EVENT REMINDER: Widener Law Prof & Alum to present at this year’s Pa. Bar entertainment law CLE

Source: Featured story on 6/13/2012 at http://www.widener.edu

Professor Tonya M. Evans imageAssociate Professor Tonya M. Evans served as the course planner for a Pennsylvania Bar Institute continuing legal education program titled Entertainment Law in the 21st Century that will take place on Thursday, June 14th at the CLE Conference Center of the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia. ….

Widener Law adjunct Alexander Murphy, Jr. and Justin B. Wineburgh of Cozen O’Connor, a 1997 graduate of Widener Law, join Professor Evans as faculty presenters for the program along with a host of outstanding attorneys. National Football League Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice F. Smith will participate in a discussion on the Role of Unions in Sports and Entertainment.

NOTE: I am using this as a teachable moment to connect my students with practitioners in the field. So several students from my entertainment law class will also attend and hopefully (hint, hint) guest blog about their experiences. 🙂

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EVENT: PA CLE “Entertainment Law in the 21st Century” – June 14th

Entertainment Law in the 21st Century
Effective representation in an ever-changing industry
June 14, 2012 – Live in Philadelphia, Simulcast in all other PBI locations
Course Planner: Professor Tonya M. Evans
6 Total CLE credits, 1 of which may be applied toward  Ethics
Course №: 7247

An effective and successful twenty-first century entertainment lawyer does much more than draft, review and negotiating contracts, license rights and account for revenue. Today’s entertainment lawyer must have a command of how to successfully exploit and protect client assets and rights in a global economy and for an ever-increasing duration of time.

Twenty-first century entertainment law representation involves emerging multimedia platforms and complex relationships with myriad interest-holders, implicates a host of state, federal and international laws and collective bargaining agreements, and requires short-term, long term and postmortem planning to maximize and to protect the value of a client’s assets for the full duration of those rights, especially when those rights survive the death of the owner.

Today’s entertainment lawyer must develop a core competence in intellectual property, labor and antitrust law and estate planning, as well as familiarity with a host of others. This course uses an outstanding faculty to present an overview of the areas of core competency as follows: intellectual property assets, established and emerging media, contractual issues and key clauses in various fields within the entertainment industry, the role of unions, the ethics of representation and agency, and hot topics coverage. This course is appropriate for generalists and specialists alike.

Outstanding Faculty Presenters

Agenda:

Virtual Law Practice in the Entertainment Industry (via Skype®) with Stephanie Kimbro, Esq.

The Role of Unions in Sports and Entertainment with Mary Cavarallo, Esq., Thomas Carpenter, Esq., and DeMaurice “De” Smith, Esq.

Estate Planning for Entertainment Clients with Stephanie P. Saint-Cyr

The Ethics of Representation and Agency with  Justin Wineburgh, Esq., Mary Cavarallo, Esq. and Alexander Murphy, Jr. Esq.

The Players and Process of Representation & Century IP Assets & Emerging Media with Justin Wineburgh, Esq., and Alexander Murphy, Jr. Esq.

[Additional info & to register for Entertainment Law in the 21st Century (LIVE and Simulcast)]

Eagles GM, ESPN Analyst among panelists at Widener Law’s Sports & Entertainment Law Event

As reported at law.Widener.edu:

The general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles and an ESPN analyst will help Widener Law’s Sports and Entertainment Law Association kick off its annual daylong conference on hot topics in sports, television, film, music and ethics.

The event Thursday, Feb. 16 on the law school’s Delaware campus will begin with the panel discussion, “Sports law in hindsight: A dissection of the NFL lockout,” featuring Howie Roseman, Esq., general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles and Andrew Brandt, a sports business analyst with ESPN. Widener Law alumnus Christopher J. Cabott, Esq. ’05 of Zane Management Inc. in Philadelphia will moderate.

The conference, now in its seventh year, is presented by the student-run Sports and Entertainment Law Association under the direction of Widener Law Adjunct Professor Alexander Murphy. Murphy will moderate the three remaining panels.

Click here for more information about the 7th Annual Widener University School of Law Sports and Entertainment Law Conference.