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PREPARE BEFORE YOU PITCH:
A LEGAL WORKSHOP
Thursday, December 3
6:30pm - Doors open
7:00pm - Event begins
Rayner Rowe LLP
600 Fifth Ave., 10th floor
PGA members only, no guests
TRUTH #1: Television networks are constantly seeking original TV show ideas.
TRUTH #2: Sustaining a career as a freelance producer can be challenging.
Now out of desire or necessity… more and more freelance producers are branching out from solely being a “work for hire” to developing their own proprietary, unscripted content for online and/or network TV distribution.
This legal workshop is designed to help producers looking to create, develop and pitch their own unscripted content but may not know how to get started. This workshop will provide information from how to form your own production company, to how to protect your creative ideas in their initial stages. We will discuss types of business entities, where to form your company, copyright issues, intellectual property protection and other things a new production company needs to do before pitching their ideas.
Realscreen Summit is quickly approaching (January 31 - February 3). Our workshop will be an excellent opportunity for members to ask any legal questions they may have prior to attending and perhaps pitching for the first time at the upcoming conference.
Daniel Rayner is managing partner of Rayner Rowe LLP located in New York City, the firm he founded in 1999. He is admitted to the New York Bar and is also a Solicitor in England. Daniel's practice focuses on transactional work with an emphasis on the media, entertainment, technology and advertising sectors. Rayner Rowe LLP has extensive experience in the television industry representing leading producers, executives and distributors in all aspects of the negotiation, production, distribution and the further exploitation of programming content across television and non-television platforms and venues.
Representative clients in the TV industry include: Kinetic Content; Raw TV; Shed Media; Ricochet; Fuse Entertainment; STV; DRG; Betty; Twenty Twenty. Representative television series that we have worked on include: Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (NBC); The Taste (ABC); You Deserve It ! (ABC); Supernanny (ABC); Footballers’ Wives (Touchstone/ABC), Challenge America with Erin Brokovich (ABC); Perez Hilton Superfan (ITV2); Basketball Wives (VH1); Kissinger (National Geographic); Real Housewives of NYC (Bravo); Betheny Gets Married (Bravo); It’s Me or the Dog (Animal Planet).
Ralph De Palma is a partner in the law firm of Rayner Rowe LLP where he heads the Entertainment Department. He has been an entertainment lawyer for more than 23 years representing television producers, filmmakers, theatrical production companies, recording artists, songwriters, entrepreneurs and investors.
Upon graduating law school Ralph went to work full-time for Sony Music Entertainment. Five years later, he jumped to the artist side representing celebrities such as the Backstreet Boys, Aerosmith, Little Steven, and Paula Abdul. His experience includes work on the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove, production legal on television programs such as The Taste with Anthony Bourdain, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, MTV2’s Joking Off, and talent representation for shows such as The Sopranos, R&B Divas Atlanta, and King of Dirt.
Ralph is also an Adjunct Professor of Entertainment Law at Brooklyn Law School, where he teaches the Entertainment Law Workshop, cited by the Hollywood Reporter as “one of the finest in the nation”. Ralph also co-teaches Creative Finance at the NYU Film School and is a frequent lecturer at Fordham Law School.
This invitation is non-transferable and has no cash value.
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We overbook to account for cancellations and no-shows so please arrive early.