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DALLAS SCREENWRITERS ASSOCIATION WELCOMES MIKE FARRIS – FEBRUARY GUEST SPEAKER

WHERE:

KD STUDIOS –  2600 N Stemmons Fwy, Ste 117, Dallas, Texas 75207

WHEN:

Tuesday, February 20th at 7 PM – 10 PM

COST:

Members & KD Students Free | Others $15

 

Mike was lead counsel for the plaintiff in what has become known as the Fifty Shades of Grey lawsuit (Jennifer Lynn Pedroza v. Amanda M. Hayward and TWCS Operations Pty. Ltd. in the 153rd District Court in Tarrant County), which resulted in a plaintiff’s judgment, following a jury trial, in excess of $13.2 million (including pre-judgment interest and attorney’s fees). Mike is collaborating with his client, Jennifer Pedroza, to write a book about the lawsuit.  Mike represents various university presses and has successfully placed subsidiary rights to their published books, including negotiating the sale of movie rights to producers and Hollywood studios, such as The Free State of Jones, published by University of North Carolina Press. The movie Free State of Jones starred Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey and was directed by multi-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross. 

MIKE is a 1983 cum laude graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law, where he was an associate editor on the Texas Tech Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.  Mike, now retired, was formerly Of Counsel with the Dallas firm of Vincent Serafino Geary Waddell Jenevein, P.C., where his practice included commercial litigation as well as entertainment law, focusing on the movie and publishing industries.

 

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