Shelley H. Surpin, a longtime entertainment lawyer and partner at Surpin, Mayersohn & ...

Shelley H. Surpin Dies: Longtime L.A. Entertainment Lawyer Was 72 – Deadline

Shelley H. Surpin, a longtime entertainment lawyer and partner at Surpin, Mayersohn & Coghill in Los Angeles, has died. She was 72. Her firm said Surpin died September 3 of complications following a stroke. A champion for independent film, helped with the careers of such filmmakers as Greg Araki, Nicole Holofcener, Paul Mazur, Allison Anders, Zal Batmanglij, Brit Marling, Mike Cahill and Tom Flynn, among many others. Surpin began practicing entertainment law at Pollock, Rigrod and Bloom (later Bloom Hergott), eventually becoming partners with Andy Rigrod and founding Rigrod and Surpin. She produced writer-director Batmanglij’s dramatic feature Sound of My …

 

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