Entertainment Law Seminar (Zand)
M 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Silverman Hall 245A
This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of the legal, business and financial aspects of Entertainment Industry, with a particular focus on television and new digital media industries. The course will present a road map to the current ecosystem to permit the successful navigation across a variety of entertainment business transactions from inception to closing to operational implementation. The curriculum will include issues relevant to the development, production, acquisition, distribution, and exploitation of audio/visual entertainment content on a global basis. Specific areas of focus will include a forensic study of the landscape for content acquisitions and original productions, financing sources and business structures, distribution, revenue modeling with the explanation of contingent proceeds. A number of representative deals will be examined as case studies, with the objective of training students to apply informed, analytical and creative thinking to practical problems.
The first class meeting will be on Thursday, September 5 at 6:30 pm in T112.
The final will consist of a) negotiation project and b) short-form essays reflecting on course themes.
Business and Corporate Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of business and corporate law; Perform legal analysis in the context of business and corporate law; Communicate effectively on topics related to business and corporate law; Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection between the world of business and finance and that of business and corporate law, and how they affect other areas of law and society.
"Hollywood Dealmaking: Negotiating Talent Agreements for Film, TV, and Digital Media" by Dina Appleton & Daniel Yankelvits