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Movie Making For The Web: Legal and Biz isues for emerging platforms

I'm attending this tomorrow - I'm not a woman, but I'm producing New American Girls for LPB, a web series about Dreamers - smart but undocumented college grads. Legal advice good!
I''m attending this tomorrow - I'm not a woman, but I'm producing New American Girls for LPB, a web series about Dreamers - smart but undocumented college grads. Legal advice good!

Nancy Wolff
Movie making for the Web: Legal and business issues for emerging platforms
Event: Thursday Jun. 9, 2011

As new platforms for distribution emerge, so do a whole new set of business and legal concerns. Whether you’re interested in creating content for such existing platforms as pay-per-view cable, iTunes, Netflix, mobile phones or YouTube—or even starting your own channel—there are a number of important issues you need to consider.

NYWIFT has assembled a panel of experts who will show you how to create a low budget  “production bible” for your project, covering union agreements with writers and actors, distribution contracts, co-production agreements, licensing models, chain of title and more. Start producing those winning webisodes today.


Steven Beckman heads the content acquisitions department at Cinetic FilmBuff, a leading provider of film content to audiences throughout the world.  Steven identifies and acquires relevant film content for FilmBuff and strategizes the projects' release plan, primarily through maximizing opportunities in the new media landscape.  Steven's previous industry experience includes The Weinstein Company, DreamWorks, 20th Century Fox, Marc Platt Productions and Hock Films.  He has also produced a number of independent documentaries and concert films.  Steven graduated from NYU with a B.A. in History and minor concentrations in Economics and Cinema Studies.

Julia Ahumada Grob, actor, writer and producer, is the co-creator and lead actress behind East WillyB, a multicultural comedic web series. She has created entertainment properties for The Hip-Hop Theater Festival, WNYC's Jerome Greene Space, Hip-Hop Odyssey Film Festival and The New Group. Groub is a member of the New Voices Network and a founding member of At Play Productions, the resident company of the 24 Hour Play Company. Her writing has been published in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the U.S., and We Got Issues! A Young Woman's Guide to a Bold, Courageous, and Empowered Life.

Kevin Kearney has produced fashion collaborations with Phillip Lim, Marc Jacobs, Cole Haan, Urban Outfitters, and Target. Formerly CEO of Anna Sheffield and Bing Bang, he led Bing Bang to a Council of Fashion Designers of America nomination in 2007. With ALLDAYEVERYDAY, he has pioneered a multi-disciplinary agency with three integrated divisions. His strong relationships within the creative community and his affinity for emerging technologies has pushed the agency to be an innovator in cross-platform marketing and execution.

Nancy Wolff (pictured above) is a partner at Cowan DeBaets Abrahams and Sheppard LLP. She represents a wide range of creative individuals and companies in all areas of media and publishing. She counsels clients in copyright, trademarks, licensing, branding, development contracts, distribution agreements, rights of publicity and privacy and libel vets. She acts as counsel to Picture Agency Council of America; trade association of stock image libraries; and PLUS Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to creating standards in image licensing. Wolff has also been named by The American Society of Picture Professionals as “Picture Professional of the Year”, 2007. She is a frequent speaker throughout the United States and Europe on copyright, digital media and licensing.

Lisa K. Digernes, moderator, is an associate at Cowan DeBaets Abrahams and Sheppard LLP. Lisa represents a wide range of individuals and companies in all areas of media and publishing. Her clients include film and television producers, directors and writers, authors, illustrators, photographers, artists, fashion designers, performers, website developers, publishers and digital media companies. She counsels clients in film and television production and distribution, author and publisher agreements, service and endorsement agreements for talents, copyright (including chain of title review and termination rights), trademarks, licensing and website development (including terms of use and privacy policies).

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Jun. 8, 2011

Event Information
Moviemaking for the Web:
Legal and Business Issues for Emerging Platforms
Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 9, 2011
6:30 PM
Pricing: Free
RSVP online
Location: Fordham University at Lincoln Center
113 W. 60th Street

(Take the elevator to the 11th floor and walk up the stairs to the left.
Travel by Subway A, B, C, D, 1, and 9 trains to 59th Street/Columbus Circle.
The campus is located one block west.)


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