From Panel to Publisher: An In-Depth Look at Transactional Law for Comic Book Creator Clients
Thursday, October 6 | 12:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | New York Comic Con
Course Price: $160
3.0 MCLE CREDITS: 3.0 Credits in Skills
The past decade has seen a renaissance in comic book publishing. In fact, more titles are being published now than ever before in history. This CLE will help introduce lawyers and law students to the business and legal landscape of the comic book industry with a strong emphasis on practical skills.
Topics to Be Covered:
~Intellectual property issues in the comic book industry
~Artists and writers services agreements
~Comic book creator collaboration agreements
~Successfully "working" comic con
~The publisher submission process
~Negotiating comic book publishing agreements
~Legal issues in self-publishing of comic book properties
In addition to this Thursday CLE course, your registration fee entitles you to 1 NYCC Pro Thursday Ticket (complimentary) or the possibility to upgrade to 1 NYCC 4-Day Pro Ticket ($40 Ticket fee on top of the course fee). There is a limit of 1 Pro Ticket per attorney purchasing either or both courses.
As a companion 1.5 credit CLE course, we are also offering “From the Printed Page to the Silver Screen,” an overview of licensing comic book properties to the film and television industries on Sunday, October 9.
Program Chair & Featured Speaker: Thomas A. Crowell, Esq.
~Partner, Lane Sash and Larrabee, LLP, New York, NY
~Director from Practice of The Indie Film Clinic at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
~ 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 first dedicated legal guide for the comic book industry: "The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators" (Focal Press 2014).
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. 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.
Speaker: Matthew Tynan, Esq.
~Associate, Pelosi Wolf Effron & Spates LLP
Mr. Tynan is a transactional attorney specializing in the preparation of intellectual property and corporate agreements and the protection of client copyrights and trademarks. His areas of focus include film, comic books, publishing and new media. Mr. Tynan earned his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Prior to law school, he worked in film production and development, and received his undergraduate degree from Oxford University. He is currently the incoming Secretary of the Entertainment Law Committee of the NYC Bar Association and is a contributor to the book "The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators."
NOTE: THESE PROGRAMS ARE OPEN ONLY TO REGISTERED ATTORNEYS AND THE TICKETS ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE AND NON REFUNDABLE.BY APPLYING FOR REGISTRATION TO EITHER CLE COURSE YOU ARE REPRESENTING AND WARRANTING THAT YOU ARE A REGISTERED ATTORNEY IN GOOD STANDING IN AT LEAST ONE U.S. JURISDICTION. BY APPLYING FOR REGISTRATION, YOU AGREE THAT THE NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION AND/OR NEW YORK COMIC CON MAY VERIFY YOUR ATTORNEY REGISTRATION STATUS.
No coupons or comp passess will be accepted for this CLE program.
New York Comic Con
New York State Bar Association's Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section
New York State Bar Association's Committee on Continuing Legal Education