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Comic Book Contract Negotiation and Drafting Practicum

SKU: IP4400
Total Credits
1.5 - 2
Price$100
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Description

This CLE program will do a deep-dive into the three agreements every lawyer must know when representing a comic book creator: the artist services agreement, the comic book publishing agreement, and the motion picture option/purchase agreement. Facilitated by seasoned comic book publishing attorneys, attendees will get a chance to issue-spot, draft, and engage in mock negotiations.

Some of the Issues explored in this second CLE:

  • Negotiation and drafting of the artist services agreement
  • Negotiation and drafting of the “creator controlled” publishing agreement
  • Negotiation and drafting of the motion picture option/purchase agreement
  • Special issues: Negotiating page rates, royalties, and financial incentives Approval provisions and deliverables Intellectual property “red flags” and drafting techniques
  • Q&A

Lecturer Bios

Thomas A. Crowell, Esq.

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 from Practice, emeritus, 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 of legal guide books 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 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.

www.thomascrowell.com
tcrowell@lanesash.com
@lawcrow

Jeff Trexler, Esq.

Jeff Trexler, Esq. (JD, Yale; PhD, Duke) is an attorney and Associate Director of the Fashion Law Institute. Jeff has worked with media and fashion clients from around the world on issues ranging from start-up formation and tax strategy to corporate ethics and intellectual property.

http://jeff-trexler.com
jeff.trexler@gmail.com
@jefftrexler

Fredric B. Goodman, Esq.

Fredric Goodman is a Founding Partner at Marin/Goodman, LLP. Fred has negotiated many studio deals for the production of movies, television properties, and has drafted and closed thousands of contracts involving intellectual property, brands, technology and e-commerce. As a litigator, Fred has managed thousands of lawsuits through settlement, dismissal or trial in the areas of premises liability, asbestos defense, security guard liability, Coop/Condo litigation, intentional torts, discrimination, employment disputes, products liability, contract disputes, indemnity claims, entertainment, anti-trust and more.



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