Crowdfunding has become an increasingly popular and accessible way to finance a variety of creative projects, films, albums, novels, art installations, and traditional business ventures. This program aims is to provide a legal foundation for some of the most common areas that artists and producers may encounter as they create crowdfunding projects in the arts and entertainment arenas. Some topics to be covered include how to raise funds for a project, the differences in crowdfunding platforms, protecting ideas and intellectual property, production law, and potential consequences when funded projects fail to be developed.
David N. Sharifi - David N. Sharifi is principal and founder of L.A. Tech & Media Law, an intellectual property and technology law firm that focuses on entertainment and startup issues and trademark protection. David applies a blend of intellectual property and business strategies, market analysis, and contract negotiation to advise clients in deal making, development, and competitive advantage. In 2014 David was recognized as one of the Top 30 Most Influential Attorneys in Digital Media and E-Commerce Law by the Los Angeles Business Journal, and has been interviewed by ABC World News Tonight and KTLA-TV News as a legal expert in technology and new media law.
Parking: Affordable parking is available in the lot underneath the venue and in other nearby city lots.
These programs are made possible, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support provided by the California Arts Council.