Entertainment Law Firm to Change Its Name Again

The prominent entertainment law firm Armstrong & Hirsch, whose name has changed several times over the last few years, will change its name again in November when it adds Barry Tyerman, Alan Wertheimer and James Jackoway to its marque.

The firm’s name will become Armstrong, Hirsch, Jackoway, Tyerman & Wertheimer.

For the record:

12:00 AM, Sep. 29, 1993 For the Record
Los Angeles Times Wednesday September 29, 1993 Home Edition Business Part D Page 2 Column 6 Financial Desk 1 inches; 29 words Type of Material: Correction
Ron Shapiro--Due to a production error, a photograph of AMC Chairman Stanley Durwood appeared in Tuesday’s Company Town section. A photo of Atlantic Records executive Ron Shapiro should have run in its place.

Headed by partners Barry Hirsch and Arthur Armstrong, the firm was formerly known as Armstrong, Hirsch & Levine until partner Alan Levine left to join Sony Pictures, where he serves as president and chief operating officer of filmed entertainment.

In a statement, Hirsch called Tyerman, Wertheimer and Jackoway “indispensable contributors to the firm.”


Ron Shapiro has been named vice president of media and artist relations for Atlantic Records.

Shapiro, who will be based in Los Angeles, moves to Atlantic from MCA Records, where he was vice president of public relations. He reports to Patti Conte, Atlantic vice president of media and artist relations.

Film executive and producer John Tarnoff has joined the Agency for the Performing Arts as vice president in charge of motion picture packaging.

Rhino Records named Shannon Williams national sales and marketing development manager.

Talent agency and public relations executive Richard degrandcourt has formed Franklin Films.