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NIRA PALIWODA

75 Roebling St. #2E


Brooklyn, NY 11211
(917) 544-7306 phone
(503) 217-1162 fax
np850144@westpost.net
EXPERIENCE
TWO SHES PRODUCTIONS, LLC, New York, NY
Co-Founder, 1999-Present
* Provide legal and business consulting services (past clients include MTV Netwo
rks, Appiafilms, Fantasma Magic and Stellar Group)
* Provide personal management for musicians/bands which includes being directly
involved in their recording, promotion, distribution, marketing, touring, licens
ing, booking and branding
* Negotiate various deals on behalf of clients and company
* Provide event planning and production services (I.e. screenings, charity event
s and live performances)
* Provide production management for performance venues
EDGE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, INC, New York, NY
Client: MTV Networks, Inc.
Senior Legal and Business Analyst / Consultant, 2006- 2009
* Worked closely with members of MTV Networks' Legal IS&T department, Business A
ffairs and Legal Affairs departments ("BALA") and outside systems vendor in the
development and launch of a rights management system ("RMS") that spans across a
ll of MTV Networks' channels
* Reviewed and analyzed various MTV Networks' production related agreements and
rights related documentation (inclusive of licensing agreements varying in compl
exity from major label and publisher blanket agreements to one-off independent l
abel licenses)
* Reviewed, analyzed and entered the pertinent information from MTV Networks' Mu
sic Strategy department's agreements into RMS
* Created and maintained property details charts for Nickelodeon, MTV, CMT, VH1,
LOGO, Comedy Central, Spike and TV Land as well as rights charts for RMS entry
for MTV Networks' Music and Media Licensing departments ("M&ML")
* Drafted RMS user manuals for MTV Networks' Production BALA departments and M&M
L departments
* Participated in the hiring, training and supervising of several interns dedica
ted to the project
PALM PICTURES, LLC, New York, NY
Manager, Business Affairs, 2005- 2007
Interim A&R Coordinator, 2005- 2005
Contract and Asset Administrator, 2003- 2005
Contract Administrator, 2002
* Provided support for the Head of Business Affairs and oversaw the A&R Coordina
tor and Business Affairs Interns
* Drafted, negotiated and administered various agreements including but not limi
ted to publishing agreements, acquisition agreements, digital distribution agree
ments, ringtone agreements, lease-out agreements, lease-in agreements, remix agr
eements, work for hires, publicity agreements, option letters, and copyright mor
tgage and assignments
* Reviewed production requests, answered contractual questions and conducted var
ious legal research
* Created, maintained and updated business affairs status reports, business affa
irs files and charts on all Palm product and contracts
* Tracked and obtained clearances, ISRC codes, contractual payments, legal deliv
ery, copyright registrations and UCC filings
SHOW BUSINESS WEEKLY, New York, NY
Freelance Feature Writer, 2005
* Wrote feature articles on various entertainment related topics
* Coordinated and conducted interviews with a number of members in the entertain
ment industry
* Secured necessary releases
STAGE PRESS WEEKLY, New York, NY
Staff Writer, 2001-2003
* Wrote weekly feature articles on various entertainment related topics
* Coordinated and conducted interviews with a number of members in the entertain
ment industry
* Secured necessary releases
MTV NETWORKS, New York, NY
Legal Temp, 1999-2000
* Summarized various entertainment agreements for several television programs
* Assisted in the development of MTV Networks' Rights Management System
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP/POLYGRAM RECORDS, INC., New York, NY
Legal Intern, 1998-1999
* Reviewed various entertainment contracts
* Drafted royalty contract summaries and marketing contract summaries
* Conducted legal research on numerous music law issues
THIRSTY EAR RECORDINGS, New York, NY
Intern, 1999
* Assisted in radio promotions, publicity and A&R
* Reviewed various entertainment contracts and drafted correspondences
AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC., New York, NY
Corporate Intern, 1998
* Worked in the Music Publishing Department under direct supervision of in-house
counsel
* Copyrighted music with the United States Copyright Office and registered music
with BMI and ASCAP
LAW OFFICES OF IAN J. GAZES, New York, NY
Law Clerk, 1997-1999
* Worked directly for bankruptcy trustee Ian Gazes and supported other associate
s in the firm with general administrative duties inclusive of conducting legal r
esearch, drafting briefs and client correspondence
* Assisted in the drafting, preparing and filing of various motions and exhibits
primarily dealing with Chapter 7, 11, and 13 matters
* Was assigned one of the firm's largest clients, Fannie Mae, and was integral i
n securing and expanding the firm's workload and clientele
EDUCATION
BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW, New York, NY
Juris Doctorate - Intellectual Property and Communications Law Concentration, Ju
ne 1999
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, MI
Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Studies, May 1996
COMPUTER SKILLS
Computer savvy on both PC and Mac operating systems
Proficient in Microsoft Works (Word, Excel, etc.), Adobe Suite (Professional, Ph
otoshop, Illustrator) and database systems (Counterpoint, Rightslogic, Filemaker
Pro)
INTERESTS
Music, Dancing, Drumming, Modeling, Acting, Photography, Graphic Design, Marketi
ng (Social and Traditional Media)