Archive for the ‘IP Law’ Category
RPL congratulates its client Jillian Schlesinger on the selection of her film, Maidentrip, to be screened at Hot Docs. Maidentrip, a critically-acclaimed “coming of age” film on Laura Dekker, the youngest person to sail around the world by herself, won the Audience Award for its category at SXSW last month. Helen D. (“Heidi”) Reavis, Deena R. Merlen, Nicole Page and Neil Parent were privileged to provide legal services in connection with this beautiful film.
RPL congratulates partner Deena R. Merlen on her appointment to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of Friendship Ambassadors Foundation Inc., a highly-regarded nonprofit organization and NGO that has been involved in international cultural exchange and the arts for forty years.
RPL attorneys Deena R. Merlen and Neil P. Parent are speaking at the 2013 NYCFF Film & Finance Forum next week. This popular annual event will feature panel discussions on Crowdfunding, the JOBS Act, film festivals, and distribution, with Q&A and informal networking to follow the presentations. Sponsored by Pave, the 2013 NYCFF Film & Finance Forum will be held at AlleyNYC in Midtown Manhattan from 7:00 pm through 10:00 pm on April 10. Please see http://nycff13.eventbrite.com for further details on the event.
RPL partner Deena R. Merlen was invited to present a Mentor Session at South By Southwest (“SXSW”) Music, Film and Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas this month. SXSW brings national and international figures from the music, film and new media technology industries together to share and showcase new works, technologies and ideas each year. Ms. Merlen presented a Mentor Session on Entrepreneurialism and Business at SXSW on March 10, 2013. RPL counsel Andrew Gerber also attended SXSW, along with Al Gore, Justin Timberlake, Matthew McConaughey, Prince, Steve Carell, Willie Nelson, LL Cool J, Snoop Lion, Selena Gomez, Jack Black, Jim Carrey, Fergie, Shaquille O’Neal, Jeremy Lin and tens of thousands of other people. While the total headcount is not yet in for 2013, SXSW had over 60,000 registrants in 2012, and is generally considered the largest and most influential convergent event of its kind in the world.
RPL congratulates its client Maxinne Rhea Leighton on the reissue of Grand Central: Gateway to a Million Lives, written by Ms. Leighton and co-author John Belle and published by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. The reissue of this celebrated photographic tribute to Grand Central Terminal in New York City has been timed to coincide with the building’s 100th anniversary. Ms. Leighton also is the author of An Ellis Island Christmas, and her short stories have been published in highly regarded anthologies such as He Said What?! and The Other Woman.
RPL congratulates clients Jessica Massa and Rebecca Wiegand on Simon & Shuster’s release of their new book, The Gaggle — How The Guys You Know Will Help You Find the Love You Want. RPL attorneys Nicole Page and Niki D. Cubides provided legal services in connection with the book.
RPL is proud to announce the U.S. (May 18, 2012) and international theatrical release of Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story, written and co-directed (along with Ari Daniel Pinchot) by filmmaker and Firm client Jonathan Gruber of Black Eye Productions, Inc. The documentary tells the stories of the eight days leading up to the Israeli raid on Entebbe on July 4, 1976, during which Israeli commandos freed over 100 hostages, as well as the life story of the leader of that operation, Harvard-educated, 30-year-old Yoni Netanyahu. The film features never-before-seen footage, Yoni’s letters, as well as interviews with friends, military colleagues and family, including Benjamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak and Shimon Peres.
Jonathan Gruber has been directing award-winning documentary films, commercials and videos for more than twenty years. Projects he has produced and directed – including Jewish Soldiers in the Blue & Gray, which can be seen on PBS stations nationally – have screened at festivals and theaters internationally, as well as on PBS, The History Channel, National Geographic and the Discovery Networks.
RPL congratulates its client Crooked Arrows, LLC on the opening of Crooked Arrows in select cities on May 18th and nationwide on June 1st.
Crooked Arrows is America’s first mainstream lacrosse movie, with thrilling lacrosse action and a storyline that acknowledges the proud heritage of the game. Crooked Arrows is great for families and sports fans alike and for anyone who loves a great underdog story. RPL attorneys Nicole Page, Neil Parent, Deena R. Merlen and associate Niki D. Cubides (J.D., admission pending) provided legal services in connection with this movie.
BY: ELLEN KEENAN-O’MALLEY
RPL congratulates its client Devan Sipher on his debut novel The Wedding Beat. Sipher’s five years writing the “Vows” column for the New York Times inspired The Wedding Beat – a romantic comedy from a man’s point of view.