Visiting Artist Series

The Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology
and the Journal of Art, Technology & Intellectual Property Law

Brian Dennehy

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
12:00pm - 1:30pm

DePaul Center, Room 8005
1 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604

Visiting Artist, Brian Dennehy, will discuss the impact of the law and legal representation on his career as an internationally renowned stage, movie, and television actor. Together with Professors Margit Livingston and Alan Salzenstein, he will discuss the critical issues to consider when representing an actor in various stages of a career, as well as different entertainment media; characteristics desired in artistic legal representation; and current trends in the industry of which attorneys should be aware.

**Lunch will be served.**

DePaul University College of Law is an accredited Illinois MCLE provider.
This program has been approved for 1 hour of CLE credit.

Featured Speaker:

Brian Dennehy has earned numerous awards for his work in film, television and on stage, including two Tony Awards for Broadway performances in “Death of a Salesman” (Best Actor 1999) and “Long Day’s Journey into Night” (Best Actor 2003). He has entertained Chicago audiences over the past two decades and is currently appearing in the double-bill of “Hughie” and “Krapp’s Last Tape” at Goodman Theatre, where his credits include “Desire Under the Elms,” “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” “Death of a Salesman” and “The Iceman Cometh.”

From classical drama to science fiction to broad comedy, Dennehy shows his versatility in a long list of feature films, including “The Next Three Days,” “Righteous Kill,” “Ratatouille,” “Everyone’s Hero,” “The Warden,” “Virtuoso,” “Tommy Boy,” Baz Luhrman’s “Romeo + Juliet,” “Presumed Innocent,” “Gladiator,” “Best Seller,” “The Belly of an Architect” (Best Actor Chicago Film Festival), “Cocoon,” “Silverado” and “Gorky Park.”

His television film accolades include Emmy Award nominations for “Our Fathers,” “Burden of Proof,” “To Catch a Killer,” “Murder in the Heartland” and “A Killing in a Small Town.” Dennehy also received a Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and an Emmy Award nomination for Showtime’s “Death of a Salesman” and a Cable Ace Award for Best Actor in TNT’s “Foreign Affairs.”

Accompanied by:

Alan Salzenstein, Professor and Performing Arts Management Coordinator, DePaul University

Margit Livingston, Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law

For more information about this event, please contact Vadim Shifrin, Assistant Director of CIPLIT®, at or (312) 362-8415.



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