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The Wild West 2.0: Creating, Crowdfunding, and Capturing an Audience For Your Content Online

Metropolitan Black Bar Association

Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)

The Wild West 2.0: Creating, Crowdfunding, and...

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The Metroplitan Black Bar Association's IP & Technology Committee and the Act Now Foundation Presents The Wild West 2.0: Creating, Crowdfunding, and Capturing an Audience for Your Content Online*

 With distribution opportunities transcending traditional platforms, content creators are increasingly well positioned to share their work with a diversity of audiences.  However, as new platforms for distribution emerge, so do a new set of business and legal concerns. Whether you’re interested in creating content for such existing platforms as pay-per-view cable, iTunes, Netflix, mobile phones or YouTube—or even starting your own channel—there are a number of important issues you need to consider. From crowdsourcing, to protecting intellectual property online, to exploiting licensing opportunities this panel will discuss the issues that should be considered when distributing your content online.


Keith Josef Adkins, writer-director and playwright and the creator of the sci-fi webseries "The Abandon." The Abandon” is the story of five men who leave the city on a weekend camping retreat, only to find out via Twitter that aliens have landed back home, and they’re not friendly.

Jorge Rivera, a writer for the new web series Lennox Avenue, which revolves around three friends as they navigate through the fast paced dating scene in Manhattan’s uptown neighborhood, starring Thompson, Dorian Missick, Ryan Vigilant, Michael K. Williams, Jamie Hector, and Vanessa Bell Calloway.

Angela Tucker, a writer, director and producer, and the creator of  Black Folk Don’t … a satirical, documentary web series that examines the stereotypes often associated with African-Americans

Lisa Bonner, an attorney with Bonner Law, P.C.who provides counsel for large media companies, film distribution companies, and music, television and film producers, artists and writers.

Lisa Willis, an attorney with Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.,  who counsels clients on intellectual property matters in a variety of industries, including cosmetics, entertainment, apparel, sports and technology.

 *This event is part of Act Now's New Voices in Black Cinema Festival taking place Friday, February 15, 2013 through Monday, February 18, 2013 at BAM  

If you should have any questions regarding this program, please contact the Chair of the IP & Technology Committee, Jessica Lee at


All are welcome to attend. A networking reception will follow the program. No refunds.

Have questions about The Wild West 2.0: Creating, Crowdfunding, and Capturing an Audience For Your Content Online? Contact Metropolitan Black Bar Association

When & Where

Brooklyn Art Space
138 S. Oxford Street
(Between Atlantic Avenue and Hanson Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)

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Metropolitan Black Bar Association

The purpose of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA), a unified citywide association of African-American and other minority lawyers, is to advance equality and excellence in the pursuit of justice, aid the progress of Blacks and other minorities in the profession, address legal issues affecting the citywide community, and foster the study of law by encouraging the personal and professional development of young lawyers and law students.

Founded on July 5, 1984, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association was created from the merger of the Harlem Lawyers Association, founded in 1921 and the Bedford Stuyvesant Lawyers Association, founded in 1933. As one of the largest organizations of Black attorneys in New York State, the MBBA continues the rich legacy of its two predecessor organizations by providing a voice for Black legal professionals in the communities it serves.

Today, the MBBA is comprised of mostly minority attorneys in large and small law firms, solo practitioners, all levels of government, academia, corporations, financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations and the judiciary.

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