Law Course Catalog

7870. Entertainment Law

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Student Option

This course explores some of the legal, business and policy issues which lawyers encounter in the music, film, television, and sports industries. Topics include, but are not limited to, intellectual property issues in the entertainment industry; conflict of interest and other legal ethics issues; contractual rights and relations among entertainment industry workers, including agency and management agreements; analysis of the economic structure of the entertainment industry; film and television financing, production and distribution arrangements and agreements; a survey of the unions and guilds having jurisdiction over personnel in the entertainment industry, including the Writers Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Radio and Television Artists, American Federation of Musicians, and Actors' Equity. Students will participate in a simulated negotiation relating to the entertainment industry.