Social Mixer : 6:00-6:40 PM
Workshop : 6:40-8:40 PM
Starting Your Film and Media Production Company
Whether you are starting a company for a single film or building your own media production company, there are a number of considerations to strategize and plan for your creative business. We'll focus on several essential topics that help get things up and running, including: business types (C Corp, S Corp, LLC, DBA, etc); legal and accounting services; how to compensate employees, contractors, and yourself!
Breakout sessions include
The workshop is geared for independent filmmakers, producers, and startup production teams creating films, commercial, and digital content. Register below!
Attendees are encouraged to add questions in the registration form.
Early registration is highly recommended!
The workshop is generously sponsored by
Meet the Panel
Eve Brown | Managing Partner, Bricolage Law
Eve J. Brown is an experienced attorney, professor, speaker, and author. She has taught entrepreneurship and intellectual property law at MIT, Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern, Suffolk University, and Indiana University. She has presented at numerous national conferences on the topics of entrepreneurship, startups, and intellectual property. In her role as director of the Suffolk and BU/MIT Entrepreneurship Law Clinics, she has helped small businesses in the arts, apparel, craft beverage, food truck, software, and product innovation industries develop and launch.
In 2016, Eve launched her own entrepreneurial venture, Bricolage Law, which supports startups by offering easy access to the legal and business advice entrepreneurs need in order to survive the critical development and growth stages. Eve's passion is in supporting founders and independent businesses, and in educating new generations of entrepreneurial lawyers.
Logan Robertson, CPA, MSA
Manager; Film Incentives Group, Kevin P. Martin & Associates
As Manager in the Entertainment and Film Incentives group at KPM, Logan has over 12 years of public accounting experience. He specializes in audit, review, compilation, tax, agreed-upon-procedures, consulting, tax credit structuring, film production controller training, and start-up advisory among other services. He has worked extensively on film production projects and numerous state film incentives and credits including Massachusetts, New York, California, Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Texas, among others.
Starting his career at Vance, Cronin & Stephenson in Boston, he is experienced with a diverse client base including entertainment, real estate and non-profits. Logan works out of KPM’s Danvers office and is also the head of KPM audit training for new staff.
Paul Nagy | COO, Co-founder; Bricolage Law
Paul F. Nagy is a professor, speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He is the COO and co-founder of Bricolage Law, a boutique intellectual property firm focusing on the needs of entrepreneurs and SMEs. Prior to following his entrepreneurial spirit, he taught at various institutions including MIT, Boston College, Boston University, Suffolk University, and Florida State University. He holds several degrees in the areas of finance, economics, and strategic management.
Joan Debow | Director, East Coast Client Services
Joan Debow is an expert in Business Affairs and Payroll for Commercials, Film, TV, Digital Media and Industrials since 1986. ART Payroll is a specialized payroll service for the entertainment, production, and advertising industries. ART manages and makes payments for talent and crew for both Union and Non-Union production, live theater and concerts, while acting as the administrative “employer of record”. ART provides consultancy on compliance with State, Federal and Union Contract laws and guidelines that govern the applicable work.
Joan has been with ART Payroll for a combined 22 years, managing a wide array of accounts in entertainment and media. She was also formerly the Director of Freelance Contracts the Boston local of SAG-AFTRA in charge of freelance performers, contract administration, and signatory processes for contracts, including Theatrical and TV, Commercials, Corporate / Education, PBS, and Public Radio.
Cambridge Innovation Center (Kendall Sq.)
1 Broadway. Cambridge, MA
5th Floor | Venture Cafe + Havana Room
Directions & Parking
Public Transit: CIC is located across from the Kendall Square station on the Red Line.
Garage parking is available at the One Broadway Garage and down the block at the Kendall Square South Garage (350 Kendall St). There is metered street parking along Broadway and Third Street.