Round Tables: Legal
Saturday, March 12
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
New film financing models are emerging all the time. From private equity investment to crowd funding models, all of these financing options carry different legal risks and rewards. Learn the latest in film financing practices as well as information about how to get FREE legal advice when it's time to do the deal from California Lawyers for the Arts, New York Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts.
Munger Tolles & Olson
Jasmine M. Roberts is a corporate attorney in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Her practice focuses on various forms of mergers and acquisitions, including private auctions involvi...Show the rest
Jasmine M. Roberts is a corporate attorney in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Her practice focuses on various forms of mergers and acquisitions, including private auctions involving bids from both strategic and financial purchasers, and other forms of business transactions, such as equity and debt financings. Ms. Roberts is passionate about the arts and entertainment, particularly digital media, and focuses her pro bono practice on representation of arts and education-focused individuals and entities, such as individual talent, museums and literary and educational organizations.
Ms. Roberts graduated cum laude from NYU School of Law, where she was an executive editor of the NYU Law Review and a scholar in the Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Roberts provided advisory services to directors and senior executives of Fortune 1000 companies via the Corporate Executive Board's Audit Committee Leadership Forum and General Counsel Roundtable practices.
*Beats Electronics LLC, a major headphone and audio products company, in the company's and Beats Music's $3 billion acquisition by Apple and in other significant equity transactions and acquisitions
*The Museum of Contemporary Art, in its general corporate matters
*BlackLine Systems, an enterprise financial software company, in its sale of a majority interest to Silver Lake Sumeru
*HealthCare Partners, in its acquisition by DaVita Inc. in a cash and stock transaction valued at $4.42 billion
*99 Cents Only Stores, in the closing of its $1.6 billion going private sale to Ares Management and the Canada Pension Plan Investment BoardHide the rest
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Katie Wagner is the Executive Director of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA), which provides legal and education services to the New York arts community. She is responsible for developing VLA’s ...Show the rest
Katie Wagner is the Executive Director of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA), which provides legal and education services to the New York arts community. She is responsible for developing VLA’s legal services, education, and advocacy programming, and facilitating pro bono legal representation for hundreds of artists and arts and cultural organizations in need each year. She also oversees the overall operations of VLA, and regularly consults with artists seeking legal assistance. Ms. Wagner develops curriculum and teaches VLA educational programs, raising awareness of the legal and business issues facing the arts community. She also works closely with VLA’s Board of Directors on strategic planning and governance of the organization.
Prior to joining VLA, Ms. Wagner was Vice President and Counsel for the National Music Publishers’ Association, the leading trade organization representing the interests of music publishers in the United States. Ms. Wagner served as a legal advisor for the litigation and policy initiatives of the association. She also focused on NMPA’s overall litigation efforts and related licensing offerings. Through her efforts, the association was instrumental in establishing a fair digital marketplace for its music publisher and songwriter members as digital media companies with vast financial resources became significant consumers and distributors of their works.
Ms. Wagner previously practiced in the litigation group at Pryor Cashman LLP where she specialized in intellectual property and complex business transaction proceedings. Ms. Wagner is a member of the Entertainment Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association. She holds a law degree from Tulane University, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law, and a bachelor of arts in Comparative Area Studies from Duke University.Hide the rest