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CREATe Public Lecture by Naysun Alae-Carew, 13 November 2019

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CREATe Public Lecture by Naysun Alae-Carew, 13 November 2019

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Intellectual Property “terms of trade”: The challenges for entertainment businesses in the emerging platform economy

Naysun Alae-Carew, Managing Director, Blazing Griffin

Humanities Lecture Theatre, Main Building,
University of Glasgow
Wednesday 13 November 2019 17:30-19:00


With platforms, services, consumer habits and storytelling constantly changing and developing, the creative industries and independent production companies face unprecedented complexities in protecting intellectual property. This lecture will look at contemporary case studies from film, TV and video games and explore the challenges and opportunities that the changing landscape presents.

Blazing Griffin is a BAFTA-winning independent digital entertainment company based in Scotland. With a team of over 40 people, it specialises in story telling across a wide range of platforms, with special focus on the development and production of film and TV, post production services and video game development. Naysun Alae-Carew oversees business development, operations and strategy as well as heading up the company’s film and TV division.

Naysun is a graduate of the University of St Andrews with a first-class MA(Hons) in Economics and International Relations. He produced the feature film Anna and The Apocalypse (Orion/MGM), which won the Best Midnight X-treme film in 2017 and was nominated for a 2019 Saturn Award. Naysun was previously a junior producer with Black Camel Pictures, where he developed and helped deliver Outpost 2 and 3 and Sunshine on Leith. In 2011 he won a New Talent BAFTA for Best Producer for the short Zombie Musical, which was also nominated for Best Director and Best Original Music.

The public lecture is free and open to everyone – sign up here 

The Humanities Lecture Theatre is Room 255 in the University of Glasgow Main Building off the West Quadrangle, accessible from the Cloisters and the ‘Foyer to the Forehall’.

Upcoming dates in the CREATe Public Lecture series, full details to be announced:

Wednesday 4 December 2019 – (Rescheduled to Wednesday 12 February 2020)
Lionel Bently (University of Cambridge)
Quotation under Copyright Law and the textual paradigm

Wednesday 29 January 2020
Aileen Fyfe (University of St Andrews)
The production, circulation and consumption of scientific knowledge: A history

Wednesday 5 February 2020
Christian Peukert (Católica Lisbon & ETH Zürich)
Digital Disintermediation and Efficiency in the Market for Ideas

Wednesday 4 March 2020
Dev Gangjee (University of Oxford)