LANSING, Mich. – Attorney John Mashni was elected to the State Bar of Michigan ACES Council. This section of the State Bar of Michigan focuses on art and entertainment law, both of which are John's areas of expertise.
Prior to working at Foster Swift, John managed a media department at a large leadership development company. During this time he also freelanced for numerous films and videos, serving as director, audio engineer and visual effects artist.
John's legal experience ranges vastly, from securing music rights for feature films, to serving as general counsel for record labels. Currently, John also devotes his time to a non-profit that uses multimedia and concerts to reach youth across the nation to help them develop their communities.
Recently he has released a set of legal basics videos to give general advice to people seeking information about the entertainment industry. His videos cover topics such as, film financing, finding investors for films, tips for distribution, and many more.