Carter Anne McGowan began her legal career as an agent at the Artists Group East 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, developmental and touring productions including The Producers, Hairspray, Stomp, Swing, Sweeney Todd and Forever Tango.
Her clients at Sendroff & Baruch include producers, production companies, authors, general managers, playwrights, composers, orchestrators, arrangers, directors, filmmakers, artists, and actors.
Carter Anne serves on the faculty of the Arts Management programs at the University of Kentucky, LIU/Post and Brooklyn College, where she teaches courses in entertainment and performing arts law, and she was previously an Associate Professor and Director of the Arts Management Program at LIU/Post.
She has spoken on entertainment law issues 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 at the American Society for Theatre Research and her scholarly works have been published in the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, the Cornell Journal of Law of Public Policy, the Seton Hall Sports Law Journal, the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal, and in the book “In the Arena” published by the New York State Bar Association. She is also a regular contributor to the NYSBA Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law blog.
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 the 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 in Dramatic Writing from NYU’S Tisch School of the Arts, where she won the Waldo Salt/Ian McLellan Hunter Award at Best Screenwriter.