Our team members have a variety of in-house backgrounds and hands-on experience in motion picture production and financing. We are intimately familiar with the needs of our clients, and are sensitive to the considerations they face when hiring outside professionals. We are proud of the level of expertise our attorneys bring to the negotiation and closing of deals.
An experienced lawyer and executive with over thirty years in the entertainment industry, Steve Monas founded Business Affairs, Inc. in July of 1999, with just one client.

Since that time, Steve and his staff have built the list of BAI’s clients to over four hundred of the most respected names in the independent motion picture and television industries, and Steve has represented producers, distributors and financiers in every aspect of the entertainment business.

Steve is a frequent lecturer, moderator, and panelist
at seminars on the entertainment industry at Loyola Law School, UCLA Extension, and the South by Southwest Film Festival, among other venues.

Before founding BAI, Steve served as Executive Vice President and head of Business Affairs for MDP Worldwide, President of Vision International, Vice President of Business Affairs with Vestron Pictures, and as an associate with New York law firms Frankfurt Garbus Klein & Selz, Pavia & Harcourt, and Brown & Wood. Steve received his J.D. from Columbia University in 1981, and is admitted to practice in both New York and California.