The (C)opyright Chronicles

The Copyright Chronicles is a series of interviews with creatives from different backgrounds, focusing on their practical experience of copyright law.

(C)opyright Chronicles USA with Mandi Brooksbank

For the third and final installment in this series, Dion from FAME chatted to Mandi Brooksbank from Entertainment One.

Mandi is an LA-based entertainment law attorney who grew up performing and has always been a part of the creative industries. Mandi has first-hand insight into working in the film and television industry, and she currently works at Entertainment One as the Director of Television Business and Legal Affairs. Her role allows her to combine aspects of project development and production, and she has some excellent insights for those curious about this intersection!

(C)opyright Chronicles USA with Sonal Jain

For the second installment in the USA edition, Dion from FAME chatted to Sonal Jain from IMAX.

Sonal is an entertainment law attorney with extensive experience in theatrical marketing and copyright litigation. She is licensed to practice in the states of New York and California and after practicing in capital markets and corporate law, she transitioned to the entertainment industry. She currently works with IMAX’s Business and Legal Affairs group, and enjoys working the collaboration and dynamism that accompanies the role.

(C)opyright Chronicles USA with Greg Lush from Disney

We’re kicking off our 2021 (C)opyright Chronicles with a USA Edition! For our first installment in this series, Dion from FAME chatted to Greg Lush from Disney.

Greg is an intellectual property and entertainment law attorney with extensive experience in copyright and marketing litigation. He completed his JD in California and his legal career has taken him from a small litigation firm to three of the major Hollywood studios. He currently works with Disney’s studio marketing division following the acquisition of 20th Century Fox and provides advise on legal issues related to marketing materials and content.

(C)opyright Chronicles with Kris Kotwicki from Creative Artists Law

For our second instalment, Caiti from FAME chatted to Kris Kotwicki from Creative Artists Law.

Before becoming a lawyer, Kris worked as a Senior Artist in the computer games industry for a major publisher. Kris specialises in information technology law, intellectual property law and telecommunications law, negotiating for and against the largest multi-nationals, banks and law firms in the world on deals whose values ran into hundreds of millions of dollars. Kris also advises on film law for productions both large and small. Kris has a Juris Doctor of Law from the University of Queensland as well as a Bachelor of International Business. He was admitted as a Solicitor in January 2007 and enjoys 2D and 3D illustration as well as photography.

(C)opyright Chronicles with Michelle Hambur from Heide Museum of Modern Art

For our first instalment, Reetika and Ashley from FAME, were lucky to chat to Michelle Hambur from Heide Museum of Modern Art. 

Michelle is a Senior Visitor Services Officer and for the past year, she has been working on copyright for Heide’s catalogues. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Art History and Masters of Arts and Cultural Management from the University of Melbourne.