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Always Use Protection! Submitting Your Ideas Without Getting Ripped-Off

  • Wednesday, July 21, 2010
  • 7:00 PM - 8:29 PM
  • Ken Edwards Center, 1527 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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With Paul Menes, Esq.

 This workshop will outline laws and techniques to use when one is submitting their work to a production company, network, publisher, record label, financier or anyone else for purposes of the work being developed and released to the public.

Paul Menes, Esq. is a well-known and respected entertainment lawyer, is special counsel with the firm’s Media, Entertainment & Sports Law and Intellectual Property Groups. He focuses his practice on advising entertainment and digital media clients in North America, Japan and Europe in entertainment business, technologies and related issues involving the music, mobile, wireless, online and video industries, as well as counseling North American television, radio, trademark and copyright clients. In addition to representing clients on requested matters, Mr. Menes was a pioneer in advocating and providing “business affairs” representation, advising and counseling clients as early as possible in their overall projects and business endeavors to assist them in reaching their desired goals in a cost-effective fashion, while identifying and avoiding problems and issues that could make accomplishing those goals less likely and more expensive. Mr. Menes’ practical experience on the creative side of the entertainment industries gives him a unique, “global” perspective on what it takes to bring an entertainment project to successful fruition and provide focused legal advice accordingly. For example, Mr. Menes served as co-producer on several long form live concert programs and assisted in the implementation of multi-million dollar, multimedia music-based projects, including an awards/concert series/television program/recording project in Japan and an annual United States network televised radio music awards program.

Mr. Menes has more than 25 years experience representing a variety of clients, including new and established artists and performers, entrepreneurs, startup entertainment and internet companies, multi-platinum recording artists and producers, multi-national companies, television and other content producers, postproduction facilities, audio/visual equipment providers and licensing clients. Mr. Menes has represented many clients in the digital space since the late 1990’s, including the public company that claimed to be the number one mobile content distributor in the world.

In addition to his expertise in entertainment and digital law, Mr. Menes has practiced trademark/branding and copyright law for more than 20 years, representing both entertainment and non-entertainment clients in the formulation, registration, protection, management and licensing of intellectual property in digital and physical media.
 

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