JAY W. MACINTOSH


Let me introduce myself.  I was born in Gainesville, Georgia, USA, with the birth name of "Janet Tallulah Jewell". Over the years, I went to college, got married, had children, moved to Los Angeles, California, changed my name to "Jay W. MacIntosh", acted professionally in Film and Television, went to Whittier Law School, practiced Entertainment Law and Employment Discrimination, and now live in Nice, France. I moved with my husband, Steve Orlandella, in October 2015. Steve was a television producer and writer. We were looking forward to starting life anew. Regretfully, he died in August 2016 from natural causes (pneumonia). So, I am picking myself up, dusting myself off, and practicing law again in California from my French home office in Nice, France.  


As an attorney, I previously specialized in employment litigation, helping employees who had been victimized in the workplace. For over sixteen years, my labor and employment law firm advocated for the interests of those facing workplace disputes. I handled a variety of employment claims and discrimination cases, including those involving sexual orientation discrimination, age discrimination, sex discrimination or any other form of unlawful discrimination. My practice was not limited to employment law claims, however; I also handled transactional real estate purchases and claims, various contract and civil disputes, and entertainment law issues.


​At present, I continue to help clients in the United States with matters involving real estate law, contracts, and entertainment law matters. Entertainment law, sometimes called media law, is a term for a mix of more traditional categories of law with a focus on providing legal services to the Entertainment Industry.  The principal areas of Entertainment Law overlap substantially with the well-known and conventional field of intellectual property law. Much of the work is transaction-based, i.e. drafting contracts, negotiating, mediating, and such.  Entertainment law is generally sub-divided into the following areas related to the types of activities that have their own specific trade unions, production techniques, rules, customs, case law, and negotiation strategies: film, music, television and radio, theatre, multimedia, publishing, visual arts and design, and defamation (libel and slander), personality rights, and privacy rights issues also arise in entertainment law, as well as life rights. 


As an actress, I continue to perform when cast in film, television, and commercials. I am a member of The Actors Studio, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, SAG-AFTRA, and ASCAP. 


I attended Whittier Law School and am currently an active member of the California Bar. I hold a Master’s Degree in Drama, and am a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Zodiac Scholastic Society. I have published “The Origins of George Bernard Shaw’s Life Force Philosophy”, "Moments in Time", "Capturing Beauty", "Journal of Janet Tallulah" and “Janet Tallulah”, currently for sale on amazon.com. I am currently writing a novel.