SMU hosts 2013 summit on the law and business of video games

Game::Business::Law 2013 logoVideo game industry insiders, including major developers and top legal and financial minds, will visit SMU’s Dedman School of Law Jan. 24-25 to discuss their most pressing real-time issues at the 2013 Game::Business::Law Summit. The Summit is cosponsored by The Guildhall at SMU and the Institute for Law and Technology (ILT) at The Center for American and International Law.

Featured speakers include New York Times bestselling author Mark Long, founder/CEO of free-to-play game publisher/distributor Meteor Entertainment Inc. in Seattle; and independent filmmaker Michael “Burnie” Burns, co-founder of Rooster Teeth Productions LLC in Austin and renowned for his filmmaking work with the 3-D engine Machinima.

The conference also features a free screening of “Indie Game: The Movie” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 in Karcher Auditorium, main floor, Storey Hall. The Sundance Film Festival-award winning documentary, focused on the journeys of indie game developers, will include a Q & A session with one of the film’s subjects: independent game developer Edmund McMillen. No advance reservations are required, and seating is first-come, first-served.

All sessions will take place in the Hillcrest Classroom, Underwood Law Library. For a complete program, visit the Game::Business::Law Summit website.

Written by Denise Gee

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