Supporting, Educating and Protecting the American Crowdfunding Market

Crowdfunding in the Entertainment Industry


Ron Barabas, JD

Co-Chair:  Committee on Crowdfunding in the Entertainment Industry

Associate (Corporate/Entertainment)

Di Santo Bowles Bruno & Lutzer LLP

New York, NY

Ronís law practice is focused primarily on corporate and entertainment law. His entertainment law experience spans a variety of intellectual property, litigation and transactional matters related to film, television, music, radio, visual art, fashion, interactive development, publishing, and sports. In addition, Ron was engaged in the business of independent film production prior to pursuing his legal career.

David Marlett, JD CPA

Founder and Executive Director

Chairman of the Board

Managing Partner

BlueRun Crowdfund (consultants)

Dallas, TX


David has 25+ years experience with simple to complex financing of over $100M, with specialties in the film industry. He has run multiple national organizations and campaigns.



Even before the JOBS Act of 2012, crowdfunding has had a special role in the entertainment industry, enabling arts and entertainment entrepreneurs to launch otherwise improbable creative projects by raising small amounts of money from anyone online. This committee has been established to provide a central resource for advocacy and information on crowdfunding in the entertainment industry as we prepare for investment crowdfunding to join the pre-payment, rewards, donation and loan models.


We encourage involvement or inquiries from arts and entertainment professionals, investors and donors, attorneys and other specialists involved in the industry, as well as members of the media, government and all other interested parties. If you are a voting member and wish to work on this committee, or have a comment or question, please use the below form and we will be in touch shortly.


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