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Past Events

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute Awards Reception

7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
SLS Beverly Hills, 465 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Honoring:

Outstanding Alumnus - Daniel M. Petrocelli '80
Outstanding Adjunct Professor - Professor Jared Jussim
Donald E. Biederman Legacy Award - The Late Ed Hookstratten '57

Wednesday, June 4 , 2014

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"A Conversation With..." Arn Tellem, Vice Chairman, Wasserman Media Group
and President, Team Sports

Southwestern Campus

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Wednesday, April 30 , 2014

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"A Conversation With..." Paul Williams, Composer/Singer/Songwriter, President and Chairman, ASCAP

Southwestern Campus

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Monday, March 31 , 2014

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"A Conversation With..." Leah Weil, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Sony Pictures

Southwestern Campus

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Wednesday, February 19 , 2014

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"A Conversation With..." Bob Broder, Chuck Lorre Productions, Legendary Talent Agent

Southwestern Campus

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Friday, February 7, 2014

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Using Drones in the News and Entertainment Industries: The Legal and Regulatory Issues

Southwestern Campus

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Avatars, Apps and Aggregation: New Technologies Shake Up Media Law - Again The 11th Annual Entertainment & Media Law Conference

Avatars, Apps and Aggregation: New Technologies Shake Up Media Law - Again - Practical Advice About Content Aggregation, Right of Publicity Law,
and App Creation

 




The Los Angeles Times Building

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Friday, February 22, 2013        

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First Annual Online Privacy Symposium

Southwestern Campus

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

10th Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference Brochure

10th Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference
Loews Hollywood Hotel
Hollywood, CA 90028

Presented by Southwestern's Biederman Institute and the Media Law Resource Center (MLRC). Click  here for more information.


Friday, October 26, 2012

The Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute Awards Reception

Presented by Southwestern's Entertainment and Intellectual Property Alumni Association (SWEIP)

7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
SLS Beverly Hills
465 S. La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Honoring
Outstanding Alumnus - Thomas H. Hoberman '75
Outstanding Adjunct Professor - Deborah Drooz '85
Donald E. Biederman Legacy Award - Russell Frackman


Monday, May 21, 2012

A Cast of Thousands: Corruption Risks and Enforcement in the Media & Entertainment Industry

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Southwestern Campus

Presented by the ABA Section of International Law

Angels and Demons: Navigating Tricky Entertainment and Media Issues to Reach Legal NirvanaThursday, January 19, 2012

Angels and Demons: Navigating Tricky Entertainment and Media Issues to Reach Legal Nirvana

Renaissance Hollywood Hotel

Presented by Southwestern's Biederman Institute and the Media Law Resource Center (MLRC). Click here for more information.



The 2010-2011 "A Conversation with..." Series was co-sponsored by the Beverly Hills Bar Association and LACBA's
Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section (ELIPS)
"A Conversation with..." Series co-sponsors for 2010-2011



Thursday, May 26, 2011

"A Conversation With..." Warren Lieberfarb"A Conversation with..." Warren Lieberfarb, Chairman of Warren N. Lieberfarb & Associates and "The Father of DVD"

The Past, Present and Future of the Home Entertainment Business

7:30 p.m.
Reception to follow
Southwestern Campus

Download a printable postcard (PDF)


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Conversation With... Jonathan Handel"A Conversation with..." Jonathan Handel, Entertainment Attorney and Author of Hollywood on Strike

The Past, Present and Future of Hollywood Unions

7:30 p.m.
Reception to follow
Southwestern Campus

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Collegiate Sports Law Symposium April 2011

Collegiate Sports Law Symposium:
The Business of Amateur Sports

9:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Reception to follow
Southwestern Campus

Join us for an informative discussion on hot-button issues in college sports. Click here for more information.

 

Southwestern's Biederman Institute presents A Conversation With... Michael Sitrick, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sitrick And Company


Thursday, March 3, 2011

"A Conversation with..." Michael Sitrick, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sitrick And Company

If You Don't Tell Your Story, Someone Else Will - Lessons from a Master Spin Doctor

7:30 p.m.
Reception to follow
Southwestern Campus

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

"A Conversation with..." Jim Perzik, Secretary and General Counsel, Los Angeles Lakers"A Conversation with..." Jim Perzik, Secretary and General Counsel, Los Angeles Lakers

Hoop Dreams: 20 Years as the Lakers' Lawyer

7:30 p.m.
Reception to follow
Southwestern Campus

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Biederman Institute & MLRC Conference - Scripts, Lies & VideogamesScripts, Lies & Videogames

2:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Reception to follow
Southwestern Campus

Presented by Southwestern's Biederman Institute and the Media Law Resource Center. Click here for more information.

 

"A Conversation with..." Martin Garbus

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

"A Conversation with..." Martin Garbus, Preeminent Trial Lawyer and First Amendment Expert

From Goldberg v. Kelly to Mel Gibson (and Everything In Between): The Extraordinary Battles of a Great American Lawyer

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law (JIMEL) International Media Law Colloquium

3:00 - 7:00 p.m., Reception to follow
Southwestern Campus
Printable Flyer (PDF)

At the first annual JIMEL International Media Law Colloquium, Professors David Goldberg (Glasgow University), Kyu Ho Youm (University of Oregon), Claire Wright (Thomas Jefferson School of Law) and Michael Scott (Southwestern) will present on international developments in defamation law. The event will also include a discussion with the audience. Southwestern Professor Michael Epstein (Editor, Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law), will moderate.

This free event offers 3 hours of CLE credit.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Surprising Impact of Internal Revenue Code Section 409A on Common Talent Compensation Arrangements

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Southwestern Campus

This free event presented by Professor Lon Sobel offers two hours of CLE credit.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

"A Conversation with..." Jared Jussim, Executive Vice President, Intellectual Property Department and Deputy General Counsel, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

"Reflections on the Practical Practice of Law from the Perspective of a (flat-headed) Screwdriver"


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Charting the Unknowns: Digital Entertainment, Content Regulation & Crisis Management

Charting the Unknowns: Digital Entertainment, Content Regulation & Crisis Management

2:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Reception to follow
Southwestern Campus

Presented by Southwestern's Biederman Institute and the Media Law Resource Center. Click here for more information.


Saturday, October 24, 2009

14th Annual Free Speech and Open Government Assembly
Sponsored by the California First Amendment Coalition, the Biederman Institute, and the McCormick Foundation

8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Southwestern Campus


Friday, March 6, 2009

Reforming Copyright: Process, Policy and Politics

10:15 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Reception to follow
Southwestern Campus

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Fast Times in Hollywood: Keeping Up With Cutting Edge Issues in Entertainment and Media Law

2:15 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Reception to follow
Southwestern Campus

Presented by Southwestern's Biederman Institute and the Media Law Resource Center. Click here for detailed information.


Thursday, November 20, 2008

"A Conversation with..." Richard Cotton, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, NBC Universal

"Protecting the Peacock: The Challenges of Representing an Integrated Entertainment Company in the 21st Century"


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"A Conversation with..." Harvey Levin, Host and Executive Producer, "TMZ" and Managing Editor, TMZ.com

"Gotcha! Is America's Fascination with Celebrities Changing the Face of Journalism and the Law that Governs It?


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

"The New WGA, AFTRA and SAG Collective Bargaining Agreements: What You Need to Know Now"

A special lecture co-sponsored by the ABA Forum Committee on the Entertainment & Sports Industries

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Reception to Follow
Southwestern Campus
The program is free.

This has been a momentous year for labor relations in the entertainment industry. After a prolonged WGA strike, a new WGA Basic Agreement was agreed to. That was followed by a new AFTRA agreement. And, as the event announcement postcard goes into the mail, the industry is hoping for a new SAG Basic Agreement. What do the new agreements mean for your client? This question will be addressed by two of the industry's leading lights:

Alan Brunswick, Manatt Phelps & Phillips, Los Angeles
Former Vice President of the Association of Motion Picture & Television Producers

Sallie Weaver, Entertainment Strategies Group, Beverly Hills
Former Deputy Executive National Director of the Screen Actors Guild

Event Postcard (PDF)

This program offers 1 hour of CLE credit.


Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 7:30 p.m.

"A Conversation with..." Douglas Jacobs, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, A&E Television Networks

"Real News to Reality TV: The Changing Face of Television"


Thursday, January 31, 2008

 
The 5th Annual Conference by Southwestern's Biederman Institute and the Media Law Resource Center

"The Digital Earthquake: Groundbreaking Changes Affecting Entertainment and Media Law"

1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Reception to follow
Southwestern Campus

Whether you feel it or not, the ground is shifting under your feet. Without a solid knowledge base and creative coping strategies, any entertainment and media lawyer or business affairs executive risks being swallowed up by the digital earthquake that is shaking the industries they work in. The challenges cut across all aspects of the business. Existing business relationships need to be re-evaluated and re-structured among owners, producers, distributors and talent. New relationships need to be forged with consumers who may also serve as content providers and producers. Old legal concepts must be adapted to new realities. New laws need to be interpreted and understood. In three panels, this Fifth Annual MLRC/Southwestern conference examines how to survive and prosper amidst the turmoil.

Conference Brochure (PDF)

 

Saturday, October 6, 2007

2007 IPELS 31st Annual Symposium -
"Let's Get Digital - Emerging Trends In New Media Deals"

Presented by Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law Section (IPELS)

Co-Sponsored by Southwestern's Biederman Institute


Saturday, September 29, 2007

Alumni Dinner

Alumni and Friends Entertainment Law Dinner

Join Southwestern's entertainment and media law faculty and Dean Bryant Garth for a gathering of alumni and friends in the entertainment, media and intellectual property law fields on September 29. At the event, you can reconnect with old friends and faculty; meet new ones with common interests; learn about how entertainment, media and intellectual property law are thriving at the school; and give us your input into what you would like to see the school do in these fields. The kickoff dinner will feature a presentation by Professors David Kohler and Robert Lind on the Biederman Institute and entertainment and media law at Southwestern. You will also have the opportunity to hear from our other Institute faculty - Professors Michael Epstein, Silvia Faerman, Michael Scott and Lon Sobel - as well as Dean Garth, who is now in his third year at the law school. There will be time for questions and comments, and you will get one hour of CLE for attending.


Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 7:30 p.m.

"A Conversation with..." David Nimmer, Of Counsel, Irell & Manella

"Patently Misguided: A Direct Analysis of Copyright's Indirect Liability"


Tuesday, March 6, 2007, 7:30 p.m.

"A Conversation with..." Pat Mitchell, President & CEO, The Museum of Television and Radio (Former President of PBS)

"Broadcasting in the Twenty First Century"


Thursday, January 25, 2007, 1-8 p.m.

The Fourth Annual Conference presented by Southwestern's Biederman Institute and the Media Law Resource Center (MLRC)

"Revolution: Legal Challenges of Integrating Traditional Media into a Digital Environment" 

The integration of traditional entertainment and media into the digital world is rapidly becoming a reality. The last few years have been characterized by the beginnings of a virtual paradigm shift in how entertainment and media are and will be distributed and viewed. The music business has moved from CDs to online. A significant share of theatrical revenues is now derived from the sale of DVDs. First run television series are increasingly available for viewing on portable digital devices. And individual participation in debate and discussion has taken on new meaning with the proliferation of the blogosphere. While the business implications of all this are staggering, so too are the legal challenges presented by the advent of the digital age.

Conference Brochure (PDF)


Thursday, November 2, 2006, 7 p.m.

"A Conversation With..." David J. Kekst
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, William Morris Agency

"The Business of the Business"


Saturday, October 21, 2006

Legal and Business Issues in the Video Game Industry


Videogame Law Conference
co-sponsored by Loyola Law School
Loyola Law School Campus

"Legal and Business Issues in the Videogame Industry"

The video game business is the fastest growing segment of the entertainment industry. and the legal aspects of this business are fascinating and very complex. Join your colleagues for an all-day conference that will cover: an overview of video game technology, business structures and economics; licensing deals for acquiring movie right to games, and game rights to movies, talent deals for coders, name and likeness licenses, and much more.

Videogame Law Conference Brochure (PDF)