Terri Lubaroff graduated at the top of her class from The University of Florida with a B.A. in Fine Arts before attending The University of Florida College of Law, where she earned her JD. In law school, Terri concentrated her studies in corporate and entertainment law, mediation and negotiation.
Immediately after passing the Florida Bar, Terri moved to Los Angeles to work in the Motion Picture Literary Department of International Creative Management (ICM), one of the largest talent agencies in the world. Her diplomatic and communication skills were honed at this agency, as she dealt with “A-List” actors, writers, directors and producers on a daily basis.
After ICM, Terri ran independent film production company Dilonra Films and then co-founded and ran Internet content company Dark Coast Studios where her negotiating skills proved to be invaluable as she led Dark Coast in acquiring a large library of top comic book material. Terri then joined The Kaplan-Stahler-Gumer Agency where she worked with top-tier talent and executives at major networks and studios. Her work caught the eye of a successful actor who hired Terri to run his production company, Humble Journey Films. Terri’s adaptability, creativity and work ethic made for a successful six-year partnership. She secured multiple pieces of intellectual property, led company negotiations and oversaw human resources in addition to writing, producing and developing both feature film and television projects with 20th Century Fox, Sony Television Studios, CBS/Paramount Studios, and the CBS, NBC, VH1 and BET networks.
Terri has been a member of the Hollywood Radio & Television Society and American Women in Radio & Television. She has been a guest in numerous radio broadcasts, classes and seminars regarding the entertainment industry, including speaking engagements at Screenwriter’s Expo and various Los Angeles film schools. Terri was interviewed and quoted in the book Small Screen, Big Picture about television development, and has sold over nine pilots to major networks. Terri attributes her skill as a mediator to the extensive negotiating, problem solving and diplomacy she learned over the years as a producer and entertainment executive.
In 2009, Terri Lubaroff decided to combine her background as a lawyer with the skills she learned in entertainment to work full-time as a professional mediator, arbitrator and facilitator. In addition to intensive studies in both mediation and negotiation at The University of Florida Levin College of Law, Terri completed the Mediating the Litigated Case course at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University’s School of Law, ranked as the number one dispute resolution training course in the country. She has also received training from the Southern California Mediation Association, the American Institute of Mediation and the American Bar Association in the areas of Litigated Cases, Non-Litigated Disputes, Cross-Cultural Conflict and Arbitration.
Terri is a member of The Southern California Mediation Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Entertainment Law Sections and the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section. She sits on the Los Angeles Superior Court Random Select and Party Pay Panels, as well as the Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services Panel at California Lawyers for the Arts. Terri is a member of the panel at Agency for Dispute Resolution.