Entertainer and entrepreneur Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, and Tom Luse, former executive producer of “The Walking Dead,” will participate in “Intellectual Property Essentials for Creatives: It’s All About Content” presented by the Entertainment, Sports and Media Law Initiative and the Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII) on Nov. 16.
This full-day master class aims to teach students, attorneys, artists and industry professionals the particulars of intellectual property protection with a focus on content development and the distribution of music, television and film in the digital world.
Luse and Frank Patterson, president of Pinewood Studios, will be panelists at the event. They will be joined by Bridges, who has a course in the College of Law and is an artist-in-residence in the College of Arts & Sciences.
“The expansion of Atlanta’s entertainment industry made this the perfect time to focus on content,” said Mo Ivory, director of the Entertainment, Sports and Media Law Initiative. “Understanding how intellectual property laws apply in music and television versus on social media is critical in the digital age. As more content developers move to Georgia, we need attorneys who know how to advise clients and artists who know how to advocate for themselves.”
Representatives from ASCAP, the City of Atlanta Office of Film & Entertainment, Kingpin Entertainment, Pandora and Warner Media will be panelists throughout the day. Georgia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts is offering a live question-and-answer session where artists can ask attorneys for legal advice.
“CMII is excited about this collaboration with Georgia State Law,” said Brennen Dicker, the institute’s director. “This event will provide a more in-depth experience for not only our CMII students, but also for industry-minded professionals who want to learn about intellectual property and how to protect their content. It certainly will be a dynamic day with some key people in our industry coming together to discuss the legal side of music, film, television and gaming.”
Registration for the event is open. Tickets are $20 for students, $50 for Georgia State alumni, faculty and staff, and $100 for the public. Practicing attorneys can earn up to 6.5 CLE credits for this event. Visit law.gsu.edu/esml-event to view the agenda.