Professor Jon Garon is director of the NKU Chase Law & Informatics Institute at Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law. Author of a leading entertainment law casebook, Entertainment Law & Practice (Carolina Academic Press 2005, Supplement 2012), and the highly regarded production handbook, The Independent Filmmaker’s Law & Business Guide – Financing, Shooting, and Distributing Independent and Digital Films (Second Edition, A Cappella Books/Chicago Review Press, June 2009), Jon obtained his B.A. in theatre from the University of Minnesota and J.D. from Columbia Law School. He has represented numerous independent narrative and documentary filmmakers in all aspects of production and distribution. He specializes in entertainment law, intellectual property and cyberspace law, and the role law plays in the growth of informatics as an academic and professional discipline.