Bruce E. Colfin is a graduate of Queens College of The City University of New York with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Arts and Sciences. His Juris Doctor is from New York Law School.
A member of the Bar of the State of New York, he is also admitted to practice before the Federal Courts in the Southern and Eastern District Courts in New York as well as the U.S. Court of International Trade.
Bruce also brings to THE FIRM extensive experience and background in the video production and distribution area. He produced a live weekly program on Manhattan Cable TV’s channel “D” from 1976 to 1985.
He was associate producer and copyright co-proprietor of “Blues Alive,” featuring John Mayall, Mick Taylor, John McVie, Etta James, Sippie Wallace, Albert King, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells. The program was released by RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, and Pioneer Disc, and re-released by Lightyear/Image Entertainment DVD as “Jamming with the Blues Greats.”
In his capacity as President of LegalVision, Inc., Bruce Colfin produced and directed a twelve-hour series of educational videotapes on entertainment law — The Entertainment Law Videoprimer series.
The project featured several internationally prominent entertainment business lawyers including Jay Cooper, Lee Phillips, Martin Silfen, Michael Rudell, and the Honorable N.Y. Supreme Court Justice Franklin Weissberg.
The series was acquired by various universities, law schools and law libraries including the Lawrence Cohen Social Law Library at Harvard University and the State University College of New York at Oneonta, Department of Music.
Bruce Colfin’s list of academic credits is lengthy. He is an Adjunct Professor at Five Towns College, an accredited music business college, in Dix Hills, N.Y., where he teaches Music Business Contracts as well as Music Publishing and Copyright.
In 2003, Bruce was inducted into the Five Towns College Honor Society, Phi Sigma Eta. Between 1986 and 1988, Bruce was a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA, where he reviewed Prof. Thomas McCarthy’s treatise on the Rights of Publicity and Privacy.
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