The Business of Entertainment

MGMT X 403.31

This introductory course examines the changing business issues associated with the entertainment industry through lectures, discussions with industry guests, and case studies.

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Remote Instruction
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Understand the cutting-edge distribution and media consumption platforms that dominate entertainment today
  • Assess the remarkable array of opportunities available in this new age of entertainment
  • Learn the new business and operation models that keep companies profitable in this rapidly changing media landscape
  • Learn firsthand from industry guests how they have adapted and succeeded to these changing trends

About this course:

With the entertainment industry converging into a worldwide mass media, both business and operation models continue to rapidly evolve. This introductory course for producers, directors, writers, development personnel, and aspiring media executives examines the changing business issues associated with the entertainment industry. Through lectures, discussions with industry guests, and case studies, instruction focuses on current business and production issues and introduces new business models to navigate content onto new distribution platforms. Some history is highlighted to provide a context for current practices and potential. The course also features opportunities to meet senior entertainment industry executives in various sectors. Topics include financing, contracts, intellectual property issues, licensing, worldwide theatrical marketing and distribution, worldwide home entertainment marketing and distribution, worldwide television production and distribution, multi-channel network distribution and opportunities, the impact of piracy, and leveraging new distribution platforms. By the end of the course, students should have an understanding of the opportunities available in the business of entertainment.

Summer 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

Remote instruction courses are taught online in real-time with regularly scheduled class meetings held via Zoom. Course materials can be accessed any time through an online learning platform.

Available
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Wednesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Chris Donahue
380421
Fee:
$699.00
1 day left. Enroll by Jun 23, 2021
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Notes

Internet access required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 06, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: The Connectors by Maribeth Kuzmeski
Schedule
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Wed Jun 23, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Jun 30, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Jul 7, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Jul 14, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Jul 21, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Jul 28, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Aug 4, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Aug 11, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Aug 18, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Aug 25, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Sep 1, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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