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Introduction To Entertainment Law - Live & Webcast

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Date:
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Time:
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time
 
 
Intro to Entertainment Law

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

NYSBA Member: $175
EASL Section Member: $148.75
Newly Admitted NYSBA Member: $140

Non-Member: $275
 
6.0 MCLE CREDITS: 5.0 Professional Practice, 1.0 Ethics
 
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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).
 
Program Agenda:
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Breakfast/Networking/Welcome
 
PART I: The Anouska Project
A study in a multi-dimensional entertainment project representative of those real-life client situations that often confront the entertainment lawyer. New client Lilith Anouska walks into your office looking to launch a book, a film, a television show, and a Broadway musical, all on the life story of her uncle and octogenarian Jamie Sailoutlander. This first segment will reveal the differences among the primary entertainment media (film, television, and theatre) and take us through the assessment process of each. The Anouska fact pattern (supplied at the program) will be used throughout.
 
9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Independent Film and Television Project
From screenplay to principal photography (or pitch-to-pilot-to program), this panel will discuss the lawyer’s roles in story rights acquisition, screenwriter, director and talent negotiations and
agreements, financing the production and the use of investment tax credits, and working with unions. This panel will also touch on how music is licensed for use in film and television.
 
Life Story Rights:
Innes Smolansky, Principal, Law Offices of Innes Smolansky, Brooklyn, NY
Independent Film:
Marc Jacobson, Principal, Marc Jacobson, P.C., New York, NY; Robert L. Seigel, The Law Office of Robert L. Seigel, New York, NY
Television:
Kathleen Conkey, Principal, Law Offices of Kathleen Conkey, New York, NY
 
Moderators:
Stephen B. Rodner, Senior Counsel, Pryor Cashman, LLP, New York, NY; Rosemarie Tully, Principal, Rosemarie Tully, P.C., Huntington, NY
 
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Refreshment Break
 
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Theatre Project
This panel will present a case study of a musical from concept to initial full production based on the Anouska facts. Panelists will discuss the attorney’s perspective and role in the entire, and often long and complex, process from idea to development, initial full production, and the subsidiary and ancillary life of the musical.
 
Jason Aylesworth, Partner, Sendroff and Baruch, LLP, New York, NY; Cheryl Davis, Partner, Menaker & Herrmann, LLP, New York, NY; Diane Krausz, Principal, Law Offices of Diane Krausz, New York, NY
 
Moderator:
Diane Krausz, Principal, Law Offices of Diane Krausz, New York, NY
 
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
 
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Open Forum
An opportunity to engage in an informal discussion with program faculty to discuss questions you may have regarding the practice of entertainment law.
 
PART II: Intellectual Property Basics
 
1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Copyright and Trademark (Part 1)
Understanding Copyright and Trademark, their functions, limitations, and their value in the entertainment and business worlds.
 
Teresa Lee, Partner, Pryor Cashman LLP, New York, NY; Anna Erenburg, Senior Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs, Fuse Media, Inc. and FM Networks, New York, NY; Richard Parent, Attorney, Peacock Productions, NBCUniversal, New York, NY
 
2:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Refreshment Break
 
2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Copyright and Trademark (Part 2)
Continuation of the discussion on the function, limitation and value of
copyrights and trademarks in the entertainment and business worlds.
 
3:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Refreshment Break
 
PART III: The Ethics
 
3:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. Ethics in Practice: What You Need to Know
The Ethicist will provide a brief overview of developments in ethics in the entertainment and related areas of the legal profession, and then take questions from the audience on general ethics issues.
 
Pery Krinsky, Principal, Krinsky, PLLC, New York, NY; Hal Lieberman, Partner, Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady, LLP, New York, NY
 
Moderator:
Ethan Bordman, Principal, Ethan Y. Bordman, PLLC, New York, NY
 
4:30 p.m. Adjourn
 
Program Co-Chairs:
Diane Krausz
Principal, Law Offices of Diane Krausz
New York, NY
 
Stephen B. Rodner
Senior Counsel, Pryor Cashman LLP
New York, NY
 
Rosemarie Tully
Principal, Rosemarie Tully, P.C.
Huntington, NY
 
Program Faculty:
Jason Aylesworth, Partner, Sendroff and Baruch, LLP, New York, NY; Ethan Y. Bordman, Principal, Ethan Y. Bordman, PLLC, New York, NY; Kathleen Conkey, Principal, Law Offices of Kathleen Conkey, New York, NY; Cheryl L. Davis, Partner, Menaker & Herrmann, LLP, New York, NY; Anna Erenburg, Senior Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs, Fuse Media, Inc. and FM Networks, New York, NY; Marc Jacobson, Principal, Marc Jacobson, P.C., New York, NY; Diane F. Krausz (Program Co-Chair), Principal, Law Offices of Diane Krausz, New York, NY; Pery D. Krinsky, Principal, Krinsky, PLLC, New York, NY; Teresa Lee, Partner, Pryor Cashman LLP, New York, NY; Hal R. Lieberman, Partner, Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady, LLP, New York, NY; Richard Parent, Attorney, Peacock Productions, NBCUniversal, New York, NY; Stephen B. Rodner (Program Co-Chair), Senior Counsel, Pryor Cashman, LLP, New York, NY; Robert L. Seigel, The Law Office of Robert L. Seigel, New York, NY; Innes Smolansky, Principal, Law Offices of Innes Smolansky, Brooklyn, NY; Rosemarie Tully (Program Co-Chair), Principal, Rosemarie Tully, P.C., Huntington, NY
Registration: 8:30 a.m. Program: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 a.m.
This course has been approved for all attorneys, including those who are newly admitted (less than twenty-four months). 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.
Address:
CUNY Graduate Center
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New York, NY 10016
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