For more than a decade, content provider Funny Or Die has played a key role in defining what is funny in our culture.  The brand encompasses TV shows, movies, and advertising. Founded by Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and Chris Henchy, Funny Or Die is an internet sensation with web-based comedy and online sketch videos that combine Silicon Valley’s tech acumen with Hollywood’s entertainment prowess.

Funny Or Die is a premier entertainment brand and studio that creates award-winning comedy. Known for its celebrity driven and political content, Funny Or Die’s Emmy Award-winning long-form division produces shows like the Emmy nominated Billy on the Street, and the Peabody award-winning American Vandal for Netflix. Funny Or Die Digital has produced over 450 branded entertainment campaigns, winning Clios, a Cannes Golden Lion and more.

The Federal Bar Association is delighted to welcome C.J. Vranca as our Featured Speaker at the Rising Professionals Symposium on February 1, 2019.  A seasoned entertainment attorney, Ms. Vranca is currently the SVP, Legal and Business Affairs for Funny Or Die. Reporting to the COO/CFO, and the Board of Funny Or Die, Ms. Vranca is responsible for all business negotiations and legal affairs of the company.  Don’t miss an entertaining and informative talk with Ms. Vranca by signing up today for the Rising Professionals Symposium at www.fedbar.org/rps19.

C.J. Vranca serves as a member of the executive leadership team, participating in key decisions pertaining to strategic initiatives, business and legal affairs matters, and operational execution at Funny Or Die. Ms. Vranca drafts and negotiates joint venture, partnership, content acquisition, production, talent, and branded entertainment deals in connection with development, production, advertising, distribution, and exploitation of digital, TV, film, and branded content.

As the FBA’s Featured Speaker at the Rising Professionals Symposium, Ms. Vranca may touch  upon a variety of legal and entertainment topics, including:

  1. How Funny Or Die legally navigated becoming one of the first web-based production companies.
  2. The importance of lawyers not taking themselves too seriously and having a sense of humor.
  3. How legal needs evolved as Funny Or Die began to develop and produce full series and movies.
  4. How digital work is unique and constantly developing, requiring critical analysis, strategic thinking, and an openness to exploring new fields and concepts.

The 2019 Rising Professionals Symposium will take place on February 1-2 at The Four Seasons in Las Vegas. This will be the second production of this sterling symposium. We enjoyed robust attendance and participation during our inaugural year and we are committed to making this symposium one of our annual programs for years to come.  Nearly a quarter of our almost 20,000 members are part of our Younger Lawyers Division, which is why we are committed to providing solid programming to assist younger lawyers in their professional growth. We look forward to seeing you at the Rising Professionals Symposium in Las Vegas this February! Register today at www.fedbar.org/rps19.

 


Stacy Slotnick, Esq. holds a J.D., cum laude, from Touro Law Center and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She performs a broad range of duties as an entertainment lawyer, including drafting and negotiating contracts; addressing and litigating trademark, copyright, patent, and other IP issues; and directing the strategy and implementation of public relations, blogging, and social media campaigns.