New Continuing Legal Education Offering!

ISBAC2E2, in association with the Illinois State Bar Association and Thomas A. Crowell, Esq. present

The COMIC BOOK CREATOR AS CLIENT: An Overview of Representing the Comic Book Creator and Comic Book Properties

1.25 HOURS MCLE CREDIT

Comic books are the new hot properties; movies, television, and the publishing industry are all scrambling to acquire the latest graphic novelsComic books are the new hot properties; movies, television, and the publishing industry are all scrambling to acquire the latest graphic novels. Are you ready to represent the creator of the next superhero smash hit? This CLE will help introduce lawyers to the business and legal landscape of the comic book industry with an emphasis on practical skills.

Some of the issues explored in this CLE:

  • An overview of comic book creation, publishing, distribution, and popular “D.I.Y.” alternatives
  • Critical IP issues in representing the comic book creator 
  • How to help your client get her comic book into the hands of the right publisher
  • Taking the property from published comic to film and television
  • Key deal points for:
    • Artist services agreements
    • Comic book publishing agreements 
    • Film Option agreements

Before you apply, please know:THE COMIC BOOK CREATOR AS CLIENT: An Overview of Representing the Comic Book Creator and Comic Book Properties

  • The course will take place at C2E2 on Friday, March 18 at 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
  • The cost of the course is $100. This includes Friday admission. Once approved, attorneys will have the option to upgrade to a 3 Day Professional Badge for an additional fee.
  • This program is open only to registered attorneys and the tickets are non-transferable. By registering for this CLE course you are representing and warranting that you are a registered attorney in good standing in at least one U.S. Jurisdiction. By registering, you agree that the Illinois State Bar association and/or C2E2 may verify your attorney registration status. MCLE Credit for Out-of-State Lawyers: Attorneys will get a Certificate of Attendance for Illinois MCLE credit but will need to work with their MCLE accrediting body to complete any necessary requirements to get MCLE credit in other jurisdictions.  

To attend this program: Once you complete the application information below, we will send you an email containing a link to complete your registration and payment.

Apply To This Course Now

Speaker:

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 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 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. For more information on Mr. Crowell, please see: WWW.THOMASCROWELL.COM.

David Gallaher is the award-winning writer for DC, Marvel, and Image, and co-creator of DC/Zuda’s Harvey Award Winning “High Moon,” and “The Only Living Boy,” from Papercutz.

Who Should Attend:

Intellectual Property Attorneys. Arts and Entertainment Attorneys. General Counsel. Anyone who is interested in the world of comic book properties.

NOTE:THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN ONLY TO REGISTERED ATTORNEYS AND THE TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE. BY APPLYING FOR REGISTRATION TO THIS CLE COURSE YOU ARE REPRESENTING AND WARRANTING THAT YOU ARE A REGISTERED ATTORNEY IN GOOD STANDING AT LEAST ONE U.S. JURISDICTION. BY APPLYING FOR REGISTRATION, YOU AGREE THAT THE ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION AND/OR C2E2 MAY VERIFY YOUR ATTORNEY REGISTRATION STATUS.

This course has been approved for all attorneys, including those who are newly admitted.

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