Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law

Speaking Engagements

To invite Stacey to speak at an upcoming event, please contact her at 205.777.9906 or sdavis@staceydavislaw.com.

Upcoming Events:

TBA

Past Events:

Film Fatales: Women in Film – October 8, 2016
Panelist, along with Allison Otto (producer/director, Property), Dawn Jones Redstone (writer/director, Sista in the Brotherhood), Lila Yanow (producer, Cotton Mouth). Moderated by Maggie Renzie
Sponsor: BendFilm Festival

Workshop: Business and Entertainment Law – April 9, 2016
Panelist
Sponsor: 2016 Sports & Entertainment Industry Symposium

Entertainment Law: The Basics – March 9, 2016
Guest Lecturer
Sponsor: University of Alabama School of Law

Q & A with Stacey – March 9, 2016
Guest Speaker
Sponsor: University of Alabama School of Law, Entertainment and Sports Law Society

Ask An Entertainment Lawyer – January 20, 2016
Presenter
Sponsor: New Mavericks, Atlanta Film Society @ Java Vino

Crowdfunding (Sidewalk Salon) – October 2015
Panelist
Sponsor: Alabama Moving Image Association

Just Do It – August 2015
Panelist, SideTalks, 17th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival

Copyright or Wrong: Fair Use in a Digital World – November 14, 2014
Panelist
Sponsor: American Advertising Federation – Birmingham

Documentary Filmmaking and the Law – August 23, 2014
Panelist, SideTalks, 16th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival

“Ten Tips for Employers Operating in Cyberspace” – September 2013
Panelist, Labor & Employment Breakfast Briefing
Sponsor: Baker Donelson
Summary: Use of social media in hiring, employee’s right to privacy, terms and conditions/privacy policies, posting and linking to third- party content.

“Indie Filmmaking and the Law”  – August 2013
Panelist, SideTalks, 15th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival
Summary: Tips every independent filmmaker should know when producing their first feature.

“Elvis Has Left the Building But His Right of Publicity Has Not” – July 2013
Panel Moderator, Alabama State Bar Annual Meeting
Sponsor: Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the ASB
Summary: Right of publicity under Alabama law, including statutory protections, common law rights, post-mortem rights, infringement and defenses.

“Film Adaptations” – April 2013
Panel Moderator, Sidewalk Salon
Sponsor: Alabama Moving Image Association
Summary: Writer John Marc Green, along with Birmingham entertainment attorney and writer, Stacey Davis, discussed adapting existing material (books, plays, songs) into screenplays and films.

Alabama Entertainment Lawyer Overview – October 2012
Guest Speaker, Entertainment and Sports Law Society (Cumberland School of Law)
Summary: With an active group of listeners, discussed the myriad of legal issues facing an entertainment lawyer on any given day, include copyright infringement, contract negotiation, collaborating with accountants on film finance and state tax incentive issues.

“What to Do When the Majors Don’t Come Knocking” – August 2012
Panel Moderator, 4th Annual Film and Music in Alabama CLE
Sponsor: Sidewalk Film Festival, the IPE&S Section of the ASB and Baker Donelson
Summary: Learn what to do (and what not to do) when raising funds through crowd funding, investment, state tax incentives and other common fundraising vehicles.

4th Annual Film and Music in Alabama CLE – August 2012
Organizer and Welcome Introductions
Sponsored: Sidewalk Film Festival, the IPE&S Section of the ASB and Baker Donelson
Summary: An inside look at the entertainment and intellectual property law issues facing the film and music industries in Alabama.

Entertainment Law in Louisiana Seminar – April 2012
Guest Speaker
Sponsored by: New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC)and Loyola University College of Law Sports and Entertainment Law Society

“Lights, Camera, (Legal) Action” – April 2012
Panelist, New Orleans, Louisiana
Sponsor: Baker Donelson
Summary: Key legal issues relating to developing, producing and distributing a motion picture.

3rd Annual Film and Music in Alabama CLE – April 2011
Organizer and Welcome Introductions
Sponsor: Sidewalk Film Festival, the IPE&S Section of the ASB and Baker Donelson
Summary: An inside look at the entertainment and intellectual property law issues facing the film and music industries in Alabama.

“Intellectual Property Overview” – July 2011
Panelist, Alabama State Bar Annual Meeting
Sponsor: Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the ASB
Summary: Overview of copyright law, trademark law, trade secrets and patents.

“From Page to Screen” – September 2010
Panel Moderator, 2nd Annual Film and Music in Alabama CLE
Sponsor: Sidewalk Film Festival, the IPE&S Section of the ASB and Baker Donelson
Summary: Tips on negotiating literary publishing agreements, film option and purchase agreements and life story rights agreements.

2nd Annual Film and Music in Alabama CLE – September 2010
Organizer and Welcome Introductions
Sponsor: Sidewalk Film Festival, the Intellectual Property Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the ASB and Baker Donelson
Summary: An inside look at the entertainment and intellectual property law issues facing the film and music industries in Alabama.

“Rights in the Digital Age” – September 2010
Panelist, SideTalks, 12th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival

“Protecting Your Ideas” – December 2009
Panelist, Sidewalk Salon
Sponsor: Alabama Moving Image Association
Summary: Protect your screenplay idea, registering your treatment or script, copyright infringement, fair use, parody.

“Film 101: An Introduction to Film Development and Production” – September 2009
Speaker, 1st Annual Film and Music in Alabama CLE
Sponsor: Sidewalk Film Festival, the Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the ASB and Baker Donelson
Summary: Introductory overview or the legal issues arising in the development, production and distribution of film.

1st Annual Film and Music CLE in Alabama – September 2009
Organizer and Welcome Introductions
Sponsor: Sidewalk Film Festival, the Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the ASB and Baker Donelson
Summary: An inside look at the entertainment and intellectual property law issues facing the film and music industries in Alabama.

“Lights, Camera, (Legal) Action: Key Legal Issues Relating to Developing, Producing and Distributing a Motion Picture” – 2008
Guest Lecturer, Cumberland School of Law
Summary: Provided an overview of the issues and challenges facing entertainment lawyers working in all facets of the film industry.