Course Description

LAW 364 - Motion Picture Distribution

This course will provide an intensive introduction to the sequential distribution of theatrical motion pictures, both domestic and international. Students will follow the transactions between major studios and exhibitors, and retailers or licensees through the distribution windows starting with exhibition in theaters to home video, video-on-demand, pay television and free or cable television. The class will also consider new technologies which distribute motion pictures, including Internet, mobile devices, etc.

The class carries four units of credit, but will meet once weekly for 3 hours, with additional written exercises or quizzes required. Industry experts in motion picture accounting, distribution and financing will address the class.

A seminar course with enrollment limited to 12 students. Prior or contemporaneous enrollment in copyright/intellectual property, entertainment law courses, accounting or business law courses will be helpful. Consent of the instructor is required. An application is available from the Records Office. Priority will be given to those in the Entertainment & Media Law Program at the law school.

The course will be taught in the spring semester only if there are a sufficient number of qualified applicants.

Course Information:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Kenneth Ziffren 15F 364 LEC 1 T 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM 4.0 No No
Application required to enroll; deadline July 15, 2015, 12:00 noon.
Kenneth Ziffren 16S 364 LEC 1 T 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM 4.0 No No
Application required to enroll; deadline TBD.

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Kenneth Ziffren 13F 364 LEC 1 T 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM 4.0 No No
Application required to enroll; deadline July 9, 2013.
Kenneth Ziffren 14S 364 LEC 1 T 5:00 PM - 7:40 PM 4.0 No No
Application required to enroll; deadline 11/1/2013.
Kenneth Ziffren 14F 364 LEC 1 T 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM 4.0 No No
Application required to enroll; deadline July 14, 2014.
Kenneth Ziffren 15S 364 LEC 1 T 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM 4.0 No No
Application required to enroll; deadline 10/27/14 at noon.
Categories
Skills Courses; Business Law; Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Law;