Press Release

AMEC Awards at the House of BluesFor 10 years, the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsil (AMEC) held its sell-out Counsil of the Year ceremony at the iconic House of Blues. In its place, January 2018, AMEC will launch an annual two-day Law and Justice International Film Festivaland Awards at Arclight Cinemas Beach Cities featuring:


Virtual and Augmented Reality On The World Stage presented by USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) and Moderated by Nishith Desai Associates – India’s leading international law and panel of in-house counsel.

Interactive presentation Lawyers on Film: Why Do They Hate Us? Guest speaker – Nancy B. Rapoport, Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law, UNLV and leading expert on contemporary legal ethics.


Peter Winkler, early supporter Jimmy Nguyen, Bill Simon and Arnold Peter

Screening of Crime and Punishment starring Vanessa Redgrave and John Hurt. Discussion What Crime and Punishment says and means to today’s attorneys and judges. Guest speaker – Marcus Levitt, Professor Emeritus of Slavic Languages and Literatures , University of Sothern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Leading authority on Fyodor Dostoevsky.

Screening of The Trial, a 2012 film starring Matthew Modine based on novel by practicing attorney Robert Whitlow.


The following jury of entertainment executives and attorneys will select winners in various categories for law and legal issues based content: