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|
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
- Associate Professor Tonya M. Evans, Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg
- Thomas Carpenter, Esq., Screen Actors Guild–American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, New York, NY
- Mary E. Cavallaro, Esq., Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, New York, NY
- Stephanie Lynn Kimbro, Esq., Kimbro Legal Services, LLC, Wilmington, DE
- Alexander Murphy, Jr., Esq., West Chester, PA
- Stephanie P. Saint-Cyr, VP, Abbot Downing (formerly Wells Fargo Family Wealth), Philadelphia, PA
- DeMaurice F. Smith, Executive Director, NFL Players Association, Washington, DC
- Justin B. Wineburgh, Esq., Cozen O’Connor, Philadelphia
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.