Dina Appleton is Executive Vice President of Business and
Legal Affairs at Boat Rocker Media. Prior to her current position,
she was senior vice president of business and legal affairs at
Entertainment One Television. She has been special counsel in the
Entertainment and Media Group at Sheppard Mullin Richter and
Hampton, and prior to that, the head of business and legal affairs
at a full-service talent and literary agency, both in Los Angeles,
California. She resides in Toronto, Ontario.
Daniel Yankelevits is Executive Vice President of Legal Affairs at Sony Pictures Television. He serves on the planning committee of the USC Institute of Entertainment Law and Business and teaches a course at the USC Gould School of Law entitled "Entertainment Law & Industry." Daniel is a graduate of Harvard Law School and resides in Los Angeles, California.
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