From Deals to Disputes and Creators to Lawyers: Film, TV and Video Games in the Age of Remix


Date: November 12, 2011   9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: Room 325


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Presented by

Thomas Jefferson School of Law,
in association with the

Entertainment Law Society

and the Center for Law & Intellectual Property

Audiovisual works are protected by copyright law and are at the heart of the entertainment industry. From heads of TV production to Oscar-winning creators, this conference brings together panels of leading entertainment lawyers and creators to explore the latest developments in the arena of film, TV and video games.


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9:30 – 10:00 a.m.    Check-in and Continental Breakfast


10:00 – 10:30 a.m.  Welcome and Introduction
• Dean Rudy Hasl, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
• Professor K.J. Greene, Producer, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
• Camara Mathis, Director, J.D. Candidate 2013, Thomas Jefferson School of Law


10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Panel 1 Film/Motion Pictures: The Creative Explosion of Independent Film

• Claire Wright, Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Moderator

• Elsa Ramo, The Law Offices of Elsa Ramo
• Valerie Nemeth, Attorney at Law
• K.J. Greene, Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

• Josell Ramos Film Producer, Director and Writer


11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Luncheon Keynote Speaker
Denise Beaudoin, Legal and Business Affairs counsel, the Dr. Oz Show


1:15 2:15 p.m.  Panel 2  Video Games: A View From In-House

• Sherri Burr, Law Professor, University of New Mexico, Moderator

• Peter Becker, Senior Attorney, IP and Licensing, Microsoft Xbox
• Heidi Holman, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft


2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  Panel 3 Directors, Designers and Making “The Work”
• Jeff Slattery, Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Moderator

• Roger Kupelian, Creative Director, Fugitive Studios
• David Bojorquez, Documentary Filmmaker, “Beyond the Moonwalk”
• Joshua Kunau, Esq., Producer and Counsel, “Dive”


3:45 – 4:45 p.m.  Panel 4 Television Deals and Disputes: From Reality TV to Hot Litigation

• Judge Greg Mathis, Nationally Syndicated Television Show, Moderator

• Marissa Somerville, Counsel, American Idol Productions
• David Branfman, Branfman & Associates
• John Shaeffer, Lathrup & Gage LLP


4:45 - 5:15 p.m. Panel 4 Questions and Answers


5:15 – 5:30 p.m. Concluding Remarks
• Professor K.J. Greene, Producer
• Camara Mathis, J.D. Candidate 2013, Director


4 MCLE Credits will be available

Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch


No Charge for TJSL Students, Faculty and Staff who register in advance.



$10 All Other Students with I.D.
$20 TJSL Alumni
$30 General Public


Registration is closed for this event