Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section

Entertainment Arts & Sports Law Section

Dear EASL and IP Section Members:

 

On Saturday, March 21st, the EASL and IP Sections will be co-sponsoring a Pro Bono Clinic at Dance/NYC's 2020 Symposium.  The Clinic will take place between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, NYC.

 

If you are a licensed attorney and would like to volunteer for one or more of the 30 minute time slots, please email Elissa D. Hecker at [email protected] and specify your contact information (name, firm/company, phone number and email address), which time slot(s), area(s) of expertise, and whether you are an EASL and/or IP Section member. WE MUST CAP THE NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS AT 15.

 

We are looking for volunteers with experience in the following general areas: 

 
  •        501(c)(3) vs. LLC/Corp structure issues, choice of entity for incorporation- for- vs. not- for-profit (please specify if you have not-for-profit incorporation experience)
  •        Basics of corporate setup
  •        Agreements in general, including collaboration and ownership, performer, film crew, independent contractor language, etc.
  •        Copyright questions for choreographic works, protection of choreography
  •        Licensing
  •        Business related, general contract questions
  •        Fair Use issues
  •        General entertainment
  •        Intellectual Property (copyright and trademarks)
  •        Immigration, visas
 

If you do not have pro bono liability insurance, you may be covered under EASL and IP’s policy for this Clinic.  Please notify Elissa if you need such coverage.

 

Dance/NYC’s 2020 Symposium will consider 21st century models for building a resilient and thriving dance ecosystem. It will invite participants to investigate topics of labor organizing; transformative justice; dance education in a changing political climate; and the business of dance-making, among others. All volunteers will receive one full registration for the day’s event (valued at $130) and appropriate credit in invitation materials.


Thank you,

 

Elissa D. Hecker

EASL Pro Bono Steering Committee Co-Chair

eheckeres[email protected]

 

Debra Resnick

IP Pro Bono Committee Chair

[email protected]

April 1 - 2, 2020 - EASL's 9th Annual Legal Aspects of Producing 


Wednesday, April 1, 2020 -Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Theater Center
210 West 50th
New York, NY

5:30PM – 9:15PM (each night)

Pricing:

NYSBA Members and CTI Alumni: $285.00 for Both Days | $165.00 for One Day 
Non-Members: 
$375.00 for Both Days | $225.00 for One Day 
Students:
 $185.00 for Both days | $95.00 for One Day


This course is approved for up to 7.0 MCLE credit hours in professional practice for New York State Attorneys. This program is non-transitional and therefore not suited for newly-admitted attorneys.

The Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section of New York State Bar Association, in collaboration with the Commercial Theater Institute, will host the ninth annual intensive CLE seminar. The seminar will focus on the roles that theatrical lawyers play in guiding both new and seasoned industry professionals through all of the stages and legal aspects of producing. The seminar will begin by covering the basics from acquiring rights, fundraising and investor fundamentals, and engaging the creative team The second part of the program will address some new topics, such as the distinctions between producing theater in the US and in the UK, the unique legal issues relating to the producing of immersive theater and licensing for primary and secondary markets.  We will cap off the second evening with our now traditional and much-acclaimed “fireside chat” with some of the top theater lawyers to discuss current legal issues and trends in the industry.


For more information: Kristina Maldonado at [email protected]| CTI Alumni Looking to Register Please Fill out the Registration Form or contact Kristina Maldonado at 518-487-5588


Register HERE


Purchase the entire program or just the panels you are interested in! 

PURCHASE THE ENTIRE TODAY!

(if you are interested in just certain panels click on the panel title above) 

Bundle and SAVE: EXCLUSIVE Member Benefit - Bundling/Discount for Recorded Products 
Bundle your recorded CLE program purchases and save up to 40% off of your cart total! Here’s how it works: 

Select your recorded programs by format ( online video/audio streamingDVD/CD) and place them in your shopping cart.  The more products/credits you place in your shopping cart, the bigger the discount: 4 credits or more earns you 10% off of your shopping cart total; 8 or more credits earn 20% off; 10 or more 30% and 12 or more a maximum of 40% in savings.  

2017 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: 

  • Music Publishing and Digital Media 
  • Music Business Basics – Publishing / Recording / Sampling 
  • You Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone – The Implications of Bankruptcy
  • Licensing Music for Broadway
  • International Focus - Global Database Efforts
  • Taking the Band on the Road – Tour Accounting
  • Ethics and Everyday Practice
  • Trends in Branding and Merchandising
  • It’s Still About the Money – Royalty and Licensing Audits
  • Copyright Law and Litigation – Annual Review 

Full Program Description  

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Bundle and SAVE: EXCLUSIVE Member Benefit - Bundling/Discount for Recorded Products 
Bundle your recorded CLE program purchases and save up to 40% off of your cart total! Here’s how it works: 

Select your recorded programs by format ( online video/audio streamingDVD/CD) and place them in your shopping cart.  The more products/credits you place in your shopping cart, the bigger the discount: 4 credits or more earns you 10% off of your shopping cart total; 8 or more credits earn 20% off; 10 or more 30% and 12 or more a maximum of 40% in savings.  

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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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 [email protected]

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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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