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
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.

Winter 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Available
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: David Wienir
377794
Fee:
$699.00
31 days left. Enroll by Jan 4, 2021
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Notes

Early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 08, 2021
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.

Available
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Wednesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Daniel Lifschitz
377942
Fee:
$699.00
33 days left. Enroll by Jan 6, 2021
See Details
Notes

Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 19, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Wed Jan 6, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Jan 13, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Jan 20, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Jan 27, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Feb 3, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Feb 10, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Feb 17, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Feb 24, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Mar 3, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Mar 10, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Mar 17, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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