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 Instruction
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 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

Enrollment Closed
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: David Wienir
374153
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after June 26, 2020
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
Enrollment Closed
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: David Wienir
376726
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after June 26, 2020
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

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Enrollment Closed
-
Tuesday 7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Location: Online
Instructor: Daniel Lifschitz
374685
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 06, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jun 23, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jun 30, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jul 7, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jul 14, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jul 21, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jul 28, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Aug 4, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Aug 11, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Aug 18, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Aug 25, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Sep 1, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online

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