PROGRAM LOCATIONWednesday, October 29, 2014 | New York City | PC: 0DS24
New York State Society of CPAs | 14 Wall Street, 19th
Floor | New York, NY 10005
12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Not Able to Attend in Person? A Live Webcast Option is Available!*
* Note: Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) must attend the program in person to receive New York MCLE credit. 2.0 TOTAL CREDITS:
2.0 Credit Hours in Skills
Comic books are the new hot properties; movies, television, and the publishing industry are all scrambling to acquire the latest graphic novels. This CLE will help introduce lawyers and law students to the business and legal landscape of the comic book industry with an emphasis on practical skills.
Some of the issues explored in this CLE:
• An overview of comic book creation, publishing, distribution, and popular “D.I.Y.” alternatives
• Critical IP issues in representing the comic book creator
• How to help your client get her comic book into the hands of the right publisher
• Taking a comic property from the printed page to the silver screen
• Key deal points involved in:
o Comic book publishing agreements
o Illustrator agreements
o Motion Picture Option/Purchase Agreements
Thomas A. Crowell, Esq. is a partner in the law firm of Lane Sash and Larrabee, LLP, in the firm’s New York office. He is also the director of The Indie Film Clinic at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Mr. Crowell counsels clients on a wide range of entertainment law and intellectual property rights issues, in practice areas that range from film and television to comic book publishing, music, and the graphic arts.
He is the series editor of the Focal Press “Pocket Lawyer for…” series and author of both “The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers” (Focal Press, 2ed. 2011) and the soon-to-be-published “The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators.” Mr. Crowell received his JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he graduated cum laude, Order of the Coif. He is admitted to the bars of New York, New Jersey, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Who Should Attend:
Intellectual Property Attorneys. Arts and Entertainment Attorneys. General Counsel. Anyone who is interested in the world of comic book properties.
ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS: NYSBA distributes all program materials exclusively online in searchable PDF format. Traditional printed course books can be ordered at the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program date.Register Today!
NYSBA Members: $95
Non Members: $195
Note: Registration fees increase ten days prior to the program date.
Registration: 11:30 a.m. Program: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Additional Information: This course has been approved for all attorneys, including those who are newly admitted (less than twenty-four months). Newly admitted attorneys must attend the program in person to receive New York MCLE credit.
New York State Society of CPA's
14 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005