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Entity Formation: From Screenplay to Production Company

Join us for a moderated conversation with attorney Ilya Zlatkin about why, when, and how to set up a legal entity for your production. The transition from screenplay to production company can be daunting. When should you involve an attorney? What kind of company should you create? When should you do it? What do you need? Moderated by Marci Rolnik Walker of Lawyers for the Creative Arts, this special event will shine a light on how to take this important step in commercializing your creative property.

Tickets available here.

Ilya Zlatkin focuses his practice on helping creatives, entrepreneurs, and growing businesses capitalize on their ideas. Since joining Ziliak Law in December 2015, Ilya has served as the head of the Business & Corporate practice and now leads the Entertainment & Media team. In his role as an “entrepretainment” attorney, Ilya seeks to foster his clients’ innovation and growth while simultaneously mitigating their risks. More about Ilya here.

Since she joined LCA in 2004, Marci Rolnik Walker has advised clients in all areas of art and entertainment, including intellectual property protection for motion pictures, visual arts, music, dance and literary works. A former photographer, she focuses on giving artists real bargaining power, including adequate information to turn down commercially exploitative offers. Ms. Walker spent a decade managing LCA's attorney referral program and now heads LCA's LawSmarts outreach and CLE programming. Past leadership roles include chairing the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Division of the ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, the Chicago Bar Association's Media and Entertainment Committee, the Intellectual Property Committee of College Art Association, and the Fiscal Sponsorship Committee of Independent Features Project Midwest (IFP/ Chicago). More about Marci here.

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