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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Online
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.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Available
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Instructor: David Wienir
369362
Fee:
$699.00
32 days left. Enroll by Sep 23, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 27, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) Book: Making It on Broadway : Actors' Tales of Climbing to the Top by Jodie Langel and David Wienir
(Optional) Book: Hollywood Dealmaking : Negotiating Talent Agreements for Film, TV and New Media by Dina Appleton and Daniel Yankelevits

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