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.
Starting at $699.00
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 2018 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.
Instructor: David Wienir
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. No refund after September 28, 2018. Internet access required. Materials required.
No refunds after September 28, 2018
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: Dealmaking in the Film & Television Industry, 4th edition: From Negotiations to Final Contracts by Mark Litwak