44th Annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium - Webinar Series

August 5, 2020 5:00 PM - 7:00 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, August 5, 2020

5:00 - 5:45 p.m. (PDT)

LABOR OF LOVE: A DISCUSSION OF THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN UNIONS, TALENT AND PRODUCERS
In the ever changing media and content landscape, labor unions are dynamically evolving and responding to protect its members. Conversely, studios, networks and tech companies are working to adhere and comply with unions while balancing the economics of exploiting and producing content. With strikes and union rifts in the background, studios, companies and union members need to find a way to focus on the 'relation' aspect of 'labor relations' to ensure that despite both parties protecting their interests, the show must go on. This panel of 'labor relations' experts will cover the day to day challenges along with the current status of larger union issues that impact all interested parties from potentially just getting along.

Moderator:
Michael Maizner / Founder and Managing Partner, Maizner & Associates PLLC

Panelists:
Richard W. Kopenhefer / Partner, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Olga Rodriguez-Aguirre / Executive Director, Entertainment Contracts, SAG-AFTRA

5:50 - 6:50 p.m. (PDT)

SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND RACIAL EQUITY: HEEDING THE CALL FOR JUSTICE
The national discussion around racial inequality has been reignited by the tragic deaths of George Floyd and countless others at the hands of law enforcement. During this time, many industries are beginning to dive deep into the waters of social responsibility and evaluating the ways in which they can, and should, engage in the work to make the world a more equitable place for all. As gatekeepers of societal knowledge, it is important for the entertainment industry to evaluate its role in this conversation. This panel will explore the industry's response to this moment in history, and the ways in which creative content shapes and guides the discussion on racial justice. In particular, the panel will explore: (1) the changes that need to be made at the C-Suite level in order to effectuate lasting racial equity; (2) the necessity of amplifying diverse storytellers to push the conversation forward; and (3) the ways in which creative content can reshape how society thinks about racial justice.

Moderator
Lisa Gilford / Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Panelists:
Nichelle Carr / Founder, WC1 Studios
Nicole Duckett / General Counsel and Vice President, LA Clippers LLC
Tina Perry / President, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)

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 0.75 hour of general credit and 1 hour of recognition and elimination of bias in the legal profession and society credit.


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