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Oregon’s Got Game – Video Game That Is.

Last night I attended yet another excellent Oregon Entrepreneur’s Network (OEN) PubTalk, the topic being the Future of Oregon’s Video Game Industry. Speakers included Nick Lambert of Mountain Machine Studios, Yori Kvitchko of SleepNinja Games,...
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10 Critical Company Maintenance Items for the New Year.

With the New Year comes this reminder – it’s time for some Company maintenance. A few simple, but critically important things need to be done for those with businesses. Here is a partial list of critical requirements: 1. All Corporations, Companies, Partnerships...
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Crowdfunding – Preparation, Do’s and Don’ts

Crowdfunding through sites like Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, Crowdfunder, and the like, is an increasingly popular method of funding a project, product or company. Those approaching a crowdfunding effort should prepare from a legal perspective long before...
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Filmmaker & Creatives Business Practices – 4 Must Do’s

Aspiring filmmakers and creatives often let the contract and business details be an afterthought, thinking “that’s not fun. Or creative. And I don’t have the budget for that un-fun, un-creative stuff.  I’m working with my friends… it’ll all...
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You can’t afford NOT to hire an entertainment lawyer.

I often receive calls from creatives with business and legal questions about their project. Many thinly funded project leaders balk when they find out that an attorney (including yours truly) charges from $375 per hour and up  – to negotiate deals...
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Are you treating it like a business?

My legal practice is a mix of business clients and entertainment clients, so I come across many people that are growing their endeavor from an early stage. That early stage is frequently a natural progression from a unique combination of passion, interest...
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Top 4 Filmmaker “Must Do” Practices and Why !

Aspiring filmmakers often let the contract and business details of film production be an afterthought, thinking “that’s not fun. Or creative. And I don’t have the budget for that un-fun, un-creative stuff.  I’m working with my friends… it’ll...
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