, LLP (SMGSB). The practice represents both individual talent clients and entrepreneurial production companies in all aspects of the entertainment industry. Mr. Genow represents Sir Ben Kingsly, Odeya Rush and Greg Kinnear, as well as Indian movie star Aishwarya Rai. Represented production companies include Vertigo Entertainment (The Departed, The Lego Movie), BenderSpink (A History of Violence, We’re The Millers) and Principato-Young Entertainment (Reno 911!, Black-ish).

Prior to forming SMGSB, Mr. Genow worked at the law firm of Hansen, Jacobson, Teller & Hoberman representing talent in the entertainment industries. He was also an executive at Paramount Pictures and was instrumental in establishing Paramount's former television network, UPN. Mr. Genow started his legal career as a litigator at the law firm of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp. Mr. Genow graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1989. In addition to his law degree, Mr. Genow received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Political Science from UCSB (summa cum laude) in 1985 and completed extensive graduate work at UCLA's Anderson School of Management.