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OU Law Collaborates with Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art to Present Disney Symposium April 19

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Evie Holzer, eholzer@ou.edu

NORMAN - Combining the fields of law and business, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art will host a public symposium titled “Producing Success: An Interdisciplinary Look at the Functions of an Entertainment Enterprise” 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19. The symposium explores a range of topics from copyright to fostering creativity for business as well as business goals and brand management. The symposium is a collaboration with the OU Michael F. Price College of Business and the College of Law.

“The Disney symposium provides students and visitors the opportunity to explore other aspects of the Walt Disney experience,” said Jessica Farling, coordinator of academic programs. “This interdisciplinary approach will give visitors a better understanding of how The Walt Disney Company operates behind the scenes and continues to remain a successful and relevant organization in the 21st century.”

Guest presenters include Ed Grier, former top-level executive for The Walt Disney Company for 29 years; Joni Newkirk, former senior vice president of Business Insight and Improvement at The Walt Disney Company; Kevin Daley, attorney in the intellectual property group at The Walt Disney Company; and Alan Garfield, a distinguished professor of law on Widener’s Delaware campus.

The symposium and lunch are free but seating is limited and attendees must register by phone at (405) 325-5990 or by email at jrfarling@ou.edu. Online registration also is available at http://tinyurlcom/FJJMA-registration.

In addition to the symposium, the museum is also featuring “A Century of Magic: The Animation of the Walt Disney Studios, Animation Cels from the Collection of Janis Scaramucci and Domer ‘Jay’ Scaramucci.” This exhibit surveys many of the major animated films, beginning with the first feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), and concluding with Fantasia/2000 (1999).

The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is located in the OU Arts District on the corner of Elm Avenue and Boyd Street, at 555 Elm Ave., on the OU Norman campus. The museum’s website is www.ou.edu/fjjma. Information and accommodations on the basis of disability are available by calling (405) 325-4938.