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Beyond Creative License: Navigating the Business of Entertainment

  • The Writers Guild Foundation 7000 W 3rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90048 (map)
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The Writers Guild Foundation, in partnership with the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s Hollywood Bureauand the Muslim Bar Association of Southern California, hosts a panel with writers, actors, and practicing entertainment law attorneys on the legal and business side of the entertainment industry. 

Panelists will explore the issues they have confronted in the process of protecting their work, plus share some do’s and don’ts for creatives of all backgrounds and all career stages navigating the industry as it strives to become more inclusive.

Opening and Closing Remarks by Sue Obeidi, Muslim Public Affairs Council.


  • Yasmine Abdel-Aal, Partner at Kaufman-Abdel-Aal, LLP 

  • Iram Parveen Bilal, Writer/Director (Dho Dala: The Sin WasherJoshPoshak)

  • Sumair Khan, Entertainment Attorney at Sheppard Mullin

  • Farhoud Meybodi - Founder of Cadre and Co-owner of Wayfarer Entertainment

  • Munis Rashid - Writer, (S.W.A.T.Poppy)

  • Amir Talai - Actor, LA to Vegas

Moderated by Sireen Sawaf of the Muslim Bar Association of Southern California.

Reception hosted by Muslim Public Affairs Council will immediately follow the event. 

Doors open at 7pm. Event starts at 7:30pm.

All events advertised on our “Events” page are open to anyone who wants to buy a ticket—not just WGA members!

In the case the event is sold out, we will have a first come, first serve stand-by line at the event. The stand-by line does not guarantee entry into the event.

Proceeds benefit the Foundation’s library, archive and other outreach programs.

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