Rik Toulon is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of CBS Films, a mini-major motion picture studio. Prior to joining CBS Films, Mr. Toulon was a Partner in the Entertainment and Media Group of the law firm of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, where he represented clients such as CBS, NBC Universal, Sony, Paramount, New Line, The Weinstein Company, Marvel Studios, MTV Networks, Microsoft and DirecTV. He has spent years working with major studios, independent production companies, television networks, new media distribution platforms, video game publishers, toy creators, visual effects companies, investors, producers, writers, rights holders and other institutional and individual clients on various transactions, including the development, production, financing and distribution of numerous feature films and acting as lead entertainment counsel on multi-billion dollar transactions involving the acquisition of 2 major motion picture studios. Mr. Toulon is also a long-time member of the Planning Committee of the USC/Beverly Hills Bar Association Institute on Entertainment Law and Business, and the Cornerstone Society of the Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students of merit. Mr. Toulon received a B.A. degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a J.D. degree from the University of Southern California.