September 07, 2008

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Michael Rudell, a 1964 graduate of Bucknell University, will give the talk, "The Business of Entertainment: How a Creative Work Becomes a Marketable Product," on Friday, Sept. 12, at 3 p.m. in Walls Lounge of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell.

The talk, which is free to the public, is sponsored by the Career Development Center at Bucknell as part of its Alumni Spotlight series.

Rudell is a partner in Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C., a New York firm which represents celebrities and corporate entities active in the entertainment business. He is the author of Behind the Scenes: Practical Entertainment Law.

Among his clients are John Grisham, Dan Brown, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, Patricia Cornwell and John le Carré.

Rudell's presentation will cover several topics including: how a manuscript becomes a book; how a book becomes a movie or TV program; issues relating to rights, controls and compensation; and trends in the entertainment industry. He also will participate in a question-and-answer session.

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