Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

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Upcoming Conference to Focus on Legal Challenges on the New Media Frontier January 05, 2010
Upcoming Conference to Focus on Legal Challenges on the New Media Frontier

As the entertainment world is enmeshed in constant technological advances, new opportunities, questions and challenges arise. What will follow YouTube, Facebook and Twitter as the next frontier in viral marketing and what is a studio's role/responsibility in this tech-driven realm? What role will regulatory commissions such as the FCC and FTC play in regulating content? How do studios/producers handle the fallout from an array of crises from fake critic quotes to having content banned in foreign countries? On Thursday, January 14, these issues will be the subject of the conference Charting the Unknowns: Digital Entertainment, Content Regulation and Crisis Management.

This timely event on subjects that are vital to any media or entertainment lawyer's practice is the seventh annual conference presented by Southwestern 's Biederman Institute and the Media Law Resource Center (MLRC). Charting the Unknowns will present three discussion panels, featuring prominent entertainment attorneys and talent industry insiders. The panels include "The New Frontier in Digital Entertainment," "Sex, Minors and Videotape," and "Catastrophes: Case Studies - Can Attorneys Work Well with Others to Manage and Survive Big Problems?"

The distinguished list of presenters includes: Jonathan Anschell, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, CBS Television; Allison Binder, Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson & Binder; Hope J. Boonshaft, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Hill & Knowlton; Elizabeth Casey, Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Standards & Practices, Fox Cable Networks; Vincent Chieffo, Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Jim Dietle, Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Playboy Entertainment Group; David Halberstadter, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; Karen Magid, Executive Vice President, Litigation, Paramount Pictures; Leon Schulzinger, Senior Vice President, Labor Relations, CBS; Anthony Segall, Rothner, Segall, Greenstone and Leheny; Alan Simpson, Vice President of Policy, Common Sense Media; and Alonzo Wickers, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

The event, offering four hours of CLE credit, will begin at 2:30 p.m. (registration begins at 1:00 p.m.) on the Southwestern campus. Event registration is $125 (student registration is $25). The conference brochure and registration form can be found online. Questions may be directed to Southwestern's Biederman Institute. Southwestern is located at 3050 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. Parking is available for $6, and a map and directions may be found online.