Are you working in video games or interactive media? Join California Lawyers for the Arts and iam8bit for a panel discussion about ins and outs of licensing your creative contributions to this booming field. Whether you're a developer, graphic designer, writer, musician, or artist, this program will give more insight about retaining ownership of your work and how to navigate contracts and collaborations with others. Panelists include attorney Keith Cooper, Jordan Marks, Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs at Annapurna Interactive, and developer Dave Oshry, of New Blood Interactive.
This workshop is free and open to the public!
About the panelists:
Keith Cooper, Partner, Morrison Rothman LLP
Keith L. Cooper practices business and entertainment law. Although he has extensive litigation experience, including matters involving contracts, copyrights, trademarks, defamation, privacy rights and business disputes, his primary focus over the last decade has been dedicated to representing clients in transactional, financial and intellectual property matters.
Mr. Cooper’s entertainment practice includes negotiating and drafting agreements related to recording, publishing, licensing, merchandising, authorship, songwriting, production, management, filmmaking, television and distribution. He has represented musicians, songwriters, arrangers, actors, directors, producers, photographers and designers.
Jordan Marks, Annapurna Interactive
Jordan Marks is Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs at Annapurna Interactive, a video game publisher and subsidiary of Annapurna Pictures. Titles include What Remains of Edith Finch, Donut Country, Florence, and Outer Wilds.
Dave Oshry, New Blood Interactive
Dave Oshry leads a family of over 30 independent game developers at New Blood Interactive. Having worked in games for nearly 10 years he's been involved with dozens of titles that have combined to sell millions of copies.
These workshops are made possible, in part, from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs; and the California Community Foundation. Additional support provided by the California Arts Council.