This course analyzes the types of contracts and agreements used in various sectors of the entertainment industry, including contracts covering motion picture and television packaging. Other major topics include the financing, production, and distribution of motion pictures and television programs; licensing of programs to networks or sponsors; and commercial and endorsement agreements. It also discusses the unions and guilds with jurisdiction over creative persons and production companies, antitrust cases pertinent to the motion picture industry, and some copyright and intellectual property problems.
This upper level, substantive course primarily focuses on the legal and business aspects of contracts and agreements used in various sectors of the entertainment industry.
Students who have previously taken Entertainment Law: Drafting and Negotiation (CIP190) may not take this course.
Recommended for the Following Professional Pathways: IP/Copyright and Trademark; Media, Entertainment, Sports, Fashion; Tech/Privacy; Corporate Transactions and Governance