Thursday, March 24, 2005

Help Wanted for TV Documentary (includes the free legal services of a renowned defense attorney)

I received the following e-mail today, and I'm posting it in case any of the lawyer readers of this blog have information which may be useful to Mikaela Beardsley. I was curious as to who she was, and did a Google search and found the following link most useful:

IMDb Mikaela Beardsley

Now here is the e-mail in case any of you wants to help out in this matter:

Dear Tom,

I am a producer at a New York production company, Stick Figure Productions. We are developing a new television series for Court TV. We are looking for cases for which we will provide - for free – the legal services of a renowned defense attorney in exchange for participation in our show. In terms of the case, we are open to different scenarios; our only stipulation is that it not be rape or murder. The case could be criminal or civil.

Our company’s website ( will give you a sense of the kind of programming we do. We are not “reality TV” producers – this series for Court TV will be all documentary footage and will in effect showcase the towns and townspeople where the case is taking place, as well as follow a case from start to finish.

Can you list my query and contact info on your blog? Or do you have any cases that fit the bill? If you have any questions, I can be reached via email or at 212/277-3600.

Many thanks. I look forward to hearing from you.

Mikaela Beardsley

Mikaela Beardsley
Stick Figure Productions
6 West 18th Street 11th Floor
NY, NY 10011
212/277-3600 (office)
212/277-3611 (fax)
917/716-5231 (cell)
If anyone does get in touch with Mikaela on this matter, will appreciate your letting Macondo Law know of it.

UPDATE: It appears the same e-mail got around to Skelly at Arbitrary and Capricious as well as to Three Generations of Imbeciles are Enough.

UPDATE (3/29/05): Looks as if Stick Figure Productions is really looking for a young lawyer or a 3L to cast. As Robert Ambrogi states here: "First case: Defending Stick Figure in a bias suit for discriminating against older lawyers." I join that class action.