Katherine Imp is an attorney at Cummins & Associates, Ltd., representing creative individuals and businesses in corporate, intellectual property, and entertainment-related ventures. She is licensed in both California and Illinois and serves on the University of Illinois College of Law Alumni Board and the IFP Chicago Board. Outside of her legal practice, Katherine teaches Business Law at Ivy Tech Community College and writes an entertainment law column for SCREEN Magazine entitled, Street Legal.
Katherine’s interest in entertainment stems from her experience as a filmmaker and participant in the Chicago arts community. Her first film, Beauty Beneath the Dirt, follows three young urbanites on their journey up the 2178.3-mile Appalachian Trail. Katherine managed all aspects of the film’s development, secured sponsorship from 15 well-known food and outdoor clothing suppliers, launched a 45-venue national film tour, and obtained digital and foreign distribution.
Following the success of her first film, Katherine has been involved with a number of independent film projects as a producer, business advisor, or as lead production counsel. She recently moved to Los Angeles to head the LA office of Cummins & Associates, Ltd. and pursue her creative interests in entertainment.
For more information about Katherine’s legal practice, click here.
WBAI 100th Anniversary debuted at the Centennial Gala of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois. It includes interviews with some of the most accomplished female judges and lawyers in Illinois. Watch it here.
Starring: Lisa Madigan, Chief Justice Rita Garman, Justice Thomas Kilbride, Anita Alvarez, Paula Holderman, Justice Mary Jane Theis, and Justice Anne Burke
The Red Line is a retelling of Harriet Tubman’s life in present day Chicago with human trafficking as the canvas. The story follows a young woman as she is forced into prostitution, frees herself, then returns to rescue others from the same fate.
The Red Line is currently being pitched to networks as a one-hour cable drama. Check out the sizzle reel for the pilot right here.
Neon Picket Fence is a web series with a mission: to help Millennials create multiple revenue streams, avoid career pitfalls, and create their own life path.
Neon Picket Fence is expected to officially launch in January 2015.
Produced by: Christian Seel
Starring: Alisa Markovna, Katherine Imp
What happens when you put a lawyer, an Ivy grad, and a city chick on the Appalachian Trail?
Beauty Beneath the Dirt follows the story of three young urbanites as they attempt to balance family, friendship, and personal happiness while hiking from Georgia to Maine.
To rent or buy the film, check out Beauty Beneath the Dirt‘s official website.
Directed by: Katherine Imp
Produced by: Jason Furrer, Katherine Imp
Starring: Brandon Imp, Emily Ginger, Katherine Imp
“Amusingly watchable trio of misfits”
“68 manic minutes of raw beauty and emotion”
“An exuberant mash-up of reality TV, nature documentary, and spiritual quest”