Todd Purdum Discusses New Book on Civil Rights Act at CCLP

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a ground-breaking law in the United States' history that paved the way towards ending discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex or religion. On Thursday, April 10, the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy hosted a reception and book signing with veteran political reporter Todd Purdum, whose new book, An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, details the fascinating story behind the passage of the Civil Rights Act. July 2, 1964:…

Documentary Gets Green Light Thanks to Jack Lerner & USC Law Clinic

When Brian Gillogly set out to make his documentary, Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story, which screens on Aug. 14 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, he thought his greatest challenge would be to convince Kathy Zuckerman – the real woman behind Gidget – to cooperate. That was far from the case. Gillogly actually faced his highest hurdle over copyright issues for the "Gidget" television shows and movies. He couldn't afford the licensing fees to use the footage, and believed his project was doomed. That's when Gillogly solicited advice from USC Law's Intellectual Property and Technology Clinic and its director,…

Lerner Named Faculty Fellow at CCLP

University of Southern California Law Professor Jack Lerner has been named a Faculty Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP). Lerner, who directs the USC Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic, will be involved with research projects and public programs as well as provide guidance to law fellows at the Annenberg Center. He is the first fellow selected outside the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism….