Ellen Richardson

In-House Counsel

As the In-House Counsel, Ellen facilitates a wide variety of client, project, and corporate transactions for Thinkwell’s business and creative stakeholders worldwide. 

She supports and liaises with executives and production teams for all legal matters and advises on copyright and other intellectual property matters. Ellen is also responsible for managing the department budget, personnel, and outside counsel, as well as overseeing production rights and clearances for all Thinkwell projects.


Prior to Thinkwell, Ellen worked as a Business and Legal Affairs executive for independent production companies 2929 Productions and IM Global. Ellen has over 10 years of experience in domestic and international contract negotiation, drafting, review, and management.


Bachelor of Arts, Communications, Iowa University

Juris Doctor (J.D.), Southwestern Law School

Select Project Experience

Universal’s Cinematic Celebration, Orlando FL

NFL Experience, New York

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

Warner Bros Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter, Leavesden, UK

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, Stage 48: Script to Screen