44th Annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium - Webinar Series

July 22, 2020 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM

The 44th Annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium is a series of four webinars scheduled for July 22, 29, August 5 and August 12, 2020. The symposium keynote is Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer.

Tickets: $95 for all four sessions - Buy Tickets.


Wednesday, July 22, 2020

5:00 - 5:10 p.m. (PDT)

DEAN'S REMARKS

Presenter:
Jennifer L. Mnookin / Dean, Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Professor of Law, and Faculty Co-Director, PULSE @ UCLA Law (Program on Understanding Law, Science & Evidence), UCLA School of Law

5:10 - 5:55 p.m. (PDT)

THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN - DIVINING THE MEDIA BUSINESS IN DYSTOPIAN DAYS
Let's be honest. Nobody knows where things are going, but we can try to figure out where they stand today, what is impacting costs, revenue, and distribution, and how companies are beginning to cope. The question is whether the changes we are seeing today, for good and bad, are just sprouts from acorns planted in the past that will wither if the coronavirus goes away this year, or are these the seeds of major changes that will be locked in permanently if the pandemic continues through 2021? We'll do our best with the annual Status Report, traditional to this opening session, and then look at some of the cost, revenue, and distribution factors impacting the industry as a setup for the panels that follow.

Presenter:
Tom Wolzien / Chairman, Wolzien LLC and The Video Call Center, LLC

6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. (PDT)

THE SAFETY DANCE: HOW THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IS WORKING THROUGH A COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Join us in an overview of the current status of how COVID-19 is impacting the entertainment industry. Panelists will address their point of view from insurance, to talent concerns, to federal lending programs and how all of these considerations are being reconciled with the desire for productions to resume safely during a pandemic.

Moderator:
Jodi Peikoff / Partner, Peikoff Mahan

Panelists:
Pamela J. Martinson / Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Stephen Plum / Senior Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Paramount Pictures
Daniel R'bibo / Senior Vice President, Gallagher

UCLA School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. By attending this event, you may earn Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit in the amount of up to 1.5 hours of general credit.


Comprehensive information about all four webinars in the 44th Annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium.