Nina Shaw is a successful African-American talent attorney; married and living in Los Angeles with her husband; she has two adult daughters and is known for her work to secure solid deals for clients like Jamie Foxx and Nick Cannon; born and raised in Harlem, New York. She also spent some time in The Bronx and was educated in the New York City public school system. Upon graduating from William Howard Taft High School, Shaw attended Barnard College where she received her B.A. in 1976. She went on to Columbia Law School and earned her J.D. in 1979.
Nina Shaw is a founding partner of Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein and Lezcano Law Firm.
Her practice is primarily in the television, motion picture and live stage areas. Her clients include actors, writers, producers and directors, as well as entrepreneurs and entertainment executives. She began her legal career in the Entertainment Department of the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers.
Women in Film gave her the Crystal Award in 2005 for her work in entertainment, which was “a testament to her distinction among Hollywood’s movers and shakers”.
She became a Big Sister in The Hollywood Reporter 2011 Women in Entertainment Mentoring Program, is currently a board member of Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs, and she continues to serve on the Columbia Law School West Coast Advisory Board.
Nina is a past Daily Variety Dealmaker Impact honoree and has been named to The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100. She is a recipient of the Women In Film Crystal Award and has been honored by the Beverly Hills Bar Association as the Entertainment Lawyer of the Year.
In 2013, the Beverly Hills Bar Association named Shaw the Entertainment Attorney of the Year and just recently in 2016, Ms. Shaw, was honored at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood awards luncheon, and was presented with the Lincoln Power Award.
She used her acceptance speech to relay the industry’s stark realities, urging talent to forge beyond “we can do better” by impowering women; if you are a women in power!
Nina was quoted saying that…
‘If You Want to Be a Woman in Power, Then Empower Other Women’
If talent wants to empower women, they should hire women, she said, adding: “If you’re a white man who advocates change, then hire someone other than white men. Do it for your wives, your sisters, your daughters.”
Nina Shaw, I don’t know if I’ve been living under a rock or what; because until last night I didn’t know who you were. Or it could be becasue I’m not a celeberty in need of your expertise. But what ever the case may be; it was so nice to meet you on last night. After hearing your acceptance speech, I couldn’t wait to write this article on you; to tell all my Fanzyflaminfro readers about you and talk about your #BlackGirlMajic.
Nina Shaw, I SALUTE you as an Attorney and especially as a African American Women who looks just like me; who is STANDING UP FOR ME!
Becasue when you do it for them…..
Tracee Ellis Ross, Debbie Allen, Lupita Nyong’o just to name a few; you’re doing it for me too! So I thank you.
Nina Shaw you are Fanzyflaminfro’s Natural Beauty Handling Business!!!!!!