About Principal Lee Morin
Lee Morin is an entertainment attorney located in Old Fourth Ward, Atlanta. She owns a law firm, MORIN Entertainment Law, and a consulting agency, Counterintuitive. Her law firm serves the film, music, game, theatre & performing arts, visual & applied arts, and literary industries using her legal specialties in business law, intellectual property law, nonprofits, and art & entertainment law. Lee’s consulting agency offers music supervision and producer services as a qualified production expense under the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act to projects in the film, television, and digital entertainment industries.
Lee Morin has over thirteen years of experience in legal services. She has experience in corporate law departments of global companies and national to regional law firms. Lee has a cumulative thirteen years experience in intellectual property providing support in patents, and copyright registration, trademark prosecution, trade secret protection, and enforcement. She has served on the board of directors for nonprofits and volunteers in trade associations. Lee speaks fluent French and holds a dual citizenship with the United States and France.
Lee has a background in the creative and performing arts. She holds degrees in English & History with Advanced Honors from Georgia State University (GSU) in addition to her Juris Doctor. While at GSU, Lee served as a college radio disc jockey, producer, and announcer for nationally recognized WRAS-Atlanta, 88.5FM. She published photography and compositions in award-winning literary magazine, Impressions. Lee acted in stage productions, danced classical ballet and jazz, studied and played clarinet. She is also an alto vocalist, preferring performing early twentieth century jazz, blues, and anything from the Great American Songbook.
Lee is an active networker with a reach across several industries. She is a member of the Entertainment & Sports, Intellectual Property, and Business Law sections of the Georgia Bar, Atlanta Film Society, Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (ASIFA-South), Georgia Game Developers Association, Recording Academy®, and Women in Film & Television Atlanta, where she sits on the Board of Directors and serves as Chair of Programs Committee.
Lee is a seasoned moderator. She has led panels for the following:
The National Association of Record Industry Professionals
Other panels that Lee has moderated include:
- How Legislation Gets Passed in the Midnight Hour (Women in Film and Television Atlanta)
- Skin Deep: copyright issues in a tattoo culture (Georgia Bar)
Lee is an experienced public speaker. She has presented talks on the following topics:
- Women, Technology, & The Future (Music Education Group)
Lee publishes guest articles, blogs, and special reports. Her past articles include:
Lee publishes a quarterly newsletter, TIDINGS, to over 2,000 entertainment professionals, which is read in Georgia, California, New York, and more than thirty other states, plus Europe, Australia, Africa, and southeast Asia. She has a sum total reach of over 5,000 organically grown contacts in Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram, where she promotes awareness on issues that are important to her.
In August 2017, Lee created the Wavelength Series™ in partnership with a music producer in Maryland, named Izjeon Collis. Lee publishes Cinématique™, a showcase in radio format that promotes music exclusively published by artists on SoundCloud for placement in moving media, e.g. film, television, & film trailers. Under her artist name, Gryphonness, she programs, produces, & hosts the show. See the SoundCloud page for Wavelength Series™.
OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL
With each installment of Cinématique™, Lee posts a video blog on her YouTube channel, The Lawyer With the Dragon Tattoo. Lee has two missions in producing her podcast and channel. With Cinématique™, Lee hopes to educate & expose music supervisors in her professional network to creative works that in her sole artistic & professional opinion are potentially a fit for placement. With her channel, she hopes to educate & inform artists, who are new to the music business, how to prepare & pitch their work for placement. Check out her YouTube channel and subscribe to be notified when new content publishes.