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Writers,the Law & the Hero’s Journey

Leader: Michèle Martell
Location: Zoom (live and interactive)
Date: next session to be announced

Need help navigating the tricky legal waters of the film & media landscape?
Wish that you had some perspective on what is “normal” for a deal?
Struggling to know when to say yes, when to negotiate, and when to walk away?

Michèle Martell, longtime entertainment attorney, is here to give you the legal lowdown and demystify the process and the legal issues in creative projects—and most importantly, what you can do about them.

Michèle will walk you through the life cycle of a creative project, from creation to evergreen brand, with a focus on the main issues that are likely to pop up along the Hero’s Journey of your project.

Get clarity on protecting your material, set realistic and powerful expectations for deal making, and learn how to position yourself for long-term success.

This interactive workshop offers plenty of opportunities for participant reflection, questions, and engagement.

Price: free

Registration: next date to be announced

This workshop runs periodically, and not on a set schedule. You may Contact Us to signal your interest; this will help with our scheduling.

Important Notes

  • This workshop will not be recorded. This is to enable frank, open discussion.
  • Registration numbers are capped.
  • We will email registered participants a reminder the morning of the workshop.
  • If you have any questions or trouble registering, please get in touch with us at
Michèle Martell

About Michèle Martell

Michèle Martell is an entertainment and intellectual property attorney and entrepreneur who has provided business guidance and legal insight to major brands including the Muppets, the WWE, Sony, Crayola, Hasbro, Samsung, and The Saturday Evening Post. She has helped develop and produce thousands of hours of episodic content and hundreds of feature films. Michèle supports creators, entrepreneurs, artists and visionaries launch, build and protect their businesses with insightful, practical and well-informed legal guidance.

After helping launch the WWE’s dedicated children’s media division, Michèle started her business & legal consultancy, Martell Media House PLLC, in Austin TX, where she represents companies and creators across the ecosystem of entertainment, technology, and consumer products.

She serves as the Chair of the Entertainment and Sports Law section of the Austin Bar Association, the Programming Chair for Women in Toys, Entertainment & Licensing, Co-Chair of the Austin Chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and is on the Advisory Board for Women in Film/TV-Austin.

Website: Martell Media House
Twitter: @Martell_Media