Global video game leaders to discuss industry trends
at law and business summit at SMU on Jan. 24-25

Video game industry insiders meet at SMU to discuss their most pressing issues.

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DALLAS (SMU) — Video game industry insiders, including major developers and top legal and financial minds, will be at SMU Dedman School of Law Jan. 24-25 to discuss their most pressing real-time issues at the 2013 Game::Business::Law Summit.

Game::Business::Law 2013 logoFeatured guest speakers will be New York Times bestselling author Mark Long, founder/CEO of Free-to-Play game publisher/distributor Meteor Entertainment Inc. in Seattle, and independent filmmaker Michael "Burnie" Burns, co-founder of Rooster Teeth Productions LLC in Austin and respected for his work with Machinima, a form of filmmaking produced by a 3-D engine.

For a list of all speakers, visit Symposium sessions will take place in Hillcrest Classroom.

Game::Business::Law also will feature a free screening of “Indie Game: The Movie” at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 in Karcher Auditorium. The Sundance Film Festival-award winning documentary, focused on the journeys of indie game developers, will include a Q & A session with Edmund McMillen, an independent game developer featured in the film. No advance reservations are required, and seating is first-come, first-serve.

For the symposium’s complete program, visit

The Game::Business::Law Summit, now in its fifth year, is sponsored by SMU Dedman School of Law, The Guildhall at SMU and the Institute for Law and Technology (ILT) at The Center for American and International Law.

Admission is $125 for members of the Game Bar Association, the International Game Developers Association and the ILT; $250 for non-members; $50 for university students, and free for all SMU students. Tickets to the Jan. 24 Founder’s Dinner at Meadows Museum are $100.

For registration assistance, contact Cindie Burkel at or 972-244-3405. For more information about the Game::Business::Law Summit, contact SMU Assistant Professor of Law W. Keith Robinson at or 214-768-7208.

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