Entertainment Arts & Sports Law Section

  • EASL Marketing Program
    Wednesday, June 15th: Native Content and Influencer Advertising: The Business “Why” and the Legal “How” Dorsey & Whitney LLP | 51 W. 52nd Street | New York City
  • Theatre Row
    Introduction to Entertainment Law - Live & Webcast Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CUNY Graduate Center
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  • Section Events
    • June 8, 2016: Introduction to Entertainment Law - Live & Webcast

       Theatre Row


      INTRODUCTION TO ENTERTAINMENT LAW - LIVE & WEBCAST

      Wednesday, June 8, 2016
      9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

      CUNY Graduate Center
      365 Fifth Avenue
      (at 34th Street)
      New York, NY 10016
       

      6.0 MCLE CREDITS: 5.0 Professional Practice, 1.0 Ethics

      DETAILED BROCHURE | REGISTER NOW

       
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      Can’t attend in person? A Live Webcast Option is Available for this Program.
      A live webcast option may be viewed by newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) for MCLE credit to fulfill their Professional Practice, and Ethics credits. Newly admitted attorneys must view the live webcast at the scheduled program time to receive ethics credits.
       
      Co-Sponsors:
      Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section (EASL)
      Committee on Continuing Legal Education
       
      Program Description:
      Entertainment Law often requires practitioners to draw on contract drafting skills and a working knowledge of intellectual property law, especially copyright and trademark basics. Incorporating an innovative multidimensional project approach, a distinguished faculty will walk you through a core hypothetical incorporating real-life practice situations encountered by entertainment lawyers when representing clients in the areas of Film, Television and Theatre. Finally, an ethics discussion will include how to approach ethical dilemmas often encountered in day-to-day practice in the entertainment field and related areas of the legal profession. Don’t miss this opportunity to obtain key insights from an experienced faculty in this unique area of practice!
       
      Who Should Attend: This course has been approved for all attorneys, including those who are newly admitted (less than twenty-four months).

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      To register over the phone and for questions contact the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452 

    • June 9, 2016: Legal Primer for Artists

      LEGAL PRIMER FOR ARTISTS: LEASING COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL SPACE & DEALING WITH TAX ISSUES

      Thursday, June 9, 2016 
      6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. 

      New York Foundation for the Arts 
      20 Jay Street 
      7th Floor, Suite 740 
      Brooklyn, NY 11201

      This is a complimentary program but advanced registration is required.  

      ABOUT THE PROGRAM

      The panel will be a legal primer of basic information that artists in the NYC and surrounding area need to know about their rights as residential tenants, the basics of leasing commercial space, and income and sales tax issues.  

      Panelists 
      Patricia Pernes, Esq.  
      Jill A. Ellman, Esq., Associate, M. Ross & Associates, LLC 
      David Frazer, Esq., Attorney at Law

      Co-Moderators
      Judith B. Prowda, Esq.
      Senior Faculty, Sotheby's Institute of Art; Founding Member' Stroheus Art Law LLC, New York City; Co-Chair, EASL Committe on Fine Arts
      Carol J. Steinberg, Esq.
      , Faculty, School of Visual Arts; Law Firm of Carol J. Steinberg, New York and East Hampton; Co-Chair, EASL Committee on Fine Arts 

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      This program is co-sponsored by the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section Fine Arts Committee and New York Foundation for the Arts. For more information about the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section, contact Beth Gould atbgould@nysba.org 

    • June 15, 2016: Native Content and Influencer Advertising: The Business “Why” and the Legal “How”

      EASL  Native Content and Influencer Advertising: The Business “Why” and the Legal “How”

      NATIVE CONTENT AND INFLUENCER ADVERTISING: THE BUSINESS “WHY” AND THE LEGAL “HOW”

      Wednesday, June 15, 2016 
      4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
      Reception to follow.

      Dorsey & Whitney LLP 
      51 W. 52nd Street
      New York, NY 10019

      This event is sponsored by the Digital Media Committee and the Literary Works Committee of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section 

      This program is approved for 1.0 MCLE credit in Areas of Professional Practice, for experienced attorneys (admitted 2 years or more). This program is complimentary but registration is required 

      This program will focus on the following:

      • FTC guidelines and enforcement actions on native content and influencer advertising campaigns
      • Best practices for identifying native content
      • Best practices for disclosure of material connections with influencers
      • Consumer marketing trends leading to increased use of native content
      • Brand partnerships with influencers to enhance social media engagement 
      • Consideration of journalism standards in publishing native content  

      Moderated by: 
      Judith B. Bass, Esq., Owner, Law Offices of Judith B. Bass

      Panelists Include: 
      Sandra Edelman, Esq., Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP 
      William Messmer, Vice President, Brand Strategy, The Daily Beast 
      Scott Schneider, Chief Digital Officer, Ruder Finn 
      Fara Sunderji, Esq., Senior Associate, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

      To register over the phone please contact the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452.

      For questions contact Beth Gould at bgould@nysba.org


  • The EASL Blog

    Entertainment, Arts  and Sports Law  Section Blog

    The Blog Provides a Forum and News Source on Issues of Interest The blog acts as a new informational resource on topics of interest, including the latest Section programs and Initiatives, as well as provides a forum for debate and discussion to anyone in the world with access to the Internet. It is available through the New York State Bar Association Web site at http://nysbar.com/blogs/EASL

    To submit a Blog entry, email Elissa D. Hecker at eheckeresq@eheckeresq.com

  • EASL Journal

    VIEW THE LATEST ENTERTAINMENT, ARTS AND SPORTS LAW JOURNAL

    Diverse opinions contribute to the vitality of the law, and for every topic there are many issues to be addressed. TheEntertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal is a forum for ideas and a repository for legal analyses and theories. The EASL Journal presents topics that EASL attorneys address on a daily basis, and provides comprehensive overviews of both large issues that affect a majority of the EASL Section membership and analyses of more specific issues that affect only a few. In addition to contributions from practicing attorneys, the EASL Journal accepts articles from laypersons involved with issues that affect many in the EASL fields. The EASL Journal is published three times a year by the Entertainment, Art and Sports Law Section and distributed to Section members free of charge.

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