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Caroline Vranca

Caroline Vranca

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Monday, May 22, 2017

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

As a seasoned entertainment attorney, Caroline Jasmine (“CJ”) Vranca currently serves as the Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs for Bunim/Murray Productions, providing business and legal support as well as business strategy and business development to all departments of the company.  Vranca advises Bunim/Murray’s management team and its parent company, Banijay, on complex business and legal affairs matters for production, development, and distribution of numerous film, TV and digital projects exploited throughout the world and manages general corporate and litigation matters. She also handles standards & practices and risk assessment for Bunim/Murray and its various shows as well as the structure and negotiation of various international distribution, format, co-production and licensing deals.

Prior to Bunim/Murray, Vranca served as the Senior Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs for All3Media America where she supervised, drafted, and negotiated all aspects of deal making and business strategy in connection with the development, production, and distribution of documentary film, television, and digital media projects including international distribution, format, co-productions and licensing deals.

Vranca has also practiced law at the prestigious talent law firm, Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller (“HJTHNWRRK”) in Beverly Hills where she represented top-tier talent as well as major, medium and start-up production companies in connection with all business & legal affairs matters. She joined HJTHNWRRK following a career as a business affairs executive for Yari Film Group and before that Paradigm Talent Agency.

Vranca is active in the entertainment industry as a member of the TV Academy, a Chair for the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel (“AMEC”), a Co-Editor for UCLA Entertainment Symposium, a member of Women In Film, and a Planning Committee member for USC/BHBA Institute on Entertainment Law and Business. She is a frequent speaker on industry panels and universities and is also a member of PEFA (a professional organization for female attorneys in the entertainment industry). Vranca received the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel “Rising Star” award in 2008, as well as a “Rising Star” distinction in 2012 from Super Lawyers Magazine.

Vranca earned her BA in Economics/Business from University of California, Santa Barbara and received her JD from New York Law School.


June 14, 2017
Re: Daria Roithmayr

Daria Roithmayr was interviewed about the possible legal implications if President Donald Trump obstructed justice. “The probe has widened from Russian interference with US elections to possible obstruction of justice by President Trump,” Roithmayr explained. “The FBI frequently widens its investigation when it uncovers potential evidence of additional wrongdoing. That’s what has happened here. Mueller’s investigators are interviewing witnesses inside and outside the government in connection with Trump’s actions with regard to Comey and others in connection with the Russian inquiry. Mueller will make a set of findings about whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice.”


Emily Ryo
April, 2017

“The Promise of a Subject-Centered Approach to Understanding Immigration Noncompliance.” Journal on Migration and Human Security 5 (2017): 285.

Abby K. Wood
April, 2017

“Measuring the Information Benefit of Campaign Finance Disclosure,” Southern California Law and Social Science (SoCLASS) Forum, Claremont-McKenna College, Claremont, CA.

Emily Ryo
April, 2017

2017 recipient of the Andrew Carnegie fellowship, Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program.