Speaking

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

Presenter, “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

Presenter, “Prince v. Cariou: When is Fair Use ‘Unfair’?”. International Intellectual Property Society

Presenter, “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)

Moderator, “Releasing Strategies: Collapse of the Window”. Toronto International Film Festival

Moderator, “Digital Transition: Changes in Revenue Patterns and Business Models in Traditional Media Sectors”. Presentation to committee of the New York City Bar Association

Presenter, “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

Moderator, “Adaptions, from Film to Theater and Theater to Film”. 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 Speaker, “The Future of Film Development in Africa.” Lagos, Nigeria.

Middle East International Film Festival, Abu Dhabi. Mr. Doner participated in the Festival’s Film Finance Circle as a guest of the Abu Dhabi Film Commission

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

Entertainment and Sports Conference, New York State Society of CPAs. Presentation on independent film finance.

“What’s It Really Worth: Valuation of Entertainment and Digital Media Assets”. Organized and moderated this seminar for the law firm Herrick, Feinstein.

“Structuring Deals in Multinational Markets.” American Conference Institute Panelist

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.