Need help navigating the tricky legal waters of the film & media landscape? Michèle Martell, a long-time entertainment attorney, is here to give you the legal lowdown! Michèle will walk you through the life cycle of a creative project, from creation to evergreen brand, with a focus on the main legal issues that are likely to pop up along your hero’s journey. Demystify the law around clearing rights, get clarity on protecting your material, and set realistic and powerful expectations for deal making.
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Michèle Martell is an entertainment & intellectual property attorney and entrepreneur who has provided business guidance & legal insight to major brands including the Muppets, the WWE, Sony, Crayola, Hasbro, Samsung, and The Saturday Evening Post. Michèle helps creators, entrepreneurs, artists and visionaries launch, build and protect their businesses with insightful, practical and well-informed legal guidance.
After helping launch the WWE’s dedicated children’s media division, Michèle started her business & legal consultancy, Martell Media House PLLC, in Austin TX, where she represents companies and creators across the ecosystem of entertainment, technology and consumer products.
She serves as the Vice-Chair of the Entertainment and Sports Law section of the Austin Bar Association, the Programming Chair for Women in Toys, Entertainment & Licensing, Co-Chair of the Austin Chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and is on the Advisory Board for Women in Film/TV-Austin.