From Development Through Distribution:
Following a Film Through Its Life-Cycle
Mark your Calendars for the CCBA’s first Entertainment Symposium offering a one-of-a-kind learning experience and networking opportunity for legal and entertainment industry professionals involved in motion picture development, finance, production or distribution.
The 4-part Symposium will be led by some of the leading practitioners in their fields and will cover a motion picture’s life-cycle, from rights acquisition and development through financing, production and distribution. Each session will follow a hypothetical motion picture project through these various stages and will explore key legal and business issues, including:
|Who Should Attend|
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April 20, 22, 26, & 28
6:30 - 8:00 pm, followed by a cocktail reception
SESSION 1 : TUESDAY, APRIL 20
Avoiding Legal Pitfalls In Motion Picture Development
This session will examine a range of legal issues that arise when acquiring underlying rights and in subsequent motion picture development, including chain-of-title complexities and considerations, development-related agreements, and script review for copyright and other potential risks.
David Halberstadter, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Patricia Laucella, Senior Vice President Legal Affairs, Summit Entertainment, LLC
Alan Heppel, Senior Vice President Motion Picture Legal, Paramount Pictures Corporation
SESSION 2 : THURSDAY, APRIL 22
Spinning the Web of Independent Film Finance
This session will break-down the intricacies of financing independent films as they affect lenders, borrowers, studio and foreign distributors, and completion guarantors, and will assess lingering effects of the credit crunch.
Matthew Erramouspe, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Stephen Scharf, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Susan Zuckerman Williams, Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP
SESSION 3 : MONDAY, APRIL 26
Keeping the Camera Rolling
This session will survey problems that arise during the course of production -- such as favored-nations provisions, credit ties and related matters, force majeure, suspension and termination, clearances, releases and nudity waivers -- and will suggest practical solutions to avoid delays and cost increases.
Juliette Youngblood, Principal, Youngblood Group
Benjamin Reder, Principal, Reder & Feig LLP
SESSION 4 : WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28
Pioneering Motion Picture Distribution in the Digital Frontier
This session will examine methods of distribution and exploitation, with a focus on changes to traditional models caused by convergence and new media.
Jimmy Nguyen, Partner, Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP
Christine Lawton, Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Beth Baier, Senior Vice President, Business Affairs & General Counsel, Warner Home Video, Inc.
MGM Tower Theater
10250 Constellation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Register online at www.CenturyCityBar.com
For more information contact Orit Arfa, Executive Director:
Tel: (310) 415-2349; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This activity has been approved for minimum continuing legal education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.5 hours per session of which 0 hours will apply to legal ethics; 0 hours will apply to the elimination of bias; 0 hours will apply to the prevention, detection and treatment of substance abuse and emotional distress.
CCBA certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved educational activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.