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. It will focus on the business relationships the major studios have with counterparts in the theatrical, electronic sell-through, video on demand, physical home video, premium pay and free television  and the appropriate accounting treatment for these transactions. Students will follow the transactions between major studios and exhibitors, retailers or licensees through the distribution windows starting with exhibition in theaters. The class will also consider how  new technologies which distribute motion pictures, including Internet, mobile devices, etc. may change the feature business.

The class carries four units of credit, but will meet once weekly for 3 hours.  Additional   written exercises or quizzes may also be  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 the specialization (Ziffren Center),  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.


Course Information:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Kenneth Ziffren 18F 364 LEC 1 T 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM 4.0 No Per instructor's discretion
Application required to enroll and can be found at https://my.law.ucla.edu/courseenrollment. Application due Monday, June 11, 12:00 noon. Early drop dealine is 8/27/18.

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Kenneth Ziffren 16F 364 LEC 1 T 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM 4.0 No No
Application required to enroll; deadline June 27, noon.
Kenneth Ziffren 17F 364 LEC 1 T 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM 4.0 No No
Application required to enroll; deadline June 26, noon.
Categories
Business Law; Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Law;