Susan Brooks Joins FishBowl

WMA’s former worldwide head of TV business affairs is named general counsel/exec VP, business affairs, at new shingle

Susan Brooks has joined  FishBowl Worldwide Media as general counsel and executive VP of business affairs.

Susan Brooks FishBowl She previously was worldwide head of television business affairs at the William Morris Agency.She also was one of the founders of Wilshire Court Productions.

At FishBowl, the new shingle formed by Vin Di Bona and Bruce Gersh, Brooks will oversee all business affairs and legal activities and negotiate entertainment deals for FishBowl’s television, film, digital and enterprise projects, as well as distribution and financing structures.

Brooks will report to Gersh.

“Susan is well-known for crafting some of the entertainment industry’s most progressive landmark deals,” Gersh, FishBowl’s president-CEO, said in a statement. “She will forward FishBowl’s strategic position of challenging standard deal-making and embracing business models that benefit everyone – talent, studios and creative.”

“FishBowl Worldwide Media has attracted some of the most creative minds in the industry. I am excited to work with such an innovative group and look forward to forging new opportunities in the media business,” Brooks said in a statement.