Chapman University Fowler School of Law alumna Alexa Dectis (JD ’19), associate counsel at Skydance Media, has been named one of the 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment.

Dectis, who oversees all legal issues surrounding minors in Skydance Media productions, was inspired to go into the legal profession by her time spent as a child acting in television shows such as “Sesame Street” and “Guiding Light.”

“Being a child actress, I was always interested in what happened on the other side of the camera,” Dectis said in a 2019 Chapman Newsroom profile. “which is what drew me to talent agreements and the regulations for minors in the entertainment industry. Kids in the entertainment industry need to be protected.”

Dectis has been on staff with Skydance since 2019. Prior to that, she served as a business and legal affairs intern at Discovery after interning in several other roles both during and before law school. In addition to her JD from Chapman, Dectis also holds a B.A. in communication and media studies from the George Washington University.