To escape the congestion of Los Angeles, certain entertainment industry professionals, including One LLP Partner and film producer Judd Funk have set up shop in Orange County. As reported in an article published by Coast magazine, Judd references his years as an attorney and business affairs executive on films, such as The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Field of Dreams, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, The Lord of the Rings (I, II, and III), and a host of other billion-dollar blockbusters. To add to his entertainment industry resume, Judd serves as a member of the executive branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
“Until I lived here in Orange County for a few years, I couldn’t fully appreciate how living in the congestion of Los Angeles aggravates everything, making it more difficult to go from point A to point B,” says Judd about the joys of living in Orange County. “Once I’m in L.A., I’m reminded what a joy it is not to have to live there anymore.”
Judd is also a distinguished educator, teaching in both the film and law schools at Chapman University. “It allows me to draw on the best and brightest in L.A. to come down, visit, engage our students and offer them jobs,” he says. Additionally, he explains how global technology allows him to conduct business from various locations, even from the beaches in Newport Beach. “This wired generation makes it possible to live in more pleasant places and still have access to everything.”