2023 Outfest LA LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Entertainment and Arts Legal Clinic for Filmmakers

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This session will be held live via Zoom. Join the workshop here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83924486383

Workshop Description:

Through the Entertainment & the Arts Legal Clinic, the Institute serves and advocates for talent, writers, composers, producers, directors, rights-holders, and others who seek legal assistance

with their creative projects and affords students unique, hands-on opportunities to develop critical lawyering skills.

The Clinic serves approximately 30 clients each semester and has handled hundreds of matters since its 2012 inception. Most recently, Clinic students helped prepare a documentary about the friendship between the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mission: Joy Finding Happiness in Troubled Times, for broadcast. The students’ names appear in the end credits.

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About the Workshop Facilitators:

Jay Gendron spent more than 20 years at Warner Bros. Television, most recently as Vice President of Business Affairs, where he served as the primary point person for negotiations for writers, producers, directors and actors for the world’s largest supplier of primetime scripted television. As a Southwestern Law School professor and Director of the Entertainment and the Arts Legal Clinic, Jay brings an insider’s perspective on every facet of television production to the law classroom.

Orly Ravid has over 20 years of experience in independent film (spanning distribution, sales/licensing, development, production, and business affairs) and is a practicing entertainment attorney. As Founder and Co-Executive Director of The Film Collaborative, Orly has been committed to educating creators and helping artistically and intellectually important films and series sustainably reach their respective audiences. She currently serves as Associate Dean of the Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute and professor of law at Southwestern Law School.

Rosemary Tamayo graduated from UCLA in 2017 with a degree in Psychology and Film & TV and received her J.D. from Southwestern Law School in 2021. She is currently an intellectual property and commercial attorney at a coaching and mental health company. Rosemary has been a part of the Entertainment & the Arts Legal Clinic since 2019, where she started as a Clinician during her second year of law school and is now a Fellow.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jacob Halajian graduated from USC’s film school in 2009 and received his J.D. from Southwestern Law School in 2022. Currently, Jacob works as Director of Business and Legal Affairs at Truly Original, working primarily on unscripted TV shows, including “The Real Housewives of Potomac” and “Family Karma.” He is also a Fellow with the Entertainment and the Arts Legal Clinic.


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