BESLA’s Board consists of legal professionals who work in and/or have an interest in sports, entertainment, and media. The regionally diverse Board members are engaged in their local communities and work to develop partnerships between BESLA, industry, and the legal education community. The Board conducts its work through committees including, but not limited to: Annual Conference, Programs, Scholarships, and Sponsorships/Fundraising.
Marjorie Williams, Esq.
Marjorie is Senior Business Affairs Executive at Amazon Studios where she negotiates above-the-line scripted television deals for Prime Video original programming. She joined from United Talent Agency where she negotiated UTA client deals across the agency’s various departments (i.e. TV Lit, Alternative, Talent, Podcasts, Media Rights and Voiceovers & Endorsements). Prior to UTA, Marjorie was VP, Business & Legal Affairs at Endemol Shine, where she handled development and production matters for Endemol’s US and LATAM teams. Prior to that, she was Senior Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs at Comedy Central where at the time, she was one of a handful of Viacom attorneys primarily focused on new media transactions across SVOD/AVOD and other digital platforms (e.g. Sirius XM and Snapchat). Marjorie began her career at BET Networks where she worked on shows such as “The Game”, “Being Mary Jane”, the “BET Awards” and “Sunday Best”.
Marjorie is a Los Angeles native who holds a B.A. from Howard University, M.A. from the University of Oklahoma, J.D. from Loyola Law School, and an Executive M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.
She is also a Major in the Air Force Reserves with 20+ years of combined active duty and reserve service, where she has worked out of embassies abroad and supported Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.