Welcome to NYWIFT Talks, a weekly series to bring updated news and vital information about the impact of COVID-19 and current events on the media and entertainment industry. Industry professionals will be in conversation discussing what you need to know about theatrical releases, digital advances, virtual tools, festival opportunities, production updates and more.
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On this week’s NYWIFT Talks, we sit down and chat with Elizabeth A. Corradino and David Rabinowitz of Moses & Singer LLP. Moderated by NYWIFT Senior Development and Editorial Consultant, Maud Kersnowski-Sachs.
Social media posts are full of intellectual property – trademarks, copyrights, publicity rights and more. The temptation is great to connect with the buzz to maximize user engagement, but there is potential for infringement. Are there any rules (yes) guiding how to play in this space without getting the dreaded claim letter? We will discuss what answers there are and ideas for minimizing risk.
Date: Thursday, May 5th, 2022
Time: 4PM ET
Elizabeth A. Corradino leads the Entertainment & Media, Technology and Intellectual Property practice groups, with a diverse practice focused on solving the legal and business issues affecting content creators and distributors across digital and traditional media platforms. Liz advises entertainment and media companies on all aspects of the development, creation and exploitation of content, including rights acquisitions, talent engagement, development and production, licensing and distribution. She also counsels clients with respect to the clearance, protection and enforcement of intellectual property and advises individuals and companies on transactions as diverse as promotional, social media and experiential marketing, media buying and planning and live events.
David Rabinowitz is a member of Moses & Singer’s Litigation, Intellectual Property and Law Firm Management practice groups. Within a broad commercial litigation and litigation counseling practice, David has represented entertainment, sports and media companies, talent and rights owners in litigated and non-litigated matters concerning contracts and licenses, copyright, trademark and unfair competition, right of publicity, and defamation and related free speech issues, including infringement claims and inter partes proceedings in the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Maud Kersnowski-Sachs (moderator) leads fundraising efforts and strategies for NYWIFT. Working closely with the Development Committee and the Executive Director, she directs corporate, philanthropic, and government partnerships. Maud also manages publications projects for the organization. Maud has led publications for the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, and the Association on Independent Video and Filmmakers (AIVF) and the editor-in-chief of The Independent Film & Video Monthly. She has covered arts, entertainment, and media for publications from Metropolis Magazine to IndieWIRE, where she also held the post of West Coast Editor. She consults on editorial and development projects for a variety of arts and culture organizations. Maud founded and manages a scholarship and engagement program at Bard College’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts and is a member of the Bard College Board of Governors. She holds a BA in Women’s Studies from Bard College and an MA in Cultural Reporting and Criticism from the NYU School of Journalism.
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