THURSDAY, APRIL 29th

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AND THAT'S SHOWBIZ KID: HOW TO LEGALLY PROTECT YOUR IDEAS IN THE INDUSTRY

Entertainment is more than storytelling and fictional characters - it is a business, filled with production companies, distributors, contracts, and unions. As a writer, actor, or filmmaker you will need to protect yourself and your art in this industry. Through this panel, attendees will learn the process of copyrights and trademarks, when and how to hire an attorney, and how to navigate through business agreements.

Executive Spotlight w_Dee Harris-Lawrenc

EXECUTIVE SPOTLIGHT W/DEE HARRIS-LAWRENCE

EP/Showrunner

All Rise, David Makes Man

Denitria “Dee” Harris-Lawrence serves as executive producer/showrunner on the Warner Bros. Television drama series “All Rise” for CBS and executive producer/showrunner on the Peabody Award–winning lyrical drama “David Makes Man” for OWN. For her work on the critically acclaimed first season of “David Makes Man,” she and the show’s creative team won the prestigious Peabody Award and were nominated for both a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Drama and an IFP Gotham Award for Breakthrough Series – Long Format. “David Makes Man” was also named to several critics’ year-end “best of television” lists for 2019 including Time magazine. And just this year, "All Rise" received a NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Drama Series.