Law School for Novelists

Bestselling authors and highly respected entertainment attorneys Dina Appleton and Daniel Yankelevits return to Story Expo for a jam-packed session designed to be a crash course for novelists looking to protect their works, negotiate publishing deals, understand and negotiate royalty rates (on printed, hardcover, softcover, digital, etc.) and much, much more. Also learn how novels and memoirs are hot properties as "pre-existing IP" for Hollywood, and how deals to turn novels, memoirs and stories into TV shows (cable and streaming) and movies are negotiated and signed. 



Dina Appleton is Executive Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs at Boat Rocker Media. Prior to her current position, she was senior vice president of business and legal affairs at Entertainment One Television. She has been special counsel in the Entertainment and Media Group at Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton, and prior to that, the head of business and legal affairs at a full-service talent and literary agency, both in Los Angeles, California. She resides in Toronto, Ontario.

Daniel Yankelevits is Executive Vice President of Legal Affairs at Sony Pictures Television. He serves on the planning committee of the USC Institute of Entertainment Law and Business and teaches a course at the USC Gould School of Law entitled "Entertainment Law & Industry." Daniel is a graduate of Harvard Law School and resides in Los Angeles, California.


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