Legal Aspects of Producing: An Inside Approach
To Navigating the Theatrical World
For the second year, The Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section of
the New York State Bar Association, in collaboration with the Commercial
Theater Institute, the industry’s leading training program, will
host an intensive CLE seminar focusing on the roles that theatrical
lawyers have in guiding both new and seasoned industry professionals
through all of the stages and legal aspects of producing.
Led by the top entertainment lawyers in the business, the first day
will again cover all of the basics from acquiring underlying rights,
engaging the dramatists, investor fundamentals and not-for-profit
enhancement agreements. The second day will introduce new content
focusing on contracts with and among the creative team, and then
specific case studies to show how these specifics are put into play and
the successes and challenges met along the way.
5:30-5:50 pm Registration
6:00-7:15 pm Acquiring Underlying Rights and Author
Agreements Presenter: Jason P.
Baruch of Sendroff and Baruch, LLP
Screenplays, Films, and Separated Rights
Pre-existing famous music
Life Story Rights
Dramatist’s Agreements ( Composer, lyricists, book
Operating and Limited Partnership Agreements and related
Co-Producer and Joint Venture Agreements
Associate Producer and Big Investor Agreements
Alternative Funding (e.g., crowd-funding, raising money under the
8:40-9:30 pm Not for Profit Enhancement Agreements Presenter: Carol Kaplan of Paul, Weiss,
Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Agreement between NFP and commercial producers
Agreement between NFP and dramatists
Agreement between commercial producer and dramatists
5:30-6:00 pm Check-In
6:00-7:00 pm Agreements with and Among the Creative Team
Presenters: Diane Krausz of Diane
Krausz & Associates andRobert C.
Harris of Lazarus & Harris, LLP
Agreements with directors,
choreographers, designers, music staff, etc
Collaboration Agreements among dramatists
Subsidiary rights side letters
7:10 -8:50 pm Best Practices & What I Learned from the
Front Line: Legal Victories, Defeats and Pitfalls Along the Way Presenters: Seth Gelblumof
Loeb & Loeb, LLP and Loren H. Plotkin
of Levine, Plotkin & Menin,
8:50-9:05 pm Wrap-up/Summary
This program is approved for 6.5 CLE
credits in Professional Practice - this program does not
qualify for newly admitted attorneys
CTI Alumni Members Please Call 518-487-5674 to regsiter or
fill out the form above and fax it in.
The last day to pre-register online was April 11, 2013.
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