Monday, September 28, 2015


Bob Zeglarski will participate in a panel discussion on legal pitfalls common in the film industry

Bob Zeglarski, founder of Cutwater Law PLLC, a Nashville based new media, technology and entertainment law firm, will participate in a panel discussion on Friday, October 2, 2015, at the International Black Film Festival of Nashville.

International Black Film Festival of Nashville

 The morning session is entitled “SHARK TANK: Protecting Your Business, Brand & Project from Legal Pitfalls.”
• WHEN: Friday, October 2, 2015 from 9:15 am to 10:30 am
• WHERE: Cal Turner Family Center at Meharry Medical College
• ABOUT: The world of entertainment can be a complex place. If not careful, industry hopefuls and veterans alike, can find themselves trying to navigate through a sea of business relationships that can prevent them from achieving their goals. Join us for an informative discussion with some of the most respected legal minds and industry experts on how to avoid pitfalls.
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Cutwater Law

 At Cutwater Law, Zeglarski focuses his practice on new media, technology and entertainment, including television and film finance and production. Bob has represented numerous independent film producers, investors, and financiers, including a leading alternative lender providing production loans secured by state tax credits. He earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and currently sits on the Nashville Bar Association’s Committee on Continuing Legal Education. 

Cutwater Law represents several Nashville-based, new media and traditional television and film concerns, including the first subscription video on demand television network delivering dance related content "over-the-top", a television and film production and distribution facility, and several feature films.

Follow @CutwaterLaw and @BizLawyer on Twitter and visit Cutwater Law’s website, for more information.

The International Black Film Festival (IBFF), established in 2006 as a non-profit 501 c(3), was founded by Chief Executive Officer and Owner Hazel Joyner Smith. IBFF also relies on a highly competent team of committed professionals who invest their time and expertise in this effort to bring culturally diverse communities together to showcase their work as emerging and skilled independent filmmakers, actors, composers, screenwriters, directors and other film industry profession

Contact: Robert Zeglarski, (615) 933-3545,

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Cutwater Law® Sponsors Nashville Japanese Film Festival

Local media law firm aims to help foster cultural exchange through film.  

Nashville, Tennessee, August 28, 2015 – Cutwater Law today announced that it is sponsoring the Second Annual Nashville Japanese Film Festival. By sponsoring Nashville’s newest cultural film festival, Cutwater law is reinforcing its commitment to promoting the local film industry while fostering cross-boarder exchanges of arts and culture through film.  The Nashville Japanese Film Festival’s mission is to bring the best in Japanese cinema to Nashville.
“Japan is the third largest audiovisual market in terms of box office revenue, but less than 10% of all U.S. audiovisual exports find their way there. To expand our audiovisual export opportunities, Nashville’s television and film industry must engage with this key market. My hope is that the television and film industries in Japan and Tennessee will look at the Nashville Japanese Film Festival—and the Cutwater brand—and see a global trade opportunity.” 

“In Nashville, we have an enormous opportunity to export audiovisual products and services into the Japanese market because Tennessee already has substantial economic ties with Japan. Japanese investors have historically played an important role in Tennessee’s economy. For the past 10 years, Tennessee has ranked second among all U.S. states for total Japanese foreign direct investment,” Zeglarski said.

Follow @CutwaterLaw and @BizLawyer on Twitter and visit Cutwater Law’s website, for more information

About Cutwater Law

Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Cutwater Law is a media entertainment law firm. Cutwater Law provides results driven solutions for small and medium sized businesses, entrepreneurs, and the entertainment industry, including television, film, music, publishing, and multimedia.

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Robert Zeglarski, (615) 933-3545,