This course is specifically tailored to meet the needs of experienced students in their last year of law school. The course uses lectures, simulation, workshops, guest speakers and graded out-of-class negotiation drafting and script review assignments to immerse students in the major components of a realistic, multi-faceted entertainment law practice. These components, presented longitudinally, will require students to negotiate and draft transactions, avoid or resolve production problems, provide a script clearance report and manage various clients' interests as a television show navigates its way to a series. Students will spend the semester dealing with a television project, beginning with its development and navigating its way through pilot production, series pickup, and finally multi-platform distribution.
It is recommended that students complete the Television Production Law course or familiarize themselves with the television branch of the entertainment industry prior to taking this course.