Member Event: Creative License - A Panel Discussion on Legal Issues facing Filmmakers

Event Date: 
Tue, 02/19/2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Do you have questions about fair use or rights acquisition? Get answers at 'Creative License' a panel on the legal impact of these common issues facing mediamakers. Whether you are a remix artist or a documentarian who simply wants to use someone else's material in your own work, 'Creative License' will prove to be a helpful and lively discussion.

Panelists include:

Jonathan McIntosh, Remix storyteller and BAVC Next Gen Instructor

Jonathan McIntosh is a pop culture hacker and transformative storyteller. He has been remixing mass media narratives for critical purposes since before the invention of YouTube. Everything he makes is freely available on the internet to view, share and remix. His viral remix videos “Buffy vs Edward” and “Donald Duck meets Glenn Beck” have been featured and discussed by major media publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The LA Times and on National Public Radio. Jonathan is currently an instructor at the Bay Area Video Coalition where he teaches youth classes focusing on media literacy and remix video. Read more about Jonathan.

George M. Rush, Attorney and BAVC Member Consultant on Legal Issues George Rush is an attorney, sales rep and producer of hundreds of films including Everything Strange and New, Audience of One, D tour and It Came from Kuchar. Read more about George.

Brooke Wentz, Founder The Rights Workshop and BAVC Member Consultant on Music Rights Brooke Wentz is an award-winning music supervisor and seasoned intellectual property rights executive with more than 20 years experience working in the television, cable, film and recording industries. Her career includes six years as the Music Director for ESPN, five years as A&R Manager at Arista Records, ten years as on-air radio host of new music on NPR and licensing work with New Media and Music Direction at TechTV. Brooke is also the author of the book “Hey, That’s My Music: Music Supervision, Licensing and Content Acquisition” (published by Hal Leonard Corporation, 2007), a comprehensive guide to music licensing and copyright issues. Read more about Brooke.

Kim Bender, BAVC Director of Development (Moderator)

Kim Bender is responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of BAVC’s long- and short-term development and fundraising goals. Kim joined the BAVC team in 2011, bringing extensive leadership and development experience in the Bay Area film and media community. Most recently she was Director of Foundations and Major Gifts at the San Francisco Film Society, and had similar responsibilities before that at the California Film Institute. Kim was a Producing Fellow at the American Film Institute, and worked for HBO and several independent producers before moving to the Bay Area to focus on writing and nonprofit work.

This event is free for BAVC Members and $10 for non-members.