Intellectual Property: What You Need to Know as a Working Artist

By July 29, 2015 Events
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Presented by Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH at Metro Screen, Michael Frankel from Frankel Lawyers will deliver an informative presentation on Intellectual Property in relation to working artists.

Frankel Lawyers is a pre-eminent Australian boutique Media, Entertainment and Information Technology Law Firm with over twenty years experience, situated in Surry Hills Sydney.

Michael is currently a member of the Media and Communications Committee, and is a trustee of Australian Society Of Authors Benevolent Fund (since 2005), and has been adviser to various industry bodies including the Australian Screen Director’s Association and the Australian National Theatre Owners Association. Michael was a Director of the Copyright Agency Ltd until 2002, a director of The Griffin Theatre Company, The Australian Documentary Foundation and numerous other boards. In recognition of his contribution to the arts, Michael was honoured in 2003 with Life Membership to the Australian Society of Authors. Michael was the Chairman of the Screenrights / Viscopy Working Party into the Visual Arts in 2001-2002. He has litigated extensively on matters of Film Distribution, Copyright and Intellectual Property in Australia and in Europe.

SIGGRAPH, probably best known for the annual SIGGRAPH International conference on computer graphics for film, televisions and new media industries, ACM SIGGRAPH also puts on a variety of programs year-round and worldwide to benefit the SIGGRAPH community.

Date: Wednesday 5th August 2015

Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Venue: Metro Screen, Paddington Town Hall, 2 Oatley Road Paddington NSW 2021.

Speaker: Michael Frankel

Cost: Free for Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH members, $5 for guests and non-members.

RSVP: RSVP is essential as seating is limited.