Join course planner and speaker, Alexander Murphy Jr., Esq., as he moderates a few of the industry’s top entertainment legal minds, Michael Donaldson, Esq., General Counsel to Film Independent (home of the Independent Spirit Awards) and the Writers Guild Foundation, Michael Huppe, Esq., President and CEO of SoundExchange, and Julie Ross, Esq., Georgetown Law Professor, as they discuss a myriad of current entertainment law issues.
Learn the balancing act
Get tips on how to balance your clients’ varied and conflicting needs, such as publicity vs. privacy rights, honoring a contract vs. freedom of creativity and copyright protection vs. artistic license.
Explore complex issues
Master the critical details you need to look for when drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts and licensing rights. Discover what you need to know about intellectual property assets, established and emerging media, financing, labor requirements, conflicting state regulations and more.
A Review of the Basic Agreements and Legal and Business Issues, and other Practical Considerations
How To Talk To Your Clients About Fair Use Without Their Eyes Glazing Over
A predictable pattern for fair use decisions jumps out when one looks at dozens and dozens of the films, books and photos that have been found by the courts to be a fair use. The pattern provides three simple questions which, when answered in the affirmative, provide a safe harbor. It is supported by the language in every case. It is easily understood by filmmakers. The approach was vetted by several copyright professors and reviewed seriously by Judge Pierre Level who helped craft the second of the three questions.
The Music Law Maze: How the Music Industry and Law that Governs It Are Evolving
This session will explore how the digital era has disrupted and changed the music industry and the underlying legal structures that govern it, with both a broad overview and discussion of specific examples.
All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. Course materials are not available for separate purchase but a printed copy is available to attendees for $40. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637.
Recorded in April 2021.