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Thursday, April 23, 2015
**Food, Drinks & Networking Included!**
“THE WORK OF THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY IN A DIGITAL AGE”
- How do we foster the Creative Arts and its protection among the youngest citizens in America?
- Can individual artists engaged in traditional endeavors survive the mass, group interactions presented by the internet?
- Is IP protection still effective in protecting the Creative Community?
Marc Guggenheim, Television Writer-Producer
Marc Guggeinheim is award-winning multi-media writer, having scribed film, television, prose, video games and comic books. His television credits include Arrow (co-creator), Law & Order, Jack & Bobby, CSI: Miami and Brothers & Sisters. His best known comic book work includes AQUAMAN, SUPERMAN/BATMAN, THE FLASH, JSA, and Amazing Spider-Man, Young X- Men and Supreme Power.
David Hillary, Film Producer, Deviant Films and
Digital Media & Tech Strategy, Front Row Media
Film producer with credits to his name such as Dear Eleanor, Small Apartments, The Chosen One, Voodoo Possession, London, and a host of other firms, including his most recent project, Death in the Desert.
Kathryn Ireland, Million Dollar Decorators Star,
and Acclaimed Interior Designer
Kathryn M. Ireland is an interior decorator internationally renowned for her worldly flair, easy sophistication, and a covetable design aesthetic that emphasizes comfort, color, and, ALWAYS, a magical dash of the unexpected. As a child growing up in London, Kathryn visited grand houses of unparalleled beauty all over England and immersed herself in the varied design traditions of these estates –furnishings of generous dimension, uninhibited expression of pattern and color, and graceful arrangements of objects and collections. Kathryn’s predisposition for the imperfect elegance of the English manor house followed her to Los Angeles where she has decorated homes of the Hollywood elite for over 25 years. Her Spanish Revival residence in Santa Monica is a pure reflection of her refined eye, her romantic attention to detail, and an innate understanding of the function of the home. Capacious, slip-covered sofas rub elbows with mid-century pieces, contemporary art, and tribal accents sourced from her wide and extensive travels. Ireland’s characteristic mingling of period and idiom may be highbrow, but she always aims to achieve a lived-in atmosphere. In fact, what supersedes every aesthetic consideration is quality, comfort, and an immediate sense of style and warmth. Ireland’s passion for layering pattern and color is well-documented and reflected in everything she does; but her emphasis on comfort and the practical considerations of day-to-day living – kids, animals, and the occasional over-served guest bobbling red wine – is what makes her the ideal designer for clients who want unique, stylish environments, but not at the expense of real, modern life.
Jeff Jampol, Jampol Artist Management, Inc. (JAM, Inc.)
As the founder and head of JAM Inc., which manages rock legends The Doors, Ramones, and the Estates of Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Tupac Shakur, Otis Redding, Peter Tosh and Rick James, Jampol has had ample opportunity to consider such issues. Indeed, he and his team are fond of citing the “Hippocratic Oath of Rock” as a guiding principle: First, do no harm to the artist’s legacy. But Jampol doesn’t view himself merely as a curator of classic catalogues. “The goal is to extend the reach of the artist and their work, using new distribution channels, new technology and other emerging resources, to place timeless art into a modern context.”
He was the producer of the recent Broadway hit, “An Evening with Janis”, and in 2009 The Doors Theatrical documentary “When You’re Strange”.
Brandon Scott, Scott x Scott Private Label Production
Bringing over a decade of experience in the fashion industry, Brandon plays an integral role in business development, creative direction, quality control, and sales strategy. After being awarded, “Most Marketable Designer” of his senior class, Brandon graduated from San Francisco State University and took his first job at Nice Collective. Over the next year, he would gain invaluable experience from one of the most progressive lines to originate from San Francisco.
Shortly after, in 2005, a prominent San Francisco based designer, Rebecca Beeson, offered Brandon a position to launch their first menswear collection, B. Son. For the following years, Brandon worked as head of design, production, and sales overseeing all aspects of the collection. By 2007, Brandon was named Sportswear International’s Best New Designer of the Year.
Eager to explore and expand on his own vision, Brandon parted ways with B. Son in 2009 and launched his first collection. B. SCOTT. With the intention to create menswear that encapsulated the fusion of Japanese and German aesthetics. In March of 20120, Brandon produced his first runway show for concept LA Fashion Week. Melissa Magsaysay, in the Los Angeles Times wrote: “The most impressive point of the event was the B.SCOTT runway show” In The spring, Brandon was in the top five contestants on the NBC hit series, Fashion Star.
Sarah Scott, Scott x Scott Private Label Production
Shortly after graduating in 2006 from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Psychology, Sarah started her first business, Ten. Image Consulting, where she styled numerous fashion shows, photo shoots, and dressed some of the country’s most prominent entrepreneurs. A client introduced her to Carlo Mondavi, the grandson of vintner, Robert Mondavi, who was launching a luxury goods company encompassing wine, stemware, and skin care products. She worked with Mondavi’s in Product Development, which catapulted her into the design world.
Soon afterwards, she was offered a position at SBE Entertainment Group. It was there that she had the unique opportunity to work under renowned French designer Philippe Starck, gaining invaluable experience in design. Sarah worked in product development and played an integral role in the development of some of Los Angeles’s top commercial properties including SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, XIV Michael Mina Restaurant, Katsuya Restaurant,, and Hyde Lounge. Following SBE, Sarah started, Sarah Scott Interior Design, where she worked on some of Los Angeles’s premier residential and commercial properties. In 2011, Sarah joined SCOTTxSCOTT as Marketing Director, and in 2012, Sarah Launched her first collection titled, “ A Stranger I Came.” The collection was an extension of her personal style- tailored, comfortable, and sophisticated. Today, her collection can be found in some of the country’s best boutiques from Urban Outfitters to American Rag. Today, Sarah leads the creative direction for the women’s division, oversees marketing development, and is the Director of Operations for SCOTTxSCOTT, Inc.
Tony Keats, Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
Tony Keats is a partner of the Firm and Co-chair of the Trademark and Copyright Practice Group. He was a founding partner of Keats, McFarland & Wilson LLP, in Los Angeles, and intellectual property practice team leader for the national law firm Baker & Hostetler. Tony’s almost three decade legal career has focused on both the legal and business protection of brands and creative content from consumer products to entertainment, from designer goods to the Internet. Since he commenced practice, he has provided counsel and has litigated cases on behalf of many of the world’s largest consumer product and entertainment companies, as well as individual entrepreneurs, actors, and musicians. Tony’s litigation background also includes related commercial matters involving unfair competition, contract disputes, rights of publicity violations, business torts, domain name infringement, and idea submission claims. Tony developed intellectual property protection programs for some of the largest entertainment properties in Hollywood history.
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