Randall served as a script consultant for a movie, The Descendants, which won the Academy Award in 2012 for best screenplay. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and various other publications described his involvement and commented favorably on the script’s accurate portrayal of complicated legal issues. National and local journals later published Roth’s description of the real stories that had inspired the fictional movie; national trust-law conferences, leading law schools, and numerous other organizations invited Roth to talk about laws and real stories relevant in script (sometimes with a goal of both entertaining and enlightening); and trust-law experts gave the movie a thumbs-up on their experts-only blogs.