Jonathan Ladd is Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs, Spike TV, Spike Digital Entertainment and Viacom Media Network’s Entertainment Group Music and Media Licensing. He is based in the network’s Los Angeles offices.
A tough negotiator and accomplished business strategist, Ladd has strong relationships with the agents and lawyers with whom the network negotiates everyday ensuring that Viacom Media Network’s interest are well represented.
Previously, he was Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs for Spike TV overseeing contract negotiations for all original alternative and scripted programming. In addition to television, he has worked in the motion picture business and was Head of Business and Legal Affairs from 2001 – 2003 for Revere Pictures, an independent film production company in New York City. Prior to joining Revere Pictures, he was a financing attorney with Shearman & Sterling for 10 years specializing in bank financing and asset securitizations for major motion picture studios and an entertainment lawyer with Loeb & Loeb for 2 years. Ladd holds a JD from George Washington University and a BA from Baylor University.