Mentor: Writers, the Law & the Hero’s Journey
Michèle Martell is an entertainment and intellectual property attorney and entrepreneur who has provided business guidance and legal insight to major brands including the Muppets, the WWE, Sony, Crayola, Hasbro, Samsung, and The Saturday Evening Post. She has helped develop and produce thousands of hours of episodic content and hundreds of feature films. Michèle supports creators, entrepreneurs, artists and visionaries launch, build and protect their businesses with insightful, practical and well-informed legal guidance.
After helping launch the WWE’s dedicated children’s media division, Michèle started her business & legal consultancy, Martell Media House PLLC, in Austin TX, where she represents companies and creators across the ecosystem of entertainment, technology, and consumer products.
She serves as the Chair of the Entertainment and Sports Law section of the Austin Bar Association, the Programming Chair for Women in Toys, Entertainment & Licensing, Co-Chair of the Austin Chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and is on the Advisory Board for Women in Film/TV-Austin.