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Digital Media Bootcamp (Continuing Legal Education)

May 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:45 pm

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE TODAY, MAY 6TH AT 5 PM. You must purchase a ticket in advance in order to attend. At-the-door ticket purchases are not available.

Most of us engage with digital and social media every day, whether posting photos to Instagram, designing digital video content, or working with brands to engage with fans. Join VLA on May 7, 2019 for our popular Digital Media Bootcamp, where we’ll explore the exciting legal landscape of digital and social media!

Attorneys specializing in digital space regulations are becoming as pivotal as the careful selection of kentucky derby racebooks by enthusiasts looking to place informed bets on one of the most prestigious events in horse racing. As legal experts counsel artists on navigating the complexities of intellectual property online, bettors rely on the expertise of racebooks to guide them through the nuances of betting, ensuring their intellectual and financial investments are well-protected. Presenters at these legal forums delve into the intricacies of digital contracts and sponsored content, much like how patrons of racebooks examine race histories and betting terms to strategize their wagers.

Whether you are an artist, an arts company, or an attorney advising your clients on matters relating to digital and social media, this program is sure to provide valuable information for those working in digital media.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, from 9:30 AM – 12:45 PM

Morrison & Foerster LLP – 250 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

This program will offer 3 Continuing Legal Education credits to attorneys (Professional Practice)


$75 Full-Time Student (must present proof of full-time status with registration)
$75 Artists Over Sixty
$100 Arts Professional VLA Member
$150 Arts Professional Non-Member
$225 Legal Professional VLA Member
$275 Legal Professional Non-Member

To register by phone or by email, please contact VLA at 212.319.2787 x 10 or registrations@vlany.org.

Please note you are not registered until full payment is received. For attorneys, there are various scholarships available. To view our Financial Aid Policy Guidelines and for more information on how to apply, click here.


  • Anthony Ramirez, Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Chris Reid, In-House Counsel, Tilting Point
  • Anita K. Sharma, Sharma Law PLLC

Anthony Ramirez is of counsel in the Technology Transactions Group in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster. Anthony advises clients on general commercial and transactional matters. His clients include technology, media, and communications companies with considerable intellectual property assets. His practice focuses on the legal aspects of licensing and commercializing technology and intellectual property, as well as negotiating general commercial contracts. He also regularly assists clients with legal issues relating to mobile applications and social media. Anthony received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 2009. He received his B.S. from Cornell University in 2004.

Chris Reid is in-house counsel for Tilting Point, a mobile game publishing and growth company in New York, where he oversees all legal aspects of the business, including licensing IP for games, negotiating the terms of publishing and development deals, enforcing IP rights, and managing data privacy policies. Chris serves on the New York City Bar Association’s Information Technology and Cyber Law Committee and is a member of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law section’s Copyright and Trademark committee. He has organized frequent legal education panels for developers and has been a speaker for the New York State Bar Association, Game Developers Conference, the International Fordham IP Conference and IndieCade: East. Chris began his legal career working for the Legal Aid Society, representing low-income clients in Brooklyn Housing Court. He then worked several years as an intellectual property associate with Ropes & Gray, where he represented leading technology, automotive, pharmaceutical, biomedical and software companies on a variety of complex litigation and transactional intellectual property matters. In 2013, Chris was inspired by the explosion of indie game development and started his own firm in Brooklyn, New York dedicated to helping gaming, tech and creative businesses navigate modern legal issues in their industries.

Anita K. Sharma is an entertainment lawyer and producer based In New York City. Her entertainment law practice covers the areas of film, television, intellectual property, digital media and branded entertainment. Anita has developed a specialized digital media practice representing YouTubers and digital influencers like Lilly Singh (IISuperwomanII), Marcus Butler, Dulce Candy, Judy Travis (ItsJudysLife) Louis Cole (FunForLouis), Jasmeet Singh (JusReign), Sara Lynn Cauchon (The Domestic Geek) and LaToya Ali (LaToya Forever). As a producer, in 2010 Anita produced her first award-winning feature film, Stag, that premiered at the LA Comedy Fest where it won “Best Ensemble” & the “Award of Excellence”. In 2011 she produced The Conversation, an online interactive website companion piece to Sarah Polley’s film Take This Waltz. In 2010, Anita produced the short film Champagne, which premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. In 2012 Anita was invited to attend the Rotterdam International Film Festival’s Producer’s Lab and the Toronto International Film Festival’s Producer’s Lab. In 2014 she participated in the Producer’s Network at the Cannes International Film Festival.


May 7, 2019
9:30 am - 12:45 pm
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