Mr. Doner is a frequent speaker at industry events. His past speaking engagements include:

Presenter

  • “Content Distribution in the 21st Century: Traditional TV, VOD, Streaming and More”. Presentation to the Entertainment Arts and Sports Law (EASL) section of the New York State Bar Association
  • “Film Revenues and Security Interests: A Case Study”. Presentation to the Entertainment Arts and Sports Law (EASL) section of the New York State Bar Association
  • “Negotiating and Enforcing Revenue Participations in Film and TV.” Presentation to the Entertainment Arts and Sports Law (EASL) section of the New York State Bar Association
  • “Prince v. Cariou: When is Fair Use ‘Unfair’?”. International Intellectual Property Society
  • “How IP Law Intersects with Movies”. WIPO seminar at the United Nations, in celebration of World IP Day. (WIPO is the World Intellectual Property Organization)
  • “Celador v Disney: $320 million judgment in the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire case. Presentation to committee of the New York City Bar Association
  • “Copyright Society of the USA: Managing Risk in Production, Finance and Distribution of Motion Pictures”.
  • Soft Money: Annual Conference at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Mr. Doner co-founded this annual event which ran in cooperation with the Association of Film Commissioners International. Each program included a session on developments in governmental film and TV incentives plus a second panel on another subject of current interest.
  • Keynote, “The Future of Film Development in Africa.” Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Entertainment and Sports Conference, New York State Society of CPAs. Presentation on independent film finance.
  • “Structuring Deals in Multinational Markets.” American Conference Institute Panelist

MODERATOR​

  • “Releasing Strategies: Collapse of the Window”. Toronto International Film Festival
  • “Digital Transition: Changes in Revenue Patterns and Business Models in Traditional Media Sectors”. Presentation to committee of the New York City Bar Association
  • “Adaptions, from Film to Theater and Theater to Film”. Presentation to committee of the New York City Bar Association
  • Cineposium conference in Santa Fe, NM, in cooperation with the Association of Film Commissioners International. Moderated a panel on the benefits of production finance incentives to local economies
  • “What’s It Really Worth: Valuation of Entertainment and Digital Media Assets”. Organized and moderated this seminar for the law firm Herrick, Feinstein.

Press Mentions

Mr. Doner has been quoted in The New York Times, Variety, The New York Post, Portfolio.com, Christian Science Monitor, E-Commerce Times and NJ Business Journal, among other publications.