Are you interested in how the music and film industries operate? Do you wish you had a more thorough understanding of copyright law and how it impacts intellectual property issues in film or publishing? Does the price of a movie ticket leave you wondering how profits are earned and divided? And how does a song go from a writer's creation to a digital product on sale for $.99? Get answers to these questions and more at this fast-paced seminar that looks at the inside workings of the entertainment industry. Register today!
Gain an inside look into the complicated and mostly hidden music industry.
Understand how a film goes from production to market and ultimately becomes a box-office hit or flop.
Know the specific contracts and agreements that must be signed to prevent litigation and copyright infringement claims.
Review the basics of copyright law and its application to the entertainment industry, which has some of the most complex uses and requirements.
Confidently draft or review literary acquisition agreements so rights are accurately purchased and sold in the best interest of all parties.
Understand what provisions in acting contracts are most important and difficult to negotiate, and agree upon.
Walk through a sample film financing transaction and understand the fund raising requirements under the Securities Exchange Commission.
Recognize the types of claims entertainment insurance can cover and understand how and why it's so complicated to obtain insurance that protects entertainment-related projects.
Learn from colleagues and experienced faculty during the Q&A discussion while asking and listening to questions and concerns.
Film Industry Basics 9:00 - 10:00, Kelly L. Frey
Ancillary Markets and Allied Rights
Publishing: “Novelizations” and Screenplays
Music: Soundtracks and Albums
Music Industry Basics 10:00 - 11:00, Amy J. Everhart
Copyrights: Sound Recording and Musical Composition
Producer and Artist Agreements (royalties and advances)
Compulsory Mechanical Licenses
Records and Downloads
Master Use Licenses
Foreign Sub-publishing, Co-publishing and Administration Deals