Legal Primer for the Entertainment Business

MGMT X 403.01

Explore key legal principles and contractual relationships within film and television. Develop a core understanding of subjects including idea protection, copyright, defamation, privacy, and the right of publicity.

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Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Online
Remote
Starting at $745.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Engage with key issues in manager agreements and in standard film and television agreements
  • Understand independent film finance and distribution deals
  • Learn essential countermeasures to use when reviewing contracts/agreements

About this course:

This unique course explores key legal principles and contractual relationships within the film and television industry through a dynamic assortment of lectures and hands-on workshops. You develop a core understanding of subjects including idea protection, copyright, defamation, privacy, and the right of publicity. In addition, you are exposed to key issues in manager agreements and in standard film and television agreements, including literary option/purchase agreements, life rights agreements, collaboration agreements, and talent employment agreements. The course concludes with exploring independent film finance and distribution deals. Through learning some essential "countermeasures" to use when reviewing such contracts, you are empowered in a way usually only reserved for elite talent lawyers--and have a lot of fun in the process.

Winter 2023 Schedule

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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Daniel Lifschitz
389650
Fee:
$745.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Jan 12, 2023
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Notes

Internet access required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 25, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Thu Jan 12, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Thu Jan 19, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Thu Jan 26, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Thu Feb 2, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Thu Feb 9, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Lecture
Thu Feb 16, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Thu Feb 23, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Thu Mar 2, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Thu Mar 9, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Lecture
Thu Mar 16, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Lecture
Thu Mar 23, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
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Instructor: David Wienir
389166
Fee:
$745.00
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ENROLL BY: Jan 9, 2023
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Notes

Early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 13, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) Book: Hollywood Dealmaking: Negotiating Talent Agreements by Dina Appleton and Daniel Yankelevits
(Optional) Book: Making it on Broadway: Actors’ Tales of Climbing to the Top by David Wienir and Jodie Langel

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