Thursday, January 14, 2010
2:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Reception to follow
Presented by Southwestern's Biederman Institute and the Media Law Resource Center
Conference Planning Committee
- Sandra S. Baron, Executive Director, Media Law Resource Center, Inc.
- Vincent Chieffo, Greenberg Traurig
- David Cohen, Vice President, Legal, ABC
- Maherin Gangat, Staff Attorney, Media Law Resource Center, Inc.
- David Kohler, Director and Tamara Moore, Associate Director, Southwestern's Biederman Institute
- Kent Raygor, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
- Steve Rogers, Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, Showtime Networks Inc.
In Memory of David C. Kohler
|$100 before January 1|
|$125 after January 1 or at door|
|$25 for Students
This conference offers 4 hours of CLE credit. Southwestern is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.
Click here for map and directions to Southwestern. Parking is available on campus for $6.
Contact the Biederman Institute.
|1:00 - 2:15 p.m.||Registration|
|2:15 - 2:30 p.m.||Welcome and Introductions|
|2:30 - 3:50 p.m.
||The New Frontier in Digital Entertainment|
Developments in digital entertainment have raised a host of issues for studios, networks and talent. This panel will look at three types that are popular today - webisodes, video games and viral video marketing - from both a guild and deal-making perspective. It will explore:
||David Halberstadter, Katten Muchin Rosenman|
||Allison Binder, Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson & Binder
|Leon Schulzinger, Senior Vice President, Labor Relations, CBS|
|Anthony Segall, Rothner, Segall, Greenstone and Leheny|
|3:50 - 4:05 p.m.||Break|
|4:05 - 5:25 p.m.||Sex, Minors and Videotape|
The Bush administration aggressively pushed the regulatory envelope on so-called profane and indecent speech, as well as with respect to adult content and its promotion and advertising. But, what direction will the new Administration take? This panel will discuss developments in these areas of content regulation by the FCC, FTC, and Congress, including:
||Jonathan Anschell, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, CBS Television|
||Elizabeth Casey, Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Standards & Practices, Fox Cable Networks|
|Jim Dietle, Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Playboy Entertainment Group|
|Alan Simpson, Vice President of Policy, Common Sense Media|
|5:25 - 5:40 p.m.||Break|
5:40 - 7:00 p.m.
|Catastrophes: Case Studies - Can Attorneys Work Well with Others to Manage and Survive Big Problems?|
There have been several high-profile crises impacting studios, networks and production companies on individual productions and projects in the last few years. This panel will look back in time to analyze some of these past incidents and what lessons can be applied to future problems:
|Moderator:||Alonzo Wickers, Davis Wright Tremaine|
||Hope J. Boonshaft, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Hill & Knowlton
|Karen Magid, Executive Vice President, Litigation, Paramount Pictures|
|Vincent Chieffo, Greenberg Traurig|
|7:00 - 8:00 p.m.||Reception|