John Kulback was most recently Head of Business Affairs at VICE, with a particular focus on building the worldwide business strategy for VICE’s scripted feature films and television, documentaries and podcasts. This included overseeing one of the biggest film sales at Sundance 2019, building a scripted television slate both domestically and abroad, closing VICE’s multi-million dollar documentary film fund with Verizon/RYOT and negotiating the deal for “VICE Investigates” on Hulu. Also at VICE, John was the Founder and Executive Chair of VICE's “Mentorship Program” for 200+ employees across its North American offices.
Before VICE, John was an entertainment attorney at Loeb & Loeb LLP (named to the "Up Next" list of emerging leaders in Variety's 2017 "Legal Impact Report”) and 20th Century Fox (including that he was Fox’s lead attorney on the “Avatar” sequels). At the start of his career, John worked at the pre-eminent international law firm, Latham & Watkins LLP, where his practice focused on Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Bank Finance.
John is currently on the “NextGen” Board of Directors for the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF) and the National Advisory Board of Directors for The Harmony Project.
John is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Law, and for college, John was the first student to complete The Cleveland Institute of Music's dual-degree program with Case Western Reserve University, graduating with degrees in Viola Performance and Economics. John is convinced some of life’s most important lessons come in string quartet rehearsals. And from his Samoyed dog, Panda.