Daniel J. Victor, a graduate of Middlebury College and Washington and Lee University Law School, is the Chief Executive Officer of Boneyard Entertainment, a company he founded in 1996. He teaches a practicum course on entertainment law in W&L's innovative third-year curriculum.
Mr. Victor, through Boneyard Entertainment, has produced and been involved in financing nine feature films, including the 1996 Academy Award-winning “Sling Blade,” “Henry Fool” (recipient of the award for Best Screenplay at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival), and “Greenfingers” (starring Helen Mirren and Clive Owen).
Mr. Victor has also, through Boneyard Entertainment, created a one-hour drama and a reality show packaged by CAA and a sitcom packaged by ICM. Currently, Boneyard Entertainment is developing two new TV projects: a reality show set in the world of professional sports called “Home Court”, and a one-hour legal drama entitled “VC3”.
Mr. Victor also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Boneyard Entertainment, Inc subsidiary, Boneyard Entertainment China, LLC (“BEC”), which has been involved in the film business in China since 2009 and counts among it’s partners some of the most influential figures in music and professional sports.
Since 2011, BEC has been in partnership with Jiangsu Omnijoi Movie Co., Ltd. to co-finance, co-produce and co-distribute films in China the U.S. The first film co-financed and co-produced under that relationship, Black Coal, Thin Ice, has been accepted to the Main Competition at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival and is scheduled for wide release in China in March, 2014. BEC and Jiangsu Omnijoi Movie Co.’s second film will commence principal photography in May, 2014, with a third film going into pre-production later this year. Additionally, under Mr. Victor’s direction, in 2013 BEC was accredited by the State Administration for Radio, Film and Television (“SARFT”) as an approved co-production partner for Chinese companies.
Mr. Victor currently serves during each fall semester as an Adjunct Professor of Entertainment Law at Washington & Lee University School of Law; is a longtime member emeritus of The Writers Guild Of America (WGA); and, he has been recognized by such diverse publications as The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal for his involvement in financing, producing and executive producing independent films.
admitted to practice in New York, Connecticut, District of Columbia; private practice, Bornn Bornn Handy & Rashid 1992-93; private practice, Shustak, Jalil, Sanders & Heller 1993-94; Director, Business and Legal Affairs, Goodtimes Entertainment, 1994-97; President, Boneyard Entertainment, 1998-–; President, Motion Picture Partners, LP and Film Holding Company 1997-2005; President, TGR Media, LLC 2005-–. Producer/Executive Producer: Nine feature films from 1996-2009; Member of the Writers Guild of America, 2006–-; Adjunct Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, 2009—.