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AV Presents Own Your Voice in the Marketplace on Tues., June 9, 6 pm-8 pm


On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 6 pm-8 pm EST/3 pm-6 pm PT, African Voices will host a workshop for creators interested in protecting their writing, film, music and other creative content. Intellectual property is vital in owning your voice in today’s marketplace. 

Entertainment attorney Marissa Crespo, Esq. will lead an interactive online workshop where you are asked to bring your questions on the legal aspect of protecting your work as an artist. With a plethora of new streaming platforms and ways to consume entertainment content in the digital world, intellectual property assets such as trademarks and copyrights have increased in value for content creators. It is critical from a creative standpoint to distinguish your voice in the marketplace, but is even more important to legally protect your creations and voice. 

Workshop presentation will be available to all AV registered workshop members.


Marissa Crespo, known as “The Culture Curator,” is an entertainment and intellectual property attorney who focuses on copyright and trademark protection for content creators in the film, television, literary, fashion, and music industries. In the entertainment industry, Ms. Crespo has been involved in deals for television shows on major networks such asNBC, VH1, Bravo, and WE tv, including such shows as Love and Hip-Hop and the Real Housewives franchises, and has negotiated development deals for scripted and unscripted television shows and films.

She has successfully drafted and negotiated film deals for directors, writers, actors, and production companies and has functioned as production legal counsel on films that have been premiered at Tribeca and Sundance. A frequent writer and panelist on entertainment related issues, Ms. Crespo has been published by Thomson Reuters and in leading entertainment trade journals such as Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts and the New York Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Journal, and is currently a freelance writer for Screencraft.