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“Independent Film Finance and Distribution: Navigating a Diverse Landscape” CLE
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When: 4/24/2014
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Cardozo Law School, Room 424
55 Fifth Avenue (at 12th Street)
New York, New York  10017
United States

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The Metropolitan Black Bar Association Co-Presents “Independent Film Finance and Distribution: Navigating a Diverse Landscape” (2.5 CLE credits)


Co-sponsors: NYSBA Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law


Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Time:  6:00pm - 8:05pm (Panel), 8:05pm - 9:15pm (Reception)

Location:  Cardozo Law School, Room 424, 55 Fifth Avenue (at 12th Street), NY, NY 10017



This CLE program is a discussion of independent film finance and distribution: how one can navigate this very competitive and changing landscape in general, and especially for the diverse filmmaker or the filmmaker whose topic is aimed at diverse audiences. The program will be followed by a networking reception.


Moderator and Speakers:

• David Morrison, Esq., co-founder and Executive Director of The Indie Film Clinic, a not for profit clinical program that provides transactional representation to independent, documentary and student filmmakers, and a Lecturer in Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (Moderator)

• Karen Robson, Esq., head of the Los Angeles office of the New York-based law firm of Pryor Cashman LLP whose practice is primarily in film and television finance and production.

• Erica Anderson, producer, actress, Director of Crowdfunding, and a founding member of Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding and digital distribution platform built specifically for Independent Film.

• Allie Esslinger, producer and founder of Section II, a film company and a multi-platform network for distributing curated, lesbian-related content.

• Michael Melamedoff, writer, director and producer, as well as Director of Investor Relations for Dogfish Accelerator, a fellowship designed to advance entrepreneurship in film


MCLE Credits: 2.5 credits professional practice. This program does not qualify for credit for newly admitted attorneys (admitted less than 24 months).


Cost: NYSBA and MBBA Members: $10/Students: $5/All Others: $25


Space is limited. For questions, contact Beth Gould at