THOMAS A. CROWELL, ESQ. AUTHOR
THOMAS A. CROWELL, ESQ.                                AUTHOR

A selection of my past workshops and lectures

Continuing Legal Education Courses

IP Protections for Characters, ABA Annual Intellectual Property Meeting 2014 (panelist)

Film and Television Clearances, CLE Presidential Showcase Program, ABA Annual Meeting 2013 (panelist)

New Developments in Reality Television, Seton Hall Law School CLE, 2012 (panelist)

Preparing to Meet Financiers: IP Traps, New York County Lawyer’s Association CLE, 2011 (instructor)

Representing the Independent Filmmaker, National Academy of Continuing Legal Education, CLE 2009 (featured instructor)

Starting your own Practice, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law CLE, 2009 (panelist)

How to Handle a TV Deal, New York County Lawyer’s Association CLE, 2008 (instructor)
 

Lectures

Experiential Learning Techniques in the Law School Clinical Environment, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, January 2014

Copyrights and Contracts for Graphic Designers¸ School of Visual Arts (MFA Program), December 2013

An Introduction to U.S. Film Law¸ Festival De Cine Global Dominicano – two-day workshop, November 2013
(workshop leader for the Dominican Republic’s first entertainment law course)

Protect It and Publish It: Creating the Comic Book Property, New York Comic Con, October 2013

Protect It and Publish It: Negotiating with Publishers, New York Comic Con, October 2013

IP for Filmmakers, Montclair State University, February 2013

The Comic Book Publishing Agreement, New York Comic Con, October 2012 (annual lecturer at NY Comic Con)

Inside Look at Publishing Agreements, SteamPunk World’s Fair, May 2012

Fair Use and IP Clearances, Seton Hall Law School, October 2010

Intellectual Property 101, New York Comic and Anime Convention, October 2010

Getting Paid for Your Artwork, New York Comic and Anime Convention, October 2010

Critical Legal Issues for Filmmakers & Production Companies, ShowBiz Expo, October 2010

Production Services Agreements¸ Producers Guild of America, May 2010

IP Licensing for Graphic Artists, Graphic Artists Guild, May 2010

Legal Tips for Filmmakers¸ The New School¸ March 2010

IP Licensing in Film and Television, New York Law School, March 2010

Animation and IP, School of Visual Arts, January–February 2010

Avoiding IP Traps, New York Anime Convention, September 2009

Protect Your IP, New York Anime Convention, September 2009

Understanding Product Placement, Seton Hall Law School, 2009

A Deeper Look at the Wizard of Oz, West Orange Film Society, January 2009

Top Ten Problems Faced by Independent Filmmakers, Showbiz Software Lecture Series, March 2008

IP for Filmmakers and Other Artists, Maryland Institute College of Art, March 2008

Screenplays and Agents, WriteAngels, New England Writer’s Conference, November 2007

Comics, Copyrights, and Contracts, NY Comic Convention, 2007–2011 (annual lecturer)

Legal Hot Spots for Film and Video Producers, DV Expo West Conferences, 2004–2007 (annual lecturer)

Legal Hot Spots for Film and Video Producers, DV Expo East Conferences, 2004–2007 (annual lecturer)

Contract Law for Film and Video Producers, DV Expo West Conference, 2005–2007 (annual lecturer)

Contract Law for Film and Video Producers, DV Expo East Conference, 2005–2007 (annual lecturer)

Legal Issues in Digital Filmmaking, Viodi Telecommunications Conference, April 2005–2008 (annual lecturer)

Copyright for Artists, NJ Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, March–November 2005

Inside Acquisition and Distribution, NJ Moviemakers Conference, September 2004

Intellectual Property Law for Artists, Montclair Adult School, Montclair, NJ, November 2004 (instructor)

CONTACT ME

To talk to me about a lecture, course, or book project, please use my personal 
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For legal services inquiries, please contact me through my law firm website, www.lanesash.com 

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