Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

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Entertainment Law Goes Global: Second Annual "Entertainment Without Borders" Conference Explores International Marketplace March 26, 2007
Entertainment Law Goes Global: Second Annual "Entertainment Without Borders" Conference Explores International Marketplace

The entertainment business has become global, and today's entertainment lawyer needs to have at least a basic understanding of the legal and business considerations that arise in the various markets that now exist outside the United States. Three aspects of the international entertainment market - talent, product, and geographic - will be discussed in the second annual Entertainment Without Borders: Practicing in the Emerging Global Marketplace conference, co-sponsored by Southwestern's Biederman Institute and the Beverly Hills Bar Association, with media sponsorship provided by The Hollywood Reporter, ESQ.

The program is Thursday, April 12, from 2 to 8 p.m., on Southwestern's campus. It will focus specifically on issues that include: recruiting and hiring production talent, the legal and business impact of technological advances, and the challenges of making entertainment deals in emerging markets such as China and India.

The panel discussions will feature leading studio executives and entertainment attorneys including: Laine Kline, Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, The Weinstein Company, LLC; Roy Lee, Producer and Co-founder, Vertigo Entertainment; Jack Nguyen, Senior Vice President, International Operations Asia/Pacific, Warner Brothers International; Caroline Raufi, Hyde Park Entertainment; Pamela Forster, Attorney at Law, Valente Law; Deborah Davy, Senior Associate, Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP; Johan Lubbe, Partner, Jackson Lewis LLP; Howard Shapiro, Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP; Schuyler Moore, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP; Jai Pathak, Partner, Jones Day; Southwestern Professor Robert E. Lutz; and additional panelists to be announced.
Registration fees $110 before April 1 ($125 thereafter); $95 for Southwestern alumni and Beverly Hills Bar Association members before April 1 ($110 thereafter); $25 for students. Conference information and online registration is available. Questions may be directed to Southwestern's Biederman Institute. For map and directions, click here. Parking is available on campus for $6.