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
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Summer
Online
Remote
Starting at $699.00
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.

Summer 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Enrollment Closed
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Instructor: Daniel Lifschitz
386841
Fee:
$699.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

Internet access required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 04, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jun 21, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Jun 28, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Jul 5, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Jul 12, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Jul 19, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Jul 26, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Aug 2, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Aug 9, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Aug 16, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Aug 23, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Aug 30, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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This section has no set meeting times.
Wait List
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Instructor: David Wienir
386833
Fee:
$699.00
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Notes

Early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 01, 2022
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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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
See Details
Instructor: David Wienir
388954
Fee:
$699.00
Onlineformat icon
Notes

Early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 01, 2022
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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