Course Description

LAW 305 - Entertainment Law

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the legal, business and financial aspects of filmed entertainment, with pertinent comparisons and contrasts between the motion picture and television industries, and between studio and independent production.  It presents a context for a profound understanding of selected topics and transactions. Our review will include issues relevant to acquisitions, financing sources and structures, personal service contracts, theories of protection, completion risks and guarantees, distribution, revenues and contingent proceeds, litigation, reality television, and idea disclosure.  Many areas will be updated by current events over the course of the semester.  The goals, policies and historical developments underlying the customs, practices and positions encountered among the various parties to representative deals will be examined, with the objective of training students to apply informed, analytical and creative thinking to practical problems.

Course Information:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
David Ginsburg 14F 305 LEC 1 TR 12:10 PM - 1:35 PM 3.0 No No

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
David Ginsburg 12F 305 LEC 1 TR 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
David Ginsburg 13F 305 LEC 1 TR 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM 3.0 No No
Categories
Intellectual Property; Business Law; Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Law;