Is Privacy Dead? Transcript

 

I’m often asked, “is privacy dead?”  Privacy isn’t dead.  But, it’s on life support.  And you must take certain actions to guard your privacy if you want to make sure you continue to have it.  And I’m not talking about moving to Montana, going off the grid, going mountain man to protect your rights, but you must be diligent in taking certain actions.  This is not a new problem.  In 1890, Justice Brandeis, who went on to the Supreme Court, and Samuel Warren wrote a Harvard Law Review article called “The Right of Privacy” where they said, “press is overstepping in ever bounds.  Propriety, decency and the details of sexual relations are spread in the columns of the daily newspaper.”  That was over a hundred years ago.  Now throw in social media where in the blink of an eye, you can put out into the world what would have taken months a hundred years ago.  Now, good news bad news.  Good news is that most of our privacy woes are self-inflicted.  So, you can control it.  Now the bad news is that social media is a swamp of indiscretion.  It’s not surprising that someone will shoot themselves in the foot, what is surprising is how fast they reload.  And that’s what social media does is give you and endless supply of bullets.  Look at Facebook.  Mark Zuckerberg, in connection with the Facebook IPO, wrote a letter to the SEC where he talked about the right to share.  That we should have the right to share.  Well the right to share is exactly the opposite of the right to privacy.  So, what he is in essence saying is that you have the right to have an endless supply of bullets to shoot ourselves in the foot.  So, what to do is to exercise discipline.  Never tweet after 10 o’clock at night.  Never post after 10 o’clock at night.  As my dad used to say, “only bad things happen after 10 o’clock at night.”  And that’s the same with social media.  You’ll get up in the morning and you’ll think, “oh! Man! What did I post?” Because you can’t take it back.  So, you have to have the discipline to watch what you put out there for the rest of the world.  Next time we’ll talk about what privacy rights do we have.  

What privacy rights do we have?  Well as initially envisioned, it was the right to be let alone.  In 1890 when justice Brandeis and Samuel Warren wrote their famous Harvard Review article about the right of privacy, the concept was: the right to be let alone. But that article spawned four branches of privacy.  The first is intrusion.  That is where you have a reasonable expectation of privacy and somebody invades that privacy by physical or electronic means.  Typically, you think of telephoto lenses.  Second branch of the right of privacy is private facts.  That’s where private facts, which are not of legitimate public concern, are published.  Typically, we think sexuality when we think of private facts.  The third branch of the right of privacy is false light.  That’s where your facts about you are put into the public that puts you in a false light.  Typically, we think of a photo with a wrong caption—something identifying you doing something you didn’t do.  And the fourth branch of the right of privacy is the right of publicity.  That’s when your name, image, or likeness is used for commercial purposes, but you didn’t authorize that use.  A typical example would be where a celebrity’s image is on a t-shirt, but they didn’t authorize it.  In future posts, we will talk to you in more depth about each of the four branches of privacy. 

What is Intrusion? Transcript

 

What is intrusion?  Intrusion is the first branch of the four Rights of Privacy and it is essentially the purest form of the Rights of Privacy and it is essentially the purest form of the Rights of Privacy because it is the right that people think of when they think of their privacy.  Specifically, it is when you are in a location, where you have a reasonable expectation of privacy.  So, if you own your own home, you expect that that’s going to be private.  If you’re in your own backyard, you expect that that’s going to be private. If you’re in your own office, you expect that that’s going to be private.  And that reasonable expectation of privacy has to be invaded by physical or electronic means.  Physical- typically you think of someone trespass.  Somebody, a peeping Tom, somebody scaling a fence.  The other one is intrusion by electronic means, which would be a telephoto lens.  Somebody shooting from a great distance.  Into your yard or into your house or into a location where you have an expectation of privacy.  

In future videos, we’ll talk about specific court cases discussing intrusion, but today, we’ll talk about two cases in the news.  The first case involves a Rutgers college student and his gay roommate.  The student, for whatever reason, set up a webcam to spy on the gay roommate.  And the webcam caught the roommate making love with another man.  The roommate tweeted it out, posted the video out there.  And when the gay roommate found out about it, he was so distraught that he jumped off the George Washington Bridge and killed himself.  And the student who had posted it was charged with, and found guilty of, invasion of privacy. 

Second case in the news involves Jennifer Anniston who has a pension for sunbathing topless.  She sunbathes topless in her own back yard, but she sunbathes topless.  First time she was out sunbathing, a photographer scaled her fence- climbed her fence- to take pictures over the fence.  And it was intrusion by trespass.  The second photographer took pictures of Jennifer Anniston sunbathing topless with a photolense from a public road, 300 yards away.  Now, she didn’t know that either photographer was there, and she had a reasonable expectation for privacy.  She sued both and recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars to settle these cases because it was intrusion into an area where people would expect to have privacy.  At your own house, your own backyard, your own office.  If you’re in a public place, you would expect privacy in a changing room, you would expect privacy in a restroom. And this is the branch of the right of privacy that lets you maintain that privacy.  Next, we’ll talk about intrusion by the paparazzi. 

The Case of the Aggressive Paparazzi Transcript

 

The case of the aggressive paparazzi.  This is the first case of a high-profile celebrity suing a paparazzi.  The paparazzi is Ronald Galella.  Ronald Galella would take pictures of Robert Redford, Elvis Presley, Marlon Brando.  But his favorite subject/ victim, was Jaqueline Onassis.  And this was a period when she was living in New York after John F. Kennedy’s assassination and while she was married to Aristotle Onassis.  He would stalk her.  He would stalk her children.  Once he took a picture of John F. Kennedy, jr. riding his bicycle in central park.  He jumped out in front of “John John” and he fell off his bike.  Another instance, he came, as the court put it, uncomfortably close to Jackie O as she swam while Galella was in a power boat.  The secret service arrested him.  After his arrest, he sued the secret service and Jackie O. for false arrest.  Jackie O. counter-claimed for invasion of privacy.  The case went to trial.  It took 6 weeks.  And the conclusion of the trial, the court issued a restraing order against Galella, restraining him from approaching Jaqueline Onassis from 100 yards.  Galella appealed.  He said, “it’s not fair.”  I’m not allowed to do my business anymore.  Its taking away my right to make a living.  The appellate court agreed with him, but they said that that doesn’t mean that Jackie O. doesn’t have rights, she does.  So, they modified the order.  They said that he had to stay away 25 feet. Restraining orders, although valuable tools, are rare tools because you can’t get them unless there’s already been an incident of harassment.  But recently, Nicole Richie obtained a restraining order for two photographers who rear-ended her while she was driving in Beverly Hills.  So, it is still a valuable tool to use.  Next, we’ll talk about reigning in the paparazzi. 

Reigning in the Paparazzi Transcript

 

Is it possible to reign in the paparazzi? Not long ago, in Malibu, a fight broke out between the paparazzi and a bunch of surfers because the paparazzi were filming Matthew McConaughey.  And surfers being surfers, they were territorial and they said, “this is our beach, you can’t be here.”  Tens of thousands of dollars of cameras were destroyed, criminal charges were filed.  And the aftermath was a paparazzi task force was established to study ways to reign in the paparazzi.  What happened?  Absolutely nothing.  Because you can’t pass a law dealing with the paparazzi separately from the “legitimate” press.  The first amendment is the first amendment.  It applies to both.  What we need to do is enforce the laws that we already have.  The first amendment does not give any journalist, including the paparazzi the right to trespass, the right to steel, the right to intrude.  And in California, we have a specific statute that deals with this issue.  It’s Code of Civil Procedure section 1708.8.  It provides trouble damages and fines where paparazzi go in an area where people don’t want to be photographed and they don’t leave.  And business have decided that they’re taking the matter in their own hand.  They’re interpreting that law and they’re establishing paparazzi free zones.  What’s a paparazzi free zone?  Well it’s where you’re not supposed to be if you’re paparazzi.  If you go to the Lumberyard, which is a high-end shopping mall in Malibu, they have a symbol posted on the wall.  It looks like the cross between a ninja throwing star and a circular saw blade that says, “paparazzi free zone.”  Now if you go to the Point Dume shopping plaza, they take a more legalized approach.  They posted a sign that says, “Warning to the paparazzi.  Point Dume village is private property and ownership does not allow anyone to enter onto these premises for the purpose of taking photographs of persons without their permission.  In other words, they’re saying that you can’t come on here and trespass because we say you can’t.  But what’s the real problem?  The real problem is the public’s insatiable desire to know every last detail about a celebrity’s life.  We want to know who that celebrity is dating.  We want to know if that celebrity is having car trouble.  We want to know if they are in rehab.  We want to know what kind of latte they have.  If we were to stop buying magazines and tabloids that had celebrities’ pictures in them, or that had stories about celebrities, the paparazzi problem would go away because there would be no market for the photos.  Next, we’ll talk about invasion by the, so called, legitimate press. 

Intrusion for Journalism's Sake Transcript

 

Intrusion for journalisms sake.  With the so-called rise of the ambush journalist, many think that there’s a special exemption for journalists from the right of privacy.  There aren’t.  today we’ll talk about two cases that deal with this very issue.  The first is Dietemann vs. Time, Inc.  which was decided in 1963 by a California court.  Where time magazine sent in two undercover journalists to visit a man by the name of Dietemann.  Dietemann lived in Topanga and would treat people with clay and herbs.  And Time was running an undercover article about Quacks.  Well one of the journalists was a woman.  She told Dietemann that she had a lump in her breasts. And they caught Dietemann with a secret recording device and an undercover camera putting his hand on her breast with one hand and putting a wand over some jars in the other hand to determine what was the matter with her.  And she reported later that he finally decided that she had butter poisoning.  That she ate rancid butter 11 years 9 months and 7 days ago and that the poison settled in her leg, causing the lump in her breast.  And he prescribed clay pills.  He was a quack.  Later, after the story ran, he was charged with practicing medicine without a license.  But he then sued Time for an invasion of privacy.  And the court said that when you are in your home or office, you have the right of privacy and do not expect someone to secretly record you or photograph you and this applies even when you are suspected of a crime. 

The second case is Sanders vs.  American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. (ABC).  It was decided in 1999.  ABC send an undercover reporter into the marketing psychic group.  She wore a hat cam to walk around taking secret recordings of everyone.  One day, she talked to one of the other psychic employees, Mr. Sanders, who talked about his hopes and his dreams and then gave her a reading.  When this aired on television, he sued ABC for invasion of privacy. He won.  The court said that even though there were other co-workers around, that could have overheard this conversation, the public wasn’t allowed on the premises- it was restricted access- and that the right of privacy has degrees.  That you can’t go into someone’s office with a hat cam, even if there are other people in the office, and expect to record with impunity.  So, the right of privacy does apply to the, so called, legitimate press.  Next, we’ll talk about the second branch of the right of privacy, private facts. 

Private Facts: Protecting your Secrets Transcript

 

Everyone has secrets.  Stated the way a court would state it everyone has facts that they wouldn’t want the public to know.  And the right of privacy recognizes the cause of action for private facts because some secrets deserve protection.  To bring a claim for the disclosure of private acts, you must bring 4 things: you must show, one, the fact was private.  Two, that it was not of legitimate public concern.  3., that it was communicated to the public, and 4, that the publication is highly offensive to a reasonable person.  So, let’s go through it.  The first that it’s a private fact is what it sounds like.  That it has not been posted on your Facebook page, that you’ve not tweeted about it.  Typically, when we think of private facts, we think of our financial condition or we think of sexually transmitted diseases or, a personal favorite, sex tapes.  The second prong, not of legitimate public concern is the flip of ‘it cannot be news worthy’ because if it’s newsworthy, the First Amendment protects the publication of that fact.  Third is communicated to the public, which is exactly what you would think it is.  Somebody spilled the beans, somebody talked about it, somebody’s posted about it on their Facebook page.  And the fourth prong, that its highly offensive to a reasonable person is, especially in today’s TMZ, reality TV world, that’s a hard thing to prove as our threshold for what is offensive has gone so high.  And in California, there is even another hurtle that you must prove that it was published with reckless disregard for whether it was a private fact.  Next, we will discuss more contours in this cause of action in the case of the Outed Hero. 

The Case of the Outed Hero Transcript

 

In the case of the Outed Hero, we will continue our discussion of Private Facts.  On September 22, 1975 Sarah Jane Moore, a five-time divorcee, mother of four, accountant who turned to revolutionary politics, tried to assassinate president Ford when he was visiting San Francisco.  She was stopped by Oliver Sipple.  And Oliver Sipple knocked her hand away and the gun away and he was widely regarded as a hero.  In the days that followed, when the newspapers reported on the story, they also included the fact that he was gay.  The problem was that his family didn’t know that he was gay.  And they shunned him from that day forward.  So, he sued for the disclosure of private facts.  Now the publishing company that initially ran the story, raised two defenses.  One that the fact was not private and although his family may not have known he was gay, he was an active participant in the gay community in San Francisco.  He participated in gay pride parades, he frequented gay bars. And the court agreed.  The fact that he was gay was not private because he had already disclosed it.  And, two, that if anything was ever newsworthy, saving a president’s life certainly fell in that category.  And remember this was 1975, so it was also news that a gay man was not timid.  So, Oliver Sipple lost.  And the lesson is: if you ever save a president’s life, you will have no private facts.  We will continue our discussion of Private Facts with our next case of The Embarrassed Stripper and the Bashful Lovers. 

The Embarrassed Stripper and the Bashful Lovers Transcript

 

Today, we will discuss two cases.  The case of the Embarrassed Stripper and the case of the Bashful Lovers.  The first case, Puckett vs American Broadcast Company [ABC], in the case of the Embarrassed Stripper.  ABC was investigating illegal activities at the Continental Club, a strip club in Knox county Tennessee.  Well, in the background, Tammy Puckett was dancing nude and she showed up in the film clips that aired on TV.  Well, apparently, she is the only stripper in America who actually is stripping to put herself through college because her college classmates didn’t know that she was a stripper, and she sued for the public disclosure of private facts.  The court said that in order to sue for the public disclosure of private facts, it must be a private fact.  And the fact that you are a stripper is not a private fact because anybody that’s of legal age and has five dollars to pay the cover fee can come watch you.  And she lost.

 

The second case, the case of the Bashful Lovers, is Gill vs. Hearst Publishing Co.  They were caught, as the court put it, in an affectionate pose in their place of business.  It was a candy store.  A photographer happened by and took this picture in their affectionate pose and published the photo in Harper’s Bazaar magazine in 1947.  The magazine ran the photo with an article entitled, “And so the World Goes Round: a commentary reaffirming the poet’s conviction that the world would not revolve without love.”  Well, they were embarrassed; they thought that this was a private fact.  They sued.  The California Supreme Court ruled against them saying that to allow them to recover would mean that you could not publish a photo taken in public without that person’s permission.  It would effectively block the coverage of parades.  It would block the coverage of riots.  It would block the coverage of, for God’s sake, Mardi-Gras.  You can’t block that, so the court said that they could not recover.  Lesson is that if your photo is taken in a public place, it is not a private fact.  If a photo is taken in a private place, it may be a private fact, depending on the photo.  Next, we will turn to the False Light branch of Rights of Privacy. 

False Light and a Muffin Top Transcript

 

Women, do you have a muffin top?  You know, that roll of fat that spills over your tight jeans that makes you look like a muffin.  Women, do you like to be told that you have a muffin top?  Now, if you’re like any person I know, the answer is absolutely not.  You’d probably say something to the effect of, “why would you say that to me?” So, what you do is you consider suing for the False Light branch of the Right of Privacy.  And to recover you must show 4 things.  You must show, one, the publication, two, the information that shows you in a false light.  Three, that it’s highly offensive to the reasonable person, and four, if you’re a public figure, that it was published with knowledge or reckless disregard for the false impression that you created.  Or, if you are a private person, it was published with negligence about the false impression that you create.  Now let’s look at the teenager.  The problem is [that] the second branch of information that places her on a false light… she has a muffin top.  So, an article about her having a muffin top, does not place her in a false light.  But the lesson for us is that whenever we publish a photo, on Facebook or if you are a publishing company in a magazine or a newspaper, be careful the caption you put with that photo.  It may place that person in a false light. 

The Case of the Plucky Porker

 

Today we continue our discussion of False Light with the case of the Plucky Porker which pits Jeannie Braun vs. Larry C. Flynt.  The issue of the case was whether the publication of a photograph of a woman without her permission could constitute False Light.  What happened was Chic Magazine, a Larry Flynt publication, published a picture of Jeannie Braun in the Chic Thrills section of the magazine.  Jeannie Braun had an act at the Aquarena Springs amusement park in Texas with Ralph the Diving Pig. It showed Ralph diving into the water and swimming over to Jeannie Braun.  The caption of the photo read, “Swine Dive.  If it swims, why not?  This Plucky Pig performs every day.”  The problem was not the photo.  The problem was the other photos in the magazine.  Because, this being a Larry Flynt publication, was devoted to the un-chastity of women.  And the court held that determine whether the photo placed Jeannie Braun in a False Light, the jury was entitled to look at the entire magazine to see whether the photo of her and Ralph the diving pig and the other photos of the naked women was Jeannie Braun in a False Light.  And the court said, “yes,” someone could conclude that that put her in a false light.  Kind of a “birds of a feather flock together.”  That if she is with pictures of naked women, that she must be un-chaste herself.  Next, we discuss False Light claims of women who flash their breast at biker rallies. 

False Light and the Photogenic Flasher Transcript

 

We’ll continue our discussion of false light with the case of the Regrets of the Photogenic Flasher.  The flasher was Tonya Barnhart who sued Paisano Publications.  Tonya Barnhart was a 29-year-old retail clerk who attended an event called Toots, Troops, Second annual Pig Roast.  It was a fund raising even for motorcycle enthusiasts.  As the evening wore on and alcohol ensued, Tonya Barnhart traded her dignity for a string of plastic beads.  And as more alcohol was consumed, Tonya was swept up in the Mardi-Gras like atmosphere of the event and flashed the crowd.  In the crowd was a photographer, Bill Cromwell, who did what photographers do.  He snapped a photo.  And sent the photo of the topless Tonya Barnhart to Easy Ridders Magazine and they published it in the “In the Wind” section of the magazine.  And the “In the Wind” section is devoted to illustrating the exhilaration of the motorcycling lifestyle.  Below the photo was the caption, “Pegging the fun me.”  And Tonya Barnhart sued for False Light.  She claimed that the photo gave the false impression that she would consent to having a topless photo in the magazine.  And the court disagreed with Barnhart.  The court held that publishing in a soft porn men’s magazine, a topless photo of someone voluntarily flashing the crowd, is not false light.  The lesson is, when girls go wild, the right of privacy goes out the door.  Next, we will begin our discussion of the Right of Publicity. 

I am my own Brand Transcript

We live in a branded world.  Companies spend millions of dollars to develop their brand or, when they get in trouble, or get purchased or taken over by another company, to rebrand themselves.  Individuals are no different.  Celebrities cultivate public perception to create their individual brand so they can convert it into a monetary value or into future roles.  I am my brand.  I want to control—as does huge companies, as does celebrities—I want to control the commercial exploitation of my name, image or likeness.  And fortunately, there is a law that allows me to do that.  That is the Right of Publicity.  Now, unfortunately for everyone in the United States, there isn’t a Federal Right of Publicity law, which means that not all states have a Right of Publicity law.  California has a Right of Publicity law, New York has a Right of Publicity law, but again, many states don’t.  To take advantage of the Right of Publicity, if somebody uses your image without your permission, you have to show six things.  You have to show, one, use of your name, image, or likeness.  In California, that includes your voice or your signature.   A name is exactly what you would think it is.  It’s the name your momma gave ya.  But it’s also your former name.  It’s also your pseudonym.  Your stage name, your pen name.  Image or likeness can include sketches, it doesn’t have to be a photograph.  Second thing you must prove is an appropriation by a person of your name, image or likeness.  Third, without your consent.  So, you’ll see drink companies handing out a drink and they’ll have you sign a waiver so that they can take a picture of you with the drink, you have given consent.  Fourth, for a commercial purpose.  And that would include using in an advertisement, in solicitation, in selling materials, in selling a product or a service.  And fifth you must show a connection between the use of your name, image or likeness and the commercial purpose.  And the reason that we have that requirement is because your name or image acts as an endorsement for that product or service.  And finally, you have to show harm.  You have to show that you’ve been damaged.  In the coming videos, we will talk more about the details of each of these elements and we’ll talk about the value of the Right of Publicity. 

Fame pays. Today we’ll talk about valuing the Right of Publicity.  A celebrity’s name, image, or likeness can have great value.  For example, in 2005, Priscilla Presley sold the right to use Elvis’ name for 114 million dollars.  The next year, the same company, CKX, Inc., licensed the right to use Mahomed Ali’s name for 50 million dollars.  Now if someone were to use Mahomed Ali’s name or Elvis Presley’s name without permission, those damages would be relatively easy to prove because they’ve already been quantified by a company.  But California recognizes that that’s not always the case and its set up in their statute elements that you can recover.  The first thing if someone exploits your name, image, or likeness without your permission you can recover actual damages if there are any.  So, for a celebrity, it would be their appearance fee.  The normal fee that they would charge for use of their name or likeness in associated with a product or service.  But if there are not any actual damages, in the case of a non-celebrity or a private person, California permits 750 dollars per use.  The second element of damages would be profits from unauthorized use to the extent that that isn’t included in the actual damages.  So, the injured party, the person whose name image or likeness has been used, only has to show the gross revenue received from the company or individual using their name.  The burden has now shifted to the defendant, the company who’s been sued, to show their expenses.  And to show what their costs are that should be deducted from those gross revenues.  So that is a huge deterrent effect.  Plus, you are entitled to recover your attorney’s fees and costs.  And this aids the non-celebrity or someone who would otherwise not be able to afford to enforce their rights in a lawsuit against the defendant.  And finally, your entitled to recover, in appropriate instances, punitive damages.  Again, another deterrent effect to someone appropriating your name image or likeness.  In our next video, we will talk about the value of everlasting fame. 

The Value of Everlasting Fame Transcript

 

The value of everlasting fame.  During a person’s lifetime, some people achieve fame through rare ability or dumb luck or a combination of the two.  But only a handful of actors or athletes have appeal after death.  For those few individuals, there is a value to everlasting fame.  An example of this: in 2012 Forbes did a list of the top earners for 2012.  At the top of the list was Elizabeth Taylor who die in 2011.  She had earned 210 million dollars.  Second was Michael Jackson who died in 2009.  He earned 145 million dollars. Third was Elvis who died in 1977 and earned 55 million.  Fourth was Charles Shultz of Peanuts fame who died in 2000, earned 37 million dollars.  And fifth on the list was Bob Marley who died in 2001 and earned 17 million dollars.  So, the question is, does the Right of Publicity last forever?  And unfortunately for the heirs of George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, the answer is no, there are limits.  The Right of Publicity depends entirely on the state in which you were domiciled at the time of your death.  For instance, Indiana, the home of James Dean, the right lasts for 100 years.  In California, it’s 70 years.  In Florida, it’s 40 years, but when you’re alive, you don’t have any income tax.  So, it offsets.  New York, surprisingly, the Right of Publicity dies when you die.  A recent Ninth Circuit case determined that Marilyn Monroe’s estate could not obtain money for her Right of Publicity because she was domiciled in New York at the time of her death.  So, the lesson for those rare celebrities who believe that their fame will continue after death and who also want to take care for their heirs after death, is to move to Indiana.  The other lesson for the gorilla marketer who wants the use of a celebrity in their advertising campaign, but can’t afford a celebrity in their ad campaign, is find a celebrity who was domiciled in New York at the time of their death and use that celebrity in their ad campaign.  Next, we will talk about how long is too long. 

Fame pays

 

Fame pays. Today we’ll talk about valuing the Right of Publicity.  A celebrity’s name, image, or likeness can have great value.  For example, in 2005, Priscilla Presley sold the right to use Elvis’ name for 114 million dollars.  The next year, the same company, CKX, Inc., licensed the right to use Mahomed Ali’s name for 50 million dollars.  Now if someone were to use Mahomed Ali’s name or Elvis Presley’s name without permission, those damages would be relatively easy to prove because they’ve already been quantified by a company.  But California recognizes that that’s not always the case and its set up in their statute elements that you can recover.  The first thing if someone exploits your name, image, or likeness without your permission you can recover actual damages if there are any.  So, for a celebrity, it would be their appearance fee.  The normal fee that they would charge for use of their name or likeness in associated with a product or service.  But if there are not any actual damages, in the case of a non-celebrity or a private person, California permits 750 dollars per use.  The second element of damages would be profits from unauthorized use to the extent that that isn’t included in the actual damages.  So, the injured party, the person whose name image or likeness has been used, only has to show the gross revenue received from the company or individual using their name.  The burden has now shifted to the defendant, the company who’s been sued, to show their expenses.  And to show what their costs are that should be deducted from those gross revenues.  So that is a huge deterrent effect.  Plus, you are entitled to recover your attorney’s fees and costs.  And this aids the non-celebrity or someone who would otherwise not be able to afford to enforce their rights in a lawsuit against the defendant.  And finally, your entitled to recover, in appropriate instances, punitive damages.  Again, another deterrent effect to someone appropriating your name image or likeness.  In our next video, we will talk about the value of everlasting fame. 

 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

The value of everlasting fame

 

The value of everlasting fame.  During a person’s lifetime, some people achieve fame through rare ability or dumb luck or a combination of the two.  But only a handful of actors or athletes have appeal after death.  For those few individuals, there is a value to everlasting fame.  An example of this: in 2012 Forbes did a list of the top earners for 2012.  At the top of the list was Elizabeth Taylor who die in 2011.  She had earned 210 million dollars.  Second was Michael Jackson who died in 2009.  He earned 145 million dollars. Third was Elvis who died in 1977 and earned 55 million.  Fourth was Charles Shultz of Peanuts fame who died in 2000, earned 37 million dollars.  And fifth on the list was Bob Marley who died in 2001 and earned 17 million dollars.  So, the question is, does the Right of Publicity last forever?  And unfortunately for the heirs of George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, the answer is no, there are limits.  The Right of Publicity depends entirely on the state in which you were domiciled at the time of your death.  For instance, Indiana, the home of James Dean, the right lasts for 100 years.  In California, it’s 70 years.  In Florida, it’s 40 years, but when you’re alive, you don’t have any income tax.  So, it offsets.  New York, surprisingly, the Right of Publicity dies when you die.  A recent Ninth Circuit case determined that Marilyn Monroe’s estate could not obtain money for her Right of Publicity because she was domiciled in New York at the time of her death.  So, the lesson for those rare celebrities who believe that their fame will continue after death and who also want to take care for their heirs after death, is to move to Indiana.  The other lesson for the gorilla marketer who wants the use of a celebrity in their advertising campaign, but can’t afford a celebrity in their ad campaign, is find a celebrity who was domiciled in New York at the time of their death and use that celebrity in their ad campaign.  Next, we will talk about how long is too long. 

How long is too long?

 

How long is too long?  The statute of limitations provides the answer to that question.  The statute of limitations is the maximum time you have after an act before you can be time-barred from bringing a lawsuit.  Now, with most claims, it runs from the last date that an event occurred.  For instance, with a breach in contract claim, the last breach of contract starts the running of the statute of limitations for purposes of filing a lawsuit.  But the rule is different for the Right of Publicity.  There is the, so called, “single publication rule” where the time to file a lawsuit runs from the first general distribution to the public.  Now, why is that different?  Why a different rule?  It is intended to prevent multiple claims.  For instance, when there has been a publication in a newspaper to a mass audience, or a publication in a magazine to a wide audience, or a book publication, or a radio ad, or a TV ad, there it is distributed to a mass audience, so the time to sue starts from that distribution.  Now, each subsequent broadcast or each addition starts the time to sue, again.  It’s a single publication.  Now the rule is different for repeated publications to individual users.  There was a recent case where an authenticating company authenticated the signature of a celebrity to over 14,000 individual users, but it was done over time and on an individual basis.  And there, the statute of limitations started to run on each individual authentication.  So, the lesson is, if you are concerned that your name, image, or likeness may be misappropriated, you should monitor it, because the time to sue runs very quickly.  Set up a google alert or search for your name, search for your image, search for your likeness on all of the major search engines.  It’s the only way to really ensure that you’ll know when there has been an unauthorized use.  Next, we will talk about the Right of Publicity and the First Amendment. 

 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

Right of Publicity

 

Right of Publicity and the First Amendment.  The Right of Publicity is not a constitutional amendment.  The Right of Publicity is fundamentally an economic right.  It’s the right to exploit your name, image, or likeness for commercial gain. The Right of Publicity is not mentioned in the Constitution.  Unlike Copyright or patents, it is not there.  The Right of Publicity therefore does not give the holder of the right the right to censor inflammatory or offensive portrayals because of the First Amendment.  The First Amendment protects information in the public interest.  As the press likes to say, it is the right of the public to know and the press’ right to tell.  The First Amendment, broadly put, protects news worthy accounts and uses of a person’s name, image, or likeness.  For instance, current events are protected.  Educational usage of a person’s name, image, or likeness is protected, and even the use of a name, image, or likeness for amusement is protected.  Another major protection of the First Amendment is a transformative use.  If an artist takes a photo and transforms that photo to his own artistic interpretation of that photo, that’s protected because he has transformed that photo.  It’s no longer after the same market as the celebrity’s photo; it’s creating a new market.  California, predictably, spells out the protections.  They say that the use of a name, voice, signature, photograph, or likeness in connection with any news, public affairs, sports broadcasts, or account, or political campaign is protected and you need not obtain consent from the individual.  In coming videos, we will discuss specific cases and specific uses of the Right of Publicity. 

 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

Legal Counselor Series Full Interview

 

The one thing they don't tell law students is your first year of practice you are walking malpractice. You think you know what you're doing, but you have no idea what you are doing.  By the end of that first year you've done things several times and you start to build confidence. By your fifth year, you're pretty good--I mean you're competent.  And it's at that fifty-year mark where most lawyers stop studying, where most lawyers stop improving. And I had a mentor tell me that one time. Now fast forward to Malcolm Gladwell's book "Outliers" where the concept is you need 10,000 hours to be good anything, translated that’s about 25 years of practice.  And I've told several young lawyers and they're like "twenty-five years", but the upside is in five years you're going to be really competent.  And the great thing is--okay, I always wanted to play professional football.  I didn't, but I'm now at the top of my game at fifty-five years old.  I would've been long since retired, and that's because if you continue to work you can continue to get better into your seventies and eighties. You can still be really good.  And I credit that to Joe York, my first mentor.

To ask me if I remember my first trial is like asking, “do I remember my first kiss.” Of course, you remember your first trial!  It was the most thrilling and still at the same time frightening things I've ever done because you don't know. For instance, you don't know, you're not really sure how to walk up to the podium and say good morning to the jury.  You've never done it before. You don't know how to get when you're in voir dire and you're picking a jury, how do you get back to counsel table before you have to exercise challenges?  Little things like that you don't think of, it causes great stress and part of it is you just have to get through it a number of times so you're comfortable the you know how to do that because you have that stress plus the stress of "Am going to win? Am I going to lose? Am I asking the right questions?"  So, long-winded answer to it, yes, I remember vividly. I coped with the stress of it bit by over preparing, just covering every possible angle like a cover and then a bunch of stuff didn't happen that I thought would happen and things I didn't think would happen happened, so no matter how much you prepare something is going to change.

Well, I'll answer it a couple of ways.  One, when I was in law school I took a trial advocacy class and as part of the class, you had to do lay foundations. And I was reading at that time—the CLE guru was Irving Younger-- and I read an Irving Younger book where he talked about you should do check lists, like pilots do a check list you should do a check list so I thought, "I'll do a checklist." For each foundation, I'll do a checklist I and started it, I did a three-ring binder which I brought a prop because this I've continued to use it over the last thirty years.  So, every evidence issue I ever have, I put in my binder and I then expand it and it's a lot more sophisticated than it was in law school.  But every potential evidence issue I could come up against I try to put in the binder so I can take it with me to trial. Basically, from the time the final status conference until the jury comes out with their verdict, I try to--if I've done research on it--put it in here.  First let’s just look at the issues in the case.  You know there's some obvious ones that if you're dealing with a film, you're going to want to ask people about if they've ever been in the industry.  Most people if you say, "do you like to go to the movies?" are going to say "yes."  So that’s kind of a throw away question, so you do the case specific things, but when it really comes down to it to know which juror to keep or which juror to not keep on your jury, for me it’s, "do I like them?" because odds are if I like them they like me. It's all at a gut-level.  If I don't like them for some reason, they're not going to like me.  You know it’s just whatever that vibe is.  It's dating--I mean you're dating for however long you trial is you want to persuade them, you want to bring them over your side.  So that's kind of the mindset I bring to it is I want to know about them, so you can tailor arguments but I want to know how they react to me.  You can tell, and if you can't I always have something with me to just going to sit and watch the jurors, you know, did I miss a reaction? Because if I'm talking to someone over here and a juror's frowning at me over here is useful information.  It may not have anything to do with me, but it still useful information.  It's going to sound trite, but just be who you are. It is when you try to be something you're not, they can see through it. And I was a juror on a three-week trial ten years ago and I tried to get out of jury duty.  The judge asked, "does anybody have any conflicts?" and I raised my hand, I was supposed to be in New York the following week, but the judge kept me on and I knew the judge. I was president of the Santa Monica Bar a couple of years earlier and she knew me and I knew her.  She never really did say why she kept me on but she kept me on the jury.  But it was fascinating, I'm glad I stayed on the jury because I realized that one of the twelve jurors--and you generally have 14 because you have a couple of alternates or three alternates depending on how long the trial is--somebody is always watching you.  And if you're not--I mean if you're yelling at somebody or you're trying to be nice in front of them, but you're just not a nice person, they're going to see through it and they're going to view you as not authentic, and if you're not authentic when you're not onto them, they can assume your arguments aren't authentic, so I guess the trite advice is just be who you are. Now, that's easier said than done because everybody your modeling after you seem back when the OJ trial was going on there was Johnnie Cochran and that famous line, "If the glove doesn't fit you must acquit," so everybody started using rhymes weather was appropriate or not you know they just use them and it was just not who I was. It was hard not to use a rhyme in closing argument but I didn't I tried to just stay with who I am as opposed to copying somebody else.

Well I remember this was my first mentor when I was in law school who is the best trial lawyer I'd ever seen and still to this day had ever seen.  His name was Dan Hoffman--he's passed away--but he was saying the mistake that most young lawyers make is the night before trial they're doing legal research. He said, "no, the night before trial work on your theme, work on your witness exams, work on the facts in the case because the law is not going to change and the judges is going to help you out if you're a young lawyer and you're really there on your first trial really unsupported, the judge is not going to--let me rephrase that, there's the rare judge who won't help you out with the law. Spend time working on the theme because I think if you can come up with a theme that explains your facts and also encompasses your bad facts, because every case them.  And most cases if they're going to trial have about 50-50.  You know, it's a horse race. If you can come up with a theme that explains in a coherent fashion both sides of the argument, then that's where I start.

So, a month before trial I'm giving thought to "what exhibits do I need?" because that's going to lead to what questions you're going to ask coupled with "what witnesses do I need?"  So, the month before trial I've pretty much decided this is my witness list, these are the exhibits I'm going to use, because that then leads to development of the theme because you can identify then what you know the other side-- and I always go through the process of--at the same time about a month before trial—identifying my ten best documents and the other side's ten best because you know they're going to use them.  If they're their ten best they're going to use them and you better be prepared to have arguments and questions about them so that'll be about 30 days out.  A week before trial I'm focusing more on the witness exams, drafting the opening, and the opening morphs into the close generally. I mean I tell the same story in the opening as in the close it's just more interesting to listen to in the close because you can you can use things that you can't use in the opening and you can argue in a close and evidence changes--what comes, in what doesn't.  The day before the trial is making sure I have a trial kit that I have for each trial.  I always use a computer so I have a portable printer, I have a portable scanner, I have big magic markers--I always bring my own, I never rely on the court having anything and I've developed a checklist of all the things you want to bring so I go through to make sure that’s together.  Down to as simple as a spare shirt to have in your car because at some point you're going to spill something yourself, it just happens I know that because I spilled coffee on myself one lunch time and then you have a spot--if you don't have a spare shirt you have a spot so that is the day before is getting the logistical things ready because it's much like an examination; if you really aren't ready the day before you're not going to be ready. Just too much work has to be done, you're not going to get it in the last day.  The hour before trial.  If I'm sitting there waiting, and what typically happens is your you show up in the courtroom where your trust was supposed to start and the judge will have law and motion matters first, so you're sitting around for an hour listening to other law and motion things. I would just review my opening argument, my general theme so if something comes up that I haven't thought through at least I could put it under that umbrella.

Now, I work out. I mean even in trial I will continue to work out even when the trial's going because frankly you get your best ideas and If you're running, the difference is that when I'm in trial I'll run with 3x5 cards in a baggie, so if I get an idea I'll stop and write it down but when you're not focusing on the trial, when you just kind of doing that running meditation almost, that's when ideas will pop in your head or arguments will pop in your head where it's like, "I'm in trial already; I should've thought of that," but I continue to exercise because if you don't you're either going to internalize it or you're going to drink and neither one are really good for stress on a long-term basis.  Actually undergrad, but especially law school because there are days where you think "I'm too busy, I don't have time," especially when exams were coming up and then for the bar exam, "I don't have time to exercise," but you don't have time not to exercise because it's going to clear your head.  There are even studies that you're better able to think if you've had physical activity I stumbled upon something that's been around for centuries, but I stumbled upon it nine months ago: yoga.  I'm like the newest convert because they try to get you to focus on your mat and do not look beyond that to just be in the moment and it took four months before I was able to do it for a little bit of time, but the more you practice it the more it helps you be in the moment and to get rid of those outside stressors that are always free floating in your head. It's like "oh, I've got to do this, I've got to do this," but you just try to be in the moment so, yes, if I could go back the one physical thing I would do I would start yoga as a young person and stay with it because it’s great for your focus. 

Many lawyers will look around-- many young lawyers will look around-- and say, "how do I find a mentor?" It's rare you're going to have somebody come to you and say, "Can I be your mentor?" If they do, you probably don't want that person as your mentor.  It's like "piece of candy, little girl?" "No, I don't think so."

What I did is I went to each other each lawyer in my firm and say "will you go to lunch with me? Can take your lunch?" and I'd generally do it on Fridays, so it was a little more relaxed and I had worked up a couple questions I want to ask them about trials or about the practice.  And when somebody asks you to lunch and asks how you do things, they're flattered and I had one mentor in particular, Joe York, who was a really good trial lawyer and we had a practice on Fridays and this is in the eighties, so you got to hear how this is, we got a burger and a beer and we would talk about trials and he loved it and I loved it I mean, I'd actually take notes.  And then that was in Denver--I practiced in Denver for two years, came out to Los Angeles, and I did the same thing, I would go to different lawyers who I respected and I'd say, "can I take you to lunch and pick your brain about-- pick a topic: jury selection or cross-examination?" and they're like "of course you can."  So, I kind of picked my mentor by issue and then if somebody wants to step in and help you that you feel comfortable with then, fantastic. But you don't necessarily have to do that and still get the same benefit I tried to go through-- for instance, if I have a law clerk in the office and we're doing a project, I try to take a little extra time and talk about why we're doing it as opposed to "here, we got to get this discovery out."  No, we still get the discovery out, but I tell them the purpose of it and why I want the information and how, hopefully, I can use that information in trial because the one lasting thing, I feel very fortunate that I had my first trial within two months, three months of having graduated-- or having been admitted to the bar. I remember after that first trial I thought "oh, that's why you do something this way in discovery," or I deposition now I ask my questions completely different from the way I asked them before because you see how you use them at trial or are unable to use them at trials as the case was in my first trial, so there is a purpose to all of this and its more just putting the forest together versus focusing on it "here's a tree, here's an interrogatory. What do I do with that?" "Here's a deposition question. What do I do with that? How does it fit into the whole?" Because that's the hard thing about the first year of law school is you're just learning about trees and you don't understand the forest. Well it's the same with trial practice; there's a forest out there and when your able to step back and see where everything fits in.  It actually works.
 

 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

How do you become a great trial lawyer?

 

The one thing they don't tell law students is your first year of practice, you're walking malpractice. You think you know what you're doing but you have no idea what you're doing.  By that end of that first year you've done things several times you start to build confidence. By your fifth year you're pretty good, I mean you're competent.  And it's at the fifty-year mark where most lawyers stop studying, where most lawyers stop improving and I had a mentor tell me that one time.  Now fast forward to Malcolm Gladwell's book "Outliers" where the concept is you need 10,000 hours to be good anything--translated that's about 25 years of practice.  And I've told several young lawyers this and they're like "twenty-five years!"  But the upside is in five years you're going to be really competent.  And the great thing is--okay I always wanted to play professional football.  I didn't, but I'm now at the top of my game at fifty-five years old I would've been long since retired and that's because if you continue to work you can continue to get better into your seventies and eighties. You can still be really good.  And I credit that to Joe York, my first mentor

 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

Do you remember your first trial?

 

To ask me if I remember my first trial is like asking me if I remember my first kiss.  Of course, you remember your first trial! It's the most it was the most thrilling and still at the same time frightening things I've ever done because, you don't know. For instance, you don't know--you're not really sure-- how to walk up to the podium and say good morning to the jury.  You've never done it before. You don't know how to get-- when you're in voir dire and you're picking the jury how do you get back to counsel table before you have to exercise challenges?  Little things like that that you don't think of. It causes great stress. And part of it is you just have to get through it a number of times so you're comfortable that you do know how to do that because you have that stress plus the stress of, "Am I going to win? Am I going to lose? Am I asking the right questions?"  So, long-winded answer to it, yes, I remember it vividly. I coped with the stress a bit by over preparing, just covering every possible angle I could cover and then a bunch of stuff didn't happen that I thought would happen things and things I didn't think would happen happened, so no matter how much you prepare something is going to change.

 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

How do you manage trial logistics?

 

I'll answer it a couple of ways.  When I was in law school I took a trial advocacy class.  As part of the class you had to lay foundations and I was reading at that time—the CLE guru was Irving Younger and I read an Irving Younger book where he talked about you should do checklists, like pilots do checklists, you should do checklists, so, I thought "I'll do a checklist." For each foundation, I'll do a checklist.  And I started it and I did a three-ring binder, which I brought a prop I've done continue to use it over the last thirty years, so every evidence issue I ever have I put in my binder and I then expand it and it's a lot more sophisticated than was in law school, but every potential evidence issue that I could come up against I have tried to put in the binder.  So, I can take it with me to trial. Basically, from the time of the final status conference until the jury comes out with their verdict, I try to-- if I've done research on-- put in here.

 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

How do you deal with the stress of trial?

 

Now, I work out. Even in trial I will continue to work out even when the trial's going because frankly you get your best ideas.  If you're running--I run with-- the difference is that when I'm in trial I'll run with 3x5 cards in a bag, you know, so if I get an idea I can stop and write it down but when you're not focusing on the trial, when you're just kind of doing that running meditation almost, that's when ideas will pop in your head or arguments will pop in your head where it's like "oh, I'm in trial already. I should've thought of that," but I continue to exercise because if you don't you're either going to internalize it or you're going to drink and neither one really good for stress on a long-term basis.

 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

How do you prepare for trial during the last 30 days?

 

So, a month before trial I'm giving thought to what exhibits do I need because that's going to lead to what questions you're going to ask, coupled with what witnesses do I need.  So, at the month before trial I've pretty much decided this is my witness list, these are the exhibits I'm going to use, because that then leads to development of the theme because you can identify then what you know the other side.  And I always go through the process of--at the same time, about a month before trial—identify my ten best documents in the other side's 10 best because you know they're going to use 'em.  Their ten best they're going to use and you better be prepared to have arguments and questions about them.  So, that'll be about 30 days out.  A week before trial I'm focusing more on the witness exams, drafting the opening, and the opening morphs into the close generally I tell the same story in the opening as in the close.  It's just more interesting to listen to in the close because you can use things that you can't use in the opening and you can argue in a close and evidence changes--what comes in, what doesn't. The day before the trial is making sure I have a trial kit that I have for each trial I always use a computer so I have a portable printer, I have a portable scanner, I have big magic markers. I always bring my own.  I never rely on the court having anything and I've developed a check list of all the things you want to bring, so I go through to make sure that’s together.  Down to as simple as a spare shirt to have in your car because at some point you're going to spill something yourself--it just happens you know, and I know that because I spilled coffee on myself one lunch time and then you have a spot. If you don't have a spare shirt then you have a spot.  So that is the day before is getting the logistical things ready because it's much like and examination.  If you really aren't ready the day before you're not going to be ready. There's just too much work that has to be done you're not going to get it in the last day.  The hour before trial, I mean if I'm sitting there and waiting--and what typically happens is your you show up in the courtroom where your trial's supposed to start and the judge will have law and motion matters first, so you're sitting around for an hour listening to other law and motion things. I would just review my opening I argument, my general theme so if something comes up that I haven't thought through at least I could put it under that umbrella.

 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

How do you build rapport with a jury during trial?

 

It's going to sound trite, but just be who you are. It's when you try to be something you're not they can see through it. I was a juror on a three-week trial ten years ago and I tried to get out of jury duty, the judge asked, "does anybody have any conflicts?" and I raise my hand.  I was supposed to be in New York the following week, but the judge kept me on and I knew the judge. I was president of the Santa Monica Bar a couple of years earlier and she knew me and I knew her.  She never did say why she kept me on, but she kept me on the jury, but it was fascinating. I'm glad I stayed on the jury because I realized that one of the twelve jurors--and you generally have fourteen; you have a couple alternates or three alternates depending on how long the trial is--somebody is always watching you and if you're not--I mean if you're yelling at somebody or your trying to be nice in front of them but you're just not a nice person they're going to see through it and they're going to view you as not authentic. And if you're not authentic when you're not onto them, they're going to assume your arguments aren't authentic so I guess the trite advice is just be who you are. Now, that's easier said than done because everybody your modeling after-- you've seen back when the OJ trial was going on there was Johnnie Cochran and he had that famous line "if the glove doesn't fit, you must acquit," so everybody started using rhymes whether it was appropriate or not, you know, they just would use them.  It was not who I was.  It was hard not to use a rhyme in closing argument, but I didn't. I tried to just stay with who I am as opposed to copying somebody else.

 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

How do you approach jury selection?

 

First just look at the issues in case there's some obvious ones like if you're dealing with a film, you want to ask people about if they've ever been in the industry.  Most people if you say, "do you like to go to movies?" Are going to say yes so that's kind of a throw away question.  So, you do the case specific thing, but when it really comes down to it, it is to know which juror to keep or which juror to not keep on your jury, for me it's do I like them?  Because odds are if I like them, they like me.  It's all a gut-level. If I don't like them for some reason they're not going to like me. You know, it’s just whatever that vibe is.  It's dating.  I mean you're dating for however long your trial is. You want to persuade them, you want to bring them over to your side.  So, that’s kind of the mindset I bring to it.  I want to know about them issue so you can tailor arguments, but I want to know how they react to me. You can tell-- and if you can always have somebody with me to just going to sit and watch the jurors. You know, did I miss a reaction? I'm talking somebody over here and a juror is crowding me over here, it's useful information. It may not have anything to do with me, but it still useful information.

 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

Interview with Women's Radio

 

Bridget Grayson:  Hello everyone. We are back here with more Open forum on the Women's Radio Network.  You guys now that I am your host, Bridget Grayson, and I've had a very special show for you guys this morning.  So, my next guest is another amazing guy. I'm happy to have him here and he's actually my last guest for this morning's show.  His name is Jon Pfeiffer and he is the Managing Partner of Pfeiffer FitzGibbon & Ziontz and that's in Santa Monica, California. Good afternoon Jon. How are you today?

Jon Pfeiffer:  I am good. How are you?

Bridget Grayson:  I'm great thanks for asking, and thank you for being on the show with us today. We're happy to have you here. 

Jon Pfeiffer: I appreciate it, thank you.

Bridget Grayson: Of course, you're welcome Jon.  So, as I just mentioned, you are managing partner of Pfeiffer FitzGibbon & Ziontz so can you tell us a little bit about that? You know, what you guys do there and what you're all about?

Jon Pfeiffer:  Well my practice is primarily representing studios and production companies dealing with disputes over feature films or television shows.

Bridget Grayson: Oh wow, so that sounds interesting

Jon Pfeiffer:  It does make for better stories.  Primarily it is fighting over distribution rights, or profits, or anything related to the making of a film.

Bridget Grayson: Oh wow, awesome. So, what would you say are some of these other services or resources that you might provide for the clients that you work with Jon?

Jon Pfeiffer:  It all relates to agreements.  So, it’s any time that someone will breech an agreement with another party.  We do represent some businesses as well because it’s all at the heart of enforcing promises that people have made to each other in a business context or in a motion picture context. 

Bridget Grayson: Yes definitely. That is very important to hold up to these agreements.  So, you know it's great that you're out there helping people and kind of making them do that in a sense.  So, Jon, you know, I just want to ask you, how did this all start for you?  What was the motivation for you behind getting in to law and this type of law specifically?

Jon Pfeiffer:  I describe myself as the most unlikely entertainment lawyer you'll ever find because I grew up on a farm in Nebraska.  Yes, it wasn't something said I'd really dreamed of doing. I just wanted to be in trials and to go to trials and then twenty years ago, someone I'd tried a case with called me up one day and he was now general counsel at a production company and asked me if I'd be interested in doing their work.  I said, "of course" and that has kind of led to what I do because it is all about relationships. It is when people get to know you, and people get to like you, and when they get to trust you they'll refer you to other people that have a problem and it's just kind of grown that way.

Bridget Grayson:  Yes, definitely. And especially now we know add me know it's actually now you know I'm me be at a college and be me being older and being out of college now, I've come to realize that--you don't realize it when you're younger—but that is how the world works is off of a lot of connections and networking like you said, people who know you and get to know you, get to know your work, that is very important in any field that you're in.

Jon Pfeiffer:  I will echo that as well because I was on a panel yesterday at Pepperdine Law School and then asked, what advice would you give to first-year law students?  And I said, "oddly it's not going to seem what you think it is. It is, build relationships."  Because you're going to be in the business for a long time and you're going to know people and you're going to run across them over and over, which is why your reputation so important that you want to build those relationships in you don't want to do anything that is going to just be negative. You just don't want to do that.

Bridget Grayson Yes, definitely. It's always good to have a positive attitude, and like you said, just

build those relationships, because they are so important, and especially being in law, it’s important to have a good reputation, so that is something that I totally agree with you on Jon.  Also, just speaking on what you do there, at your firm and at your practice and you know the people you represent, what is--you don't have to go into great length-- and detail because I'm sure it’s a very thorough process that you go through, but what is the process when someone comes to you with a dispute or something that they need assistance with? How do you go about approaching that?

Jon Pfeiffer: Well I like to have people come in and we'll talk on the phone first to see if there is something I can help them with but then to have them come and talk through the problem because many times there may be other solutions that the client hasn't thought of.  People immediately say "well, let's sue" and sometimes that's what you have to do--that's the only recourse--but other times there are solutions that are there that you don't think of, so I take a client in and sit down and we go through all their paperwork, we go through the story, we try to flesh out what happened, and then that's when we sit down and we go through options. There's always options of what to do, and sometimes the option is to do nothing.  They realize this that this is one of those instances where the best thing to do is to walk away from it. And other times--this is what keeps you in business-- the best option is to file a lawsuit.  So, we'll try to go through to help them pick the best long-term business solution for what their ultimate gain is, what their goal is.

Bridget Grayson: Yes, and that's a great thing to hear Jon.  Like I said, this a very thorough process that you guys go through but also you give these people different options, no it’s not just looking out for yourself, and you know what would in turn help you get the most money, but like you said sometimes the best option for them is to do nothing.  So, you know that is great to hear that you actually listen to the issue that they're having and try to find the best thing that would suit them best or the best move for them.

Jon Pfeiffer: Right, because the short-run option of just suing whether that's the best thing or not at could turn out in six months that the client realizes "you know, I really should've just done nothing, or "I'm really glad I took action now," but it is really important to do that assessment up front.

Bridget Grayson:  Yes, definitely, definitely. And Jon, just from being in this business and you're around a lot of companies in the entertainment industry and people in that business.  Are there any crazy situations that you have seen or crazy types of disputes that the normal person in law wouldn't get to encounter?

Jon Pfeiffer: Well, a couple years ago I got a call from five of the actors that used to be on the show "Happy Days" and Marion Ross, the mother on Happy Days, was in Las Vegas and saw her image on a slot machine and she said, "I'm not getting any money for that."  So, we ended up suing CBS who had acquired the rights to the Happy Days property we ended up suing CBS for the use of five actors' image on the slot machines and then also on DVD's because they were using the images on the DVDs to help sell the DVD's. So that was a little bit off the beaten path

Bridget Grayson:  I didn't even know that you could sue someone for using your image on a slot machine. That's interesting.

Jon Pfeiffer:  Well you see when you go to Las Vegas or you go to casinos you see that there's all of these people's images there, and they were under contract.  The companies that was using it knew they were supposed to pay them, they just didn't pay them.  So, it was one of those where, can you imagine walking through and all of a sudden you see your picture on a slot machine?  It's like, "oh, I wonder how that got there."

Bridget Grayson: Oh my God, that is so funny. That's such a great story Jon, I'm sure you have so many more of those stories just from being in this business, but thank you so much just for being on the show and sharing all the great work that you do in regard to yourself and your practice. You guys really do some great work and care for your clients, so, thank you for coming out and sharing that with us today.

 Jon Pfeiffer:  I appreciate it, it was fun.

Bridget Grayson:  Yes, definitely. Before you go Jon, I just want to remind everyone I'm speaking with John Pfeiffer, who is the managing partner at Pfeiffer FitzGibbon & Ziontz.  Is that correct Jon? Did I say that right? Close enough.  Ok. So that's in Santa Monica, California, so if you guys want to find out more, about Jon and about his practice, you can definitely reach out to him.  You could visit the email address. The email address is pfeiffer@pfeifferlaw.com.  So, give him a call. The number is (310) 451-5800.  Shoot him an email. So, the email address is pfeiffer@pfeifferlaw.com.  And check out the website. So, the website is www.pfeifferlaw.com .  Ok guys, so there you have it. Definitely reach out to Jon.  He does some amazing work.  Thank you so much for being here on the show again Jon.  It has truly been a pleasure talking to you today.

Jon Pfeiffer:  Thank you, it has been a pleasure. Oh, you're welcome. You have a great day. Bye.

Bridget Grayson:  Alright you guys so that’s all the time we have for this morning's episode of Open Forum here on the Women's Radio Network.  So, as I told you guys, I had some amazing guests come through.

They were really great. You know, Jon--speaking with him--he was an amazing and all of our guests this morning were great and we have some more lined up for you guys later on at 2 o'clock.  So, don't go anywhere. Make sure to come back and join us for more Open Forum here on the Women's Radio Network.

 

 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

When did copyright come to the U.S.?

 

The Declaration of Independence did not bring us copyright.  We didn't get copyright until the Constitution was ratified.  We had a period after Declaration where there was the Articles of Confederation, but when the Constitution was actually enacted Article 1 Section 8 specifically provided for copyright. It talked about that, "Congress shall have the power to promote the progress science and useful arts," and copyright was born. Within a couple years after that we had our first copyright statute and there have been three major statutes since then.

 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

Well copyright wasn't so much invented as there just was an early dispute in 560 AD.  There was a guy by the name of Saint Finnegan who went to Rome, brought back a book of psalms to Ireland and Saint Columbia borrowed--although it's not really clear if he borrowed or he stole-- the book, made a copy and Saint Finnegan took umbrage about that, asked for the copy back. Saint Columbia's said no so they took it to the king and the king decided the dispute and Saint Columbia agreed to do this because he was related to the king and he thought it would come out okay.  And the king said "no, the copy goes to Saint Finnegan," and his edict was, "To every cow belongs its calf, so to every book belongs its copy." And then we go to the first statute which was in England in 1710, so we went twelve hundred years without the government getting involved.

What is copyright?

 

What the broad legal purpose, according to the Constitution, is to promote science and the arts, but the practical reason to have copyright is to promote creativity.  See, if you take the example JK Rowling, the author the Harry Potter series, it took her seventeen years to write that entire series.  The series was the most widely successful series of all time book series, and if those books were available for free online she'd have been cheated out of seventeen years at work and copyright solves that problem and protects the author.

 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

When can you copyright a work?

 

With a copyrighted work, there are two major requirements, 1) it be original work and 2) it be fixed in a tangible medium.  So, I tell my students in my media law class, "compose a poem in your head, just don't write down. Just compose your head," and it drives them nuts. The absolutely hate it and they want to write it down immediately and I say, "Nope just put it in your head."  Then finally I let them write it down, and the lesson is when you are thinking of something in your head, when you have an idea in your head you can't copyright that. It maybe original but is not in a tangible medium.  The second you write it down, you can copyright it.

 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

What is literary work?

 

Well when people think about literary works--when I think literary works--I think novels, I think of text books, I think magazine articles, and those are literary works arts.  Of the copy written materials with the Copyright Office, over half of those our literary works, but not all of the literary work is copyrightable, only the work is projected, which means that facts in the work--you can't copyright facts.  Now if you have a character giving their impression of the facts, that is copyrightable. 

 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

Will you personally represent me?

 

We are a boutique entertainment law firm and one of the advantages working with a boutique firm is that I can give my clients personal attention.  I work on all the clients’ cases, and they come to me because of my trial experience.  In 30 years, I've never delegated an arbitration or a trial.  Few clients come to me because of my ability to draft a motion or my ability to look at documents or to handle routine matters and in those instances, I delegate them because it saves the client money.

 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

I don't live in Los Angeles.  Can you still represent me?

 

The short answer is yes because most entertainment contracts are governed by California law.  I have a significant amount of clients that live in other states and a fair number of clients and individuals and companies based in Europe that have dealings in California with the film industry.  In addition, I'm licensed in California Colorado and Nebraska, and I do handle from time to time litigation for clients in other states.

 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

Must I be able to meet with you at your office for you to meet with me?

 

Because the attorney client relationship is so much about fit if we fit with you, if you fit with us, I'd prefer to meet with clients in person if I can.  That said, a decade ago few people had access to video conference facilities.  Now with FaceTime, with Skype, almost everyone has the ability in their pocket.  So, we do, from time to time, meet with clients that way, or in some instances we'll actually go to the client if the client can't come to us.

 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

How much do you charge?

 

If price is the number one factor in your decision on whether to retain a lawyer or not we're probably not a good fit, but if price is a consideration, which it always is, but the final result is the number one factor then we're a potential fit, because what we do is we sit down, we go to all the strategies that you can use and we'll look at them and talk about the cost and benefits of doing each in we jointly reach a decision on how to proceed. But the direct answer to the question is my fees range from $420 an hour to $520 an hour depending upon the complexity of the matter.

 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

Do you provide free consultations?

 

Well, yes and no. If we end up working together after the initial consultation, then the consultation is free and if we don't, then charge for it, and here's how it works: I charge half my normal hourly fee for the initial consultation. It normally lasts an hour so it’s a charge of $250. If we work together--if the potential client becomes a client, the end of 1st bill reflects a credit of that $250 and it's a "free consultation," but if we don't, then I charge the potential client that $250 and it is not free.

 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

How do you decide to take a case?

 

Well, assuming the matter is within my area of expertise, I'll sit down with the client and we'll talk so I can get to know him or her and they can get to know me. The goal is to develop a level of trust and a level where you [both] like each other because you have to have a working relationship if it's going to be successful. And if there is a good fit then I'll take the case, but if the fit isn't so good for both the prospective client or for me then I'll refer that person to another lawyer.

 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

What types of cases do you handle?

That has changed over time. When I first started to practice, all I wanted to do was to go to trial and I would take any case to get me in a trial. But over the years, my practice is narrowed to entertainment litigation and business litigation, primarily involves motion pictures or television disputes, and the bread butter of that would be a contract negotiation or contract litigation to try to keep people to their promises.  In addition, would be follow-on kind of claims--copyright, privacy-- anything to do with the entertainment industry.

 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.   

We work with influencers and brand ambassadors to help them negotiate and draft Influencer Agreements, Brand Participant Agreements, Social Media Engagement Agreements, Appearance Agreements, and related Influencer Disclosure Agreements.  We pay careful attention to each component of the influencer agreement with aprticualr attention to the followign provisions:

  • Deliverables.  If a YouTube video is to be created, what is the approximate length?  Are there to be supporting posts on Instagram or tweets on Twitter?  If so, when?
  • Promotion of the deliverables.  Will the brand boost the post (pay to promote)?
  • The term of the agreement and use of the deliverables during the term.  How long will the campaign run?  How can the brand use the deliverables durign the term?
  • Post-term use of the deliverables.  Can the deliverables be used after the term?  Do they have to be taken down at the end of the campaign?
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC) compliance.  Who will monitor compliance with the GTC Disclosure Plolicy, the FTC On-line Advertising Disclosure Guidelines, Endorsement Guidelines , and Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials?
  • Morals clauses.  What actions, if any, will permit the brand to void the contract based upon a violation of the morals clause?  Being accused of a crime?  Arrested for a crime?  Must the violation be determiend in reasonable and good faith?
  • Representations and warranties.  Does the agreement conflict with other agreements?  Are the approvals of other interested parties required (agent, manager, publishing company, merchandising company, or fan club)?
  • Indemnification.  Are the parties required to idemnify each other's claims by third parties?
  • Confidentiality.  Is the campaign confidential?  Are the terms of the agreement confidential?  Is the brand's marketing plan confidential?
  • Governing law and limitation of liability.  What state's law applies?  How are disputes resolved?  Is there any limitation of liability such as consequential or punitive damages?

Our clients include an influencer with over 5.4 million YouTube subscribers and 670,000,000 views.  We represent another influencer with over 5.3 millions YouTube subscribers and 430,000,000 views.  We also represnt and Instagram influencer with over 3.1 million followers.

You worked hard to build your brand and you deserve to profit from that hard work.  If you are an influencer and would like representation, give us a call at (310)451-5800.  

Spring 2017

In formal evaluations submitted to the administration of Seaver College at Pepperdine University, the students in Jon Pfeiffer’s Spring 2017 Media Law class made the following comments about Mr. Pfeiffer and the class:

  • “He is honestly my favorite professor and class I’ve had here.”
  • “By FAR one of my favorite professors I’ve had!  Everyone spoke so highly of this class before I took it and it exceeded my expectations.”
  • “I think the class is perfect as is.”
  • “LOVED him!!”
  • “My favorite class this semester… even over my capstone… just saying… I never wanted to miss a class.”
  • “This course is excellent because Mr. Pfeiffer treats us all like adults who have rights.  He just seems like a man of great integrity.”
  • “Jon is an amazing lawyer and a great teacher.  He makes this course enjoyable and applicable to our own majors and life experiences.”
  • “I love Professor Pfeiffer’s enthusiasm for teaching this course.   As communications students, not all of us had been exposed to the world of law, and this introduction to it keeps us intrigued and engaged.  The energy that Professor Pfeiffer brings to the classroom is contagious!”
  • “Everything was very well organized and there was never any tension or negative moments throughout the entire course.  He is an excellent teacher who (I know this sounds cheesy) but made learning about law fun.”
  • “He is amazing.”
  • “Professor Pfeiffer comes to class every day excited and ready to teach!  He makes this class so fun even though it is four hours long!”
  • “Pfeiffer is always so engaged and excited about our four hour class.  He gets us involved and will not settle for a boring class.”
  • “He is one of the most enthusiastic professors I have ever had.”
  • “LOVE this class!  Every case is done well and Professor Pfeiffer’s persona and ability to talk about topics most would shy from is amazing.”
  • “It is the most engaging class I have ever been in at Pepperdine.”
  • “Professor Pfeiffer is amazing!”
  • “I strongly agree Professor Pfeiffer is an excellent teaher.  He treats everyone like adults which is rare at Pepperdine—too rare.”
  • “He is one of the best teachers I have ever had.”
  • “He is organized, funny and very matter-of-fact which I appreciate!  He makes each student feel comfortable presenting and makes us feel confident in our abilities.”

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.  

When do you start to develop a case’s theme?

I remember this was my first mentor when I was in law school. He was the best trial lawyer I’d ever seen. And still to this day I’ve ever seen. His name was Dan Hoffman, he passed away. But he was saying the mistake that most young lawyers make is the night before the trial they’re doing legal research. He said no, the night before trial, work on your theme, work on your witness exams, work on the facts of the case. Cause the law is not going to change. The judge is going to help you out if you’re a young lawyer, and you’re really there on your first trial and you’re really unsupported. The judge is not going to, it’s the rare judge who won’t help you out with the law. Spend time working on the theme. I think if you can come up with a theme that explains your facts and also encompasses your bad facts, cause every case has them. Most cases, if they’re going to trial, I have about 50,50. It’s a horse race. If you can come up with a theme that explains in a coherent fashion that explains both side of the argument, then that’s where I start. 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.  

When did you learn exercise was a good way to ease stress?

Law school. Actually undergrad. But especially law school. Because there are days where you think you are too busy, I don’t have time. Especially when there are exams coming up. And then for the bar exam. I don’t have time to exercise. But you don’t have time not to exercise. Cause it’s gonna clear your head. There are studies that you are able to better think if you’ve had physical activity.

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

How Do You Maintain Focus During Trial?

I stumbled upon something that’s been around for centuries. But I stumbled upon it nine months ago- yoga. It is, I’m like the newest convert. Because they try to get you to focus on your mat and to not look beyond that, to just be in the moment. And it took four months before I was able to do it for a little bit of time. but the more you practice it, the more it helps you be in the moment and to get rid of those outside stressers that are always free floating in your head, it’s like oh I gotta do this I gotta do this, but to just try and be in the moment. So if I could go back, the one physical thing I would do is to start yoga as a young person because it’s great for your focus. 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

Fall 2016

In formal evaluations submitted to the administration of Seaver College at Pepperdine University, the students in Jon Pfeiffer’s Fall 2016 Media Law class made the following comments about Mr. Pfeiffer and the class:

  • Professor Pfeiffer is the most engaging professor I have ever had. He aims to keep the class entertained and actively involved by using funny videos to display concepts and by mixing in our case presentations in between segments of the lecture. More students participate in this class than in any of my other courses, and it is because Professor Pfeiffer has found entertaining ways to keep us engaged.
  • It was awesome!
  • Professor is the best professor I have ever had. He is incredibly engaging, caring, and witty while maintaining a productive atmosphere. I am so glad I took his class.
  • The class is amazing.
  • Teacher is passionate about the course. Funny and engaging. Has been the funnest 4 hour class of my college career.
  • Professor Pfeiffer is one of my favorite professors at Pepperdine.
  • He spends more time constructing and perfecting his lectures than any other instructor, and it shows. He is extremely dedicated to this class.
  • The most passionate and happy-to be there professor I have ever had.
  • Prof. Pfeiffer was awesome. Great experience… One of the most exciting and engaging teachers I’ve ever had.
  • So much enthusiasm that the students feel the energy!
  • I like how well the professor presented his materials; it was very engaging and entertaining. I can clearly see that he is passionate about what he teaches.
  • Best professor I’ve had at Pepperdine.
  • This is by far one of my favorite courses that I have taken at Pepperdine.
  • I really like how applicable the curriculum is for communication majors and I look forward to being able to use the in a professional setting.
  • The most engaging of any professor I have had at Pepperdine.
  • I love how entertaining Professor Pfeiffer makes the class and is really great at clearly explaining legal jargon and concepts. 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.   

What Advice Do You Give To Your Mentees?

I try to go through for instance, if I have a law clerk in the office and we’re doing a project, I try to take a little extra time and talk about why we’re doing it. As opposed to here we gotta get this discovery out. We still have to get the discovery out, but I tell them the purpose of it, and why I want the information and how hopefully I can use the information at trial. Because the one lasting thing I feel very fortunate, that I had my first trial within two months, or three months of having graduated, or having been admitted to the bar. I remember after that first trial I thought oh! That’s why you do this, something this way in discovery. Or in a deposition. Now I ask my questions completely different from the way I asked them before because you see how you use them at trial or are unable to use in trial as the case was in my first trial, so there is a purpose to all this, and it’s more just putting a forest together, versus focusing on here’s a tree here’s an interrogatory, what do I do with that, here’s a deposition question, what do I do with that. How does it fit into the hole. Because that’s the hard thing about the first year of law school is you’re just learning about trees and you don’t understand the forest. Well it’s the same with trial practice. There’s a forest out there and when you’re able to step back and see where everything fits in, it actually works. 

 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.

How Do You Find a Good Mentor?

Many lawyers, many young lawyers will look around and say how do I find a mentor. Its rare you’re going to have somebody come to you and say “can I be your mentor”. And if they do, you probably don’t want that person as your mentor. It’s like “piece of candy little girl?” no I don’t think so. What I did is I went to each lawyer in my firm and say “will you go to lunch with me. Can I take you to lunch.” And I would generally do it on Fridays so it was a little more relaxed. And I had worked up a couple questions I wanted to ask them about trials or about the practice. If someone asked you to lunch about how you do things, they’re flattered. And I had one particular mentor, Joe, Joe York who was a real good trial lawyer. We had a practice on Fridays. And this was in the 80’s, so you got to hear how this is- we had a burger and a beer and we would talk about trials. and he loved it, I mean I loved it, I would actually take notes. And then that was in Denver. Practiced in Denver two years, I came out to Los Angeles and I did the same thing. I would go to different lawyers who I respected and say “can I take you to lunch and pick your brain about…” pick a topic. Jury selection, cross examination, and they would say “of course you can”. So I kind of picked my mentor by issue and then if somebody wants to step in and help you that you feel comfortable with then, fantastic. But you don’t necessarily have to do that and still get the same benefit. 

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.   

Abigail is the currently the Client Relation Coordinator and Assistant to the Managing Partner.  Abigail recently graduated Cum Laude at Pepperdine University where she received her B.A. in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Writing and Rhetoric and a minor in Philosophy.  While at Pepperdine she was the Assistant Editor for the Perspectives section of the college newspaper, the Pepperdine Graphic.  She also was a member of the Alpha Phi fraternity and co-wrote and directed her and three other Greek organizations in their participation in Song Fest, a mini-musical competition.  Abigail spent her sophomore year living in Florence, Italy where she learned to survive on only gluten and also to crash Vespas.  She plans on attending law school after this year.  

Abigail loves to stay active and express her artistic side.  In her free time, she enjoys going on hikes with friends, painting, and cooking.  When she is not sleeping, she is probably eating or watching a show on the Food Network.  She, also, is not horrible at golf. 

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Spring 2016

In formal evaluations submitted to the administration of Seaver College at Pepperdine University, the students in Jon Pfeiffer's Spring 2016 Media Law class made the following comments about Mr. Pfeiffer and the class:

  • He is the greatest professor I have had at Pepperdine. Not many professors can keep my attention for even a 2-hour class, but he can keep my attention the entire 3.5 hours. He is super engaging and makes the class funny, fun and interactive.
  • Not just excellent. All the synonyms that are associated with the word excellent!
  • Best professor I’ve ever had while at Pepperdine!
  • One of the funniest and most enthusiastic teachers I have ever had in my 16 years of schooling.
  • Despite the daunting nature of a law class, this course is absolutely amazing. This is a class in which I have learned tenfold and I actually look forward to the class throughout the week, and that is because my professor is not only extremely knowledgeable but he brings great personality and interesting course material to the course.
  • Pfeiffer made the course. I was told to get him and I waited three semesters, until his class wasn’t full. It was worth the wait.
  • Please, I beg of you, don’t change anything.
  • Easily the most entertaining course I’ve ever taken at Pepperdine.
  • Favorite professor at Pepperdine!
  • I really like that the professor brings personal anecdotes, as well as professional experience, to the course. I also appreciate the respect that he provides each student. I especially appreciate that he treats us like partners in learning and not like peons needing to be made aware.
  • He is probably the most engaging professor I’ve had at Pepperdine. He knows the material and presents it in a way that is relatable, which is incredibly important since it’s a 6pm class.
  • Professor Pfeiffer is by far one of my favorite professors I have had here at Pepperdine. He makes class engaging, entertaining and welcoming in all aspects of our lecture.
  • Absolutely one of my all-time favorite teachers. Maybe even my #1 favorite teacher out of every other teacher I’ve had at Pepperdine.
  • I know my rights now…come at me!
  • Favorite teacher, favorite class.
  • Professor Pfeiffer is the best! He makes media law, something so complex to understand, so entertaining. Even though it was a night class, I enjoyed every bit of it because of the humor Professor Pfeiffer brought in. I will truly miss this class!!

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.   back

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Fall 2015

In formal evaluations submitted to the administration of Seaver College at Pepperdine University, the students in Jon Pfeiffer's Fall 2015 Media Law class made the following comments about Mr. Pfeiffer and the class:

  • I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH WHAT A FANTASTIC JOB PROFESSOR PFEIFFER DOES!!! Even though it was technically a "law class," something that I'm not particularly interested in, I LOVED HIS CLASS!
  • The course is excellent because of Professor Pfeiffer.
  • I really enjoyed my time during this course because I felt that there was a lot of passion and desire from the professor, which makes it so much more fun to learn.
  • He is a wonderful teacher!!!
  • He loves this stuff and is excited, eager, and engaging all the time. He makes the class fun and understandable even for those of us without a law mind.
  • Honestly one of the best I've had at Pepperdine.
  • You can tell that Professor Pfeiffer is extremely knowledgeable. This is exemplified in his ability to teach generally "dry" material in an enthusiastic, engaging manner that, as a result, is easily retained by the student.
  • A professional lawyer who does this job for fun...makes the students feel like he doesn't hate his job...sometimes a rarity in college and a refreshing change.
  • He always seems like he is having a fun time teaching and is very knowledgeable.
  • Puts a TON of effort into class presentations which makes the class much more entertaining, enthusiastic and enjoyable.
  • I could not list all of the positive things that Professor Pfeiffer exemplifies. Overall, top 5 teachers I've had at Pepperdine, and I'm a senior, so that says a lot!
  • He is really passionate about the subject and that shows in his presentation of his materials.
  • This is the only class that I took this semester that captivates my attention for the entirety of the duration and I actively learn every single class period. Fantastic use of class time.
  • My media law class is 4 hours long on Thursday nights. Pfeiffer is able to make the entire class exciting and go by quickly.
  • Although demanding, I did enjoy it a lot. I can't say this about many of my courses!
  • He is not the typical Pepperdine professor and I think that's necessary in a media law class. He teaches it how it is in the real world.
  • He brings so much energy and humor to the class. He is also very realistic and treats everyone as adults, which is very admirable and rare at Pepperdine University.
  • He isn't afraid to say things as they are. He understands that we are college kids so he rarely sugar coats things, which is a nice change from what I'm used to.

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.   

 

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Jon Pfeiffer NebraskaJon Pfeiffer's Personal Biography

I grew up on a farm in Nebraska located 15 miles from a town of 1000 people. Does that make me different from other entertainment trial attorneys? I’ll let you be the judge.

I learned to drive a tractor before I started kindergarten. My dad would put our tractor, a John Deere 3020, in the lowest possible gear and tell me to drive between the rows of bales in the hay field. The tractor pulled a flatbed trailer and Dad would toss hay bales on the trailer as I drove by.  I’d like to say that I never ran over any bales but that wouldn’t be true. In my defense, I was only 5 years old.

When I was 11 years old, I joined a 4-H club. Our club was called the “Busy Beavers” (really). My second year of 4-H, I started showing steers at the Gosper County Fair in Elwood, Nebraska and then at the Nebraska State Fair in Lincoln. Think Westminster dog show, but for cows. My calves were more than just a 4-H project; they were pets.  I named my first two steers Hank and Eddie. I don’t remember why I named him Hank, but I do remember that Eddie was named after Eddie Periard, the nose guard for Nebraska’s 1970 National Championship team. Did I mention that I'm a Nebraska football fan?Mike and Jon Pfeiffer crossing the finish line

My high school graduating class had less than 30 people. In case you're wondering, I did not graduate first in my class, but I was in the top 10. After graduation I enrolled at the University of Nebraska (UNL) and became a Beta (Beta Theta Pi). My fraternity pledge class was bigger than my high school graduating class.

Two or three weeks after arriving at UNL my shins started to ache. They hurt so badly that I went to the student heath center to find out what was wrong. The doctor diagnosed the problem as shin splints caused by walking on concrete. Our farm didn’t have any sidewalks and I had never walked on that much concrete in my life.

Four years later, at graduation, Nebraska’s governor made me an admiral in Nebraska’s navy. I am proud to point out that we have never lost a naval battle. Admittedly, we’ve never won one either.

 Entertainment lawyer Jon Pfeiffer with his sonOver the years, I’ve run four Los Angeles Marathons and three half marathons (Marine Corps Half, Los Angeles and Malibu). I ran my first half marathon with my younger son after his junior year in high school. He played football as a linebacker and wanted to run a marathon when he stopped playing after his senior year. I suggested that we run a half marathon. At about the ten mile mark, he started cramping and when we crossed the finish line after running 13.1 miles he said, “I’m never running that far again in my life.” He hasn’t. Four years later, I ran the Marine Corps Half with my older son. He continues to run.

 

 

Client Testimonials for Pfeiffer Law Corp

 

Credintials may indicate a lawyer's experience and abilities, but what stands out most is what clients and other lawyers say about working with Jon Pfeiffer.

 

“THE GOLD STANDARD OF LITIGATION COUNSEL”

 Every time I deal with a lawyer other than Jon, I am reminded that he is head and shoulders above his peers.  Jon has a razor-sharp intellect and a keen interest in representing his client’s interests to the very best of his ability.  He brings the full weight of his knowledge and experience to bear in case prep and at trial.  He is forthright, ethical, and supremely conscientious.  I would recommend Jon to anyone in need of litigation counsel.                     

-Avvo client review.

 

“UNQUALIFIED ENDORSEMENT AND RECOMMENDATION”

 A+ litigator with top-notch credentials, experience, and track record of success.  If you are looking for a quality litigator for any substantial business, entertainment, or other high-stakes lawsuit or potential lawsuit, Jon should be your choice.              

-Avvo client review.

 

YOU’VE BEEN SUED… RELAX.”

Being on the receiving end of a lawsuit, especially one that you do not deserve, isn’t exactly an enjoyable event.  Jon Pfeiffer made my business partner and I feel at ease immediately with a game plan and confidence.  I was no longer concerned with being on the receiving of a lawsuit, my only concern was getting through the process (which a lawsuit is), as all would be OK.  Jon and his associates made the opposing lawyer run in circles and finally in a choke hold and never gave him air.  My type of guy.  I highly recommend his services.              

-Avvo client review.

 

LEVI HEATH, ESQ. 

I had the unique experience of being opposite Jon on a civil litigation matter and then eventually practicing law with him for two years. In addition to being a phenomenal trial lawyer, Jon is a great guy.  I highly recommend Jon.              

-Avvo endorsement. 

 

“AS ROCK SOLID AS THEY COME”

I am a current client of Jon Pfeiffer, who helped rescue my business from debilitating legal turmoil.  I found Jon while in the midst of several cases which were beginning to cripple my business. His experienced, level-headed approach helped resolve these issues and allowed my company to emerge and move forward. 

I would strongly recommend him to any business owner.  Jon is someone who you definitely want in your corner … my business is living proof.              

-Avvo client review.

 

“EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE + EVEN-KEELED APPROACH”

I’ve engaged Mr. Pfeiffer more than once.  His approach is productive and strategic, as it should be.  There’s no chest-beating or dramatics.  He is direct and informed.  His counsel has been infallible when assessing options and the best route to achieve the desired outcome.              

-Avvo client review

 

“FANTASTIC LAWYER”

Jon has been my go-to lawyer for commercial litigation and media matters.  Our firm does exclusively intellectual property, and we typically do not handle commercial litigation and media cases, so I look to Jon to help my clients solve these types of cases.  He has never let them down.              

-Daniel M. Cislo, Esq.

 

“JUST THE BEST”

I was a small fish with a small bank account in a big, messed-up pond.  Jon saw the merits of my troubles and steered me into a level of justice I never thought that I could afford.  To have someone fight for me as hard as he is, while fighting for much larger clients, is a testament to how amazing he is. 

If you want someone to stand up for you against the BS this town can unleash, look no further.  Jon is integrity, soul, and (karmic) justice embodied.  Period.  I actually look forward to meeting with my attorney now.  Enough said.              

-Avvo client review.

 

JEFFREY OCHRACH, ESQ.

I endorse this lawyer.  I’ve been practicing business litigation for 25 years and Jon is one of the most thorough and creative lawyers I’ve known when it comes to developing legal theories and arguing motions.  He never seems to miss even the smallest detail, often thinking of issues and arguments that other incredibly talented lawyers miss.              

–Avvo endorsement. 

 

JOHN EDGAR, ESQ.

I endorse this lawyer.  I have worked with Jon Pfeiffer as co-counsel on several matters.  Jon was not only a pleasure to work with, he is a smart, strategic, and intuitive trial attorney.  Jon definitely knows the law and how to apply it in representing his clients.              

–Avvo endorsement. 

 

CHRISTOPHER DUERINGER, ESQ.

Jon and I have worked together on several matters including one case that culminated in a three-week jury trial (we won).  Jon was the lead trial attorney and was tremendous.  His mastery of the evidence rules coupled with his ability to connect with a jury makes him a formidable opponent.  I recommend Jon without hesitation.              

–Avvo endorsement. 

 

“SATISFIED CLIENT”

In each matter, Jon does only what is necessary to get a successful resolution.  His ability to grasp facts and win in court is exceptional.  I find both his writing and speaking first-rate.  So do courts.  He doesn’t engage in discovery fights that serve only to run up bills.              

–Avvo client review.

 

“A REMARKABLY KNOWLEDGEABLE, CONSCIENTIOUS, AND EFFECTIVE LITIGATOR!”

I hold the highest respect for Jon Arnold Pfeiffer.  He is a man of character, integrity, knowledge, and experience.  Not only was he clear and concise in his representation of the facts to our firm, but also his aggressiveness abolished the strategies of the sloppy and lazy attorney that brought suit against us.  His effectiveness resulted in the dismissal of the case against us.  He was accurate in his estimation of the legal strategies imposed and was most precise about the outcome.  Mr. Pfeiffer was accessible and informative through each step of the process.  I recommend Mr. Pfeiffer to all individuals and corporations in need of legal assistance.  If you appreciate professionalism, honesty, and straightforward communication, Mr. Pfeiffer is a first-class attorney for your case!              

–Avvo client review.

 

BENJAMIN VAN HORN, ESQ.

Jon is extremely knowledgeable, with a deep understanding of the entertainment field and measured foresight when it comes to the future of the industry and its direction.              

–Avvo endorsement. 

 

MALTAISE CINI, ESQ.

Jon is a dedicated and tenacious attorney who practices law with integrity.  When you hire Jon, he treats you like you are his only client.  Attorney Pfeiffer has a wealth of knowledge and advocacy skills that make him both a pleasure to work with and a formidable opponent.               

–Avvo endorsement. 

 

 

These testimonials and endorsements from Jon's clients and peers were originally posted on https://www.avvo.com/attorneys/90401-ca-jon-pfeiffer-75372.html

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Spring 2015

In formal evaluations submitted to the administration of Seaver College at Pepperdine University, the students in Jon Pfeiffer's Spring 2015 Media Law class made the following comments about Mr. Pfeiffer and the class:

  • Professor Pfeiffer is great. He is so enthusiastic, funny, and most importantly real. I really love his style of teaching.
  • BEST TEACHER EVER!
  • Professor Pfeiffer is one of the best teachers I’ve had at Pepperdine. He makes learning the information about media law enjoyable with his teaching style.
  • He’s the best!
  • For my specific career path, I learned more in this class than any other class at Pepperdine because of its practicality.
  • REALLY interesting. He has great teaching techniques. Keeps the class very engaged.
  • Engaging professor with genuine knowledge about the subject and first-hand experience in law.
  • Mr. Pfeiffer is very passionate about law.
  • Professor Pfeiffer is one of my favorite professors I have had. His teaching methods are progressive and innovative and really make the information stick.
  • He treats his students like adults.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed attending this class! I also really appreciate the fact that he knows what he is doing since he is currently practicing while he is teaching.
  • Never a dull moment!
  • One of my favorite classes because the professor presents the info in a fun and interesting manner!
  • Mr. Pfeiffer makes law classes easy to understand and comprehend, and never moves on without making sure that the material is understood.
  • He keeps the class really interesting and uses lots of examples relevant to our lives to help us understand the material better.
  • I enjoyed the court case assignment because it was really helpful to see a case in action. I also like how none of his assignments were bullshit—doing the homework actually helped you in the class. More teachers should grade/teach like Professor Pfeiffer.
  • Make sure Mr. Pfeiffer remains as a professor because he is a great asset to the Pepperdine community.
  • This teacher is the best, he should teach at Pepperdine forever!

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.   

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Fall 2014

In formal evaluations submitted to the administration of Seaver College at Pepperdine University, the students in Jon Pfeiffer's Fall 2014 Media Law class made the following comments about Mr. Pfeiffer and the class:

  • “He’s the most creative professor I think I’ve ever had – and I’m a senior.”
  • “He presents some of the best lectures I’d ever sat through.”
  • “I really enjoy how law concepts are tied into current events. Hard law concepts are well explained and their application to the real world is shown. Professor’s experience as a top entertainment lawyer is very helpful and adds a lot to the course. He focuses on the real applications of the concepts. He is industry-minded.”
  • “It’s obvious that Professor Pfeiffer loves teaching this course. He always is at class with a smile and makes the class incredibly interesting. It’s the class I most look forward to in my week.”
  • “He is extremely passionate about the subject and really cares about the students. He presents the material in an entertaining manner and keeps everyone engaged.”
  • “I loved how personable and happy the professor was. His enthusiasm and passion for the subject made it incredibly easy to follow along and learn the subject.”
  • “One of Pepperdine’s best.”
  • “He really touches base with all students, goes out of his way to keep everybody engaged and has nailed the teaching strategies for making material memorable.”
  • “I love how Professor Pfeiffer uses humor and engages the whole class so that we are paying attention and we are following through his lecture.”
  • “The whole classroom is always engaged.”
  • “Professor demonstrates strong speaking skills that are aided by interesting current events, photos and videos. He helps students understand the material.”
  • “He spent more time on topics whenever there were questions, and it was clear he spent a lot of time outside of class to make the content interesting and relevant for us.”
  • “I don’t know how he plans his time so well.”
  • “I knew practically nothing on the subject prior to the course, and I have found myself passing along a lot of the information to friends.”
  • “I loved learning about broad concepts in law along with learning about specific cases. I loved the way Pfeiffer taught the course, in a clear, engaging, no bullshit manner.”
  • “He does a great job with keeping students engaged. His teaching manner is great.”
  • “You could tell that Professor Pfeiffer absolutely loves teaching and is passionate about law.”
  • “SO FUNNY BUT EDUCATIONAL! I wish all teachers could teach in his manner.”

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.   back

 

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  • We promise to provide you with consistent work product.
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General Legal Resources

 

Find Law
http://www.findlaw.com 
A business of Thomson Reuters that provides online legal information and online marketing services for law firms

Georgetown Law Entertainment Law Research Guide
http://www.law.georgetown.edu
A guide to assist research on entertainment law including intellectual property, agency, antitrust, contracts, and labor and employment of the film, television, radio, music recording, publishing, theater and sports industries

Internet Legal Resource Guide
http://www.ilrg.com
Public Legal is a product of the Internet Legal Research Group. A categorized index of select web sites, as well as thousands of legal forms and documents, this site was established to serve as a resource of the information available on the Internet concerning law and the legal profession

LawCrawler
http://web.lawcrawler.com
Legal web and database search

LawGuru
http://www.lawguru.com
Legal form site to download and fill out various legal forms

Legal Information Institute
http://www.law.cornell.edu
A website powered by Cornell Law providing open access to law since 1992

THOMAS
http://thomas.loc.gov
Library of Congress source for legislative information

Musicians' Intellectual Law and Resource Links
http://www.musiciansintellectuallaw.com
A website to assist musicians in protecting their intellectual property by providing them with resource links helpful to the promotion of their music

Versus Law
http://www.versuslaw.com
An online law research database

Zimmerman's Research Guide
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California Film Schools


Academy of Art University
http://www.academyart.edu
79 New Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94105

American Film Institute Conservatory
http://www.afi.com
Admissions Office, Room 105

2021 North Western Avenue 

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Berkeley Digital Film Institute
http://w.bdf1.com 
2600 10th St.
Berkeley, CA 94710

Brooks Institute
http://www.brooks.edu
5301 N. Ventura Avenue
Ventura, CA
93001

California Institute of the Arts School of Film/Video
http://filmvideo.calarts.edu
24700 McBean Pkwy
Valencia, CA 91355

CSU Dominguez Hills College of Arts and Humanities
http://cah.csudh.edu
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747

CSU Fullerton College of Communications
http://communications.fullerton.edu
800 N State College Blvd.
Fullerton CA 92831-3547

CSU Long Beach
http://www.csulb.edu
 Film and Electronic Arts Department
California State University Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard - MS 2801
Long Beach, CA 90840-2801

CSU Los Angeles College of Arts and Letters
http://www.calstatela.edu
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

CSU Monterey Bay
https://csumb.edu
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955-8001

CSU Northridge
http://www.csun.edu
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330

Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
http://www.chapman.edu
Marion Knott Studios. Room 309
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

Columbia College Hollywood
http://columbiacollege.edu
18618 Oxnard Street
Tarzana, California 91356-1411

Film Connection Film Institute
http://www.filmconnection.com
1201 West 5th Street – M130

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Hollywood Film and Acting Academy
http://hwfaa.com
1786 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Los Angeles City College Department of Cinema and Television
http://www.lacitycollege.edu
855 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles California 90029

The Los Angeles Film School
http://lafilm.edu
6363 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television
http://sftv.lmu.edu
Communications Arts Building
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Mount St. Mary’s College Film & Social Justice Program
http://www.msmc.la.edu
12001 Chalon Rd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049-1599

New York Film Academy, Los Angeles
http://www.nyfa.edu
3300 Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91505

Orange Coast College Department of Film
http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu
2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, California 92626

San Diego State University School of Theatre, Television and Film
http://ttf.sdsu.edu
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7601

San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking
http://filmschoolsf.com
925 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

San Francisco State University Cinema Department
http://www.cinema.sfsu.edu
Fine Arts Building, Room 245
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

San Jose State University Department of Radio, Film & Theatre
http://www.sjsu.edu
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0098

University of California Los Angeles School of Theatre, Film and Television
http://www.tft.ucla.edu
102 East Melnitz Hall
Box 951622
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1622

University of California Riverside Media and Cultural Studies
http://mcs.ucr.edu
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521

University of California San Diego Department of Visual Arts
http://visarts.ucsd.edu
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093

University of California Santa Cruz Film and Digital Media Program
http://film.ucsc.edu
Film & Digital Media Department
University of California
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts
http://cinema.usc.edu
930 W. 34th St., SCB-105
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211

Video Symphony
http://videosymphony.com
266 E. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502

 


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Brooklyn College
http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu
1234 Boylan Hall
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210

Buffalo State College
http://suny.buffalostate.edu
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222

City University of New York
http://www.cuny.edu
205 E 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017

Columbia University School of the Arts
http://arts.columbia.edu
513 Dodge Hall
Mail Code 1805
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Cornell University
http://www.cornell.edu
144 East Ave.
Ithaca, NY 14850

Digital Film Academy
http://www.digitalfilmacademy.edu
630 9th Ave Suite 901
New York, NY 10036

Hofstra University
http://www.hofstra.edu
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

The Independent Film School
http://www.theindependentfilmschool.com
The Independent Film School
c/o Women Make Movies
115 W29th St, Suite 1200
New York, NY 10001

The International Film Institute of New York
http://www.nyfilmschool.com
Online Program

Ithaca Film School
http://www.ithaca.edu
311 Park Hall
Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY 14850

Lights Film School
http://www.lightsfilmschool.com
Online program

mediakite Training Center
http://www.mediakite.com
247 West 30th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY 10001

New York Film Academy
http://www.nyfa.edu
100 East 17th Street
New York, New York 10003

New York University Tisch School of the Arts
http://www.tisch.nyu.edu
721 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

New York Video School
http://www.nyvs.com
Online program

Rochester Institute of Technology College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
http://cias.rit.edu
70 Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623-5603

Syracuse University S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications
http://newhouse.syr.edu
215 University Place
Syracuse, NY 13244-2100

 


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Spring 2014

In formal evaluations submitted to the administration of Seaver College at Pepperdine University, the students in Jon Pfeiffer's Spring 2014 Media Law class made the following comments about Mr. Pfeiffer and the class:

  • He obviously understands law and is passionate about the subject matter. He admitted the first day of class that he only teaches in his spare time outside of practicing law because he enjoys it, and you can tell.
  • Professor Pfeiffer is f**king enthusiastic and shows great passion for law and his students on a consistent basis.
  • I like how he engages with the class in an honest and straightforward way. He is a man of great passion.
  • My favorite course so far. I never would have thought that I’d be interested in law before this course. I think it’s a great thing that it’s part of the comm requirements.
  • I like the teacher and his attitude and personality about life and class.
  • Great and interesting class… Got my interest going in regards to entertainment law.
  • Highly enthusiastic about the law.
  • I don’t think a 4 hour class on a Thursday night could be more enjoyable than the way Professor Pfeiffer makes it.
  • This has been one of my favorite classes at Pepperdine.
  • Smart, Funny, and engages students. Great class.
  • Learned a lot without realizing I was learning. Win win.
  • He makes the lectures funny and engaging. It is apparent how passionate he is about law.
  • He is EXCELLENT at adding visuals to his lectures, and his passion and knowledge for the subject is impeccable.
  • He made the class very fun no matter what topic we were covering. He used examples that he knew the class would both enjoy and learn from. His grading was very fair and was just overall an awesome teacher.
  • My favorite teacher at Pepperdine.
  • Humor. Sass. Smarts.
  • One of the best classes I took at Pepperdine. After four years, I have encountered some a**hole professors and some who are too afraid to step out of the “ Pepperdine” boundaries of what’s appropriate. By disregarding the Pepperdine “way,” you have managed to create a class that was meaningful, and will help me in the real world. Change nothing. You rock my sox Profe$$or.
  • Don’t change a damn thing.

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.   


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Trademark News
 

ABA Journal – Trademark Law News
http://www.abajournal.com/
A law blog covering legal issues and news

 

Bloomberg – Trademarks
http://www.bloomberg.com/
Breaking news about Trademark Office

 

New York Times – Trademark News
http://topics.nytimes.com/
News about Patent and Trademark office, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times

 

Trademark Official Gazette
http://www.uspto.gov/
A news source publisehd weekly that contains bibliographic information and a representative drawing for each mark published, along with a list of cancelled and renewed registrations

 

World Patent and Trademark News
http://www.wptn.com/
Trademark News & Patent News from around the world

 


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Trademark Associations, Organizations and Societies
 

International Trademark Association
http://www.inta.org/
An  organization of trademark owners and legal advisors, working to protect and advance the importance of trademarks

 

Patent and Trademark Office Society
http://www.ptos.org/
A society to further the technological development of the United States

 

Patent and Trademark Resource Center Association
http://ptrca.org
An organization centered on patents and trademarks

 

Trademark Association Management
http://www.trademarkassoc.com
A  full-service association management company

 


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Government

 

Office of the US Trade Representative
http://www.ustr.gov
     600 17th Street, NW
     Washington, DC  20506

 

US Department of Commerce
International Trade Administration
http://www.ita.doc.gov/
     14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
     Washington, DC 20230


US Patent and Trademark Office
http://www.uspto.gov
     PO Box 1450
     Alexandria, VA 22313

 

US Department of Justice
Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS)
http://www.justice.gov/
     10th & Constitution Ave, NW
     John C. Keeney Building, Suite 600
     Washington, DC 20530

 

US Department of State
Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
Trade Policy and Programs
Office of International Intellectual Property Enforcement
http://www.state.gov/
     2201 C Street, NW
     Washington, DC 20520

 

International Intellectual Property Rights Training Database
http://usipr.uspto.gov/

 

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center
http://www.iprcenter.gov/
     1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Rm 3.5A
     Washington, DC 20229

 

US Customs and Border Protection
http://www.cbp.gov/
     1300 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
     Washington, DC 20229

 

US Library of Congress
US Copyright Office
http://www.copyright.gov/
     101 Independence Ave, SE
     Washington, DC 20559

 


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IP News

 

Bloomberg - Intellectual Property News
http://topics.bloomberg.com/
Breaking news about Intellectual Property

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
A source that offers insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them

 

The Guardian – Intellectual Property
http://www.theguardian.com/
News and commentary on intellectual property

 

Intellectual Property News Agency
http://www.ag-ip-news.com/
A project established to cover intellectual property news

 

Intellectual Property Magazine
http://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com
A publication that focuses on legal issues in patent, trademark and copyright law.

 

Intellectual Property Watch
http://www.ip-watch.org
Provides independent news, features and analysis on international IP policymaking

 

Law 360 – Intellectual Property
http://www.law360.com/
Covers IP related litigation, lawsuit filings settlements, verdicts and court news

 


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IP Associations, Organizations and Societies


AIPPI International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
https://www.aippi.org
     Toedistrasse 16
     CH-8027 Zurich 

 

American Intellectual Property Law Association
http://www.aipla.org
     2001 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 203
     Arlington, Virginia 22202

 

American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
http://www.ascap.com
     One Lincoln Plaza
     New York, NY 10023

 

Association of American Publishers, Inc.
http://www.publishers.org
     50 F Street, NW, Suite 400
     Washington, DC 20001

 

Business Software Alliance
http://www.bsa.org
     1150 18th Street, NW, Suite 700
     Washington, DC 20036

 

International Intellectual Property Alliance
http://www.iipa.com
     2101 L Street, NW, Suite 1000
     Washington, DC, 20037

 

Intellectual Property Owners Association
http://www.ipo.org
     1501 M St. N.W. · Suite 1150
     Washington, D.C. 20005



Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association
http://www.laipla.net
     1430 S. Grand Avenue, # 256

     Glendora, CA 91740

 

Motion Picture Association of America
http://www.mpaa.org
     1600 Eye Street, NW
     Washington, DC 20006

 

Music Publishers Association
http://www.mpa.org
     243 5th Ave, Suite 236
     New York, NY 10016

 

National Music Publishers Association
http://www.nmpa.org
     711 Third Ave
     New York, NY 10017

 

Software & Information Industry Association
http://www.siia.net
     1730 M Street, NW, Suite 700
     Washington, DC 20036

 


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Copyright News

 

Alltop Copyright News
http://copyright.alltop.com
Copyright news and headlines from around the world

 

Copyright Clearance Center – News
https://www.copyright.com/
A United States company that provides collective copyright licensing services for corporate and academic users of copyrighted materials.

 

The Hollywood Reporter – Copyright News
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/
A magazine that publishes the latest copyright news

 

Newser – Copyright
http://www.newser.com/
A news source that provides copyright information

 

US Copyright Website & News
http://www.copyright.gov/
The United States Copyright website news source

 


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Copyright Associations, Organizations and Societies 

 

Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies
http://wp.aarcroyalties.com
A nonprofit United States royalty collective that protects the hometaping and rental rights in the United States and internationally for recording artists and sound recording copyright owners.

 

The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
http://www.ascap.com
The ASCAP is a membership association of over 500,000 United States composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers

 

Broadcast Music Incorporated
http://www.bmi.com
BMI is a nonprofit organization founded in 1939 to help musicians get paid by offering blanket licenses that let businesses and organizations play over 8.5 million musical works.

 

Copyright
http://copyright.gov
The United States Copyright Offices website

 

Copyright – American Library Associations
http://www.ala.org/
The American Library Association website with information regarding copyright

 

The Copyright Society of the USA
http://www.csusa.org
A center for the United States copyright community of business people, lawyers in private practice and in house, and law students and professors

 

Motion Picture Licensing Corporation
http://www.mplc.org/
A corporation that deals with copyright compliance in motion pictures

 


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Top 50 Business Schools (According to U.S. News & World Report for 2017)

 

1. Harvard Business School
http://www.hbs.edu/
     Soliders Field
     Boston, MA 02163

 

2. Stanford Graduate School Business
http://www.gsb.stanford.edu
     655 Knight Way
     Stanford, CA 94305

 

2. University of Chicago: Booth
http://www.chicagobooth.edu
     5807 S Woodlawn Ave
     Chicago, IL 60637



4. University of Pennsylvania: Wharton
http://www.wharton.upenn.edu
     3620 Locust Walk
     Philadelphia, PA 19104

 

5. MIT: Sloan
https://mitsloan.mit.edu
     50 Memorial Dr. E52-325
     Cambridge, MA 02142

 

5. Northwestern University: Kellogg
http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu
     2169 Campus Dr
     Evanston, IL 60208

 

7. University of California Berkeley: Haas
http://www.haas.berkeley.edu
     2220 Piedmont Ave
     Berkeley, CA 94720

 

8. Dartmouth College: Tuck
http://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu
     100 Tuck Hall
     Hanover, NH 03755

 

8. Yale School of Management
http://som.yale.edu
     165 Whitney Avenue
     New Haven, CT 06520



10. Columbia Business School
http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu
     3022 Broadway
     Manhattan, NY 10027

 

11. University of Virginia: Darden
http://www.darden.virginia.edu
     100 Darden Blvd
     Charlottesville, VA 22903

 

12. Duke University: Fuqua
http://www.fuqua.duke.edu
     100 Fuqua Dr.
     Durham, NC 27708

 

12. University of Michigan: Ross
http://www.bus.umich.edu
     701 Tappan Ave
     Ann Arbor, MI 48109

 

14. Cornell University: Johnson
http://www.johnson.cornell.edu
     114 East Ave
     Ithaca, NY 14850

 

15. UCLA: Anderson
http://www.anderson.ucla.edu
     110 Westwood Plaza B201
     Los Angeles, CA 90024

 

16. University of North Carolina: Kenan-Flagler
http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu
     300 Kenan Dr
     Chapel Hill, NC 27599

 

16. University of Texas at Austin: McCombs
http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu
     2110 Speedway
     Austin, TX 78705

 

18. Carnegie Mellon: Tepper
http://tepper.cmu.edu
     5000 Forbes Ave
     Pittsburgh, PA 15213

 

19. Emory University: Goizueta
http://goizueta.emory.edu
     1300 Clifton Rd NE
     Atlanta, GA 30322

 

20. New York University: Stern
http://www.stern.nyu.edu
     44 W 4th St
     New York, NY 10012

 

21. Washington University: Olin
http://www.olin.wustl.edu
     One Brookings Drive
     St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

 

22. Georgetown University: McDonough
http://msb.georgetown.edu
     390 37th Street NW
     Washington, DC 20057

 

22. Indiana University: Kelley
http://kelley.iu.edu
     1275 10th St
     Bloomington, IN 47405

 

22. Vanderbilt University: Owen
http://www.owen.vanderbilt.edu
     401 21st Ave S
     Nashville, TN 37203

 

25. Rice University: Jones
http://business.rice.edu
     PO Box 2932-MS 531
     Houston, TX 77252-2932

 

25. University of Notre Dame: Mendoza
http://mendoza.nd.edu
     Notre Dame, IN 46556

 

27. Ohio State University: Fisher
http://fisher.osu.edu
     2100 Neil Ave
     Columbus, OH 43210

 

27. University of Minnesota: Carlson
http://www.carlsonschool.umn.edu
     321 19th Ave S.
     Minneapolis, MN 55455

 

27. University of Washington: Foster
http://www.foster.washington.edu
     124 Mackenzie Hall
     Seattle, WA 98105

 

27. Wisconsin School of Business
http://bus.wisc.edu
     975 University Ave
     Madison, WI 53706

 

31. Brigham Young University Marriott
http://marriottschool.byu.edu
     Campus Dr
     Provo, UT 84602

 

31. Texas A & M University: Mays
http://mays.tamu.edu
     4113 Horticulture St.
     College Station, TX 77843

 

31. University of Southern California: Marshall
http://www.marshall.usc.edu
     3670 Trousdale Pkwy
     Los Angeles, CA 90089

 

34. Georgia Institute of Technology: Scheller
http://scheller.gatech.edu
     800 West Peachtree NW
     Atlanta, GA 30308

 

35. Arizona State University: Carey
http://wpcarey.asu.edu
     300 E. Lemon St
     Tempe, AZ 85287

 

35. Michigan State University: Broad
http://broad.msu.edu
     475 N Business College Complex
     East Lansing, MI 48824

 

37. University of Florida (Hough)
http://warrington.ufl.edu/graduate/
     Bryan Hall 100
     Gainesville, FL 32611-7150

 

37. University of Texas--Dallas
http://jindal.utdallas.edu
     800 W. Campbell Road
     Richardson, TX 75080

 

39. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
https://business.illinois.edu
     Champaign, IL

 

39. University of Rochester: Simon
http://www.simon.rochester.edu
     305 Schlegel Rd
     Rochester, NY 14580

 

41. Boston University School of Management
http://management.bu.edu
     595 Commonwealth Ave
     Boston, MA 02215

 

41. Pennsylvania State University: Smeal
http://www.smeal.psu.edu
     University Park
     State College, PA 16801

 

41. Temple University: Fox
http://www.fox.temple.edu
     1801 Liacouras Walk
     Philadelphia, PA 19122

 

41. University of Maryland: Smith
http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu
     7621 Mowatt Ln
     College Park, MD 20740

 

45. University of California, Davis
http://gsm.ucdavis.edu
     1 Shields Ave
     Davis, CA 95616

 

45. University of Iowa: Tippie
http://tippie.uiowa.edu
     108 Pappajohn Business Building
     Iowa City, IA 52242

 

47. Purdue University: Krannert
http://www.krannert.purdue.edu
     403 W. State Street
     West Lafayette, IN 47907

 

48. Southern Methodist University: Cox
http://www.smu.edu/cox
     6212 Bishop Blvd.
     Dallas, TX 75275

 

48. University of California at Irvine: Merage
http://merage.uci.edu
     UC Irvine, The Paul Merage School of Business
     Irvine, CA 92697

 

50. Boston College: Carroll
http://www.bc.edu/
     140 Commonwealth Ave
     Chestnut Hill, MA 02567


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Fall 2013

In formal evaluations submitted to the administration of Seaver College at Pepperdine University, the students in Jon Pfeiffer's Fall 2013 Media Law class made the following comments about Mr. Pfeiffer and the class:

  • I’m OBSESSED with how Pfeiffer teaches. I’m never bored. He makes every class interesting and engaging.
  • Best class I’ve taken at Pepperdine!
  • His lectures are always interesting. He doesn’t treat us as inferiors. He somehow managed to develop an almost  “friend” relationship with students while maintaining their respect. That’s really hard to do but Pfeiffer managed to do it. He’s seriously the best.
  • He is literally the best.
  • I learned SO much in this course. I thought I would strongly dislike it, but I actually want to take another course similar to this. He is an awesome professor that really knows how to effectively teach students.
  • I don’t have any suggestions. I loved this class.
  • I really liked how the professor approached the course. It made a 6 p.m. class manageable, with breaks and student presentations thrown in between lecture material every time. He also has a great sense of humor, a little off-beat at times, but we were definitely roaring in there this semester.
  • I loved the teaching style in this class. Since it was so engaging, I felt I was always paying attention and absorbing information.
  • His class is so interesting and I look forward to it each week.
  • He is one of the best professors I’ve had at Pepperdine.
  • He is one of my favorite professors at Pepperdine. He is realistic about the course and makes sure we learn a lot without being overwhelming.
  • So passionate about the subject and explains hard topics thoroughly in a manner that his students understand.
  • His passion for media law is very evident and shows through his teaching.

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.   


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Business Journals
 

Alabama

Birmingham Business Journal
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Montgomery Business Journal
http://www.montgomerychamber.com/

Alaska

Alaska Business Monthly
http://www.akbizmag.com

Anchorage Chamber of Commerce
http://anchoragechamber.org

Arizona

Phoenix Business Journal
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Tucson Business Journal
http://www.insidetucsonbusiness.com

Arkansas

Arkansas Business
http://www.arkansasbusiness.com

Northwest Arkansas Business Journal
http://www.nwabusinessjournal.com

California

California Business Journal
http://calbizjournal.com

Long Beach Business Journal
http://lbbusinessjournal.com

Los Angeles Business Journal
http://www.labusinessjournal.com

Orange County Business Journal
http://www.ocbj.com

Sacramento Business Journal
http://www.bizjournals.com/

San Diego Business Journal
http://www.sdbj.com

San Fernando Valley Business Journal
http://www.sfvbj.com

San Francisco Business Journal
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Colorado

Boulder County Business Report
http://www.bcbr.com

Colorado Springs Business Journal
http://csbj.com

Denver Business Journal
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Northern Colorado Business Report
http://www.ncbr.com

Connecticut

Connecticut Business & Industry Association
http://www.cbia.com/

Hartford Business Journal
http://www.hartfordbusiness.com

Delaware

Delaware Business
http://www.delawareonline.com/

Florida

Gainesville Business Report
http://gainesvillebizreport.com

Jacksonville Business News
http://www.bizjournals.com/

South Florida Business Journal
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Tampa Bay Business Journal
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Georgia

Atlanta Business Chronicle
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Gwinnett Business Journal
http://www.gbj.com

Savannah Business Journal
http://businessinsavannah.com/

Hawaii

Hawaii Business
http://www.hawaiibusiness.com

Honolulu Business News
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Idaho

Boise Business Women
http://www.idahowomensjournal.com/

Idaho Business Review
http://idahobusinessreview.com

North Idaho Business Journal
http://nibusinessjournal.com

Illinois

Chicago Business News
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Illinois Business Journal
http://www.ibjonline.com

Springfield Business Journal
http://sbj.net/index.asp

Southern Illinois Business
http://thesouthern.com/

Indiana

Indianapolis Business Journal
http://www.ibj.com

Inside Indiana Business
http://www.insideindianabusiness.com

Northwest Indiana Business
http://www.nwibq.com

Iowa

Corridor Business Journal
http://www.corridorbusiness.com

Kansas

Kansas City Business News
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Wichita Business News
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Kentucky

Business News for Lexington
http://bizlex.com

Four Rivers Business Journal
http://www.paducahsun.com/

Lane Report
http://www.lanereport.com

Louisville Business News
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Louisiana

The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
http://www.businessreport.com

New Orleans Business Journal
http://neworleanscitybusiness.com/

Maine

Maine Business News
http://www.mainebiz.biz

Maryland

Baltimore Business News
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Massachusetts

Boston Business News
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Michigan

Detroit Business
http://www.dbusiness.com

Grand Rapids Business Journal
http://www.grbj.com

Michigan Journal of Business
http://www.michiganjb.org

West Michigan Business News
http://mibiz.com

Minnesota

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business News
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Twin Cities Business
http://tcbmag.com

Mississippi

Delta Business Journal
http://www.deltabusinessjournal.com

Mississippi Business Journal
http://msbusiness.com

Northeast Mississippi Business Journal
http://www.cdfms.org/

Missouri

Kansas City Business Journal
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Joplin Business Journal
https://jrbj.biz/

St. Louis Business Journal
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Montana

Big Sky Business Journal
http://www.bigskybusiness.com

Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Business
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/

Montana Business
http://mtbusiness.com

Western Montana in Business
http://missoulian.com/

Nebraska

Lincoln Business Journal
http://www.mbj.com/

Midlands Business Journal
http://www.mbj.com

Nevada

Las Vegas Business Journal
http://www.reviewjournal.com/

Nevada Business
http://www.nevadabusiness.com

Northern Nevada Business Weekly
http://www.nnbw.com

New Hampshire

Cabarrus Business Magazine
http://cabarrusbusinessmagazine.com

Concord Local Business
http://business-news.thestreet.com/

New Hampshire Business Review
http://www.nhbr.com

New Jersey

New Jersey Business
http://www.njbiz.com

New Jersey
http://www.nj.com/

New Mexico

Albuquerque Business News
http://www.bizjournals.com

New York

Albany Business Review
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Central New York Business Journal
http://www.cnybj.com

New York Business Journal
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Rochester Business Journal
http://www.rbj.net

North Carolina

Business North Carolina
http://www.businessnc.com

Charlotte Business News
http://www.bizjournals.com

Triangle Business News (Raleigh/Durham)
http://www.bizjournals.com

North Dakota

Prairie Business News
http://www.prairiebizmag.com/

Ohio

Cleveland Business News
http://www.crainscleveland.com

Columbus Business News
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City Business
http://www.okc.biz/

Tulsa Business News
http://tulsabusiness.com

Oregon

Oregon Business
http://www.oregonbusiness.com

Oregon Business Journal
http://oregonbusinessjournal.net

Portland Business News
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Salem Business Journal
http://www.salembusinessjournal.com

Pennsylvania

Central Penn Business Journal
http://www.cpbj.com

Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal
http://biz570.com

Philadelphia Business News
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Rhode Island

Providence Business News
http://www.pbn.com

Rhode Island Small Business Journal
http://www.risbj.com

South Carolina

Charleston Regional Business News
http://www.charlestonbusiness.com

Columbia Business Report
http://www.columbiabusinessreport.com

Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson Business
http://www.gsabusiness.com

South Carolina Business News
http://www.scbiznews.com/

South Dakota

Sioux Falls Business Journal
http://siouxfallsbusinessjournal.argusleader.com

Tennessee

East Tennessee Business Journal
http://www.etbj.com

Knoxville Business Journal
http://www.knoxnews.com/

Memphis Business News
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Nashville Business Journal
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Texas

Austin Business News
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Dallas Business News
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Houston Business News
http://www.bizjournals.com/

San Antonio Business News
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Utah

Main Street Business Journal
http://mainstreetbusinessjournal.com

Salt Lake Enterprise
http://www.slenterprise.com

Vermont

Valley Business Journal
http://vermonttoday.com/

Vermont Business
http://www.vermontbiz.com

Virginia

Richmond Business Journal
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Virginia Business
http://www.virginiabusiness.com

Washington

Seattle Business News
http://www.bizjournals.com

Spokane Journal of Business
http://www.spokanejournal.com

Vancouver Business News
http://www.vbjusa.com

West Virginia

The State Journal
http://www.statejournal.com

Wisconsin

Milwaukee Business News
http://www.bizjournals.com/

Wyoming

Wyoming Business Report
http://www.wyomingbusinessreport.com


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Chambers of Commerce O - W
 

Ohio

Akron
http://www.greaterakronchamber.org
     1 Cascade Plz #17
     Akron, OH 44308

Cincinnati
http://www.cincinnatichamber.com
     441 Vine St., Ste 300
     Cincinnati, OH 45202

Clermont
http://www.clermontchamber.com
     4355 Ferguson Dr. #150
     Cincinnati, OH 45245

Cleveland
http://www.mayfieldareachamber.org
     6001 Landerhaven Dr.
     Cleveland, OH 44124

Columbus
http://www.columbus.org
     150 S. Front St. #200
     Columbus, OH 43215

Dayton
http://www.daytonchamber.org
     22 E. 5th St.
     Dayton, OH 45402

Norwood
http://norwoodchamberofcommerce.org
     8638 Beckys Ridge Dr.
     Cincinnati, OH 45251

Sharonville
http://www.sharonvillechamber.com
     4015 Executive Park Dr. #302
     Cincinnati, OH 45241

Toledo
http://www.toledochamber.com
     300 Madison Ave
     Toledo, OH 43604

Oklahoma

Bixby
http://www.bixbychamber.com
     1041 South Regal Blvd Suite
     Tulsa, OK 74133

Edmond
http://www.edmondchamber.com
     825 E. 2nd St #100
     Edmond, OK 73034

Greenwood
http://www.greenwoodchambertulsa.com
     131 N. Greenwood Ave, 2nd Floor
     Tulsa, OK 74120

Norman
http://www.normanchamber.com
     11 E. Gray St.
     Norman, OK 73069

Oklahoma City
http://www.okcchamber.com
     123 Park Ave
     Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Tulsa
https://www.tulsachamber.com
     1 W. 3rd St.
     Tulsa, OK 74103

Stillwater
http://www.stillwaterchamber.org
     409 S. Main St.
     Stillwater, OK 74074

Oregon

Beaverton
http://www.beaverton.org
     12655 SW Center St. #140
     Beaverton, OR 97005

Bend
http://bendchamber.org
     777 NW Wall St.
     Bend, OR 97701

Corvallis
http://www.corvallischamber.com
     420 NW 2nd St.
     Corvallis, OR 97330

East Portland
http://www.eastportlandchamberofcommerce.com
     2705 E Burnside #212
     Portland, OR 97214

Eugene
http://www.eugenechamber.com
     1401 Willamette St.
     Eugene, OR 97401

Medford
http://www.medfordchamber.com
     101 East 8th Street
     Medford, OR 97501

Portland
http://portlandalliance.com
     200 SW Market St. #150
     Portland, OR 97201

Salem
http://www.salemchamber.org
     1110 Commercial St. NE
     Salem, OR 97301

Springfield
http://www.springfield-chamber.org
     101 S A St.
     Springfield, OR 97477

Pennsylvania

Allentown
http://www.lehighvalleychamber.org
     840 Hamilton St. #205
     Allentown, PA 18101

Erie
http://www.eriepa.com
     208 E Bayfront Pkwy #100
     Erie, PA 16507

Harrisburg
http://www.harrisburgregionalchamber.org
     3211 N Front St. #201
     Harrisburg, PA 17110

Lancaster
http://www.lancasterchamber.com
     100 South Queen St.
     Lancaster, PA 17603

Philadelphia
https://www.greaterphilachamber.com
     200 S. Broad St. #700
     Philadelphia, PA 19102

Pittsburgh
http://www.greaterpittsburghchamberofcommerce.com
     11 Stanwix St.
     Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Shadyside
http://thinkshadyside.com
     5541 Walnut St
     Pittsburgh, PA 15232

South Hills
http://www.shchamber.org
     1910 Cochran Rd.
     Pittsburgh, PA 15220

York
http://www.ycea-pa.org
     96 S. George St.
     York, PA 17401

Rhode Island

Cranston
http://cranstonchamber.com
     150 Midway Rd
     Cranston, RI 02920

East Greenwich
http://www.eastgreenwichchamber.com
     580 Main St.
     East Greenwich, RI 02818

Jamestown
http://www.jamestownrichamber.com
     53 Narragansett Ave
     Jamestown, RI 02835

Narragansett
http://www.narragansettcoc.com
     36 Ocean Rd.
     Narragansett, RI 02882

Newport
http://www.newportchamber.com
     35 Valley Rd.
     Middletown, RI 02842

North Kingstown
http://www.northkingstown.com
     8045 Post Rd.
     North Kingstown, RI 02852

Providence
http://providencechamber.com
     30 Exchange Terrace, 4th Floor
     Providence, RI 02903

Warwick
http://www.centralrichamber.com
     3288 Post Rd.
     Warwick, RI 02886

South Carolina

Beaufort
http://www.beaufortsc.org
     701 Craven St.
     Beaufort, SC 29902

Charleston
http://www.charlestonchamber.net
     4500 Leeds Ave. Ste 100
     North Charleston, SC 29405

Columbia
http://www.columbiachamber.com
     930 Richland St.
     Columbia, SC 29201

Greenville
http://www.greenvillechamber.org
     24 Cleveland St.
     Greenville, SC 29601

Hilton Head Island
http://www.hiltonheadisland.org
     1 Chamber of Commerce Dr.
     Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Myrtle Beach
http://www.myrtlebeachareachamber.com
     1200 Oak St.
     Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Summerville
http://www.greatersummerville.org
     402 N. Main St.
     Summerville, SC 29483

South Dakota

Aberdeen
http://www.aberdeen-chamber.com
     516 S Main St
     PO Box 1179
Aberdeen, SD 57402

Deadwood
http://www.deadwood.org/splash.cfm
     767 Main St.
     Deadwood, SD 57732

Pierre
http://www.pierre.org
     800 W. Dakota Ave
     PO Box 548
     Pierre, SD 57501

Rapid City
http://www.rapidcitychamber.com
     444 Mt. Rushmore Road North
     PO Box 747
     Rapid City, SD 57709

Sioux Falls
http://www.siouxfallschamber.com
     200 N. Phillips Ave #304
     Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Tennessee

Bartlett
http://www.bartlettchamber.org
     2969 Elmore Park Rd.
     Bartlett, TN 38134

Chattanooga
http://www.chattanoogachamber.com
     811 Broad St.
     Chattanooga, TN 37402

Clarksville
http://www.clarksvillechamber.com
     25 Jefferson St. Ste 300
     Clarksville, TN 37040

Collierville
http://www.colliervillechamber.com
     485 Halley Pkwy
     Collierville, TN 38017

Covington
http://www.covington-tiptoncochamber.com
     106 W Liberty Ave
     Covington, TN 38019

Franklin
http://williamsoncountychamber.org
     5005 Meridian Blvd. #150
     Franklin, TN 37067

Kingsport
http://www.kingsportchamber.org
     400 Clinchfield St. #100
     Kingsport, TN 37660

Knoxville
http://www.knoxvillechamber.com
     17 Market Square
     Knoxville, TN 37902

Memphis
http://www.memphischamber.com
     22 N Front St. #200
     Memphis, TN 38103

Millington
http://millingtonchamber.com
     7743 Church St.
     Millington, TN 38053

Nashville-Davidson
http://www.tnchamber.org
     611 Commerce St.
     Nashville, TN 37203

Texas

Abilene
http://www.abilenechamber.com
     174 Cypress St. Suite #200
     Abilene, TX 79601

Alamo
http://www.alamochamber.com
     130 S. 8th St.
     Alamo, TX 78516

Amarillo
http://www.amarillo-chamber.org
     1000 S. Polk St.
     Amarillo, TX 79101

Arlington
http://www.arlingtontx.com
     505 E. Border St.
     Arlington, TX 76010     

Austin
http://www.austinchamber.com/
     535 E. 5th St.
     Austin, TX 78701

Beaumont
http://www.bmtcoc.org
     1110 Park St.
     Beaumont, TX 77701

Corpus Christi
http://www.corpuschristichamber.org
     1501 N. Chaparral St.
     Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Dallas
http://www.dallaschamber.org
     500 N. Akard St. Suite #2600
     Dallas, TX 75201

Denton
http://www.denton-chamber.org
     414 W. Parkway St.
     Denton, TX 76201

El Paso
http://www.elpaso.org
     10 Civic Center Plaza
     El Paso, TX 79901

Fort Worth
http://www.fortworthchamber.com
     777 Taylor St. #900
     Fort Worth, TX 76102

Garland
http://www.garlandchamber.com
     520 N. Glenbrook Dr.
     Garland, TX 75040

Grand Prairie
http://grandprairiechamber.org
     900 Conover Dr.
     Grand Prairie, TX 75051

Houston
http://www.houstonnwchamber.org
     3920 Farm to Market 1960 #120
     Houston, TX 77068

Irving
http://www.irvingchamber.com
     5201 N. O’Connor Blvd. #100
     Irving, TX 75039

Killeen
http://www.killeenchamber.com
     1 Santa Fe Plaza Dr.
     Killeen, TX 76540

Laredo
http://www.killeenchamber.com
     2310 San Bernardo
     Laredo, TX 78040

Lubbock
http://www.lubbockchamber.com
     1500 Broadway St. #101
     Lubbock, TX 79401

McAllen
http://www.mcallen.org
     1200 Ash Ave
     McAllen, TX 78501

Mesquite
http://www.mesquitechamber.com
     617 N. Ebrite St.
     Mesquite, TX 75149

Pasadena
http://www.pasadenachamber.org
     4334 Fairmont Pkwy
     Pasadena, TX 77504

Plano
http://www.planochamber.org
     1200 E. 15th St.
     Plano, TX 75074

San Antonio
http://www.sachamber.org
     602 E. Commerce St.
     San Antonio, TX 78205

Waco
http://www.waco-chamber.com
     101 S 3rd St.
     Waco, TX 76701

Utah

Brigham City
http://www.brighamchamber.com
     6 N. Main St. #A
     Brigham City, UT 84302

Logan
http://www.cachechamber.com
     160 North Main
     Logan, UT 84321

Moab
http://www.moabchamber.com
     217 E. Center St.
     Moab, UT 84532

Park City
http://www.visitparkcity.com/
     1850 Sidewinder Ave
     Park City, UT 84060

Provo
http://www.thechamber.org
     111 S. University Ave
     Provo, UT 84601

Ogden
http://www.ogdenweberchamber.com
     2484 Washington Blvd. Suite 400
     Ogden, UT 84401

Salt Lake City
http://slchamber.com
     175 E. 400 S #600
     Salt Lake City, UT 84111     

West Valley City
http://www.chamberwest.org
     1241 W Village Main Dr.
     West Valley City, UT 84119

Vermont

Burlington
http://www.vermont.org
     60 Main St #100
     Burlington, VT 05401

Lamoille
http://www.lamoillechamber.com
     74 Portland St.
     Morrisville, VT 05661

Vermont
http://www.vtchamber.com
     751 Granger Rd.
     Barre, VT 05641

Virginia

Alexandria
http://alexchamber.com
     801 N Fairfax St.
     Alexandria, VA 22314

Arlington
http://www.arlingtonchamber.org
     4600 Fairfax Dr. #804
     Arlington, VA 22203

Charlottesville
http://www.cvillechamber.com
     209 5th St. NE
     Charlottesville, VA 22902

Fredericksburg
http://www.fredericksburgchamber.org
     2300 Fall Hill Ave #240
     Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Hampton
http://www.virginiapeninsulachamber.com
     21 Enterprise Pkwy, Suite 100
     Lakefront Plaza
     Hampton, VA 23666

Manassas
http://pwchamber.org
     9720 Capital Ct #203
     Manassas, VA 20110

Norfolk
http://www.hamptonroadschamber.com
     500 E. Main St. #700
     Norfolk, VA 23510

Richmond
http://www.grcc.com
     600 E Main St. Suite 700
     Richmond, VA 23219

Roanoke
http://www.roanokechamber.org
210 S Jefferson St.
Roanoke, VA 24011

Williamsburg
http://www.williamsburgcc.com
     421 N. Boundary St.
     Williamsburg, VA 23187

Washington

Ballard
http://www.ballardchamber.com
     2208 NW Market St.
     Seattle, WA 98107

Bellevue
http://www.bellevuechamber.org
     Bellevue Square, #302
     Bellevue, WA 98004

Bellingham
http://bellingham.com
     119 N. Commercial St.
     Bellingham, WA 98225

Capital Hill
http://www.caphillchamber.org
     1641 Nagle Pl
     Seattle, WA 98122

Lacey
http://www.laceychamber.com
     8300 Quinault Dr NE
     Lacey, WA 98516

Langley
http://www.visitlangley.com
     208 Anthes Ave
     Langley, WA 98260

Olympia
http://thurstonchamber.com
     809 Legion Way SE
     Olympia, WA 98501

Rainier
http://www.rainierchamber.com
     5290 Rainier Ave S.
     Seattle, WA 98118

Seattle
http://www.seattlechamber.com
     1301 5th Ave #1500
     Seattle, WA 98101

Spokane
http://www.greaterspokane.org
     801 W. Riverside, Suite 100
     Spokane, WA 99201

Stanwood
http://www.stanwoodchamber.org
     8827 Viking Way
     Stanwood, WA 98292

Queen Anne
http://www.queenannechamber.org
     1901 1st Ave W
     Seattle, WA 98119

Tacoma
http://www.tacomachamber.org
     950 Pacific Ave, #300
     Tacoma, WA 98402

Vancouver
http://www.vancouverusa.com
     1101 Broadway St.
     Vancouver, WA 98660

West Virginia

Charleston
http://www.wvchamber.com
     1624 Kanawha Blvd E
     Charleston, WV 25311

Huntington
http://www.huntingtonchamber.org
     1108 3rd Ave, Suite 300
     Huntington, WV 25701

Parkersburg
http://www.movchamber.org
     409 Market St.
     Parkersburg, WV 26101

Morgantown
http://www.morgantownchamber.org
     1029 University Ave
     Morgantown, WV 26505

Wisconsin

Green Bay
http://www.titletown.org
     300 N. Broadway
     Green Bay, WI 54303

Madison
http://greatermadisonchamber.com
     615 E. Washington Ave
     Madison, WI 53703

Milwaukee
http://www.mmac.org
     756 N. Milwaukee St. #400
     Milwaukee, WI 53202

West Allis
http://www.wawmchamber.com
     6737 W Washington St #2141
     West Allis, WI 53214

Wyoming

Cheyenne
http://www.cheyennechamber.org
     121 West 15t St, Suite 204
     Cheyenne, WY 82001

Casper
http://www.casperwyoming.org
     500 N Center St
     Casper, WY 82601


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Idaho

Boise City
http://www.boisechamber.org
     250 S. 5th Street #300
     Boise, ID 83702

Couer d’Alene
http://www.cdachamber.com
     105 N. 1st St. #100
     Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Idaho Falls
http://www.idahofallschamber.com
     425 North Capital
     Idaho Falls, ID 83405

Illinois

Aurora
http://www.aurorachamber.com
     43 W. Galena Blvd.
     Aurora, IL 60506

Chicago
http://www.chicagolandchamber.org
     200 E. Randolph St. #2200
     Chicago, IL 60601

Joliet
http://www.jolietchamber.com
     63 N. Chicago St.
     Joilet, IL 60432

Naperville
http://www.naperville.net
     55 S. Main St. #351
     Naperville, IL 60540

Peoria
http://www.peoriachamber.org
     100 SW Water St.
     Peoria, IL 61602

Rockford
http://www.rockfordchamber.com
     308 W. State St #190
     Rockford, IL 61101

Springfield
http://www.gscc.org
     1011 S. 2nd St
     Springfield, IL 62704

Indiana

Evansville
http://www.ccswin.com
     318 Main St. #401
     Evansville, IN 47708

Fort Wayne
http://fortwayneblackchamber.org
     826 Ewing St.
     Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Indianapolis
http://www.indianachamber.com
     115 W. Washington St. #850s
     Indianapolis, IN 46204

South Bend
http://www.sjchamber.org
     401 E. Colfax Ave #310
     South Bend, IN 46617

Iowa

Ames
http://www.ameschamber.com
     304 Main St.
     Ames, IA 50010

Cedar Rapids
http://www.cedarrapids.org
     501 1st St. SE
     Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Des Moines
http://www.desmoinesdowntownchamber.com
     301 Grand Avenue
     Des Moines, IA 50309

Iowa City
http://www.iowacityarea.com
     325 E. Washington St
     Iowa City, IA 52240

Pleasant Hill
http://www.pleasanthillchamber.org
     5161 Maple Dr.
     Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

Kansas

Kansas City
http://www.kckchamber.com
     727 Minnesota Ave
     Kansas City, KS 66101

Lawrence
http://www.lawrencechamber.com
     646 Vermont St #200
     Lawrence, KS 66044

Olathe
http://www.olathe.org
     18001 W. 106th St., Ste 160
     Olathe, KS 66061

Overland Park
http://www.opks.org
     9001 W. 110th St. #150
     Overland Park, KS 66210

Topeka
http://topekachamber.org
     120 SE 6th Ave #110
     Topeka, KS 66603

Wichita
http://wichitachamber.org
     350 W. Douglas Ave
     Wichita, KS 67202

Kentucky

Elizabethtown
http://hardinchamber.com
     111 W. Dixie Ave
     Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Frankfort
http://www.frankfortky.info
     100 Capital Ave.
     Frankfort, KY 40601

Lexington
http://www.commercelexington.com
     330 E. Main St. #100
     Lexington, KY 40507

Louisville
http://www.greaterlouisville.com
     614 W. Main St. #6000
     Louisville, KY 40202

Shepherdsville
http://www.bullittchamber.org
     505 Buffalo Run Rd. #101
     Shepherdsville, KY 40165

Louisiana

Baton Rouge
http://www.brac.org
     564 Laurel St.
     Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Monroe
http://www.monroe.org
     212 Walnut St.
     Monroe, LA 71201

New Orleans
http://www.neworleanschamber.org
     1515 Poydras St. Ste 1010
     New Orleans, LA 70112

One Acadiana
http://www.oneacadiana.org
     804 E. St. Mary Blvd.
     Lafayette, LA 70503

Shreveport
http://www.shreveportchamber.org
     400 Edwards St.
     Shreveport, LA 71101

Maine

Augusta
http://www.augustamaine.com
     21 University Dr.
     Augusta, ME 04330

Bangor
http://www.bangorregion.com/
     208 Maine Ave.
     Bangor, ME 04401

Bar Harbor
http://www.barharborinfo.com
     2 Cottage St.
     Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Lewiston
http://www.androscoggincounty.com
     415 Lisbon St.
     Lewiston, ME 04240

Portland
http://www.portlandregion.com
     443 Congress St.
     Portland, ME 04101

Winthrop
http://www.winthropchamber.org
     94 Highland Ave.
     Winthrop, ME 04364

Yarmouth
http://www.yarmouthmaine.org
     162 Main St.
     Yarmouth, ME 04096

Maryland

Annapolis
http://www.annapolischamber.com
     49 Old Solomons Island Road #204
     Annapolis, MD 21401

Baltimore
http://baltimorecitychamber.org
     5525 Twin Knolls Road, Ste 325
     Columbia, MD 21405

Frederick
http://www.frederickchamber.org
     8420 Gas House Pike
     Frederick, MD 21701

Maryland
http://www.mdchamber.org
     60 W St. #100
     Annapolis, MD 21401

Ocean City
http://www.oceancity.org
     12320 Old Ocean City Rd.
     Ocean City, MD 21842

Rockville
http://www.rockvillechamber.org
     1 Research Ct
     Rockville, MD 20850

Massachusetts

Amherst
http://amherstarea.com
     28 Amity St.
     Amherst, MA 01002

Boston
http://bostonchamber.com
     265 Franklin St. #1200
     Boston, MA 02110

Cambridge
http://www.cambridgechamber.org
     859 Mass Ave.
     Cambridge, MA 02139

Lexington
http://lexingtonchamberofcommerce.vpweb.com
     1875 Massachusetts Ave.
     Lexington, MA 02420

Lowell
http://greaterlowellcc.org
     131 Merrimack St.
     Lowell, MA 01852

Newton
http://www.nnchamber.com
     281 Needham St.
     Newton, MA 02464

Plymouth
http://www.plymouthchamber.com
     134 Court St.
     Plymouth, MA 02360

Salem
http://salem-chamber.org
     265 Essex St.
     Salem, MA 01970

Somerville
http://www.somervillechamber.org
     2 Alpine St.
     Somerville, MA 02144

Watertown
http://www.wbcc.org
     182 Main St.
     Watertown, MA 02472

Worcester
https://www.worcesterchamber.org
     446 Main St. #10
     Worcester, MA 01608

Michigan

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti
http://www.a2ychamber.org
     115 West Huron Street, 3rd Floor
     Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Detroit
http://www.detroitchamber.com
     1 Woodward Ave
     Detroit, MI 48226

Ferndale
http://www.ferndalechamber.com
     407 E 9 Mile Rd
     Ferndale, MI 48220

Flint
http://www.flintandgenesee.org
     519 S Saginaw St. #200
     Flint, MI 48502

Grand Rapids
http://www.grandrapids.org
     111 Pearl St NW
     Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Kalamazoo
http://www.southwestmichiganfirst.com
     241 East Michigan Ave.
     Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Lansing
http://www.lansingchamber.org
     500 E. Michigan Ave.
     Lansing, MI 48912

Royal Oak
http://www.royaloakchamber.com
     200 S Washington Ave
     Royal Oak, MI 48067

Southfield
http://www.southfieldchamber.com
     24300 Southfield Rd #101
     Southfield, MI 48075

Sterling Heights
http://www.suscc.com
     12900 Hall Road
     Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Minnesota

Bloomington
http://www.minneapolischamber.org
     9633 Lyndale Ave S.
     Bloomington, MN 55420

Duluth
http://www.duluthchamber.com
     5 W 1st St. #101
     Duluth, MN 55802

Eden Prairie
http://www.epchamber.org
     11455 Viking Dr.
     Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Edina
http://www.edinachamber.com
     3300 Edinborough Way
     Edina, MN 55435

Minneapolis
http://minneapolischamber.org
     81 S. 9th St. #200
     Minneapolis, MN 55402

Minnetonka
http://www.excelsior-lakeminnetonkachamber.com
     202 Water St.
     Excelsior, MN 55331

St. Paul
http://www.saintpaulchamber.com
     400 Robert St. N
     St. Paul, MN 55101

Wayzata
http://www.wayzatachamber.com
     402 Lake St. E
     Wayzata, MN 55391

Mississippi

Biloxi
http://www.biloxi.org
     1050 Beach Blvd.
     Biloxi, MS 39530

Gulfport
http://www.mscoastchamber.com
     11975 Seaway Rd
     Gulfport, MS 39503

Jackson
http://www.greaterjacksonpartnership.com
     201 S President St.
     Jackson, MS 39201

Natchez
http://www.natchezchamber.com
     211 Main St.
     Natchez, MS 39120

Petal
http://www.petalchamber.com
     117 N Main St #100
     Petal, MS, 39465

Tupelo
http://www.cdfms.org
     398 E. Main St.
     Tupelo, MS 38804     

Vicksburg
http://vicksburgchamber.org
     2020 Mission 66
     Vicksburg, MS 39180

Missouri

Branson
http://www.bransonchamber.com
     269 Missouri 248
     Branson, MO 65616

Columbia
http://www.columbiamochamber.com
     300 S. Providence Rd.
     Columbia, MO 65203

Independence
http://ichamber.biz
     210 W Truman Rd.
     Independence, MO 64050

Jefferson City
http://www.jcchamber.org
     213 Adams St
     Jefferson City, MO 65101

Joplin
http://www.joplincc.com
     320 E. 4th St
     Joplin, MO 64801

Kansas City
http://www.kcchamber.com
     634 NW Englewood Rd
     Kansas City, MO 64118

Springfield
http://www.springfieldchamber.com
     202 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy
     Springfield, MO 65806

St. Louis
http://www.brentwoodmochamber.com
     8754 Rosalie Ave
     St. Louis, MO 63144

Montana

Billings
http://www.billingschamber.com
     815 S. 27th St
     Billings, MT 59101

Missoula
http://www.missoulachamber.com
     825 E. Front St
     Missoula, MT 59802

Great Falls
http://www.greatfallschamber.org
     100 1st Ave North
     Great Falls, MT 59401

Nebraska

Fremont
http://fremontne.org
     605 N. Broad St.
     Fremont, NE 68025

Grand Island
http://www.gichamber.com
     309 West 2nd Street
     PO Box 1486
     Grand Island, NE 68802

Kearney
http://www.kearneycoc.org
     1007 2nd Ave
     Kearney, NE 68847

Lincoln
http://www.lcoc.com
     1135 M St.
     Lincoln, NE 68508

Papillion
http://www.sarpychamber.org
     7775 Olson Dr.
     Papillion, NE 68046

Ralston
http://ralstonareachamber.org
     5505 Miller Ave
     Ralston, NE 68127

Omaha
https://www.omahachamber.org/
     1301 Harney St
     Omaha, NE 68102

Nevada

Henderson
http://www.hendersonchamber.com
     590 S. Boulder Hwy
     Henderson, NV 89015

Las Vegas
https://www.lvchamber.com
     8363 W. Sunset Rd., Ste 250
     Las Vegas, NV 89113

North Las Vegas
https://www.lvchamber.com
     3365 West Craig Road, Ste 25
     North Las Vegas, NV 89032

Reno
http://thechambernv.org
     449 S. Virginia St.
     Reno, NV 89501

New Hampshire

Concord
http://www.concordnhchamber.com
     49 S Main St. #104
     Concord, NH 03301

Dover
http://www.dovernh.org
     550 Central Ave
     Dover, HW 03820

Keene
http://www.keenechamber.com
     48 Central Square
     Keene, NH 03431

Manchester
http://www.manchester-chamber.org
     54 Hanover St.
     Manchester, NH 03101

Nashua
http://www.nashuachamber.com
     142 Main St #5
     Nashua, NH 03060

Portsmouth
http://www.portsmouthchamber.org
     500 Market St. #16A
     Portsmouth, NH 03801

New Jersey

Atlantic City
http://acchamber.com
     12 South Virginia Ave
     Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Elizabeth
http://www.elizabethchamber.com
     456 N Broad St
     Elizabeth, NJ 07208

Hoboken
http://hobokenchamber.com
     50 Harrison St.
     Hoboken, NJ 07030

Jersey City
http://www.hudsonchamber.org
     857 Bergen Ave
     Jersey City, NJ 07306

Newark
http://www.njchamber.com
     1 Gateway Center
     Newark, NJ 07102

Paterson
http://www.greaterpatersoncc.org
     100 Hamilton Plaza
     Paterson, NJ 07505

Princeton
http://www.princetonchamber.org
     182 Nassau St. #301
     Princeton, NJ 08542

Trenton
http://www.njchamber.com
     216 W State St.
     Trenton, NJ 08608

New Mexico

Albuquerque
http://www.abqchamber.com
     115 Gold Ave SW
     Albuquerque, NM 87102

Las Cruces
http://www.lascruces.org
     505 S Main St. #134
     Las Cruces, NM 88001

Rio Rancho
http://www.rrrcc.org
     4001 Southern Blvd. SE
     Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Roswell
http://www.roswellnm.org
     131 W. 2nd St
     Roswell, NM 88201

Santa Fe
http://www.santafechamber.com
     1644 St. Michaels Dr.
     Santa Fe, NM 87505

Taos
http://www.taoschamber.com
     1139 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur
     Taos, NM 87571

New York

Albany
http://acchamber.org
     5 Computer Dr. S
     Albany, NY 12205

Bronx
http://www.bronxchamber.org
     1200 Waters Pl #106
     Bronx, NY 10461

Brooklyn
http://www.ibrooklyn.com
     335 Adams St #2700
     Brooklyn, NY 11201

Buffalo
http://www.southbuffalochamber.org
     2019 Seneca St
     Buffalo, NY 14210

Manhattan
http://www.manhattancc.org
     1375 Broadway
     New York, NY 10018

New York
http://www.ny-chamber.com
     20 W 44th St.
     New York, NY 10036

Rochester
http://rochestermnchamber.com
     2604 Elmwood Ave
     Rochester, NY 14618

Syracuse
http://www.centerstateceo.com
     115 W Fayette St.
     Syracuse, NY 13202

North Carolina

Asheville
http://www.ashevillechamber.org
     36 Montford Ave
     Asheville, NC 28801

Cary
http://www.carychamber.com
     307 N Academy St
     Cary, NC 27513

Chapel Hill
http://www.carolinachamber.org
     104 S Estes Dr
     Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Charlotte
http://charlottechamber.com
     330 S. Tryon St.
     Charlotte, NC 28202

Durham
http://durhamchamber.org
     300 W. Morgan St. #1400
     Durham, NC 27701

Fayetteville
http://www.fayettevillencchamber.org
     1019 Hay St.
     Fayetteville, NC 28305

Greensboro
http://www.greensboro.org
     342 N. Elm St.
     Greensboro, NC 27401

Raleigh
http://www.raleighchamber.org
     800 S. Salisbury St.
     Raleigh, NC 27601

Wilmington
http://www.wilmingtonchamber.org
     1 Estelle Lee Dr.
     Wilmington, NC 28401

Winston-Salem
http://www.winstonsalem.com
     411 W. 4th St. #211
     Winston-Salem, NC 27101

North Dakota

Bismarck
http://www.bismarckmandan.com
     1640 Burnt Boat Rd.
     Bismarck, ND 58503

Fargo
http://www.fmwfchamber.com
     PO Box 2443
     Fargo, ND 58108

Grand Forks
http://www.gochamber.org
     202 N. 3rd St. #100
     Grand Forks, ND 58203


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Alabama

Auburn
http://www.auburnchamber.com
     714 E. Glenn Ave.
     Auburn, AL 36830

Birmingham
http://www.birmingham-chamber.com
     75 Harborne Road, Edgbaston
     Birmingham, AL B15 3DH

Gulf Shores
http://alagulfcoastchamber.com
     3150 Gulf Shores Pwky
     Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Huntsville
http://www.huntsvillealabamausa.com
     225 Church St.
     Huntsville, AL 35801

Mobile
http://www.mobilechamber.com
     451 Government St.
     Mobile, AL 36602

Montgomery
http://www.montgomerychamber.com
     41 Commerce St,
     Montgomery, AL 36104

Tuscaloosa
http://www.tuscaloosachamber.com
     2200 University Blvd.
     Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Alaska

Anchorage
http://anchoragechamber.org
     1016 W. 6th Ave.
     Anchorage, AK 99501

Fairbanks
http://fairbankschamber.org
     100 Cushman St. #102
     Fairbanks, AK 99701

Juneau
http://www.juneauchamber.com
     9301 Glacier Hwy, Ste 110
     Juneau, AK 99801

Ketchikan
http://www.ketchikanchamber.com
     2417 Tongass Avenue, Suite 223 A
     PO Box 5957
     Ketchikan, AK 99901

Sitka
http://www.sitkachamber.com
     PO Box 638
     Sitka, AK 99835

Arizona

Chandler
http://chandlerchamber.com
     25 S Arizona Pl.
     Chandler, AZ 85225

Flagstaff
http://www.flagstaffchamber.com
     101 West Route 66
     Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Gilbert
http://www.gilbertaz.com
     119 N. Gilbert Rd #101
     Gilbert, AZ 85234

Glendale
http://www.glendaleazchamber.org
     5800 W. Glenn Drive, Ste 275
     Glendale, AZ 85301

Mesa
http://www.mesachamberofcommerce.org
     40 N. Center St.
     Mesa, AZ 85201

Peoria
https://www.peoriachamber.com
     16165 N. 83rd Ave #101
     Peoria, AZ 85382

Phoenix
http://peoriachamber.com
     201 N. Central Avenue, 27th Floor
     Phoenix, AZ 85004

Prescott
http://www.prescott.org
     117 W. Goodwin St.
     Prescott, AZ 86303

Scottsdale
http://www.scottsdalechamber.com
     7501 E. McCormick Parkway, St. 202-N
     Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Sedona
http://www.sedonachamber.com
     331 Forest Road
     Sedona, AZ 86336

Tempe
http://tempechamber.org
     909 E. Apache Blvd.
     Tempe, AZ 85281

Tucson
http://www.tucsonchamber.org
     PO Box 991
     Tucson, AZ 85702

Arkansas

Fayetteville
http://www.fayettevillear.com
     123 W. Mountain St.
     Fayetteville, AR 72701

Fort Smith
http://www.fortsmithchamber.org
     612 Garrison Ave.
     Fort Smith, AR 72901

Hot Springs
http://www.hotspringschamber.com
     659 Ouachita Avenue
     Hot Springs, AR 71901

Little Rock
http://www.littlerockchamber.com
     One Chamber Plaza
     Little Rock, AR 72201

California

Anaheim
http://www.anaheimchamber.org
     201 E. Center St.
     Anaheim, CA 92805

Antioch
https://antiochchamber.com
     101 H St. #4
     Antioch, CA 94509

Bakersfield
http://www.bakersfieldchamber.org
     1725 Eye St.
     Bakersfield, CA 93301

Berkeley
http://www.berkeleychamber.com
     1834 University Ave
     Berkeley, CA 94703

Burbank
http://www.burbankchamber.org
     200 W. Magnolia Blvd.
     Burbank, CA 91502

Carmel
http://www.carmelcalifornia.org
     San Carlos St.
     Carmel, CA 93921

Chula Vista
http://www.chulavistachamber.org
     233 4th Ave
     Chula Vista, CA 91910

Concord
http://www.concordchamber.com
     2280 Diamond Blvd.
     Concord, CA 94520

Corona
http://www.mychamber.org
     904 E. 6th St.
     Corona, CA 92879

Costa Mesa
http://www.costamesachamber.com
     1700 Adams Ave
     Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Culver City
http://www.culvercitychamber.com
     6000 Sepulveda Blvd. #1260
     Culver City, CA 90230

Daly City
http://www.dalycity-colmachamber.org
     355 Gellert Blvd.
     Daly City, CA 94015

Downey
http://www.downeychamber.com
     11131 Brookshire Ave.
     Downey, CA 90241

El Monte
http://www.emsem.biz
     10505 Valley Blvd. #312
     El Monte, CA 91731

Elk Grove
http://www.elkgroveca.com
     8820 Elk Grove Blvd.
     Elk Grove, CA 95624

Escondido
http://escondidochamber.org
     720 N. Broadway
     Escondido, CA 92025

Fairfield
http://www.ffsc-chamber.com
     1111 Webster St.
     Fairfield, CA 94533

Fontana
http://www.fontanachamber.org
     8491 Sierra Ave.
     Fontana, CA 92335

Fremont
http://www.fremontbusiness.com
     39488 Stevenson Pl #100
     Fremont, CA 94539

Fresno
http://fresnochamber.com
     2331 Fresno St.
     Fresno, CA 93721

Fullerton
http://fullertonchamber.com
     444 N. Harbor Blvd. #200
     Fullerton, CA 92832

Garden Grove
http://www.gardengrovechamber.com
     12866 Main St. #102
     Garden Grove, CA 92840

Glendale
http://www.glendalechamber.com
     701 N. Brand Blvd. #120
     Glendale, CA 91203

Hayward
http://www.hayward.org
     22561 Main St.
     Hayward, CA 94541

Hollywood
http://www.hollywoodchamber.net
     7018 Hollywood Blvd.
     Los Angeles, CA 90028

Huntington Beach
http://www.hbchamber.com
     2134 Main St. #100
     Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Inglewood
http://www.inglewoodchamber.com
     330 E. Queen St.
     Inglewood, CA 90301

Irvine
http://www.irvinechamber.com
     2485 McCabe Way, Ste 150
     Irvine, CA 92614

Lakewood
http://www.lakewoodchamber.com
     24 Lakewood Center
     Lakewood, CA 90712

Lancaster
http://lancasterchamber.org
     554 W. Lancaster Blvd.
     Lancaster, CA 93534

Long Beach
http://www.lbchamber.com
     1 World Trade Center #206
     Long Beach, CA 90831

Los Angeles
http://www.lachamber.com
     350 S. Bixel St.
     Los Angeles, CA 90017

Malibu
http://www.malibu.org
     23805 Stuart Ranch Road, #105
     Malibu, CA 90265

Modesto
http://www.modchamber.org
     1114 J St.
     Modesto, CA 95354

Monterey
http://www.montereychamber.com
     30 Ragsdale Dr. #200
     Monterey, CA 93940

Moreno Valley
http://www.movalchamber.org
     12625 Frederick St.
     Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Northridge
http://www.nvrcc.com
     9401 Reseda Blvd.
     Northridge, CA 91324

Norwalk
http://www.norwalkchamber.com
     12040 Foster Rd.
     Norwalk, CA 90650

Oakland
http://oaklandchamber.com
     475 14th St. #100
     Oakland, CA 94612

Oceanside
http://www.oceansidechamber.com
     928 N. Coast Hwy
     Oceanside, CA 92054

Ontario
http://www.ontario.org
     520 N. Euclid Ave.
     Ontario, CA 91762

Orange
http://www.orangechamber.com
     307 E. Chapman Ave.
     Orange, CA 92866

Oxnard
http://www.oxnardchamber.org
     400 E. Esplanade Drive #302
     Oxnard, CA 93036

Palmdale
http://www.palmdalechamber.org
     817 E. Avenue Q9
     Palmdale, CA 93550

Palm Springs
http://www.pschamber.org
     190 W. Amado Rd
     Palm Springs, CA 92262

Pasadena
http://www.pasadena-chamber.org
     844 E. Green St #208
     Pasadena, CA 91101

Pomona
http://www.pomonachamber.org
     101 W. Mission Blvd.
     Pomona, CA 91766     

Rancho Cucamonga
http://www.ranchochamber.org
     9047 Arrow Route, #180
     Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Richmond
http://rcoc.com
     3925 Macdonald Ave
     Richmond, CA 94805

Riverside
http://www.riverside-chamber.com
     3985 University Avenue
     Riverside, CA 92501

Roseville
http://rosevillechamber.com
     650 Douglas Blvd.
     Roseville, CA 95678

Sacramento
http://metrochamber.org
     One Capitol Mall, Ste 300
     Sacramento, CA 95814

Salinas
http://salinaschamber.com
     119 E. Alisal St.
     Salinas, CA 93901

San Bernardino
http://www.sbachamber.org
     546 W. 6th St.
     San Bernardino, CA 92410

San Diego
http://www.sdchamber.org
     402 W. Broadway #1000
     San Diego, CA 92101

San Francisco
http://www.sfchamber.com
     235 Montgomery St.
     San Francisco, CA 94104

San Jose
http://www.sjchamber.com
     101 W. Santa Clara St.
     San Jose, CA 95113

San Luis Obispo
http://www.slochamber.org/cm/Home.html
     895 Monterey St.
     San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Santa Ana
http://www.santaanachamber.com
     1631 W. Sunflower Ave, C35
     Santa Ana, CA 92704

Santa Clara
http://www.santaclarachamber.com
     1850 Warburton Ave
     Santa Clara, CA 95050

Santa Clarita
http://www.scvchamber.com
     27451 Tourney Road
     Valencia, CA 91355

Santa Monica
http://www.smchamber.com
     1234 6th St, #100
     Santa Monica, CA 90401

Santa Rosa
http://www.santarosachamber.com
     1260 N. Dutton Ave, #272
     Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Simi Valley
http://www.simivalleychamber.org
     40 W. Cochran St.
     Simi Valley, CA 93065

Stockton
http://www.stocktonchamber.org
     445 W. Weber Ave
     Stockton, CA 95203

Studio City
http://www.studiocitychamber.com
     4024 Radford Ave
     San Fernando Valley, CA 91604

Sunnyvale
http://www.svcoc.org
     260 S. Sunnyvale Ave. Ste #4
     Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Thousand Oaks
http://www.conejochamber.org
     600 Hampshire Rd. #200
     Westlake Village, CA 91361

Torrance
http://www.torrancechamber.com
     3400 Torrance Blvd.
     Torrance, CA 90503

Vallejo
http://www.vallejochamber.com
     427 York St.
     Vallejo, CA 94590

Venice
http://venicechamber.net
     PO Box 202
     Venice, CA 90294

Ventura
http://venturachamber.com
     505 Poli Street, Second Floor
     Ventura, CA 93001

Visalia
http://www.visaliachamber.org
     220 N. Santa Fe St
     Visalia, CA 93292

West Covina
http://www.covina.org
     935 W. Badillo St.
     Covina, CA 91722

Colorado

Arvada
http://www.arvadachamber.org
     7305 Grandview Ave
     Arvada, CO 80002

Aurora
http://www.aurorachamber.org
     14305 East Alameda Avenue, #300
     Aurora, CO 80012

Boulder
http://boulderchamber.com
     2440 Pearl St.
     Boulder, CO 80302

Broomfield
http://www.broomfieldchamber.com
     2095 W. 6th Ave, Ste 109
     Broomfield, CO

Colorado Springs
http://www.coloradospringsbusinessalliance.com
     102 S. Tejon St #430
     Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Denver
http://www.denverchamber.org
     1445 Market St.
     Denver, CO 80202

Durango
http://www.durangobusiness.org
     111 S. Camino Del Rio
     Durango, CO 81301

Fort Collins
http://www.fortcollinschamber.com
     225 S. Meldrum St
     Fort Collins, CO 80521

Littleton
http://www.bestchamber.com
     2154 E. Commons Ave
     Centennial, CO 80111

Pueblo
http://pueblochamber.org
     302 N Santa Fe Ave
     Pueblo, CO 81003

Westminster
http://www.westminsterchamber.biz
     9146 Marshall Pl
     Westminster, CO 80031

Connecticut

Bridgeport
http://www.brbc.org
     10 Middle St. #1401
     Bridgeport, CT 06604

Hartford
http://www.metrohartford.com
     31 Pratt St
     Hartford, CT 06103

New Haven
http://www.newhavenchamber.com
     900 Chapel Street, 10th Floor
     New Haven, CT 06510

Stamford
http://www.stamfordchamber.com
     733 Summer St.
     Stamford, CT 06901

Waterbury
http://www.waterburychamber.com
     83 Bank St. #2
     Waterbury, CT 06702

District of Columbia

Washington
http://www.dcchamber.org
     1825 I St. NW
     Washington, DC 20006

Delaware

Dover
http://www.cdcc.net
     435 N. Dupont Hwy
     Dover, DE 19901

Wilmington
http://www.dscc.com
     1201 N. Orange St
     Wilmington, DE 19801

Florida

Cape Coral
http://www.capecoralchamber.com
     2051 Cape Coral Pkwy E
     Cape Coral, FL 33904

Clearwater
http://www.clearwaterflorida.org
     600 Cleveland St #200
     Clearwater, FL 33755

Coral Springs
http://www.cschamber.com
     11805 Heron Bay Blvd.
     Coral Springs, FL 33076

Fort Lauderdale
http://www.ftlchamber.com
     512 NE 3rd Ave
     Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Gainesville
http://www.gainesvillechamber.com
     300 E. University Ave
     Gainesville, FL 32601

Hialeah
http://www.hialeahfl.gov
     240 E. 1st Ave #217
     Hialeah, FL 33010

Hollywood
http://www.hollywoodchamber.org
     330 N Federal Hwy
     Hollywood, FL 33020

Jacksonville
http://www.myjaxchamber.com
     3 Independent Dr.
     Jacksonville, FL 32202

Miami
https://www.miamichamber.com
     1601 Biscayne Blvd.
     Miami, FL 33132

Miramar/Pembroke Pines
http://www.miramarpembrokepines.org
     10100 Pines Blvd.
     Pembroke Pines FL, 33026

Orlando
http://www.orlando.org
     75 Ivanhoe Blvd.
     Orlando, FL 32804

Pompano Beach
http://www.pompanobeachchamber.com
     2200 East Atlantic Blvd
     Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Port St. Lucie
http://www.stluciechamber.org
     2937 W. Midway Road
     Fort Pierce, FL 34981

St. Petersburg
http://www.stpete.com
     100 2nd Ave N #150
     St Petersburg, FL 33701

Tallahassee
http://talchamber.com
     300 E. Park Ave.
     Tallahassee, FL 32301     

Tampa
http://www.tampachamber.com
     201 N. Franklin St.
     Tampa, FL 33602

Georgia

Athens-Clarke County
http://www.athenschamber.net
     246 W. Hancock Ave.
     Athens, GA 30601

Atlanta
http://www.metroatlantachamber.com
     235 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW
     Atlanta, GA 30303     

Augusta-Richmond County
http://augustachamber.net
     701 Greene St.
     Augusta, GA 30901

Columbus
http://www.columbusgachamber.com
     1200 6th Ave.
     Columbus, GA 31902

Georgia
http://www.gachamber.com
     270 Peachtree St NW #2200
     Atlanta, GA 30303

Marietta
http://www.cobbchamber.org
     PO Box 671868
     Marietta, GA 30006

Savannah
http://www.savannahchamber.com
     101 East Bay Street
     Savannah, GA 31401

Hawaii

Honolulu
http://www.cochawaii.org
     1132 Bishop St.
     Honolulu, HI 96813


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Blogs
 

3 Geeks and a Law Blog
http://www.geeklawblog.com
A law blog addressing the foci of three law geeks specializing in fields of knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences

Abnormal Use
http://abnormaluse.com
A blog dedicated to the dicussion of federal and state products liability litigation

Above the Law
http://abovethelaw.com
A blog that takes a behind the scenes look at the world of law and provides news about the profession's personalities and institutions

Adam Smith, Esq.
http://adamsmith.jdmatch.com
Provides consulting services to the legal profession, focusing on law firms, legal professionals and legal vendors globally

Adams on Contract Drafting
http://www.adamsdrafting.com
A consultant, writer and speaker on contract drafting

American Bar Association – Supreme Court
http://www.abajournal.com
News via the American Bar Association on the Supreme Court

American Bar Association – Trials and Litigation
http://www.abajournal.com
News via the American Bar Association on Trials and Litigation

Arbitration Nation
http://arbitrationnation.com
A blog about arbitration and the law

Art Law Blog
http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com
A blog started in 2006 about the legal ins and outs of the art industry

The Artful Jurist
http://www.artfuljurist.com
A blog dedicated to law and legal issues involving the arts

At Counsel Table
http://www.atcounseltable.com
A blog about the craft and business of the courtroom lawyer

Attorney at Work
http://www.attorneyatwork.com
A blog to help attorneys become better at what they do

Biederman Blog
http://biedermanblog.com
An academic activity of law students at Southwestern

Broadcast Law Blog
http://www.broadcastlawblog.com
A blog detailing the happenings in the broadcast world

Compelling Discovery
http://www.compellingdiscovery.com
Details the process of civil discovery from beginning to end

Copyhype
http://www.copyhype.com
Copyhype provides news and info on current developments relating to copyright law, the media industries and the digital economy

Court Artist
http://courtartist.com
A blog of drawings done by court artist Arthur Lien

Courthouse News Service Entertainment Law Digest
http://www.entlawdigest.com
A blog of legal news in the entertainment industry

Digital Media Law
http://digitalmedialaw.blogspot.com
Law and business of the Hollywood unions and guilds, digital media, entertainment and technology

The Droid Lawyer
http://thedroidlawyer.com
A blog that discusses how lawyers can use Andriod mobile devices in their law practice

Eric Goldman’s Technology and Marketing Law Blog
http://blog.ericgoldman.org
A blog discussing internet and intellectual property law issues

Gavel to Gavel
http://gaveltogavel.us
A newsletter for the National Center for State Courts

Hercules and the Umpire
http://herculesandtheumpire.com
A blog about the role of the federal trial judge

Hollywood Reporter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com
An American publication serving the entertainment industry and a consumer audience 

iPhone JD
http://www.iphonejd.com
A blog about lawyers using iPhones and iPads

IP In Brief
http://www.ipinbrief.com
A blog chronicling the trends and transformations in copyright and trademark law

IP Watch Dog
http://www.ipwatchdog.com
Business, policy, and substance of patents and other forms of intellectual property, such as copyrights and trademarks

Internet Cases
http://blog.internetcases.com
A blog about law and technology

The Jury Room (Keene Trial Consulting)
http://keenetrial.com
A blog with facts about juries

Lady (Legal) Writer
http://ladylegalwriter.blogspot.com
A woman that blogs about legal issues

Law Law Land
http://www.lawlawlandblog.com
A lawyer’s look at the world of the entertainment industry

The Lawyerist
http://lawyerist.com
An online law practice magazine

Legally Weird
http://blogs.findlaw.com
A blog about the law and a place to search for a lawyer

Litigation and Trial
http://www.litigationandtrial.com
The blog of a trial lawyer who focuses on injured persons and businesses

Lowering the Bar
http://loweringthebar.net
A legal humor website

Media Law Prof Blog
http://lawprofessors.typepad.com
A law blog coming from the education realm detailing thoughts on media law cases

My Shingle
http://myshingle.com
A blog for solo and small law firms

Patent Docs
http://www.patentdocs.org
A discussion of patent issues focusing on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries

Patently O
http://www.patentlyo.com
Patent prosecution tips for attorneys and inventors, statistics and status updates of patent infringement cases

Persuasive Litigator
http://www.litigationps.com
A blog to provide litigators with pracitcal tips and strategies

Philly Law Blog
http://phillylawblog.wordpress.com
A blog run by two lawyers in Fishtown, Philadelphia

Robert Ambrogi’s Law Sites
http://www.lawsitesblog.com
A blog that posts reviews and news of websites of interest to the legal profession

Real Lawyers Have Blogs
http://kevin.lexblog.com
A blog on the topic of the law, firm marketing, social media and baseball

Rebecca Tushnet’s 43(B)log
http://tushnet.blogspot.com
A blog about the relationship between the first amendment and false advertising law

SCOTUS Blog
http://www.scotusblog.com
A blog about the Supreme Court of the United States

Small Firm Innovation
http://www.smallfirminnovation.com
A blog that delivers insight and advice to solo and small firm lawyers

Technologist
http://blogs.findlaw.com
A blog that features the latest technology news and developments for attorneys

Trial Insider
http://www.trialinsider.com
A website dedicated to comprehensive coverage of trials and decisions of the U.S. District Courts in Northern California and the opinions of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Verdict
http://verdict.justia.com
Legal analysis and commentary from Justia.com

The Volokh Conspiracy
http://www.washingtonpost.com
A group of law professors blogging about the law and about public policy

Wall Street Journal Law Blog
http://blogs.wsj.com
Commentary and analysis of issue surrounding law and business from The Wall Street Journal

 

 


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United States Government
 

United States Government
http://www.usa.gov
This website is the United States government’s official web portal. It provides easy access to US government information and services on the web

Agency for International Development (USAID)
http://www.usaid.gov
USAID brought together several existing foreign assistance organizations and programs to create an agency dedicated to foreign economic development

Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov
The census bureau exists to serve as the leading source of quality data about the United States citizens and economy

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
https://www.cia.gov
The CIA serves as the head of the US intelligence community, acts as the principal advisor to the President for intelligence matters related to the national security, and engages in research, development, and deployment of high leverage technology for intelligence purposes

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
http://www.cpsc.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction

Department of Agriculture (USDA
www.usda.gov
The USDA’s goals are to strengthen the American agricultural economy, build vibrant rural communities, and secure a stronger future for the American middle class

Department of Commerce
http://www.commerce.gov
The US Department of Commerce promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved standards of living for all Americans by working in partnerships with businesses, universities, communities and the nation’s workers

Department of Defense
http://www.defense.gov
The Department of Defense website is the starting point for finding information about the United States military

Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov
This is the government website for all information related to education

Department of Energy
http://www.energy.gov
Information about energy usage in every city and state in the United States

Department of Health and Human Services
www.hhs.gov
The United States principal agency charged with protecting the health of all Americans by providing essential human services

Department of Homeland Security
www.dhs.gov
A cabinet department of the United States federal government, created in response to the September 11 attacks. Its primary responsibilities are protecting the United States and its territories (including protectorates) from and responding to terrorist attacks, man-made accidents and natural disasters

Department of Housing and Urban Development
http://portal.hud.gov
A cabinet department in the executive branch of the United States federal government dedicated to the development and execution of policies on housing and metropolises

Department of the Interior
www.doi.gov
The United States federal executive department of the U.S. government responsible for the management and conservation of most federal land and natural resources and for the administration of related programs

Department of Justice
www.usdoj.gov
The Department of Justice exists to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law, to ensure public safety against both foreign and domestic threats, to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seeking punishment for those who break laws, and to ensure fair and impartial justice for all Americans

Department of Labor
www.dol.gov
The Department of Labor’s role is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees in the US; improve working conditions, advance opportunities for profitable employment; and provide work-related benefits and rights

Department of State
www.state.gov
Advances freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community by helping to build and sustain a more democratic, secure and prosperous world composed of well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people by working to reduce widespread poverty, and act responsibly within the international system

Department of the Treasury
www.treasury.gov
The primary function of the United States Department of Treasury has been the management of fiscal resources. Its responsibilities range from regulating national banks, determining international economic policy, collecting income and excise taxes, issuing securities, reporting the government’s daily financial transactions and manufacturing coins or bills for circulation

Department of Transportation
www.dot.gov
The Department of Transportation serves the United States by ensuring safe, fast, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation systems that meet the nation’s needs

Department of Veterans Affairs
www.ed.gov
The United States' most comprehensive system of assistance to veterans

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
http://www.justice.gov
The DEA enforces the controlled substance laws and regulations of the United States

Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov
The Environmental Protection Agency protects human health and the environment through federal research, monitoring, standard-setting and enforcement activities to ensure environmental protection

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
http://www.eeoc.gov
The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
http://www.faa.gov
The FAA provides the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
http://www.fbi.gov
The FBI protects men, women, children, communities and businesses from the most dangerous threats facing the nation, ranging from international and domestic terrorists, spies on US soil, cyber villains, corrupt government officials, mobsters, violent street gangs, child predators to serial killers. It also defends the nation’s economy, physical and electronic infrastructure

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
http://www.fcc.gov
The FCC regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and US territories

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
http://www.fdic.gov
The FDIC is an independent agency created by the Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation’s financial system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions for safety, soundness and consumer protection, and managing receiverships

Federal Election Commission
http://www.fec.gov
The US independent regulatory agency created to administer and enforce statutes governing the financing of federal elections

Federal Judicial Center
http://www.fjc.gov
The education and research agency for the federal courts, created to promote improvements in judicial administration in the courts of the United States

Federal Maritime Commission
http://www.fmc.gov
The independent federal agency responsible for regulating the US international ocean transportation system for the benefit of the US exporters, importers and consumers

Federal Reserve System
http://www.federalreserve.gov
The central banking system of the United States that has the responsibility to conduct the nation’s monetary policy, supervise and regulate banking institutions, maintain the stability of the financial system and provide financial services to depository institutions, the U.S. government and foreign official institutions

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
http://www.ftc.gov
The charge of the FTC is to prevent business practices that are anticompetitive, deceptive, or unfair to consumers; to enhance informed consumer choice and public understanding of the competitive process; and to accomplish this without unduly burdening legitimate business activity

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
http://www.fda.gov
The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and our security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, the US food supply, cosmetics and products that emit radiation

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
http://www.irs.ustreas.gov
As the revenue service of the United States federal government and a bureau of the Department of Treasury, the IRS is responsible for collecting taxes and for the interpretation and enforcement of the Internal Revenue Code

International Trade Commission
http://www.usitc.gov
The International Trade Commission administers US trade remedy laws within its mandate, provides the president, the US Trade Representative and Congress with information and support on matters relating to tariffs and international trade competitiveness, and to maintain the Harmonized Tariff Schedule for the United States

Library of Congress
www.loc.gov
The nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congres. It is the largest library in the world with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections

National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)
http://www.nasa.gov
The agency of the United States government that is responsible for the nation’s civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research

National Archives and Records Administration
http://www.archives.gov
The nation’s record keeper, preserving documents and materials that are important to the government for legal or historical reasons

National Coordination Office for Computing, Information & Communications
http://www.nitrd.gov
Provides a framework for federal agencies to come together to coordinate their networking and information technology research and development efforts

National Institutes of Health
http://www.nih.gov
Part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health is the national’s medical research agency 

National Institute of Standards & Technology
http://www.nist.gov
One of the nation’s oldest physical science laboratories. It was established to remove a major handicap to US industrial competitiveness, a second rate measurement infrastructure that lagged behind other economic rivals

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
http://www.nlrb.gov
The NLRB has five members and primarily acts as a quasi-judicial body in deciding cases on the basis of formal records in administrative proceedings

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
http://www.noaa.gov
An agency that enriches life through science. Its projects range from studies of the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor

National Park Service
http://www.nps.gov
The National Park Service cares for national parks and helps tribes, local governments, non profit organizations, businesses and individual citizens revitalize their communities, preserve local history, celebrate local heritage and create opportunities for kids and families to get outside, get active and have fun

National Science Foundation
http://www.nsf.gov
An independent federal agency created by Congress to promote the progress of science, to advance the national health, prosperity and welfare, and to secure the national defense all through the fields of mathematics, computer science and social science

Nuclear Regulatory Commission
http://www.nrc.gov
An independent agency created by Congress to balance the safe use of radioactive materials for beneficial civilian purposes with the protection of people and the environment

Occupational Safety/Health Review Commission (OSHA)
http://www.oshrc.gov
An independent federal agency providing administrative trial and appellate review. It was created to decide contests of citation or penalties resulting from OSHA inspections of American workplaces

Office of Administration
http://www.whitehouse.gov
An entity within the Executive Office of the President tasked with overseeing the general administration of the entire Executive Office

Office of Management & Budget (OMB)
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb
The largest office within the Executive Office of the President of the United States, with its main job being assisting the president in preparing the budget

Office of National Drug Control Policy
http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp
An agency with goals of establishing policies, priorities and objectives to eradicate illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence and drug-related health consequences in the US

Office of Personnel Management
http://www.opm.gov
The Office of Personnel Management works in several broad categories to recruit, retain and honor a world class workforce for the American people

Patent and Trademark Office
http://www.uspto.gov
The federal agency that grants US patents and registers trademarks

Peace Corps
http://www.peacecorps.gov
A volunteer program run by the US government with the goals of providing technical assistance, helping people outside the United States to understand American culture and helping Americans to understand the cultures of other countries

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
http://www.pbgc.gov
Protects the retirement incomes of more than 44 million American workers

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)
http://www.sec.gov
A commission established to protect investors; maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitate capital formation

Small Business Administration
http://www.sba.gov
An independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns; to preserve free competitive enterprise; and to maintain and strengthen nation's economy

Smithsonian Institution
http://www.si.edu
The world’s largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums, galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities 

Social Security Administration
http://www.ssa.gov
Delivers services through a nationwide network of offices that include regional offices, field offices, card centers, teleservice centers, processing centers, hearing offices, the Appeals Council, state and territorial partners and disability determination services

US Fish & Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov
A bureau within the Department of the Interior that works with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people

United States Courts
http://www.uscourts.gov/
Comprise the judicial branch of the United States government  

United States Government Printing Office
http://www.gpo.gov
Provides publication and dissemination services for the official and authentic government publications to Congress, federal agencies, federal depository libraries, and the American public

United States House of Representatives
www.house.gov
One of the two houses of the United States Congress

United States Postal Service
https://www.usps.com
The United States Postal Service is responsible for delivering mail throughout the country and around the world

United States Senate
www.senate.gov
One of the two houses of the United States Congress   

White House
www.whitehouse.gov
The website for the Executive Office of the United States, home of the President


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Government
 

Business USA
http://business.usa.gov
A government website designed to be a one stop platform where businesses can gain access to services that help them grow and hire.

 

California Chamber of Commerce
http://www.calchamber.com/
A website for the California Chamber of Commerce whose mission is to serve as an advocate and resource for California employers and to engage in other activities, domestically and internationally, that enhance California’s economy and make the state a better place to live, work, and do business.

 

California Department of Consumer Affairs
http://www.dca.ca.gov
The DCA is charged with the task of protecting and serving California consumers while ensuring a competent and fair marketplace.

 

California Department of Corporations/Department of Business Oversight
http://www.dbo.ca.gov/
A government agency created with the goal of increasing efficiency and cost effectiveness of the state government of California.

 

California Department of Insurance
http://www.insurance.ca.gov
A government agency dedicated to insurance protection for all Californians.

 

California Employment Development Department
http://www.edd.ca.gov
One of the largest state departments with employees at hundreds of service locations throughout the state.

 

California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development
http://www.business.ca.gov
Created by Governor Edmund G. Brown to serve as California’s single point of contact for economic development and job creation efforts.

 

California Secretary of State
http://www.sos.ca.gov
An organization with responsibilities of serving the states Chief Elections Officer, implementing electronic filing and Internet disclosure of campaign and lobbyist financial information, maintaining business filings, commissioning notaries public, safeguarding the State Archives, and serving as trustee of the California Museum.

 

Council of Economic Advisers
https://www.whitehouse.gov
An agency within the Executive Office of the President, is charged with offering President objective economic advice on the formulation of both domestic and international economic policy.

 

EDGAR
http://www.sec.gov/
EDGAR (Electronic Data-Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system) is a system that performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. 

 

Securities and Exchange Commission
http://www.sec.gov
A government agency whose goal is to protect investors, maintain fair orderly and efficient markets and facilitate capital formation.

 

Small Business Administration
www.sba.gov
A government association that delivers loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions, and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

 

United States Department of Commerce
http://www.commerce.gov 
A US government agency that promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved standards of living for all Americans.

 


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General Business Press
 

BBC Business News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
A news source for business news and stories happening worldwide. Categories include: Market Data, Economy, Entrepreneurship, Business of Sport, Companies, Technology of Business, and Knowledge of Economy



Benzinga
http://www.benzinga.com
Global markets news and anaylsis service and real-time financial media outlet



BizJournals
http://www.bizjournals.com
Features local business and industry news from 43 different markets around the nation along with a variety of tools and resources for local businesses



Black Enterprise
http://www.blackenterprise.com
Information regarding entrepreneurship, technology, personal finance and other minority business issues

 

Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com
A privately-held financial software, data, and media company that provides tools such as an analytics and equity trading platform, data services, and news to financial companies and organizations through the Bloomberg terminal, its core money generating product



Business 2.0
http://money.cnn.com/
A magazine that gives insight about tools and advantages of e-business



Business Review USA
http://www.businessreviewusa.com
Provides daily news and weekly e-newsletters that examine industry issues such as leadership, finance, operations, and technology



CEOWORLD Magazine
http://ceoworld.biz/
Business and technology magazine written strictly for CEOs and forward-thinking high-level executives at companies around the world

 

CNN Money
http://money.cnn.com
CNN’s business website that provides news and resources



Dismal Scientist
https://www.economy.com/
Real-time and independent analysis and data of the world's economies



Dollars & Sense
http://www.dollarsandsense.org
Economic news and analysis, economic justice activism, primers on economic topics, and critiques of mainstream media’s coverage of the economy

 

The Economist
http://www.economist.com
The economist online offers insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology

 


Enterprise Systems Media
http://enterprisesystemsmedia.com
Publishes two magazines for IT professionals in large enterprises



Entrepreneur
http://www.entrepreneur.com
Information, services, and advice for small business success



Exhibit City
http://www.exhibitcitynews.com
News and information related to tradeshows business exhibitions and shows in the United States



Fast Company
http://www.fastcompany.com
Progressive business media brand with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethonomics (ethical economics), leadership, and design written for, by, and about the most progressive business leaders



Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/
The latest UK and international business, finance, economic and political news, comment and analysis



Focus Economics
http://www.focus-economics.com/
Provides economic consensus forecasts for 70 countries



Forbes
http://www.forbes.com
An American business magazine published biweekly that features original articles for CEOS and individual investors and is well known for its lists and rankings



Fortune
http://money.cnn.com/
Columns on the marketplace, career trends, U.S. politics, and European business



Harvard Business Review
http://hbsp.harvard.edu
A forum of the business world written by members of the business and business education world 

 

Inc. Magazine
www.inc.com
Founded in 1979, Inc. Magazine focuses on growing companies and provides advice, tools, and services to help small businesses grow



Industry Leaders Magazine
http://www.industryleadersmagazine.com
Business media and editorials concerning leadership stories across different industry sectors



International Business Times
http://www.ibtimes.com
Provides world business news to audiences in Hong Kong and China



Investvine
http://investvine.com
Provides business information that allows investors to identify investment opportunities in emerging markets



London Loves Business
http://www.londonlovesbusiness.com
An online newspaper for London’s business community

 

Los Angeles Times Business
http://www.latimes.com/
The Los Angeles Times’ business website provides news articles focused on local, domestic and international business



Manufacturing Global
http://www.manufacturingglobal.com
A site for manufacturing professional and executives featuring the aspects of managing a production-based environment



The Money Times
http://www.themoneytimes.com
Covers news in the topics of business, financial markets, personal finance, and technologies



Money Week
http://moneyweek.com
Comment and analysis of UK and international financial news



The New Economy
http://www.theneweconomy.com
Technology and innovation in it’s business context

 

New York Times Business
http://www.nytimes.com/
The New York Times Business website provides news articles



Red Herring
http://www.redherring.com
Analysis, research, and technology business news

 


Sourcing Journal
https://www.sourcingjournalonline.com
Global news and information about industry resources, expert commentary, and analysis of breaking news



Strategy
http://www.strategymagazine.com/
A bi-monthly publication and online content for business professionals



Strategy + Business
http://www.strategy-business.com
A magazine featuring news articles for CEOs, corporate executives, and decision makers who influence international business management



Supply Chain Digital
http://www.supplychaindigital.com
A magazine that focuses on specific industry issues such as logistics and distribution, procurement, warehousing and storage, and outsourcing



Talk Business
http://talkbusinessmagazine.co.uk
A magazine that interviews successful entrepreneurs about their past for current startups' benefit

 

Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/ 
An American-English language international daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news

 


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General Trademark Resources
 

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
http://www.aipla.org/
A national voluntary bar association comprised of primarily lawyers in private and corporate practice, government service, and the academic community involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patents 

International Trademark Association
http://www.inta.org/
A global association of trademark owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property

International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition
http://www.iacc.org
The world’s largest nonprofit organization devoted solely to protecting intellectual property and deterring counterfeiting

Patent and Trademark Office
www.uspto.gov
The official website for the federal agency that grants United States patents and registers trademarks

Online Filing: Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS)
http://www.uspto.gov/
The online trademark filing webpage

Electronic Trademark Assignment System (ETAS)
http://etas.uspto.gov
Part of the trademark and patent department of the United States where you can find forms to submit electronic trademarks

Trademark Act of 1946, as amended
http://www.uspto.gov/
The primary federal trademark statute 

Trademark Assignments: Change of Owner & Change of Owner Name
http://www.uspto.gov/
Explains and provides the forms necessary for changing ownership and owner name of trademarks

Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)
http://tess2.uspto.gov/
A search engine that allows one to search the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s database of registered trademarks and prior pending applications

Trademark Information Network (TMIN) Videos
http://www.uspto.gov/
Videos that explain the trademark application process

Trademark Law: 15 USC 22
http://www.law.cornell.edu/
Information from Cornell University Law School on trademarks

Trademark Process
http://www.uspto.gov/
Step by step descriptions of the trademark process 


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General IP Resources

Electronic Frontier Foundation
www.eff.org
A nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world

Lumen (formerly Chilling Effects)
https://lumendatabase.org
A project of Frontier Foundation and of several university law clinics that aims to counter chilling efffects

Writers Guild Registration
https://www.wgawregistry.org
An intellecutal property and script registration service


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General Copyright Resources
 

U.S. Copyright Office                   
www.copyright.gov
A government website that provides a free database of copyright information

U.S. Customs Intellectual Property Rights e-recordation
https://apps.cbp.gov/
A government website that permits the filing of initial trademarks and copyrights via electronic recordings

Copyright Act of 1976            
www.copyright.gov/
A major revision to copyright law

Copyright Act of 1909, as amended                   
www.kasunic.com/
A landmark statute in US copyright law

Copyright Clearance Center
www.copyright.com
A global rights broker for materials, including in and out of print books, journals, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, images, blogs, and ebooks

Copyright fees
www.copyright.gov/
A list of the fees for copyright registration, recordation, and other services

Copyright forms
www.copyright.gov/
A source for copyright forms          

Copyright rules (Code of Federal Regulations)
http://www.copyright.gov/
 Copyright rules, regulations and procedures

Electronic copyright filing guide
www.copyright.gov/
A tutorial on eco-friendly electronic copyright filing

Information circulars and factsheets
www.copyright.gov/
Copyright circulars and factsheets that provide basic information about registration, fees, compulsory licenses and other aspects of the copyright process

Search works and documents recorded by the U.S. Copyright Office
Since January 1, 1998
www.copyright.gov/
Copyright Records


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Studios and Production Companies
 

Disney
www.disney.com
     An international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments (media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products, and interactive media)
- Motion Pictures released in 2013 include: Frozen, Lone Ranger, McFarland, Monsters Univeristy, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Planes, Saving Mr. Banks
- Motion Pictures released in 2014 include: Million Dollar Arm, Maleficent, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Bears, Big Hero 6, Into the Woods
- Motion Pictures released in 2015 include: Cinderella, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tomorrowland, Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, Star Wars: The Force Awakens                                                                                                                                                                        - Motion Pictures released in 2016 include: Zootopia, The Jungle Book, Finding Dory, Moana, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The BFG

Dream Works SKG
www.dreamworksstudios.com
     A motion picture company, formed by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen, which currently has a worldwide distribution deal with The Walt Disney Studios.
- Motion Pictures released in 2013 include: The Croods, Turbo
- Motion Pictures released in 2014 include: How to Train Your Dragon 2, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Penguins of Madagascar
- Motion Pictures released in 2015 include: Home                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   - Motion Pictures released in 2016 include: Kung Foo Panda 3, Trolls

Lionsgate Entertainment
www.lionsgate.com
     A global entertainment company with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales.
- Motion Pictures released in 2013 include: Texas Chainsaw 3D, The Last Stand, Stand Up Guys, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, The Big Wedding, Peeples, Redemption, You’re Next, Ender’s Game, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and A Madea Christmas 
- Motion Pictures released in 2014 include: Divergent, Draft Day, Words and Pictures, Repentance, Frankie and Alice, In Secret, I Frankenstein, The Legend of Hercules, Reasonable Doubt, Date and Switch, Single Moms Club, The Quiet Ones, Addicted, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
- Motion Pictures released in 2015 include: Spare Parts, Vice, Wild Card, Nightlight, Age of Adaline, Vendetta, Smosh: The Movie, The Vatican Tapes, American Ultra, Sicario, Love the Coopers, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - Motion Pictures released in 2016 include: Norm of the North, Dirty Grandpa, Exposed, The Choice, Misconduct, The Perfect Match, Now You See Me 2, Mechanic: Resurrection, Nerve, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, Boo! A Madea Halloween, The Shack, Patriots' Day

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
www.mgm.com
     An entertainment company focused on the production and distribution of film and television content globally.
- Motion Pictures released in 2013 include: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Carrie, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
- Motion Pictures released in 2014 include: Robocop, 22 Jump Street, Hercules, If I Stay, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
- Motion Pictures released in 2015 include: Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Hot Pursuit, Poltergeist, Max, Spectre, Creed                                                                                                                                                           - Motion Pictures released in 2016 include: How to be Single, Barbershop: The Next Cut, Me Before You, Ben-Hur, The Magnificent Seven, The Belko Experiment

Miramax Films
www.miramax.com
     A worldwide film and television studio, with a vast library of motion pictures. Miramax sells directly and licenses its titles globally through strategic partners.
- Motion Pictures released in 2013 include: Scary Movie 5
- Motion Pictures released in 2014 include: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
- Motion Pictures released in 2015 include: The Wedding Ringer, Mr. Holmes, The 9th Life of Louis Drax                                                                                                                                                                                                                     - Motion Pictures released in 2016 include: Viral, Bridget Jones' Baby, Bad Santa 2

New Line Cinema
http://www.warnerbros.com/
     A fully integrated broad based Entertainment Company, which deals with the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of entertainment and their related businesses.
- Motion Pictures released in 2013 include: Jack the Giant Slayer, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The Conjuring, We’re the Millers, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
- Motion Pictures released in 2014 include: Tammy, Into the Storm, Horrible Bosses 2, If I Stay, Annabelle, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Dumb and Dumber Too
- Motion Pictures released in 2015 include: Hot Pursuit, San Andreas, Batkid Begins, The Gallows, Vacation, Straight Outta Compton, Creed, How to be Single, Barbershop: The Next Cut                                         - Motion Pictures released in 2016 include: Keanu, Me Before You, The Conjuring 2, Central Intelligence, Lights Out, Collateral Beauty

Paramount Pictures
www.paramount.com
     A film and television production and distribution studio.
- Motion Pictures released in 2013 include: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Top Gun, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain, Star Trek Into Darkness, World War Z, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Nebraska, and The Wolf of Wall Street
- Motion Pictures released in 2014 include: Noah, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Labor Day, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Hercules, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Interstellar, Top Five, The Gambler, Selma
- Motion Pictures released in 2015 include: Project Almanac, Spongebob: Sponge Out of Water, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Area 51, Drunk Wedding, Terminator Genisys, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Captive, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, Capture the Flag, The Big Short, Daddy's Home, Anomalisa                                                                                           - Motion Pictures released in 2016 include: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Zoolander 2, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Everybody Wants Some!!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, The Screaming V of Doom Movie, Florence Foster Jenkins, Ben-Hur, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Rings, Silence, Allied, Office Christmas Party

Sony Pictures
www.sonypictures.com
     An American television and film production and distribution unit of Japanese multinational technology and media conglomerate Sony.
- Motion Pictures released in 2013 include: Evil Dead, The Great Gatsby, After Earth, This is the End, White House Down, Grown Ups 2, The Smurfs 2, Elysium, One Direction: This is Us, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Captain Philips, and American Hustle
- Motion Pictures released in 2014 include: 22 Jump Street, The Amazing Spiderman 2, Moms' Night Out, The Monuments Men, Heaven is for Real, Robocop, Pompeii, About Last Night, Stalingrad, Sex Tape, The Equalizer, Fury, Annie, The Interview
- Motion Pictures released in 2015 include: Chappie, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Aloha, Pixels, Ricki and the Flash, Hotel Transylvania 2, The Walk, Goosebumps, Freaks of Nature, Spectre, The Night Before, Concussion                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 - Motion Pictures released in 2016 include: The 5th Wave, The Brothers Grimsby, Money Master, Sausage Party, The Meddler, Dark Horse, The Angry Birds Movie, Maggie's Plan, Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words

Twentieth Century Fox
www.foxmovies.com
     A major American film studio that is the result of a merger of Fox Film Corporation and Twentieth Century Pictures.
- Motion Pictures released in 2013 include: Broken City, A Good Day to Die Hard, The Croods, Epic, The Internship, The Heat, Turbo, The Wolverine, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Runner Runner, The Counselor, The Book Thief, Walking with Dinosaurs, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
- Motion Pictures released in 2014 include: The Fault in our Stars, Son of God, Devil's Due, The Other Woman, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Rio 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Monument Men, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Lets Be Cops, The Maze Runner, Gone Girl, The Book of Life, Penguins of Madagascar, The Pyramid, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
- Motion Pictures released in 2015 include: Taken 3, Kingsmen: The Secret Service, Unfinished Business, Home, The Longest Ride, Poltergeist, Spy, Paper Towns, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F', Fantastic Four, Hitman: Agent 47, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, The Martian, Bridge of Spies, The Peanuts Movie, Victor Frankenstein, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, Joy                                                                   - Motion Pictures released in 2016 include: The Revenant, Kung Fu Panda 3, Deadpool, Eddie the Eagle, The Other Side of the Door, X-Men: Apocalypse, Independence Day: Resurgence, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Ice Age: Collision Course, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Trolls, Allied, Assassin's Creed, Why Him?

Universal Studios
www.universalstudios.com
     Universal studios is owned by Comcast through NBCUniversal. Its production studios are in California and its distribution and other corporate offices are in New York. 
- Motion Pictures released in 2013 include: Mama, Identity Thief, Jurassic Park 3D, Oblivion, Fast & Furious 6, The Purge, Despicable Me 2, R.I.P.D, 2 Guns, Kick-Ass 2, The World’s End, Riddick, Rush, About Time, The Best Man Holiday, 47 Ronin, and Lone Survivor 
- Motion Pictures released in 2014 include: Ride Along, Neighbors, Non-Stop, Endless Love, A Million Ways to Die in the West, The Purge: Anarchy, Lucy, Get on Up, As Above So Below, A Walk Among the Tombstones, The Boxtrolls, Dracula Untold, Ouija, Dumb and Dumber To, Unbroken
- Motion Pictures released in 2015 include: Blackhat, The Boy Next Door, Seventh Son, Fifty Shades of Grey, Furious 7, Unfriended, Pitch Perfect 2, Jurassic World, Ted 2, Minions, Trainwreck, Straight Outta Compton, The Visit, Everest, The Green Inferno, Steve Jobs, Crimson Peak, Jem and the Holograms, By the Sea, Legend, Krampus, Sisters                                                                                                                 - Motion Pictures released in 2016 include: Ride Along 2, Hail Caesar!, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, The Boss, The Huntsman: Winter's War, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Warcraft, Central Intelligence, The Purge: Election Year, The Secret Life of Pets, Jason Bourne, Spectral, Bridget Jones' Baby, The Girl on the Train, Kevin Hart: What Now?, Ouija 2, A Meyers Christmas, Sing

Warner Bros.
www.warnerbros.com
     A major film studio that is a subsidiary of Time Warner, with its headquarters in California and New York.
- Motion Pictures released in 2013 include: Gangster Squad, Bullet to the Head, Jack the Giant Slayer, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, 42, The Great Gatsby, The Hangover Part III, Man of Steel, Pacific Rim, The Conjuring, We’re the Millers, Getaway, Prisoners, Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Her, and Grudge Match
- Motion Pictures released in 2014 include: The Lego Movie, 300: Rise of an Empire, Edge of Tomorrow, Godzilla, Blended, Trancendence, Winter's Tale, Veronica Mars, Jersey Boys, Tammy, Into the Storm, If I Stay, Dolphin Tale 2, This is Where I Leave You, Annabelle, The Good Lie, The Judge, Interstellar, Horrible Bosses 2, Inherent Vice, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, American Sniper
- Motion Pictures released in 2015 include: Jupiter Ascending, Focus, Run All Night, Get Hard, Lost River, The Water Diviner, Hot Pursuit, Mad Max: Fury Road, San Andreas, Entourage, Batkid Begins, Max, Magic Mike XXL, The Gallows, Vacation, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., We Are Your Friends, Black Mass, The Intern, Pan, Our Brand is Crisis, The 33, Creed, In the Heart of the Sea, Point Break                               - Motion Pictures released in 2016 include: How to Be Single, Midnight Special, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Barbershop: The Next Cut, Keanu, The Nice Guys, Me Before You, The Conjuring 2, Central Intelligence, The Legend of Tarzan, Lights Out, Suicide Squad, War Dogs, Sully, Storks, The Accountant, Bastards, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The Weinstein Company
http://weinsteinco.com
     A multimedia production and distribution company launched in 2005. 
- Motion Pictures released in 2013 include: Escape from Planet Earth, The Sapphires, 20 Feet from Stardom, Fruitvale Station, The Butler, Haute Cuisine, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, Philomena, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, and August: Osage County
- Motion Pictures released in 2014 include: Vampire Academy, The Railway Man, The Immigrant, The Players on the Other Side of the Tracks, Begin Again, The Giver, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Tracks, One Chance, St. Vincent, The Imitation Game, Big Eyes
- Motion Pictures released in 2015 include: Paddington, Eva, Woman In Gold, Southpaw, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, No Escape, Burnt, Carol, Macbeth, The Hateful Eight                                                   - Motion Pictures released in 2016 include: Jane Got a Gun, Regression, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, Sing Street, Hands of Stone, Gold, The Founder, Tulip Fever, Wild Oats, About Ray, Lion, HHhH, Underdogs, Suite Francaise


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Talent Agencies Directory
 

Association of Talent Agents
www.agentassociation.com
A non-profit trade association representing talent agencies in the entertainment industry

 

California Department of Industrial Relations talent agency license database
http://www.dir.ca.gov/
A database consisting of all the talent agencies in California

 

Who Represents
www.whorepresents.com
A database of talent representatives

 

Abrams Artists Agency
www.abramsartists.com
Abrams Artists Agency is a talent and literary agency. They have offices in both LA and NY and represent clients in most areas of the entertainment industry including motion pictures, television, animation, theater, radio and television commercials, hosting and broadcasting, and all forms of narration

 

Agency Group Ltd.
www.theagencygroup.com
The Agency Group Ltd. is a booking agency, home to 69 agents and over 1,500 artists. They represent a wide variety of genres including rock, metal, reggae, folk, R&B, hip-hop, classical, and children’s entertainment and have Literary and Speakers department

 

AKA Talent Agency
www.akatalent.com
A talent agency representing individuals of all ages, offering casting directors, producers, production companies, advertising agencies, and anyone seeking to hire talent in Los Angeles a wide variety of talent and celebrities

 

APA
www.apa-agency.com
A talent and literary agency with offices in Beverly Hills, New York, and Nashville

 

Avalon Artists Group
http://www.avalonartists.com/
A bicoastal, full service talent agency founded by Craig Holzberg, representing actors and models of all ages for film, TV, theater, commercials, voice-over, and print

 

Barbizon Modeling and Acting Center
http://www.barbizonmodeling.com/
A talent company offering assistance in acting training and instructing, model training and instruction, and personal development

 

BRS/Gage Talent Agency
http://www.brsgage.com/
A bi-coastal talent agency, representing actors in the areas of film, television and theatre

 

Beverly Hecht Agency
http://beverlyhecht.com/
A talent agency that promotes clients talent to casting professionals

 

Bobby Ball Talent Agency
www.bbatalent.com
A talent agency that places talent with clients, with the help of its agents and resources

 

Brady Brannon & Rich Talent
www.bbrtalentagency.com
A talent agency that represents performing artists in on camera commercials/industrials, celebrity endorsements, hosting, print, theater, film, and TV

 

CESD Talent Agency
www.cesdtalent.com
CESD Talent Agency is a global talent source and performer representation organization. CESD offers performers representation for on camera and voice over commercials, print/fashion/runway, celebrity endorsements & branding, beauty, dance, hosting, animation & gaming, motion capture, personal appearances, hosting, puppeteers, promos/trailers/narration, and radio imaging & TV affiliates marketing

 

Circle Talent Associates
http://www.circletalent.com/
A commercial and theatrical talent agency representing actors and actresses for television, film, commercials, and print

 

Claire Best & Associates
http://www.clairebest.net
An international talent agency representing talent in film, television, and commercials. The company represents both individual talent as well as production companies domestically and overseas

 

Clear Talent Group   
www.cleartalentgroup.com
A talent agency established in 2003 with a staff of agents representing actors, models, young people, directors, dancers, choreographers, and designers in all areas of the entertainment industry

 

Coast to Coast Talent Group
www.ctctalent.com
A talent agency founded in 1987 that provides representation in all areas of the entertainment profession. The company represents actors in film, commercials and print, as well as athletes in the sports world

 

Commercial Talent
www.commercialtalentagency.com/
A talent agency founded in 1988 by talent agents Neil Kreppel and Sheila Di Marco

 

Creative Artists Agency
www.caa.com
An entertainment and sports agency in the United States based in Los Angeles but with many satellite offices

 

DattnerDispoto and Associates
http://www.ddatalent.com
A talent agency founded by Fay Dattner based in Los Angeles that has a client list of cinematographers, production designers, costume designers/stylists, editors, visual effects artists and line producers

 

Defining Artists
www.definingartists.com/
A talent agency in Los Angeles

 

Don Buchwald & Associates / Fortitude
www.buchwald.com
Don Buchwald & Associates, Inc. is a full service talent agency

 

First Artists Management
http://www.firstartistsmgmt.com
A talent management company that specializes in the representation of composers, music supervisors, and music editors for film and television

 

Gersh Agency
www.gershagency.com
The Gersh Agency is a talent and literary agency established in 1949 by Phil Gersh. It maintains seven full service departments including Talent, Feature Literary, TV Literary, Theater, Comedy, Below-the-Line, and a modeling agency

 

Global Artists Agency
www.globalartistsagency.net
A talent and literary agency

 

Gorfaine / Schwartz Agency
http://www.gsamusic.com
An agency that represents the composers, music producers, songwriters, music supervisors and music editors

 

ICM Partners
www.icmtalent.com
ICM Partners is a literary agency with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London. The agency represents creative and technical talent in the fields of motion picture, television, books, music, live performance, branded entertainment and new media

 

Identity Agency
http://www.idtalent.com/
A talent agency that represents an array of clients in all sectors of the entertainment industry

 

Imperium 7
www.imperium-7.com/
A talent agency specializing in voice over, film, television, and commercial

 

Independent Artists Agency
www.iaala.com/
A Los Angeles talent agency

 

Innovative Artists Talent & Literary Agency, Inc.
www.innovativeartists.com
A talent agency 

 

Kazarian / Spencer / Ruskin & Associates
www.ksrtalent.com
A firm that includes On Camera Commercial, Choreography, Dance, Young People, Sports, Stunts, Game Show, Equity, Film & Television, Print, Voice Over, and Characters

 

L.A. Talent, Inc.
www.latalent.com/
A full service agency representing adults and children in all areas of on camera commercials, television, and film

 

McDonald Selznick Associates
www.msaagency.com
MSA is an agency that represents choreographers and dancers 

 

The Mirisch Agency
www.mirisch.com
An agency that represents producers, directors of photography, production designers, editors, costume designers, second unit, visual effects supervisors, post production supervisors, and sound in motion pictures, television, and commercials

 

The Osbrink Agency
www.osbrinkagency.com/
A full service agency providing the entertainment and fashion industry many clients in film, television, commercials, voice-overs, and print

 

Paradigm
www.paradigmagency.com
An entertainment talent agency working with actors, musical artists, directors, writers, and producers

 

Rebel Entertainment Partners, Inc.
www.reptalent.com/
A talent agency that focuses on representing production companies, producers, directors, hosts and celebrities in non-scripted programming

 

Sandra Marsh & Associates
www.sandramarsh.com
An talent agency representing clients including producers, directors, production designers, directors of photography, editors, costume designers, second unit designers, dialect coaches, music composers, music editors, visual effects supervisors, and special effects supervisors

 

SBV
www.sbvtalent.com/
A talent agency representing both voice-over and on camera actors

 

Sheldon Prosnit Agency
http://www.lspagency.net
A talent agency that represents directors of photography, directors, cameramen, production designers, editors, costume designers, music/sound supervisors, and first ADs 

 

The Skouras Agency
www.skouras.com
An agency that represents cinematographers, production designers, editors, producers, and composers

 

SMS Talent, Inc.
www.smstalent.com/
A boutique talent agency that has been representing distinguished actors in Los Angeles since 1996 in the fields of television, film, and theater

 

Sonjia Warren Brandon's Commercials Unlimited Inc.
www.commercialsunlimited.org/
An agency founded in 1974 that is known for on camera, print, and voiceovers, celebrity endorsements, sports representation, soap opera talent, youth commercials, the Hispanic market, and plus radio and TV hosting

 

Special Artists Agency
www.specialartists.com/
An agency founded by Liz Dalling and Marcia Hurwitz that pioneered the use of Hollywood film talent in international advertising campaigns

 

United Talent Agency
www.unitedtalent.com
UTA is an entertainment company with offices in both Los Angeles and New York. UTA represents producers, directors of photography, production designers, costume designers, editors, visual effects supervisors, first assistant directors, second unit directors, and stunt coordinators

 

William Morris Endeavor (WME)
www.wma.com
A talent and literary agency that books talent, books, concerts, tours, and appearances for a wide variety of clients


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Government
 

Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission Service
http://www.business.ftc.gov
A resource center that offers information about law policies for companies and businesses

 

California Film Commission
http://www.film.ca.gov
Provides information and polices for filming in California

 

California Secretary of State
http://www.sos.ca.gov
Provides general information and a database regarding California business records

 

Canadian Intellectual Property Office
http://www.ic.gc.ca
Offers information on Canadian patent, trademark, copyright, and intellectual property policies and laws

 

Federal Communications Commission
http://www.fcc.gov
Information on the Federal Communications Commission, which regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable

 

The Internal Revenue Service
http://www.irs.gov
Information about taxes that apply to United States citizens and companies

 

US Copyright Office
http://www.copyright.gov
Provides advice on copyright law and policy to Congress, federal agencies, the courts, and the general pubic

 

US Patent and Trademark Office
http://www.uspto.gov
The official website of the federal agency for granting US patents and registering trademarks that offers free use of national databases concerning patents and trademarks

 


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Banks
 

California United Bank
https://www.californiaunitedbank.com

 

City National Bank
www.cnb.com

 

Comerica
https://www.comerica.com/

 

East West Bank
www.eastwestbank.com

 

First Republic Bank
www.firstrepublic.com

 

JP Morgan
http://www.jpmorgan.com

 

Union Bank of California
https://www.unionbank.com

 

 


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Public Entertainment Companies
 

Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. (CIDM)
http://www.cinedigm.com/
     A publicly traded company in the entertainment industry that works with movie studios and theatre circuits to create a new generation of technical solutions

 

Avid Technology, Inc. (AVID)
http://www.avid.com/
     Avid creates digital audio and video technology for creative professionals' use in making media, including feature films, music recordings, television shows, concert tours, and news broadcasts

 

Blockbuster Inc. (BBI)
http://www.blockbuster.com/
     A global provider of home entertainment

 

Cablevision Systems Corporation (CVC)
http://www.cablevision.com/
     A telecommunications and media company with a portfolio of operations including a full suite of advanced digital television, high speed internet services, and local media and programming properties 

 

Carmike Cinemas Inc. (CKEC)
http://www.carmike.com/
     A motion picture exhibitor with headquarters in Columbus, Georgia

 

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)
http://corporate.comcast.com/
     An American provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services

 

Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR)
http://www.corusent.com/
     A publicly traded Canadian media and entertainment conglomerate

 

Crown Media Holdings Inc. (CRWN)
http://ir.crownmedia.net/
     A US media production company with corporate headquarters located in Studio City, California and controlled by Hallmark Cards

 

DirecTV Group, Inc. (DTV)
http://www.directv.com
     An American direct broadcast satellite service provider and broadcaster based in El Segundo, California.

 

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. (DWA)
http://www.dreamworksanimation.com/
     An American animation studio that creates animated feature films, television programs, and online virtual worlds.

 

Eastman Kodak Co. (EK)
http://www.kodak.com/
     Commonly known as Kodak, this is an American multinational imaging and photographic equipment company

 

Electronic Arts Inc. (ERTS)
http://www.ea.com/
     Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive software company that delivers games, content and online services for internet connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets

 

Entertainment Properties Trust (EPR)
http://www.eprkc.com/
     A specialty real estate investment trust that currently invests in three primary segments: Entertainment, Recreation, and Education

 

Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc. (GGT)
http://www.gabelli.com
     A diversified asset manager and financial services company

 

Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI)
http://www.gannett.com/
     A publicly traded media holding company and the largest United States newspaper publisher as measured by total daily circulation, with its assets including the national newspaper USA Today and the weekly USA Weekend

 

Grupo Televisa SA (TV)
http://www.televisa.com/
     A Mexican multimedia mass media company that is a major international entertainment business with much of its programming airing in the United States on Univsion

 

Image Entertainment Inc. (DISK)
http://www.image-entertainment.com
     An American independent licensee, producer, and distributor of entertainment programming and film and television productions in North America

 

IMAX Corporation (IMAX)
http://www.imax.com
     A Canadian theatre company which designs and manufactures IMAX cameras and projection systems as well as performing film development, production, and post production and distribution to IMAX affiliated theatres worldwide

 

Liberty Media Corporation
http://www.libertymedia.com/
     A company which owns a broad range of media, communications and entertainment businesses, including SiriusXM, Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc., True Positions, Inc., Charter Communications, Live Nation, and Barnes and Noble

 

Live Nation, Inc. (LYV)
http://www.livenation.com/
     An American entertainment company, formed from the merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster

 

Marcus Corp. (MCS)
http://www.marcuscorp.com/
     A company in the lodging and entertainment industries, with many large hotels and large movie theatres under its control

 

Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (MVL)
http://marvel.com/
     A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, it is a character based entertainment companies, utilizing its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing 

 

Media General, Inc. (MEG)
http://www.mediageneral.com/  
     A media company that provides news, information and entertainment across broadcast television, digital media and mobile platforms, serving consumers and advertisers strong local markets primarily in the southeaster United States

 

Meredith Corp. (MDP)
http://www.meredith.com/
     A media and marketing company serving women, it is a leader in creating content in key consumer interest areas such as home, family, health and wellness, and self development

 

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)
https://netflix.com/
     An American provider of on demand Internet streaming media and DVD rentals available in several different countries

 

The New York Times Company (NYT)
http://www.nytco.com/
     An American media company that publishes its namesake, The New York Times

 

Playboy Enterprises
http://playboyenterprises.com/
     An American privately held global media and lifestyle company headquartered in Beverly Hills, California founded by Hugh Hefner. Its programming and content are available worldwide on television networks, websites, and mobile platforms

 

Reading International Inc. (RDI)
http://www.readingrdi.com 
     A cinema exhibition and real estate company that currently owns, operates, or has an interest in 286 screens in 44 cinema complexes

 

Regal Entertainment Group (RGC)
http://www.regmovies.com/
     Regal Entertainment Group operates the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States

 

Rentrak Corporation (RENT)
http://www.rentrak.com/
     Rentrak is a measurement service and a leader in multi-screen reporting and analytics that delivers precise reporting and intelligence to the entertainment industry
 

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. (SBGI)
http://www.sbgi.net/
     An American telecommunications company that operates the largest number of local television stations in the United States

 

SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. (SIRI)
http://www.siriusxm.com
     A Satellite Radio Service operating in North America

 

THQ Inc. (THQI)
http://www.thq.com/
     A North American developer and publisher of video games that has been in bankruptcy since December 2012, and began liquidating its assets in January 2013

 

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (TTWO)
http://www.take2games.com/
     An American publisher, developer, and distributor of video games and video game peripherals

 

TiVo Inc. (TIVO)
http://www.tivo.com
     An American corporation whose primary product is the marketing and subscription services for its Tivo branded digital video recorder.

 

WPT Enterprises Inc. (WPTE)
http://www.worldpokertour.com
     An internationally televised gaming and entertainment company, with brand presence in land based tournaments, television, online and mobile

 

Warner Music Group Corp. (WMG)
http://www.wmg.com
     A collection of record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, East West, Elektra, Fueled By Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros., Warner Classics, Warner Music Nashville and World, as well as Warner/Chappell Music

 

Washington Post Co. (WPO)
https://www.washingtonpost.com
     An American mass media company, best known for owning the newspaper for which it is named, The Washington Post. They also own Kaplan, which is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools, and businesses

 

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE)
http://wwe.com
     An American publicly traded, privately controlled Entertainment Company dealing primarily with professional wrestling with major revenue coming from film, music, product licensing and direct product sales

 

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)
http://www.yahoo.com
     An American multinational Internet corporation, widely known for its web portal, search engine and related services including Yahoo! Directory, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Groups, Yahoo! Answers, advertising, online mapping, video sharing, fantasy sports, and its social media website


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Managers
 

National Conference of Personal Managers
http://www.ncopm.com
A group of personal managers that have been elected to the National Conference of Personal Mangers

Talent Managers Association
http://www.talentmanagers.org
A non-profit mutual benefit corporation of professional talent/artist/literary managers

7 Sails Management
http://www.7sails.com/
A talent management company that assists the client in the Film and Television industry

Abrams Artists Agency
http://www.abramsartists.com
Abrams Artists Agency is a talent and literary agency that has offices in both Los Angeles and New York

Access L.A. Talent Management
http://www.alatmgmt.com/
A talent agency based out of Los Angeles

Acting Out Management
http://actingoutmanagement.org/
A talent management team that assists with acting, development, and producing

Agency Group Ltd.
http://www.theagencygroup.com
The Agency Group Ltd. is a booking agency

American Talent Management
www.amertalentmgt.com/
A personal management firm established in 1990

Anonymous Content
http://www.anonymouscontent.com/
A production and management company founded in 1999

APA Agency
http://www.apa-agency.com
One of the largest agencies in the United States with offices in Beverly Hills, New York, and Nashville, among other major cities

ARC Talent Management
http://arctalent.agilityhoster.com/
ARC Talent is a personal management firm

Artist Management Agency
http://www.artistmanagementagency.com/
Artist Management Agency is a talent and modeling agency based out of San Diego

Artistic Endeavors
http://artisticendeavors.tv/
Artistic Endeavors is a talent management company

Artists International Management
http://www.artistsinternational.com/
Artists International Management is a management team representing international artists including chamber ensembles, conductors, vocalists, pianists, string soloists, woodwind soloists and composers

Authentic Talent & Literary Management
http://www.authenticm.com
A talent and literary management company that works with clients to identify a clear vision for their lives and careers

Bill Silva Entertainment and Management
http://www.billsilvaentertainment.com/
Since 1979, Bill Silva Entertainment and Management has offered a full house of specialized services helping to guide the careers of their clients

Brillstein Entertainment Partners
http://www.bepmedia.com/
Brillstein Entertainment Partners was formed by Bernie Brillstein in 1969, and is a talent management film and television production company

Buchanan Management & Consulting
http://www.buchananmc.com/
A company created by Jamaal Buchanan that seeks to address the management and consulting needs of entertainers, athletes, and business entities, as well as politicians

Celebrity Talent Productions Incorporated
http://www.celebritytalentpros.com/
Celebrity Talent Productions Incorporated specializes in producing corporate concerts worldwide. The company assists in selecting the artist best suited for the clients group, function and budget, as well as negotiates contracts and coordinates all aspects of production

CH Entertainment
http://chentertainment.com/
Cringe Humor originated as a website and evolved into company representing many famous comedians

CohenThomas Management
www.cohenthomas.com
Cohen Thomas is a management team located in Hollywood that represents actors and musicians in TV and Film

COMIC STRIP LIVE
http://comicstriplive.com
Comic Strip Live is a comedy club founded in 1975 by Richard Tienken, John McGowan, and Robert Wachs. Originally the Comic Strip featured comics, singers, magicians, and novelty acts, and then narrowed down to strictly stand up comedy. Since its beginnings the Comic Strip has featured the likes of Eddie Murphy and Jerry Seinfeld.

Corner of the Sky Entertainment
http://www.cornerofthesky.com
Corner of the Sky is an entertainment entity launched by Dave Phillips that is part film and television production company and part corporate “idea generator"

Coronet Entertainment
http://coronetfilms.net/
Coronet is a company that provides talent management with particular emphasis on extremely talented actors who also have musical talents

Creative Artists Agency
http://www.caa.com
An entertainment and sports agency based in Los Angeles but with many satellite offices across the United States

Cunningham Escott Slevin Doherty Talent Agency
http://www.cesdtalent.com
CESD is a talent agency that offers performers complete representation for on camera and voice over commercials, print/fashion/runway, Celebrity endorsements & branding, beauty, dance, hosting, animation & gaming, motion capture, personal appearances, hosting, puppeteers, promos/trailers/narration, and radio imaging & TV affiliates marketing

David Belenzon Management, Inc.
http://belenzon.com/
A talent management company run by David Belenzon, who has worked with many diverse and well known companies, people, and organizations

Don Buchwald & Associates / Fortitude
http://www.buchwald.com/index.asp
Don Buchwald founded this company in 1977. Don Buchwald & Associates, Inc. is a full service talent agency that offers representation in all areas of the entertainment industry including film, theater, and television departments, personal appearances departments, syndication departments (for radio, television, and the internet), and youth departments

Elkins Entertainment
www.elkinsent.com/
A talent managment company

Essential Talent
http://essential-talent.com
Essential talent is a company founded in 1985 with three subsidiary companies running underneath it: Theatrical Production House, The Agency, and Entertainment academy

Evolution Modeling and Talent Agency
http://evolutionmt.com/
Evolution Talent Management is a bicoastal talent management company that specializes in talent career development for models and actors

Flutie
http://www.flutieentertainment.com
Flutie was founded in 1998 and is a full service professional boutique management firm

Gina Stoj Management
http://www.ginastoj.com/
GSM represents a broad variety of talented actors, presenters, and performers both internationally and domestically, and has placed actors in roles for major film and television productions

Gersh Agency
http://www.gershagency.com
The Gersh Agency is a talent and literary agency established in 1949 by Phil Gersh. It maintains seven full service departments including Talent, Feature Literary, TV Literary, Theater, Comedy, Below-the-Line, and a modeling agency

Gold Standard Sports
http://www.goldstandardsports.com/
A boutique sports and entertainment marketing and management firm specializing in the brand and image building of celebrities, professional athletes, broadcasters, and sports talent

Haven Entertainment
haven.la/
A new production and management company formed by the merger of Picture Machine and Tom Sawyer Entertainment

Heidi Rotbart Management, Inc.
http://www.rotbartmanagement.com/
A Los Angeles based company that provides individualized artist management services in all areas of the entertainment businesses including television, film, literary, and live appearances.

Independent Artists Agency
http://www.iaala.com/
A talent management agency

International Artists PR & Talent Management
http://www.iatalent.com/
A full-service publicity and talent management company marketing firm with a roster actors, writers, directors, singers, dancers, and personalities in the field of film, television, music, stage, and concerts

International Creative Management
http://www.icmtalent.com
ICM is a talent and literary agency that represents creative and technical talent in the fields of motion picture, television, books, music, live performance, branded entertainment, and new media

Jago Ciro Entertainment
http://www.jagociro.com
A full service talent management company

JC Management, LLC
http://www.jcmanagement.co/
A talent managment company

Jeff Ross Entertainment, Inc.
http://www.jeffrossent.com/
Jeff Ross is a literary management and production company founded in 1982 that specializes in managing screenwriters and directors, and developing film and TV projects with them

Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates
http://www.ksrtalent.com/
A firm that includes On Camera Commercial, Choreography, Dance, Young People, Sports, Stunts, Game Show, Equity, Film & Television, Print, Voice Over, and Characters

Kevin’s Entertainment
http://kevinsentertainment.com/
A firm that specializes in helping people from different countries and different cultural backgrounds to do business together

LEG Management
http://www.leg-corp.com/
Represents actors, writers, comedians, directors, and producers in motion pictures, television, theater, and live performance

Lemack & Company
http://www.lemackco.com/
A talent management and public relations firm established in areas of entertainment, personality, and book publicity, business and non profit public relations, special event creation and production, and talent management and career/brand development for actors

Management 360
http://www.management360.com
An artist management business and talent agency that represents artists such as actors, singers, and writers

Media Meld Studios
http://www.mediameldstudios.com/
A production company that develops, creates, and produces original content for television, film, and digital platforms

Michael Levine Management
http://www.levinemanagement.com/
A management and production company founded by Michael Levine

NB Management
http://bomford.com/
NB Management is primarily an orchestra contractor, and supplies everything needed for concert management, opera, recordings, and corporate entertainment

Niad Management
http://www.niadmanagement.com/
A management company owned and operated by Wendi Niad that represents a small group of writers and actors

Oryon Media Artists
http://www.oryonartists.com
Oryon started out as a boutique management company and has since evolved into a multi-media entertainment company. The company does talent management, production, and music & artist development

Paradigm
http://paradigmagency.com
An entertainment talent agency working with actors, musical artists, directors, writers, and producers

Parallel Entertainment
http://www.parallelentertainment.com/
A management and production company dedicated to the business of comedy. The company manages talent, produces comedy albums, and manages national comedy tours

Pink Hammer Entertainment
http://www.pinkhammerent.com/
A full-service licensed Artist Management Company and public relations firm working with artists and personalities in the field of entertainment

Precision Entertainment Group, Inc.
http://precisionentertainmentgroupinc.com/
An entertainment talent agency

Prodigy Talent Group
http://prodigytalentgroup.wordpress.com/
A talent management firm that specializes in working with clients who have prolific language abilities and intelligence

Rain Management Group
http://www.rainmanagementgroup.com/
A media company founded by Jonathan Baruch that represents artists and produces and packages content in all areas of entertainment ranging from traditional media, digital space, brands, live performances, and Broadway

Redwood Entertainment, Inc.
http://www.redwoodentertainment.com
An entertainment company that utilizes business marketing, personal management, public relations, music radio promotion, and Internet marketing with and emphasis in music sales, and video film production

Sages Entertainment Group
http://www.sagesentertainmentgroup.com/
A talent management company

Shelter Entertainment Group
http://www.shelterentertainment.com/
An entertainment company that represents actors, writers, and directors in all aspects of television, film, and books

Steinberg Talent Management Group, Inc.
http://www.steinbergtalent.com/
A talent management company

Studio Talent Group
http://www.studiotalentgroup.com/
A talent management company and represents clients for film, television, theatre, and commercial representation

The Artists Organization
http://www.theartistsorganization.com/
An entertainment company

The Coppage Company
www.judycoppage.com/
A literary consulting and production company that develops and packages entire properties from film and television, to literary publishing rights, to new forms of electronic media

Third Hill Entertainment
http://www.thirdhillentertainment.com/
An entertainment agency

Thruline Entertainment
http://www.thrulinela.com/
A Los Angeles entertainment company

Trilogy Talent
http://www.trilogytalent.com/
A talent management company in the entertainment industry based in Los Angeles, specializing in young talent

True Talent Management
http://www.truetalentmgmt.com/
A boutique music/artist management company founded in 1998 that specializes in film and TV placement, with connections in the advertising, movie trailer, and video game communities

United Talent Agency
http://www.unitedtalent.com
UTA is an entertainment company with offices in both Los Angeles and New York. They represent producers, directors of photography, production designers, costume designers, editors, visual effects supervisors, first assistant directors, second unit directors, and stunt coordinators

Whitesmith Entertainment, Inc.
http://whitesmithentertainment.com/
A full-service talent management firm based in Los Angeles and New York, spanning the music, comedy, film, TV, and sports industries

Whole Artist Management
http://wholeartistmanagement.com/
A talent management team founded by group of artists with the goal of helping clients with issues related to health, finances, nerves, pain, and self-esteem

William-Michael International Artist Relations
http://www.wmiar.com/
A talent management company representing clients from around the world

Zero Gravity Management
http://www.zerogravitymanagement.com/
A literary and talent management company that represents a clientele of screenwriters, directors, and actors for feature films and television


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Awards
 


MovieBytes
http://www.moviebytes.com
A database of screenwriting contests and markets online


Academy Awards (The Oscars)
http://oscar.go.com
Given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in February of each year

Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) D.I.C.E. Awards
http://www.interactive.org/
Given by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences in February of each year

American Film Institute (AFI) Awards
www.afi.com/
Given by the American Film Institute in January of each year

African American Film Critics Association Awards
http://aafca.com
Given by the African American Film Critics Association in February of each year

Alliance of Women Film Journalists EDA Awards
http://awfj.org/
Given by the Alliance of Women Film Journalist in January of each year

American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Awards
http://americancinemaeditors.org/
Given by the American Cinema Editors in February of each year

American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards
http://www.theasc.com/
Given by the American Society of Cinematographers in February of each year 

Annie Awards
http://annieawards.org
Given by the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association in February of each year

Art Directors Guild (ADG) Awards
http://www.adg.org/
Given by the Art Directors Guild in February of each year

Artios Awards
http://www.castingsociety.com/
Given by the Casting Society of America in October of each year

Aurora Awards
http://www.auroraawards.com
An independent and international film and video competition, without a ceremony, that is given at various times throughout the year 

Austin Film Critics Association Awards
http://austinfilmcritics.org
Given by the Austin Film Critics Association in December of each year

Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) Critics’ Choice Awards
http://www.criticschoice.com
Given by the Broadcast Film Critics Association in June of each year

Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards
http://bofca.com
Given by the Boston Online Film Critics Association in December of each year

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards
http://www.bostonfilmcritics.org
Given by the Boston Society of Film Critics

British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards
www.bafta.org
Given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in February of each year

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
http://www.chicagofilmcritics.org
Given by the Chicago Film Critics Association in December of each year

Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Awards
http://cinemaaudiosociety.org
Given by the Cinema Audio Society in February of each year

Costume Designers Guild (CDG) Awards
http://costumedesignersguild.com
Given by the Costume Designers Guild in February of each year

Critics’ Choice Movie Awards
www.criticschoice.com
Given by the Broadcast Film Critics Association in January of each year

Crystal Awards
http://www.crystalawards.org
Given by the AMA Houston in May of each year

Dallas – Ft. Worth Film Critics Association Awards
http://www.dfwcritics.com
Given by the Dallas - Ft. Worth Film Critics Association in December of each year

Denver Film Critics Society Awards
http://denverfilmcritics.org
Given by the Denver Film Critics Society in January of each year

Detroit Film Critics Society
http://detroitfilmcritics.com
Given by the Detroit Film Critics Society in December of each year

Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards
https://www.dga.org/
Given by the Directors Guild of America in February of each year

Drama Desk Awards
http://www.dramadeskawards.com
Given by Drama Desk in May of each year

Emmys
www.emmys.com
Given by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in September of each year

European Film Awards
http://www.europeanfilmacademy.org
Given by the European Film Academy in December of each year

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards
http://www.floridafilmcritics.com/
Given by the Florida Film Critics Circle in December of each year

Georgia Film Critics Association Awards
http://www.georgiafilmcritics.org
Given by the Georgia Film Critics Association in January of each year

Gemini Awards
http://www.geminiawards.ca/
Given by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television in March of each year

Genesis Awards
http://www.humanesociety.org/
Given by the Humane Society in March of each year

Genie Awards
http://www.genieawards.ca/
Given by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television in March of each year

GLAAD Media Awards
http://www.glaad.org/
Given by GLAAD in March/April/May of each year

Golden Globe Awards
http://www.goldenglobes.com
Given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in January of each year

Golden Mike Awards
http://www.rtna.org/
Given by the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California in January of each year

Golden Raspberry Awards
http://www.razzies.com
Given by The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation in February of each year

Golden Reel Awards
http://www.mpse.org/
Given by the Motion Pictures Sound Editors in February of each year

Golden Satellite Awards
http://pressacademy.com/
Given by the International Press Academy in December of each year

Golden Trailer Awards
http://www.goldentrailer.com
Given by the Golden Trailer Awards in May of each year

Gotham Independent Film Awards
http://gotham.ifp.org
Given by Gotham Independent Film Awards in December of each year

Grammy Awards
http://www.grammy.com/
Given by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States in February of each year

Hollywood Film Awards
www.hollywoodawards.com
Given by the Hollywood Network Inc. in October of each year

Houston Film Critics Society Awards
http://www.houstonfilmcritics.org
Given by the Houston Film Critics Society in January of each year

Independent Spirit Awards
http://www.spiritawards.com
Given by Film Independent in February of each year

Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards
http://indianafilmjournalists.com
Given by the Indiana Film Journalists Association in December of each year

International Broadcasting Awards
http://www.theaibs.tv/
Given by the Association for International Broadcasting in November of each year

International Documentary Association (IDA) Documentary Awards
http://www.documentary.org
Given by the International Documentary Association in December of each year

Iris Awards
http://www.natpe.org
Given by the National Association of Television Program Executives in January of each year

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards
http://kcfcc.org
Given by the Kansas City Film Critics Circle in December of each year

Key Art Awards
http://keyartaward.com
Given by The Hollywood Reporter in October of each year

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards
http://www.lvfcs.org
Given by the Las Vegas Film Critics Society in December of each year

London Critics’ Circle Awards
hdttp://www.criticscircle.org.uk
Given by the London Critics’ Circle in January of each year

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
http://www.lafca.net
Given by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association in January of each year

Maverick Movie Awards
http://www.maverickmovieawards.com
Given by the Maverick Movie Awards founders in September of each year

Movieguide Awards
www.movieguideawards.com
Given by Movie Guide in February of each year

MTV Movie Awards
http://www.mtv.com
Given by MTV in April of each year

MTV Video Music Awards
http://www.mtv.com
Given by MTV in August of each year

Music Video Production Association Awards
http://www.mvpa.com/
Given by the Music Video Production Association in May of each year

NAACP Image Awards
http://www.naacpimageawards.net
Given by the NAACP in February of each year

National Board of Review Awards
http://www.nationalboardofreview.org/
Given by the National Board of Review in January of each year

National Society of Film Critics Awards
http://www.nationalsocietyoffilmcritics.com
Given by the National Society of Film Critics in January of each year

Nevada Film Critics Society Awards
http://www.nevadafilmcriticssociety.org
Given by the Nevada Film Critics Society in December of each year

New York Film Critics Circle Awards
http://www.nyfcc.com
Given by the New York Film Critics Circle in January of each year

Ohio Film Critics Association Awards
http://www.cofca.org
Given by the Ohio Film Critics Association in December of each year

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards
Given by the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle in December of each year

Online Film Critics Awards
http://www.ofcs.org
Given by the Online Film Critics Society in January of each year

Ovation Awards
http://lastagealliance.com/ovationawards/
Given by the LA Stage Alliance in November of each year

Peabody Awards
http://www.peabodyawards.com
Given by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia in March of each year 

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
http://phoenixfilmcriticssociety.org
Given by the Phoenix Film Critics Society in December of each year

Producers Guild of America (PGA) Awards
www.producersguild.org
Given by the Producers Guild of America in January of each year

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards
Given by the San Diego Film Critics Society in December of each year

San Francisco Film Critics Circle
http://sffcc.org/
Given by the San Francisco Film Critics Circle in December of each year

Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards
www.sagawards.org
Given by the Screen Actors Guild in January of each year

Soul Train Music Awards
http://www.bet.com/
Given by the Makers of Soul Train in November of each year

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards
Given by the Southeastern Film Critics Association in December of each year

South by Southwest Film Festival Awards
http://sxsw.com/
Given by South by Southwest in March of each year

St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards
http://www.stlfilmcritics.org
Given by the St. Louis Film Critics Association in December of each year

Sundance Film Festival Awards
http://www.sundance.org/
Given by Sundance in January of each year

Television Critics Association Awards
http://www.tvcritics.org/
Given by the Television Critics Association in August of each year

Tony Awards
http://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/index.html
Given by the American Theatre Wing in June of each year

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards
http://www.torontofilmcritics.com
Given by the Toronto Film Critics Association in January of each year

Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards
http://vancouverfilmcritics.com/
Given by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle in January of each year

Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards
https://www.visualeffectssociety.com/
Given by the Visual Effects Society in February of each year

Walk of Fame
http://walkoffame.com
Given by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards
http://www.wafca.com/
Given by the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association in December of each year

Webby Awards
http://www.webbyawards.com
Given by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences in May of each year

Women Film Critics Circle Awards
http://wfcc.wordpress.com
Given by the Women Film Critics Circle in December of each year

World Stunt Awards
http://www.taurusworldstuntawards.com/
Given by Taurus World Stunt Academy in May of each year

Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards
http://www.wga.org
Given by the Writers Guild of America in February of each year


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