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Ian H. Gibson primarily handles matters in the areas of copyright, trademark, and entertainment law. He has represented a broad variety of clients including internationally known illustrators, prominent photographers, film production companies, musicians, and technology firms.
Prior to practicing law, Ian was a successful session musician and composer. He performed on a multitude of high profile projects including Emmy award-winning soundtracks, internationally broadcast live performances seen by tens of millions, and film and television productions under the direction of industry juggernauts such as Steven Spielberg and Jerry Bruckheimer. Furthermore, his performance credits stretch outside of the traditional mediums of film and television to include award-winning video game titles and new media projects for renowned technology luminaries such as Apple.
Ian's years of experience in the entertainment business extend well beyond the studio and stage. In early 2007 he founded LA Studio Tracks, LLC, a boutique music library company representing over fifty composers from seven different countries in an array of music licensing deals in major network, cable, and new media productions.
Ian's continued passion for the arts is evidenced by his involvement with ISM: A Community Project as a founding member of the Board of Directors. ISM is a non-profit organization dedicated to the artistic enrichment of our community through publishing an internationally distributed magazine, hosting creative installations and lectures, and through its interactive web presence. During his tenure with ISM, Ian has advised the organization in both fine art and digital media licensing and publishing matters.
Ian further supports the creative community by maintaining a blog dedicated to fostering the success of artists by sharing critical legal and business advice for free entitled "The Artists' Advocate" at www.ianhgibson.com.
Copyright, trademark, and entertainment litigation.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best U.S. Feature (Below The Beltway)||Newport Beach Film Festival||2010|
|Top TV Series (Survivor)||ASCAP||2008|
|Emmy - Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music (The Tudors)||Academy of Television Arts and Sciences||2007|
|Best Interactive Score - Need For Speed: Carbon (EA)||Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.)||2007|
|Excellence in Comedy (Rock Off)||Berkeley Video & Film Festival||2003|
|Entertainment Law Instructor||Musicians Institute||2011 - Present|
|Attorney||One LLP||2009 - Present|
|Board of Directors||ISM: A Community Project||2007 - Present|
|Founder/Director||LA Studio Tracks LLC||2007 - 2010|
|Composer||Landau Music Group, Inc.||2003 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Chapman University School of Law Alumni Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Production Music Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Activist, Esq.||Founding Member||2009 - Present|
|Southern California Venture Network||Member||2007 - Present|
|Mensa||Member||2006 - Present|
|USC Alumni Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|ASCAP||Writer/Publisher||2004 - Present|
|BMI||Writer/Publisher||2004 - Present|
|Artists' Advocate||RESOLVING DISCORD: Could Harmony Between the Content and Technology Industries Resurrect the Record Industry?||2009|
|Chapman University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|Chapman University School of Law||Law||Certificate in Entertainment and Sports Law||2010|
|University of Southern California||Music||BM||2004|
|M.F.A. Seminar in Film and Television Production||Talent Representation in Film and Television||2008|
|Visions and Voices:||The Conservatory as Exploratory||2007|