Entertainment Arts & Sports Law Section

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    October 26, 2017: Inside Auction Houses: The Legal Issues Arent Fox LLP | 1675 Broadway @ 52nd Street | New York, NY 10019
  • Ethics Gallery
    Special Studio Visit with Mahmoud Hamadani Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
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    Music Business and Law Conference Friday, November 17, 2017 | New York Law School
  • Section Events
    • October 26, 2017: Celebrity Endorsements: Legal Considerations

      CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENTS: LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS

      Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      Arent Fox LLP | 1675 Broadway @ 52nd Street | New York, NY 10019

      This program is part of the EASL Section and FDC Section Fall Meeting.  Click here to find out more and to register for the other programs on the same day.

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      1.0 MCLE Credit: Professional Practice 

      • Legal issues surrounding celebrity endorsements for all kinds of products (food, beverages, apparel, etc.).
      • Social media's role in endorsements, disclosure of financial compensation, and FTC regulation.

      Faculty
      Oliver Herzfeld, Esq. | Beanstalk
      Alan S. Hock, Esq. | Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP

      Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section Chair: Diane Krausz, Esq. | The Law Offices of Diane Krausz

      Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section Chair: Brian J. Malkin, Esq. | Arent Fox LLP

      Program Co-Chairs: David Torreblanca, Esq.| U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York | April Polikoff, Esq.| Akorn Pharmaceuticals

      Also register for the Food Truck Law CLE on the same day!

      Sponsors: Entertainment Arts & Sports Law Section | Food Drug & Cosmetic Law Section | Committee on Continuing Legal Education

      PRICING
      NYSBA Member: $50
      Non-member: $150
      EASL/FDC Section Member: $25

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      A Live Webcast Option is Available!
      If you cannot watch the webcast at the scheduled time and date, the recording will be available to you to access after the presentation date for a 60 day period enabling you to watch on your schedule and earn your MCLE credits.*Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) must attend the live program in order to earn Skills credits. *Newly admitted attorneys are not able to earn Skills credits by viewing the webcast.

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      Three or more registrations from the same firm/organization are eligible for our 20% Group Discount

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      Additional Information: This program provides TRANSITIONAL credit. For information about New York MCLE requirements, visit www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/CLE IMPORTANT NOTICE--PARTIAL CREDIT FOR PROGRAM SEGMENTS NOT ALLOWED: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.

    • October 26, 2017: Inside Auction Houses: The Legal Issues

      INSIDE AUCTION HOUSES: THE LEGAL ISSUES

      Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
      Arent Fox LLP | 1675 Broadway @ 52nd Street | New York, NY 10019

      This program is part of the EASL Section and FDC Section Fall Meeting.  Click here to find out more and to register for the other programs on the same day.

      1.5 MCLE Credit: Professional Practice 

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      This program will explore the inner workings of auction houses through a facilitated roundtable discussion. The panelists will survey relevant legal issues including copyright and licensing terms, the agency relationship between buyer and seller, and how an auction house handles delinquent payments.

      Faculty
      Sherri Cohen, Esq. | Bonhams
      Jonathan Illari, Esq. | Phillips Auctioneers 
      Margaret J. Hoag, Esq.| Christie's New York
      Frank K. Lord IV, Esq. | Herrick Feinstein LLP
      Daniel H. Weiner, Esq. | Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

      Program Co-Chairs & Moderators 
      Lena Saltos, Esq. | URBN Urban Outfitters, Inc. 
      Elizabeth C. Urstadt, Esq. | Stropheus, LLC

      Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section Chair, Diane Krausz, Esq. | The Law Offices of Diane Krausz

      Fine Arts Committee Co-Chairs: Elisabeth Conroy, Esq. | Sotheby’s Institute of Art | Judith B. Prowda, Esq. | Sotheby’s Institute of Art | Carol J. Steinberg, Esq. | Law Office of Carol J. Steinberg

      Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section Chair: Brian J. Malkin, Esq. | Arent Fox LLP

      Also register for the Food Truck Law CLE on the same day!
      Also register for the Celebrity Endorsements CLE on the same day!

      Sponsors: Entertainment Arts & Sports Law Section | Food Drug & Cosmetic Law Section | Committee on Continuing Legal Education

      PRICING:
      NYSBA Member: $50
      Non-member: $150
      EASL/FDC Section Member: $25

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      Interested in registering more than one attorney?
      Three or more registrations from the same firm/organization are eligible for our 20% Group Discount

      Pre-registration Strongly Advised: You can save money and guarantee your seat and course materials by registering early. Registrations received at the door are subject to an additional $15.00 registration fee. Registrations cancelled less than three days from the program date will be assessed a cancellation fee of $25.00.

      Additional Information: This program provides TRANSITIONAL credit. For information about New York MCLE requirements, visit www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/CLE IMPORTANT NOTICE--PARTIAL CREDIT FOR PROGRAM SEGMENTS NOT ALLOWED: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.

    • November 1, 2017: Special Studio Visit with Mahmoud Hamadani

      SPECIAL STUDIO VISIT WITH MAHMOUD HAMADANI

      Wednesday, November 01, 2017
      6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 


      Mahmoud Hamadani’s Studio | 323 West 39th Street, #710, New York, NY 10018

      Tickets are only $20.00! Spaces are limited so reserve now!

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      EASL's International Law and Fine Arts Committees together with the Center for Art Law are pleased to offer a special studio visit.

      Our host, Mahmoud Hamadani, will open his Manhattan studio for an intimate viewing of his minimalist abstract works followed by a presentation on the subject of international art loans, regulations and agreements. Born in Iran in 1958, Hamadani attended the State University of New York for Mathematics and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he received his MA in Public Administration. His art career developed subsequent to his role as a political advisor with the United Nations in Afghanistan. He is the recipient of numerous honors including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Hamadani’s work has been exhibited globally and can be seen in the collections of the British Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

      Irina Tarsis, an art historian and practicing attorney in Brooklyn, who is the founding director of the Center for Art Law will discuss the recently passed Foreign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Clarification Act (28 U.S. Code § 1605 (h)) and the Immunity from Judicial Seizure Statute (22 U.S.C. 2459), which aim to protect international art loans into the US from most judicial processes when certain objects of cultural significance are imported into the United States for temporary exhibition. International mobility of people and cultural property is often affected by geopolitics. Participants are invited to reflect on the new limitations being imposed on mobility of refugees contrasted by additional protections and resources being offered to inanimate objects, all of cultural significance.

      For further information, please contact Beth Gould at bgould@nysba.org

    • November 17, 2017: Music Business and Law Conference

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      EASL'S ANNUAL MUSIC BUSINESS AND LAW CONFERENCE

      Friday, November 17, 2017

      New York Law School | 185 West Broadway | New York, NY 10013

      EASL Section Members:  $219 before September 15th | $249 after
      NYSBA Members: $289 (Join EASL Today for only $35 and save $35 on your registration) 
      Non-NYSBA Members: $329 | Law Students: $149 
      Accountants receiving CPE Credits: $299 

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      The Music Business and Law Conference will once again feature a variety of speakers from law, finance, business and technology.   Join us for as we bring you up to date on the latest trends and look ahead to opportunities and challenges in the music industry.

      AGENDA:

      8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Registration (continental breakfast provided)

      9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (plenary panel)

      Music Publishing and Digital Media 

      Streaming.  It is heralded as the future of the business. How does the writer, the publisher, the label and the recording artist get paid?  Is the industry at large becoming dependent on Spotify which continues to lose money, but may be too big to fail?  Do we next rely on Facebook Apple Amazon Google and Spotify (FAAGS) for the revenue from the industry?  Will Free services or Freemium services sustain the business?  This panel of industry leaders will address the issues that publishers and writers face in monetizing their rights, and preventing infringement, as well as where the industry is headed.  Attendee questions about rights management, monetary recovery and related issues will be addressed as well.

      Speakers:

      • Marc Jacobson, Esq. – Marc Jacobson, P.C. (Moderator)
      • Seth M. Goldstein, Esq., Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs, MediaNet 
      • Noah Becker, President/CEO AdRev (AudioMicro, Inc.)

      10:10 a.m.-11:10 a.m. (two panels choose one): 

      Music Business Basics – Publishing / Recording / Sampling 

      This panel will cover basic concepts of publishing and recording agreements, including how sampling fits into those realms, along with a  discussion of the role of a talent agent for a band.  Sample agreements will be provided.  Attendees are encouraged to bring questions about 360 deals, administration, co-publishing and publishing agreements, agency roles, and the roles of management.

      Speakers:

      • Ralph DePalma, Esq., Pryor Cashman LLP (Moderator)
      • Joseph Lloyd Serling, Esq., Partner, Serling Rooks Hunter McKoy & Worob LLC
      • Natalia Nastaskin, Esq., Head of US Music Operations, United Talent Agency
      • Andrew G. Tavel, Esq., Tavel & Shulman, P.C.
      • Keith Hauprich, Esq., General Counsel & Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, BMG-North America

      You Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone – the Implications of Bankruptcy

      Nothing can disrupt a business deal – for better or worse, depending on your position in the deal – like a bankruptcy filing. This panel will address the practical intersection between bankruptcy law and the music industry. The panel will also address bankruptcy treatment of unpublished works, copyright licenses and trademarks and the unique benefits of buying and selling assets through a bankruptcy proceeding.

      Speakers: 

      • L.P. (Lynn) Harrison III, Esq., Partner, Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP (Moderator)
      • Allen G. Kadish, Esq., DiConza Traurig Kadish LLP
      • Melinda D. Middlebrooks, Esq., Managing Partner, Middlebrooks Shapiro, P.C.
      • David B. Shemano, Esq., Partner, Robins Kaplan LLP

      11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. (two panels choose one): 

      Licensing Music for Broadway 

      Speakers:

      • Roberta L. Korus, Esq., Roberta Korus Attorney-at-Law
      • Karen A. Kowgios, CPA, Partner, WithumSmith+Brown, PC
      • Jason Baruch, Esq., Sendroff & Baruch., LLP

      International Focus - Global Database Efforts 

      Speakers:

      • Jeff Liebenson, Esq., Liebenson Law & President of IAEL  (Moderator)
      • Dan Millington, Performer Development Manager, PPL-UK
      • Mark Isherwood, Chief Operating Officer, DDEX
      • Christos Badavas, Sr. VP & General Counsel 

      12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Keynote Lunch 

      Luncheon Speaker: Willard Ahdritz, Founder/CEO, Kobalt

      Willard Ahdritz founded Kobalt in 2000 with a mission: making the music industry more fair and rewarding for creators. He wanted to give artists, songwriters, musicians, labels and publishers the freedom and transparency they needed to build their careers.

      1:40 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. (two panels choose one)

      Travelin' Band - Taking the Band on the Road and Accounting For It

      John Forgerty penned a song “Travelin’ Band” about the trials, tribulations and thrills while he was in the heavy touring band Creedence Clearwater Revival. He wrote in part, “Playin' in a travelin' band, yeah. Well, I'm flyin' across the land, tryin' to get a hand, Playin' in a travelin' band”. From independent to heritage bands and all the pop and rock stars in between, touring continues to be a major source of income for artists. Further, assembling a great team for touring and structuring an economical plan for a particular band is very important to the success of the band and for a tour to be in the black. Given the tremendous amount of touring today, how does a band get on the road and “get a hand”? What type of planning is needed and how does the band’s team work with tour promoters? Further, how do you figure out a budget for the tour, including production expenses, employee pay and equipment costs? Who handles travel arrangements and problems as they occur while the band is touring? This panel will discuss the crucial components of touring and tour accounting. Topics will include: assembling a strong touring team, booking and routing a tour, tour budgeting and income and expense accounting, tour management issues, structuring and negotiating promoter, production and merchandising contracts, and settlement matters. 

      Speakers: 

      • Joyce Dollinger, Esq.,  (Moderator)
      • Jason Browning, President-CEO, The Browning Group, Inc. 
      • Joseph P. Callaghan, CPA,  Prager Metis
      • Peter Pappalardo, Agent, Artist Group International
      • Monika A. Tashman, Esq., Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

      Ethics – Legal and Accounting 

      Speakers: 

      • Lewis Tesser, Esq., Senior Partner, Tesser, Ryan & Rochman, LLP
      • Kevin A. Burke, Esq., Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

      2:50 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. (two panels choose one)

      Trends in Branding and Merchandising

      The music may still be the message, but a recognizable and known brand has become the key to popularity, and to many a musician’s livelihood. Not only does it help create a filter through which brand partnerships, sponsorship and endorsement opportunities can be measured against, but it creates an intellectual property that can be exploited in lots of new territories.  Merchandise may have once consisted primarily of CDs and t-shirts bought as keepsakes of a fan’s concert experience, but now a broader array of merchandise permits the fan to identify more closely with the artist. 

      With brand partnership and sponsorship becoming a $1.4 billion business in 2017 and music merch soaring to $3.1 billion in 2016, traditional models are being disrupted and the methods used for putting these deals together have taken on new complexity.  From celebrities and media moguls to aspiring artists and bands, the issue is no longer whether to brand yourself but how

      Join us for a panel discussion with experts in branding and merchandising who will explore the many trends emerging in these fast-growing sectors.  Some of the conversation will revolve around: new branding and marketing strategies; the structuring of brand partnership and sponsorship deals; enhancements in artist-fan connectivity; the use of music to market other products; developments in trademark licensing and issues particular to celebrities. 
      Speakers: 

      • Kim Youngberg, Esq., Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Screenvision Media
      • Terri DiPaolo, Esq., Head of Licensing, Sponsorships & Endorsements at TKO
      • Jason Boyarski, Esq., Partner, Boyarski Fritz LLP
      • Andrew Hampp, VP-Brand Strategist, at MAC Presents,

      It’s Still About the Money – Royalty and Licensing Audits in the Music Industry

      The music industry is an increasingly complex place with a mix of new income streams and new licensees that are constantly popping up.   This along with an active market for catalog transactions spurred on by an influx of private equity and investments in passive income stream have led to a dynamic environment fraught with disruptions and ripe for underreporting royalties.  What's a right holder to do?  Call the royalty auditor.   Royalty audits are now more than ever a best practice to maximize revenues and protect value for recording artists, songwriters, record labels, and publishers alike.  This panel will discuss reasons to audit, the process of exercising audit rights, really reading royalty statements, the royalty audit itself and strategies you need to know when the parties can't reach an amicable settlement.   

       Speakers:

      • J. Christopher Hull, CPA, Partner, Prager Metis CPAs, LLC (Moderator)
      • Mark A. Levinsohn, Esq., Levinsohn Associates, P.C. 
      • Brian D. Caplan, Esq.,  Partner, Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC

      4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. (plenary panel)

      Copyright Law and Litigation – Annual Review 

      The last year has seen many exciting copyright and entertainment cases in the litigation arena.  Four experienced litigators who have litigated extensively in the music industry  will examine some of the high profile cases (e.g., the Blurred Lines appeal, Estate of Barre v Beyoncé, Estate of Jimmy Smith V. Drake, etc.), as much for their results as to highlight the parties' litigation strategies. From substantial similarity issues and developments in the "fair use" defense in music sampling cases, to courts' increasing readiness to resolve of cases in early dispositive motion practice, the panel will also look at the practical effects and implications of these cases and trends for the industry going forward.

      Speakers:

      • Stephen B. Rodner, Esq., Senior Counsel, Pryor Cashman LLP (Moderator)
      • Paul V. LiCalsi, Esq., Partner, Robins Kaplan LLP
      • Brian D. Caplan, Esq., Partner, Reitler, Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC
      • Robert W. Clarida, Esq., Partner, Reitler, Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC
      • Ilene Farkas, Esq., Partner, Pryor Cashman LLP

      Registration includes: 

      • Full Day Continuing Education Program with up to 6.0 MCLE Credits / 7.0 CPE Credits (this program is not transitional and therefore does not qualify for newly admitted attorneys)
      • Continental Breakfast, Refreshments and Luncheon

      To register over the phone please contact out Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452. For questions contact Beth Gould at bgould@nysba.org  

    • Recorded Product: 2016 Music Business and Law Conference

      2016 MUSIC BUSINESS AND LAW CONFERENCE


      This program features 11 different panels featuring a variety of speakers from law, finance, business, and technology, with several panels focusing on global perspectives of representation, tax, and practical concerns for music artists and businesses alike.

      Topics include: 

      • Case Developments Impacting the Music Industry 
      • International Digital Licensing and Copyright Reform
      • No Direction Home:  Tax and Legal Planning for Multi National Groups
      • Anatomy of a Music Festival
      • Planning for Celebrities and Beyond
      • Termination Rights and Related Issues
      • ReMixed and Mashed Up - Clearance and Royalty Streams 
      • Ethics: CyberEthics
      • Trends and the Outlook for Music Publishing and Master Catalog Transactions
      • DOJ Decision and PROs

      FULL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 


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    • Recorded Product: 2017 EASL Section’s Annual Meeting Program

      EASL SECTION’S ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM 

      Were you unable to make it EASL’s Annual Meeting Program? Purchase the recording and receive 4.0 credits in Professional Practice (Non-Transitional) 

      The program included two panels:

      First Annual Television General Counsel Roundtable (2.0 credits in Areas of Professional Practice)

      The Television and Radio Committee (“TVR”) of the New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section (“EASL”), is pleased to present its inaugural annual Television General Counsel Roundtable, part of a slate of innovative programs planned by the TVR for 2017. 

      To help kick-off what will be a rare colloquy among the top U.S. cable television attorneys, Moderator Eriq Gardner, Senior Editor of the Hollywood Reporter, has selected some of the most significant entertainment law cases of 2016, in order to spark a lively discussion concerning the most pressing legal and business issues confronting media and entertainment lawyers (and their clients) today, including the free-speech rights of filmmakers who transform real-life stories into theatrical films; the current battle over reshaping access to television programming via so-called over-the-top television and set-top boxes; related FCC action regarding net neutrality and the promotion of independent programming; and, the copyright implications of pre-1972 sound recordings used by television and radio today. Insights provided by the moderator and panelists on these and other issues will help illuminate current media and entertainment business practices, trends, challenges and opportunities.

      Moderator: Eriq Gardner, Senior Editor, The Hollywood Reporter

      Panelists:        
      Nadja Webb Cogsville, Esq.
      , Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, VH1, LOGO, BET, CENTRIC, Music Strategy
      Michael Fricklas, Esq., Executive Vice president, General Counsel and Secretary, Viacom Networks
      Cynthia Gibson, Esq., Executive President and Chief Legal Office, Scripps Networks Interactive
      Jon Lutzky, Esq., General Counsel, Vice Media
      Jeffrey Schneider, Esq., Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, National Geographic Partners

      Crisis Management For Celebrities (2.0 credits in Areas of Professional Practice)

      What may be a crisis for one celebrity may not be one for another, but there are certain events that would universally be viewed as a crisis for most individuals in the public eye. From high visibility criminal proceedings to significant civil actions and accusations in the media, this panel will explore crisis management from the perspective of the criminal defense attorney, the civil litigator, the transactional attorney, the manager and the publicist. Each has a unique and integral role in guiding the celebrity through troubled waters in a stress filled time.

      Moderator: Brian D. Caplan, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC, New York City

      Panelists:
      Susan Arons, Rubenstein Communications, New York City
      Benjamin Brafman, Esq., Brafman & Associates, PC, New York City
      Paul Rosenberg, Goliath Artists, New York City
      Theodor K. Sedlmayr, II, Esq., Sedlmayr & Associates, PC, New York City 

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  • 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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