Jan 16th 2013 Legal Advice from Entertainment Attorney David P. Branfman

Whether you’re a freelancer, small production company or part of a large corporate entity, your media business is effected by independent contractor rules, contracts, copyrights/trademarks/patents, licensing, billing, insurance, business issues and many more areas in which a good lawyer can be a valuable guide--not to mention a defender and champion of your interests. Our January meeting presents one of So Cal’s top entertainment attorneys, David P. Branfman of the Branfman Law Group who will answer your entertainment and business law questions.

Branfman calls it “LAW 3.0.” It’s applying new legal perspectives to the media, sports and entertainment business encompassing traditional, new and emerging technologies of production and distribution. His client list include musicians, actors, film & video producers, software developers, athletic organizations, writers and companies of every size and stripe. “They all have one thing in common.” Says Branfman, “their desire to maximize and protect the value of their intellectual property.”

Start 2013 out right: don’t miss this special guest at the first monthly meeting of MCA-I of the year.

As always, come early for networking over light food and bring plenty of business cards, headshots, resumes, etc. AND BRING A FRIEND.

EVENT: LA/OC Chapter of MCAI January Meeting
DATE: Wednesday January16, 2013
TIME: 6:15 Social Networking over light food and refreshments. Program begins at 7:00 PM

LOCATION: Santa Ana College’s Digital Media Center
1300 S. Bristol
Santa Ana, CA  92704

http://www.dmc-works.com/

DIRECTIONS: the DMC is aprox 3 miles north/east of the I-405 on Bristol at the corner of Wilshire, just one block north/east of Edinger and Bristol. http://www.dmc-works.com/directions.html There is plenty of free parking around the building and lots more across the street.

COST: Non-MCAI Members pay $17 at the door or $12 if prepaid via PayPal at the OC New Media Meetup Group http://www.newmedia.meetup.com/82/ Students and MCAI Members pay $5.

TO PRE PAY AND SAVE $5 REGISTER ONLINE AT:

http://www.newmedia.meetup.com/82/

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Panasonic Sponsored All MCA-i MediaProCamps for Three Years!

panasonic-logo-190 Thanks to The Panasonic Solutions Company for making the annual MCA-i MediaProCamp events possible. The popularity of the event has grown the series to a total of six this year.

Previously, Panasonic has given attendees sneak previews of new products such as the groundbreaking AG-3DP1, a 3D integrated twin-lens P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorder, and the Panasonic AG-AF100 featuring a large 4/3-inch, 16:9 MOS imager with an imaging area just slightly smaller than 35mm cinema film. We can't wait to see what they will unveil tis year!

.In 2014, MediaProCamp Events will be held in San Diego, Orange County, St Louis, Atlanta, Detroit, and Central Carolina, reaching ever more media pros. For more on MCA-i's MediaProCamp go to the pulldodwn menue on the front page of our Chapters website, www.mcai-oc.org