“Intellectual Property and the Arts” is topic of p.a.v.e. lecture on arts entrepreneurship

The next p.a.v.e. lecturer on arts entrepreneurship at the ASU Herberger Institute School of Theatre and Film is Ira M. Schwartz, of the Phoenix law firm, DeConcini, McDonald, Yetwin & Lacy, P.C.

p.a.v.e., the performing arts venture experience, is funded by part of a $5 million grant to ASU by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to further cross-campus entrepreneurship education. On Feb. 2, join p.a.v.e. lecturer, Ira M. Schwartz, whose area of expertise includes copyright, trademark, trade secret and Internet law. Schwartz discusses legal and copyright issues in the arts.

On March 10, p.a.v.e. brings world-renowned lighting designer, artist, filmmaker and entrepreneur Leni Schwendinger to the Lyceum Theatre to discuss "Creativity and Innovation across Design and the Arts."

Former p.a.v.e. speakers include actress Sarah Wayne Callies, perhaps best known for her work in FOX television's Prison Breakseries; independent film producer Brenda Goodman; HBO Films director Patricia Cardoso; and Manhattan theatre founders/producers Mark Russell and Ellie Covan. For more information about p.a.v.e., visit:http://theatrefilm.asu.edu/initiatives/pave.php

The grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is an example of the benefits a research university like ASU brings to the state. Each year, Arizona universities pump almost $1 billion into the Arizona economy through grants funded by the U.S. government and other entities. Research funding is legally restricted and cannot be used for instructional or other purposes.

Lyceum Theatre, 901. S. Forest Mall, ASU Tempe campus

Feb. 2, 4–5:30 p.m.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Public Contact
ASU Herberger Institute School of Theatre and Film, 480.965.5337 
For more information about p.a.v.e., visit: http://theatrefilm.asu.edu/initiatives/pave.php

The School of Theatre and Film in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University provides a comprehensive range of courses in performance and directing; design and production; new work development; theatre and performance studies; film; and theatre for youth. Its Theatre for Youth program is nationally ranked in the top three and the dramatic writing/playwriting program is ranked 15th among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. To learn more about the School of Theatre and Film, visit theatrefilm.asu.edu.

Media Contact:
Laurie A. Trotta Valenti
ASU Herberger Institute 
School of Theatre and Film