"The universe is made of stories, not of atoms."
—Muriel Rukeyser

Inside Hollywood at the EMMYS: The Reel Path to Screenwriting Success in Film and Television

I’ll be chairing a panel, "Inside Hollywood at the EMMYS: The Reel Path to Screenwriting Success in Film and Television."

This panel will consider advanced legal and business issues relating to the critical
need to create the correct approach in advising your client on the development of screenplays, teleplays or documentaries (the “Property”) for film and television. The discussions will relate to the creation and protection of the Property under the U.S. copyright laws and Writers Guild of America guidelines, and defining a clear chain of title and the clearance of all rights in the development, production and distribution of that Property.

Also discussed will be negotiations regarding deal memos and option
agreements for the Property with the major studios. Moreover, the panel will include an analysis of the rights to the use of original or licensed music in film or television soundtracks, including a discussion of publishing and synchronization rights. The panel will also explore ethical considerations in relation to client representation in this area.

Ken Atchity, CEO, Atchity Entertainment International, Inc., Los Angeles

Richard Warren Rappaport, Esq., Adorno & Yoss LLP, Boca Raton and Miami Pat Quinn, Partner/Manager, Quinn Media Management, Beverly Hills Emily Patricia Graham, Esq., Law Offices, Emily Patricia Graham, Fort Lauderdale Dale R. de la Torre, Esq., Jacobson, Russell, Saltz & Fingerman LLP, Los Angeles Leslie Iwerks, President, Leslie Iwerks Productions, Inc., Santa Monica David B. Schwartz, Esq., Vice President, Business Affairs, Disney/ABC Domestic Television, Burbank Richard Willis, Jr., President and CEO, Mozell Entertainment Group, New York and Los Angeles

See the entire program here.

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