In addition to his extensive resume as a producer/director/ writer, Samples has built an impressive history consulting on worldwide film and television distribution, intellectual property rights' agreements and asset valuation.


Dating to his time as a distribution executive at Lorimar-Telepictures, then as Executive Vice President of Domestic Television at Warner Bros., he has continually consulted for some of the most high-profile profit participants in filmed entertainment and served as an expert witness and/or research and valuation consultant for a number of prestigious litigation firms.

Partial Client List

20th Century Fox Television

Warner Bros. 

David Chase (Sopranos distribution/valuation

David Kelley (The Practice/Ally McBeal distribution/valuation

The Office (Profit Participants)

The Simpsons (Asset Valuation)

Stephen Hillenburg (SpongeBob SquarePants Asset Valuation)

Malcolm in the Middle (Profit Participants)

King of the Hill (Profit Participants)

(Complete/confidential list of consulting clients available upon request)