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For nearly 20 years, we’ve used Jessica and The Winford Group to help find excellent candidates for many of our job openings. From film and TV creative executives, to finance and legal, they always find the most qualified people. When we need a critical position filled, they are our first and only call.


The Winford Group is best in class in what they do. They’re my first call for talent recruitment help, hands down.


Global Head of Business Affairs, Studio Content Jean Chi

The Winford Group are the consummate executive matchmakers. Having been both a client and a candidate in their searches, I have seen firsthand how The Winford Group combines careful research and intuitive EQ to ensure success on both sides of a deal.


EVP, Global Business and Legal Affairs-Television Blossom Lefcourt

Jessica and The Winford Group team have helped me out with some important legal executive searches over the years, and I highly recommend them. They know the space well, have deep relationships in our community, move quickly, and are a pleasure to deal with.


VP, Business & Legal Affairs Bryony Gagan

Nobody does what they do, as well as they do. I trust Alissa and Jessica’s judgment and advice implicitly. Their knowledge, experience, and above all their relationships are unsurpassed. It’s not hyperbole to say I wouldn’t be where I am if they hadn’t encouraged (cajoled, even) me to pursue certain opportunities earlier in my career. It’s a testament to them that I’ve gone from being a candidate to a long-time client, and over the years I’ve referred countless friends and colleagues to them, along with the assurance that they would be in the best hands.


COO & President Justin Alvarado Brown

Whether I’m looking to make a move within the industry or add someone to my team, The Winford Group is always my very first call. They’ve helped guide me during career transitions and given me leads on jobs no one else has. Whether you’re looking to hire or be hired, there is nobody better in the business.


EVP, Head of Business Affairs and Operations Lauren McBrayer Miller

Working with The Winford Group is a pleasure. They listen to your needs and the caliber of candidates they recommend has never disappointed me!


EVP, Human Resources Denise Rodine

Working as a candidate with The Winford Group is like getting amazing career help from old friends who have been rooting for you for as long as you can remember, except these friends also have the richest and deepest understanding of literally everyone in the professional marketplace for lawyers and business affairs executives in Hollywood. Alissa Block and Jessica Mayerson’s deep investment in people and relationships shows both in the quality of their work and in the pleasure of working with them. Whether as a candidate or as an employer, there are no recruiters that I like, trust, or would want to work with more than the team at The Winford Group.


Global Head of Business Operations (Film/TV) Ken Basin

The Winford Group is my go-to recruiter for attorneys and business affairs executives in the film and TV space. I’ve known Jessica Mayerson for over twenty years. We’ve engaged Jessica and her team many times over with continued great success. The Winford Group maintains excellent relationships with executives in the industry and provides clients with keen insight into the entertainment job market. They work to facilitate the hiring process for clients by providing summaries of candidates’ backgrounds and qualifications. This has proven to be of tremendous value to me and my company. I highly recommend The Winford Group. They are the best.


EVP & General Counsel Francisco Arias

I have worked with The Winford Group for more than ten years, both as a candidate and in a hiring capacity, and have always found that they have their candidates’ and clients’ best interest in mind either by presenting the right opportunities or the right individuals for the role, and never trying to sell a role or a candidate that is not the right fit. Jessica is my first call for recruiting needs and for insight into the current market for entertainment legal talent.


Partner, Media & Entertainment Brad Miller

The Winford Group has been an important partner to our company in its growth for well over the past decade, helping us fill a number of key executive positions that have been fundamental to our success. Jessica, Alissa and Julie have worked closely with our team to identify the key needs for various roles and search extensively to find the best prospects in the market. They have a strong sense of culture and fit and have been there for us through all phases of the recruitment and hiring process — always getting us to a great outcome. We look forward to working with them on future searches.


CFO Deborah Wettstein

I have engaged The Winford Group as the outside recruiter for my legal team. In my experience, they are the best game in town in terms of in-house legal hiring in media & entertainment. They are very experienced, tenacious and detail oriented, with high EQ and ability to read candidates and the industry generally. They anticipate my and our HR department’s needs and address them proactively, which maximizes efficiency. They are also highly adaptable – for one search, we switched cities mid-search, and they found a great candidate in the new city soon thereafter (who we ended up hiring). I would not hesitate to recommend TWG!


SVP, Legal & Business Affairs Stephen Oxman

I’ve known The Winford Group for over 15 years. I first met them as a candidate when I wanted to get into entertainment law, and later started working with them as an employer looking to hire. They have access to the best candidates, the hottest job opportunities, and no one has their finger on the pulse of the entertainment law marketplace like TWG.


Partner Carolyn Conrad

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Julie and The Winford Group team as a candidate (so I know how thorough their vetting process is) and, over the last several years, as an employer. TWG has helped me build out my legal departments with smart, kind, hardworking lawyers who I couldn’t find via standard job postings. TWG is also extremely responsive and practical – having made the impossible possible fostering fast recruiting processes when needed. What I appreciate most about the TWG team is the depth of their relationships in the entertainment industry — their database is really solid. I highly recommend TWG whether you’re looking to hire one lawyer or build out an entire team. The TWG team has been true partners to me and they will continue to be my first call when hiring.


EVP, General Counsel Candisse Williamson
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