Charles Tolbert is an intellectual property attorney handling legal and business matters for entertainment and technology businesses and counseling an eclectic roster of designers, authors, production companies, and artists. He has provided legal services for stage and film including the documentary feature Brooklyn Castle and the Oscar®- nominated best documentary feature How To Survive A Plague. Prior to private practice, Tolbert managed intellectual property rights for Pearson the UK based media and publishing group where he was responsible for global partnerships and managed the Dick and Jane and Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer properties. He previously worked in business affairs for Dove Audio in Beverly Hills a pioneer in the audiobook business. Tolbert serves on the Board of Directors of Save Venice, is a Trustee of Adelphi University, and is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. He formerly served as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Grand Street Settlement.