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
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 2021 Schedule

Date & Time
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Format
 
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This section has no set meeting times.
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Instructor: David Wienir
382307
Fee:
$699.00
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Notes

Early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 24, 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
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Wait List
See Details
Instructor: David Wienir
384556
Fee:
$699.00
Onlineformat icon
Notes

Early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 24, 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

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