Carter Anne McGowan, a partner at Sendroff & Baruch, began her legal career as an agent before moving on to Richard Frankel Productions, where she worked as Director of Business Affairs for nearly a decade, serving on the production legal team for over 100 Broadway, Off Broadway, regional, international, and touring productions, including “The Producers,” “Hairspray,” “Stomp,” “Sweeney Todd,” and “Smokey Joe’s Café.”
At Sendroff & Baruch, her clients include producers, production companies, not-for-profit theatres, authors, general managers, playwrights, composers, orchestrators, arrangers, directors, filmmakers and actors.
She has been a guest speaker on issues in entertainment law for Vanderbilt Law School, the University of Iowa Law School, the New York State Bar Association, Lafayette College, Ithaca College, the Women’s Project, and the American Society for Theatre Research. Her scholarly works have been published in the Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Journal, Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Seton Hall Sports Law Journal, Fordham Intellectual Property, Media, and Entertainment Law Journal, and in the book “In the Arena” published by the New York State Bar Association.
She has served on the faculty of Arts Management programs at the University of Kentucky and Brooklyn College, where she taught courses in entertainment and performing arts law, and she was previously an Associate Professor and Director of the Arts Management Program at LIU Post.
Carter Anne received her undergraduate degree from St. John’s University, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in history and a professional certificate in sports management. She received her law degree from Cornell Law School, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. In addition, she received an MFA in Theatre with a concentration in Performing Arts Management from CUNY/Brooklyn College, where she won the Managers for the Arts award, and another MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she won the Waldo Salt/Ian McLellan Hunter Award as Best Screenwriter.