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
In-Person
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.

Winter 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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This section has no set meeting times.
Enrollment Closed
See Details
Instructor: David Wienir
383546
Fee:
$699.00
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Notes

Early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 07, 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
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Enrollment Closed
See Details
Instructor: David Wienir
386321
Fee:
$699.00
Onlineformat icon
Notes

Early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 09, 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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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Enrollment Closed
See Details
Instructor: Daniel Lifschitz
384283
Fee:
$699.00
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Location: UCLA
Notes

Internet access required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 19, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Jan 6, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 162
Lecture
Thu Jan 13, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 162
Lecture
Thu Jan 20, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 162
Lecture
Thu Jan 27, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 162
Lecture
Thu Feb 3, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 162
Lecture
Thu Feb 10, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 162
Lecture
Thu Feb 17, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 162
Lecture
Thu Feb 24, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 162
Lecture
Thu Mar 3, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 162
Lecture
Thu Mar 10, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 162
Lecture
Thu Mar 17, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 162

Spring 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens January 31, 2022 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: David Wienir
385125
Fee:
$699.00
Onlineformat icon
Notes

Early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 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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