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Joe Bogdan

Culhane Meadows, Columbia College Chicago
Joe Bogdan is a 20+ year veteran of the entertainment industry, as an attorney, businessperson and academic. In his career he has represented talent and establishment organizations alike in contract negotiations. He spent the majority of his law firm years at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips in Los Angeles, where he became a partner in 1998. Joe left private law practice for entrepreneurship, and spent six years in executive roles with two successive, venture-backed, convergence startups: OnAir Streaming Networks, an early music streaming technology company; and Cognitive Concepts, a pioneer in video game artificial intelligence. Later, Joe became Sr. V.P. of Business and Legal Affairs for World Wrestling Entertainment, where he held primary responsibility for the Business Affairs of the company. Today, Joe is a partner in the law firm of Culhane Meadows, and also faculty of Columbia College Chicago, where he teaches entertainment business-related courses.