John Ruzich joined Legends as Senior Vice President and General Counsel in 2012. Prior to joining Legends, John served as Senior Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs/General Counsel for DreamWorks Classics (f/k/a Classic Media). During his tenure at DreamWorks Classics, he was responsible for a globally-recognized portfolio of family and pop-culture entertainment brands, including Where’s Waldo?, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Lassie and The Lone Ranger. He negotiated home video, television and digital distribution agreements for a library of over 3,600 hours of programming in 170+ territories worldwide. Additionally, he oversaw major motion picture agreements and several mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining DreamWorks Classics, John served in the legal department of World Wrestling Entertainment. He began his legal career at the New Jersey Devils hockey club and was part of the 2000 Stanley Cup Championship Team.
John is a graduate of the University of Miami and St. Thomas University School of Law.