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04/26/06 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

April 12, 2006

CONTACTS:
Frank Pietrucha: (202) 543-6750; frank@definitive-communications.com
Claire Duggan: (202) 994-0616; cduggan@law.gwu.edu
Matt Lindsay: (202) 994-1423; mlindsay@gwu.edu
Suzanne Stoll: (202) 955-7999; Suzanne.stoll@wipo.int

GW LAW's CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE ECONOMY CENTER AND THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION MARK WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DAY WITH PREMIERE OF A "NOLLYWOOD" DRAMA

Congress to Spotlight Intellectual Property Issues Challenging Nigeria, Home of the World's Third Largest Film Industry

EVENT: 
The U.S. premiere of Wetin Dey? (Nigerian slang for "what's happening"), a ground-breaking television drama that explores social realities confronting youth in Nigeria across regional, ethnic, and class divides.  The screening will be preceded by a discussion of Nigeria's burgeoning film industry and how local filmmakers are confronting piracy problems. 

WHO:   
Akim Mogaji, creative director, BBC World Service Trust - Nigeria
Amb. Professor George A. Obiozor, Nigerian Ambassador to the United States
Rep. Mary Bono (R-CA), Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL), Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), and Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL), chairs, Congressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention
Rep. Diane Watson (D-CA), chair, Congressional Entertainment Caucus
Michael P. Ryan, director, Creative and Innovative Economy Center, GW Law School
Suzanne Stoll, Washington coordinator, World Intellectual Property Organization
 
WHEN: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2006, Reception at 6 p.m., Screening and discussion at 7:15 p.m.

WHERE: 
Rayburn Building, Room 2237, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

RSVP:   
Members of the media are welcome to attend the reception and screening. For more information or to RSVP, contact Frank Pietrucha at (202) 543-6750 or frank@definitive-communications.com or Claire Duggan at (202) 994-0616 or cduggan@law.gwu.edu.

BACKGROUND:
The George Washington University Law School's Creative and Innovative Economy Center conducts research and educational activities regarding the market, commercial, legal, institutional, globalization, and localization characteristics of creativity and innovation in the world economy. Programs are conducted in Washington, D.C., Munich, and developing countries around the world.

The World Intellectual Property Organization is an international organization dedicated to promoting the use and protection of works of the human spirit. These works - intellectual property - are expanding the bounds of science and technology and enriching the world of the arts.

For more news about the Creative and Innovative Economy Center at GW Law School, visit www.law.gwu.edu/ciec.
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www.gwnewscenter.org.

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