Mona Metwalli is an accomplished entertainment transactional attorney with a strong background in licensing and many years of experience as a legal and business affairs executive for some of the most reputable companies in the entertainment industry.
As president of MetaMedia Business Affairs, Inc., she currently advises clients working in film, television, digital media, and other types of entertainment on legal matters as well as business strategy and development opportunities. Most recently, she worked on Simon Fuller’s latest venture, the digital web series, “If I Can Dream,” and handled product integration agreements for the eight and ninth cycles of “Project Runway” and related programs on behalf of The Weinstein Company. She currently consults for Summit Entertainment regarding their merchandising and licensing program and marketing and promotion activities for “The Twilight Saga” series of movies and for Platinum Studios regarding “Cowboys and Alien” comic book merchandising.
Prior to establishing MetaMedia Business Affairs, Inc., Mona served as Vice President, Business Affairs at dick clark productions, inc. where she was responsible for all business affairs and legal matters relating to the hit television series, “So You Think You Can Dance,” as well as development deals, distribution agreements, and licenses for restaurants, live stage productions, merchandise, and online, interactive, and wireless exploitation of dcp library properties.
Before joining dcp, Mona spent six years at Viacom Consumer Products, the licensing division for Paramount Pictures, Spelling Television, and other companies, where she negotiated and drafted licenses of every kind from consumer products and publishing to restaurants and theme parks. While at VCP, she not only handled cutting-edge interactive, online, and wireless transactions but also had primary responsibility for Paramount’s lstage play licensing business.
After graduating from UCLA School of Law, Mona began her career at a boutique entertainment law firm before going in-house as Vice President, Business Affairs at a Bonneville Worldwide Entertainment, a client of the firm, where she was responsible for their film, television, and music divisions.
Mona graduated with honors from Princeton University and has completed the Executive Program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business. She is a member of the California State Bar. She is also a founding member, director, and officer of the Dizzy Feet Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization which provides scholarships to talented dance students and dance education programs to underprivileged children.