World IP Day Event with IIPS and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Event on Tuesday, April 29. Details Below

World IP Day: Movies, A Global Passion

SAVE THE DATE! Tuesday, April 29, 2014

To celebrate World IP Day this year, the IIPS has joined forces with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and planned a special event to be held at WIPO’s New York Office (2 UN Plaza, Suite 2525 New York, NY 10017) on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm.  This year’s theme is “Movies: A Global Passion” and the IIPS is proud to present two speakers, Ezra Doner and John Hadity, who will participate in a panel discussion related to that theme on a variety of IP/movie related subjects including film-related copyright issues, the legal implications of global studio financing and current case law related to fair use in the industry.  The panel will be followed by a cocktail reception.

Ezra Doner specializes in the production, finance and distribution of motion pictures and other entertainment programs and products, as well as copyright and literary property law. Mr. Doner has more than 25 years’ experience representing producers, distributors, financiers and exhibitors of filmed entertainment; rights holders; film makers, writers and other artists; as well as companies and entrepreneurs in the Internet, new media, music, advertising, consulting, and information industries.

John Hadity is the President and CEO of Hadity & Associates, Inc., a consultancy firm that specializes in risk management and production finance for film and television.  With over 20 years of studio experience, Mr. Hadity most recently served as the Executive Vice President of Motion Picture & Television Production Finance for Miramax Films. Mr. Hadity oversaw the strategic planning, risk management, labor relations, business affairs, tax, government relations and financial reporting for over 250 production entities. In addition to his corporate responsibilities at the company, Mr. Hadity also served as production rep on several Miramax releases including Academy Award winners SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, THE ENGLISH PATIENT, EMMA and RESTORATION.

CLE:   Two (2.0) hours – Professional Practice – New York and New Jersey (transitional and nontransitional credits).
FEE:  $30 for non-members. Fees may be paid by cash, check or credit card at the meeting or by credit card at http://iipsny.org.

Please plan to join us for this great program and RSVP to iipsny@yahoo.com by no later than Monday, April 28, 2014 so we can be sure to include your name on the attendee list required by building security.

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