On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, from 6-9PM, Savur Threadgold’s own Jonathan Lyons will be speaking on a panel with the New York City Bar entitled, “Attorneys, Agents and Managers in the Entertainment Industry: Roles and Relationships”.
“In the entertainment industry, attorneys often find themselves working with agents and managers who are also involved with the talent or with some other aspect of a transaction or project. In some instances, attorneys themselves may even take on these additional roles. In this program, we will examine how attorneys, agents and managers work together in different media, how their roles are complementary or overlap, how they can create business opportunities for each other and where conflicts arise. We will also examine the role of SAG/AFTRA and other guilds, applicable licensing requirements for agents in New York and California and the consequences of not being licensed. Finally, we will discuss the ethical implications for New York attorneys who wear different hats and act as agents and/or managers as well. Our panelists will include attorneys, agents and managers involved in film, television, music, theater and publishing who will each offer their perspective.”
Jonathan Lyons’ Profile:
Jonathan Lyons is the head of our Literary Law practice group. He has over ten years experience handling a variety of publishing and copyright related transactions on behalf of individuals and corporations, with an emphasis on print and digital publishing. His clients include authors, publishers, magazines, literary agents, distributors, and artists, among other publishing industry businesses and professionals.
Jonathan regularly gives lectures and participates in panels regarding publishing law. Recent speaking engagements include at the Copyright Clearance Center’s On Copyright Conference, the NYSBA Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law “New Models of Publishing and Current Trending Topics in Licensing” program, the Writing Life series at the New York Society Library, and the Writers’ League of Texas Agents and Editors Conference. He is an adjunct professor at New York University’s Master of Science in Publishing Program, where he teaches a course on contract negotiation.
Jonathan received his degrees from Washington University in St. Louis (BA, 1998) and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (JD, 2001). At Cardozo he focused on intellectual property law and was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, for which he received the Jacob Burns Medal for Outstanding Moot Court Achievement. Jonathan is also a literary agent at Curtis Brown, one of the most venerable and prominent literary agencies in the world, where he represents writers in a variety of genres. He also oversees translation rights for the agency. He is admitted to the New York State Bar.
For more details about this informative program, please visit: https://services.nycbar.org/iMIS/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=ENT052015&WebsiteKey=f71e12f3-524e-4f8c-a5f7-0d16ce7b3314