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Entertainment Lawyer Ivan Parron to Speak at Miami Film Festival

Entertainment Lawyer Ivan Parron to Speak at Miami Film Festival


Miami Film Festival

Miami Film Festival

Miami, March 3, 2017 – Entertainment lawyer Ivan Parron, principal of the law firm PARRON LAW | Entertainment & Sports, with offices located in Miami, Los Angeles and New York, has been invited to participate as a panelist at the 2017 Miami Film Festival taking place in Miami running March 3-12. The annual film festival, now in its 34th year, is one of Miami’s top cultural events on the seasonal social calendar with world renown actors, directors and producers attending a 10 day marathon of movie premieres, screenings and glitzy events and soires.

The panel that Mr. Parron will be part of the festival’s “Master Class” series and will be moderated by Diliana Alexander, director of FilmGate.

The details of the Master Class that Mr. Parron will participate in are as follows:

Topic: “From Novel to Big Screen”

Description: Some movies don’t start from scratch. How do you take a short story or a movie you love and make it into a good film? From optioning, to finding your audience and your financiers, this interactive panel will guide you through the process. The panel and discussion is being programmed by NATPE in association with the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers, an organization which Mr. Parron is an active member of.)

When: Saturday March 11th, 2017 @ 10:30am

Where: The Screening Room (Wynwood)
2626 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127

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About Ivan Parron, Esq.

Ivan Parron, Esq.Attorney Ivan Parron, principal of the entertainment and sports law firm PARRON LAW, is frequently referred to as an “Entertainment Industry Entrepreneur.” With 20 plus years of entertainment business and legal experience, offices in Los Angeles, New York and Miami, and a unique blend of media technology expertise and market trend savvy, Ivan Parron is uniquely qualified as a leader to strategize in and counsel on the ongoing revolution of multi-platform

media and television content distribution. His first contribution to the industry’s future has garnered him the title “inventor of the online music store” after the internet startup he founded in 1998 became an early predecessor to Apple’s iTunes. Negotiating the earliest digital music distribution deals with Universal, Sony and Warner solidified his reputation as a dealmaker. Parron was later recruited by Universal Music Group as in-house counsel, overseeing business and legal affairs and negotiating with Fox’s AMERICAN IDOL. Parron’s eventual departure from Universal to launch his law firm PARRON LAW was well timed with the rapid growth of reality television. He has represented top talent in shows including VH-1’s HOGAN KNOWS BEST, MTV’s JERSEY SHORE, NBC’s THE VOICE, Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES and many more. He is equally experienced on the TV production side, representing international companies such as Endemol and Freemantle Media and serving as production counsel on shows including The X FACTOR.

As a lawyer, Mr. Parron is retained as legal and business counsel by entertainment and sports industry clients including TV production companies, television networks, distribution companies, motion picture studios, actors, producers, writers and directors, athletes, artists, record labels, publishers. Mr. Parron has been selected five consecutive years as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in the areas of
entertainment law by his attorney peers in both Florida and New York. He has been named one of the Top 50 Music Industry Attorneys by Billboard magazine,  is the past Chair of the Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law section and an appointed member of the Miami-Dade County Film and Entertainment Advisory Board. He is an active voting member of the Television Academy, a 2-term elected Grammy Governor with the Recording Academy and a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post on entertainment, media and sports law and his legal articles on protecting TV show ideas have been published by the American Bar Association. Parron is also an adjunct professor of sports law at FIU College of Law and a licensed NFL and NBA agent.

About MIFF

Miami Film FestivalMiami Film Festival is a charity that connects art with audiences, and fosters a value for cinema for future generations.

The mission of Miami Film Festival is to bridge cultural understanding and encourage artistic development by provoking thought through film. By bringing the best of world cinema to Miami, the Festival presents the city and the film industry with a singular platform that fosters creative and technical talent.

The Festival was founded by the non-profit Film Society of Miami, Inc.. Since its first edition, which opened on February 3, 1984, , films have been screened in a variety of theaters throughout the greater Miami area. By the sixth Festival in 1989, the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center had become the official residence. As the 1990s drew to a close, administration of the Festival was transferred Florida International University for a brief period, and then in October 2003 to Miami Dade College (MDC), where it has remained since.

MDC has led the Festival through a period of tremendous growth and expansion, where it also become known under its other official name, Miami International Film Festival, and shifted its event dates to annually open on the first Friday in March, and run for 10 concurrent days. The Festival’s programming voice, unique among U.S. film festivals, has gained recognition for its numerous discoveries, and has given out more than $1 million in cash awards to both established and emerging filmmakers. Official Festival venues expanded to, Regal South Beach Cinemas, MDC’s Tower Theater Miami, Colony Theatre, Miami Beach Cinematheque, Coral Gables Art Cinema, O Cinema, Cinepolis, and Wynwood Walls. Annual attendance and media impressions have grown steadily thoughout the 2010’s.


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