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Beyond Creative License - Navigating the Business of Entertainment

  • WGF/WGAW Headquarters 7000 W 3rd St Los Angeles, CA, 90048 United States (map)

The Writers Guild Foundation, in partnership with the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s Hollywood Bureau and the Muslim Bar Association of Southern California, hosts a panel with writers, actors, and practicing entertainment law attorneys on the legal and business side of the entertainment industry. 

Panelists will explore the issues they have confronted in the process of protecting their work, plus share some do’s and don’ts for creatives of all backgrounds and all career stages navigating the industry as it strives to become more inclusive.

Opening and Closing Remarks by Sue Obeidi, Muslim Public Affairs Council.


  • Yasmine Abdel-Aal, Partner at Kaufman-Abdel-Aal, LLP 

  • Iram Parveen Bilal, Writer/Director (Dho Dala: The Sin WasherJoshPoshak)

  • Sumair Khan, Entertainment Attorney at Sheppard Mullin

  • Farhoud Meybodi - Founder of Cadre and Co-owner of Wayfarer Entertainment

  • Munis Rashid - Writer, (S.W.A.T.Poppy)

  • Pej Vahdat, Actor (EmpireArrowBones)

Moderated by Sireen Sawaf of the Muslim Bar Association of Southern California.

Reception hosted by Muslim Public Affairs Council will immediately follow the event. 

Doors open at 7pm. Event starts at 7:30pm.