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Entertainment Law 2023


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  • Start Date:2023-05-04 20:00:00
  • End Date:2025-05-04 20:00:00
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  • Level:Various
  • Topics:Business

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Overview

Join course planner and speaker, Alexander Murphy Jr., Esq., as he moderates a few of the industry’s top entertainment legal minds, Schuyler M. Moore, Esq., Partner at Greenberg Glusker LLP,  Brian P. Drach, Esq., associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois, and Christopher J. Cabott of Equity Sports as they discuss a myriad of current entertainment law issues.

The Legal Aspects of Celebrity Branding
Learn the core components of creating, protecting and managing the brands of celebrity talent.  Topics to include How to identify and protect a celebrity brand; How to enforce such rights against infringers, What to look for in FTC regulations when it comes to brand activations on social media, Legalities of philanthropic celebrity brand initiatives, and Understanding the ins and outs of brand partnership agreements that enhance a celebrity brand.

Financing The Development Of Motion Pictures And Television Programs
A review of the legal and business issues, agreements and transactions, sources and manner of funding, investor risks, the necessity of such funding, and other current real-world considerations in the development of films and TV programs.  

A Spectrum of Independence: Maintaining Artist Independence and Alternatives to the “360” Deal
This segment will discuss the specifics of maintaining artist independence, applicable music rights, and the procedure for ensuring the collection and payment of income.  The presentation will detail the various musical copyrights, the available options for distribution partnership, and what an independent artist must do to secure rights and collect income in the absence of a record label or distributor.

The Future of Film: Financing, VR, AR, AI, and the Metaverse.
This article will discuss the future of film, including financing trends, and the impact of new media and AI, with emphasis on legal issues and distribution models.

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download.

Recorded in May 2023.

Faculty

Alexander Murphy Jr. Esq.

Mr. Murphy received
his B.S. in Music with Honors from the highly acclaimed Wells School of
Music, West Chester University, West Chester, PA and was a graduate teaching
assistant at the University while undertaking post-graduate work in music
theory, composition and orchestration. He graduated with a J.D. from Delaware
Law School. With over 40 years’ experience as an entertainment lawyer, he now
maintains his principal office in West Chester, PA, after many years having
an affiliate office in New York City as well. Mr. Murphy is admitted to
practice in Pennsylvania and New York, and also maintains an affiliate office
with fellow entertainment attorney, Peter M. Thall, Esq. Mr. Murphy’s
practice has included entertainment litigation but is now exclusively
entertainment business affairs transactions and related matters, including
intellectual property. His varied practice encompasses representing major and
independent award winning entertainment companies, projects, productions
(narrative and documentary) and financiers from development and financing
through production, distribution and other forms of exploitation along with
individual producers, performers, writers, authors, life story subjects,
musicians and other talent throughout the U.S. and internationally, in the
motion picture, television, book publishing, theatrical, and music
industries. He is a frequent panelist and lecturer on entertainment law at
entertainment industry programs and seminars at law schools, film festivals,
film schools, bar associations, and other educational institutions and
associations, including for continuing legal education courses. Mr. Murphy
was an adjunct professor at Rutgers University School of Law (Camden) for
several years and has been an adjunct professor at Delaware Law School for
over 20 years, where he teaches entertainment law, and is the faculty advisor
for its Sports and Entertainment Law Association (SELA), for which he
moderates its annual “Sports and Entertainment Law CLE Symposium.” He is also
a member of the Law School’s Alumni Network Mentoring Program and of its
First-Generation Law Student Association (FGLSA). Mr. Murphy is a two-term
past member of the Board of Directors of the West Chester University Alumni
Association, is a member of the University’s Law Alumni Chapter, and a
RamNation student mentor. He also has substantial accomplishments as an
artist. His capabilities span the world of music to include jazz, classical,
popular and choral works. He has been a freelance musician and arranged and
performed with a number of well-known popular (signed to Decca Records) and
jazz groups during and after his college years, including being a former
arranger for the West Chester University’s Golden Rams Marching Band, which
was presented with the prestigious Sudler Trophy by the John Philip Sousa
Foundation for most innovative and of highest musical standards over the
years (known as the “Heisman Trophy of the collegiate band world). He has
been voted by his peers the number one 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 Top
Lawyer for Entertainment Law by MAIN LINE TODAY magazine and by Pennsylvania
Super Lawyers for Entertainment Law in 2022 and 2023 . Mr. Murphy lives in
West Chester (Birmingham Township), Chester County, Pennsylvania. His
daughter, Mackenzie, is a graduate of The Agnes Irwin School and Dartmouth
College and, after spending a few years with New Vision Wilderness and
Bridgewater Associates, is currently pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology,
with a focus on adolescents, at Washington State University, Pullman, WA. Mr.
Murphy can be reached at http://www.murphyentertainmentlaw.com.

Schuyler Moore Esq.

Schuyler M. Moore, Esq. is a partner in the corporate entertainment department of Greenberg Glusker, practicing entertainment, corporate, and tax law. Mr. Moore holds his undergraduate degree from UCLA (Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude) and his law degree also from UCLA (first in class). Moore has been practicing in the entertainment industry since 1981, and he represents a broad spectrum of clients throughout the entertainment industry, including producers, sales agents, foreign distributors, and financiers. He has handled some of the largest financing transactions in Hollywood, including Reliance’s investment in DreamWorks, the Ratpac-Dune slate financing for Warner Brothers, the Hemisphere slate financing for Sony and Paramount, and the Hunan Group slate financing for Lions Gate. He is the author of several books, including The Biz: The Basic Business, legal, and Financial Aspects of the Film Industry, a popular book in its 4th edition, Taxation of the Entertainment Industry, the leading treatise on that topic, and What They Don’t Teach You in Law School. He was an adjunct professor at the UCLA School of Law and Business School for many years and an adjunct professor at the USC School of Law, and he is a frequent speaker and writer on a wide variety of entertainment subjects. Mr. Moore has been named (a) one of the top 100 entertainment lawyers by the Hollywood Reporter, (b) one of the top 25 entertainment lawyers by Variety, (c) one of the top 100 lawyers in California by the Daily Journal and (d) one of top 3 “Most Influential Lawyers” in media by the National Law Journal. In 2019, he was named as a lifetime “Legal Legend” by the Hollywood Reporter.

Brian Drach Esq.

Brian Drach is an associate at Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Entertainment, Media & Sports Practice. Brian’s expertise lies in recognizing talented artists, individuals and companies, and working with them to further their professional goals and protect their interests by carefully drafting and negotiating the agreements forming the basis of their business relationships. As an associate in the Entertainment, Media & Sports practice group, Brian’s work focuses on preparing and negotiating agreements in the music, television/film, digital media, technology, art and fashion industries, including recording agreements, publishing agreements, endorsement agreements, and production agreements. Brian carefully adapts his practice to the respective needs of the firm’s clients which include established and developing artists, songwriters, producers, bands, independent record labels, digital distribution companies, content creation and management companies, music publishing companies, apparel companies, management companies, executives, influencers, actors, models, and multimedia fashion and lifestyle companies. When not assisting his clients, Brian actively supports his local music community by attending events and developing personal and professional connections with the talented individuals and companies behind them.

Christopher Cabott Esq.

Chris Cabott is the Chief Executive Officer of Equity Sports; which was recently rebranded from Steinberg Sports and Entertainment. Cabott is also a certified NFL agent and attorney. Cabott oversees all aspects of Equity’s strategic vision, development and operations across football, baseball, basketball, action sports and NIL. Throughout his career, Cabott has negotiated over $580 million in client contracts, including the largest deal in sports history for Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl MVP QB, Patrick Mahomes. Cabott also leads Equity’s marketing efforts and has originated and negotiated endorsements for clients with a variety of leading Fortune 100 brands such as Nike, Adidas, Oakley, Amazon, EA, Bose, Visa, Verizon, Nissan, State Farm and Gillette. Simultaneously, Cabott has vast experience in entertainment law; representing individuals and entities in music, film, television and media. His work in the music industry has earned over 100 RIAA certified gold and platinum records on albums and singles featuring Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Kanye West, Bruno Mars, Eminem, Drake, Future, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Big Sean, Ariana Grande, Fun, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Lana Del Rey, Wiz Khalifa, the Migos and Lady Gaga. Cabott’s work in television includes representation of talent and production companies involved in “Quarterback” (ESPN/Netflix), “Entergalactic” (Netflix), “The Go Big Show” (TBS), “Top Chef” (Bravo), “Real Housewives of New Jersey” (Bravo), “Cake Boss” (TLC), “Survivor” (ABC), “The Bachelorette” (ABC), “The Mike Vick Project” (BET), “The Voice” (NBC), “Love and Hip Hop: Los Angeles” (VH1), and “Celebrity Wife Swap” (ABC). Every motion picture that Cabott has represented has received distribution, including “Changing the Game” through Lionsgate. He was counsel to Chris McLaurin in both the Columbia Pictures and Paramount Pictures’ acquisitions of his life story for the feature film “Year of the Pigskin.” Cabott has been active in academia; having taught entertainment and sports law courses at Temple University’s Fox School of Business, Drexel University and York College. He has also guest lectured at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.


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