Economy of Entertainment Webinar Series: Part II: Anatomy of a Contract

Jun 24, 2021

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, Miller Kaplan, Hong Kong Association of Atlanta, and Hong Kong Business Association of Nevada will co-host a four-part series on the Economy of Entertainment. Hear industry experts speak on a panel moderated by SGR attorneys and special guests.

Economy of Entertainment Webinar Series
Part II: Anatomy of a Contract

Thursday, June 24, 2021
2:00 to 3:30pm EDT

To register, click here.

1.5 hours of CLE credit pending in Georgia and California
1.5 hours of CPE credit pending

We will discuss the type of contracts in the music industry and typical terminology, such as importance of an Letter of Intent (LOI), Term Sheet, dispute resolution, defining ownership of Intellectual Property, and more!


Opening Remarks:

Asante Bradford, Industry Engagement ManagerGeorgia Department of Economic Development (Atlanta, GA)

Asante Bradford is Project Manager for Digital Entertainment and Emerging Media for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the sales and marketing arm for the State of Georgia. Asante helps promote the growth of the digital media industry as well as identify initiatives that will help grow businesses for the state of Georgia in interactive entertainment. He also helps educate potential prospects and provide clients with information about the Georgia Entertainment Industry Incentives Act.

“Why Hong Kong”: Curtis Louie, Marketing Manager Hong Kong Trade Development Council (New York)

Curtis designs, organizes, and orchestrates strategic programs, seminars, exhibitions, and business matching services to invigorate trade between Hong Kong and the U.S. He researches market trends, international sales and marketing opportunities, and analytic insights, as well as trade and investment challenges. 


Michael Riesen, Partner Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (Atlanta, GA)

Michael is an Intellectual Property (IP) and Entertainment lawyer, a U.S. Patent Attorney, and a U.K. Solicitor (England and Wales). Michael counsels clients on all aspects of IP including procuring protections, managing transfers, agreements, and litigation.


Kiyoaki (Kiyo) Kojima, Partner Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (Atlanta, GA)

Kiyo advises clients in corporate formation, governance and compliance matters; mergers and acquisitions; secured transactions; joint ventures; leasing and licensing matters; distribution, franchise and finance arrangements; and a wide-range of commercial transactions. An important part of Kiyo’s practice includes his work with international companies in relocating, operating and establishing subsidiaries in the U.S. He assists companies with incentives and site selection; real estate acquisitions and construction agreements; corporate formation and governance; regulatory compliance; and contracts of all types to help ensure a seamless U.S. launch or transition for his clients.

Collin Freer, General Counsel Blackhall Real Estate (Atlanta, GA)

Collin Freer handles transactional and litigation matters for Blackhall Real Estate, which oversaw Blackhall Studios, a leading Atlanta-area media production facility. In this role, he manages and supports outside litigation counsel and corporate counsel and has been involved in the negotiation and drafting of a broad scope of agreements with entertainment-industry partners.

Alexander Ammons, Director of Business Development & Music Catalog Acquisition – Key Royalty Partners (Atlanta, GA)

Alexander sources catalog acquisition opportunities by consulting with labels, publishers, and songwriters to help maximize the value of their sound recording and publishing assets. He has a diverse music background, including Music Management, Music Production, Business Development, and Artist Promotions. Working in Asia, Europe, and North America has provided him with a global music industry perspective.

Vincent Leoni, CPA, Partner – Miller Kaplan (Los Angeles, CA)

Vincent Leoni is a partner with Miller Kaplan in Los Angeles and is the partner in charge of the firm’s Licensing & Royalties / Contract Compliance practice. He has more than 30 years of experience providing entertainment consulting, royalty/contract compliance, and profit participation examinations. Vincent performs these services on behalf of licensors, owners of intellectual property, film studios, production companies, recording artists, music publishers, profit participants, and software developers.

Economy of Entertainment Webinar Series Part II: Anatomy of a Contract

Thursday, June 24, 2021
2:00 to 3:30pm EDT

To register, click here.

For questions about this webinar or the series, please contact Krunali Shroff at

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