Ryan Wedell is an associate in the Entertainment, Technology and Advertising Practice Group in the firm's Century City office.

Areas of Practice

Ryan’s practice focuses on transactional entertainment matters, including rights acquisition, development, production, distribution and guild related matters for television, digital and feature film projects. He works with studios, major television networks, premium subscription video on demand exhibitors, large production companies, independent producers and distributors in all aspects related to the creation and exploitation of audiovisual projects and digital content. In addition, Ryan advises entertainment and media companies on issues related to regulatory compliance, data privacy and intellectual property. Ryan is valued for his pragmatic approach to problem-solving, adopting cost-effective and practical solutions to complicated transactions and disputes.

Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Ryan worked as an associate at another major law firm, where he represented clients in both entertainment transactions and complex commercial litigation. Ryan’s litigation experience allows him to provide clients with informed, holistic counsel on a myriad of issues.

Ryan is currently a member of the Associate Advisory Board for Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, where he has served on the Executive Committee since 2017.



"Hollywood's New Leaders," Variety, 2023



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J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2017

B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2012, High Distinction


  • California
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