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Legal Media and Entertainment Industry Leaders Discuss Evolving Opportunities and Threats at Entertainment and Media Conference January 11, 2012
Legal Media and Entertainment Industry Leaders Discuss Evolving Opportunities and Threats at Entertainment and Media Conference

The legal and business challenges and opportunities inherent in reality television programming, social media websites and the creation of music-centric media will be considered in Angels and Demons: Navigating Tricky Entertainment and Media Issues to Reach Legal Nirvana, the 9th Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference presented by Southwestern's Biederman Institute and the Media Law Resource Center (MLRC). The conference will be held on Thursday, January 19 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel.

Angels and Demons will present three discussion panels: "Exorcising Rights: Releasing the Demons in Reality Programming," "Social Media - Savior or Satan?" and "Sympathy for the Devil in Music." Scheduled speakers will include prominent entertainment attorneys and industry insiders. The distinguished list of presenters includes: Dan Cooper (Paramount Pictures), John Farrell (Endemol USA), Doug Frank (Attorney at Law), Karlene Goller (Los Angeles Times), Jonathan Haft (Hollywood Records), Jean-Paul Jassy (Bostwick & Jassy LLP), Paul Koenig (Paramount Pictures), Glen Kulik (Kulik, Gottesman, Mouton & Siegel, LLP), Jennifer Mardosz (Fox Entertainment Group), Louis P. Petrich (Leopold, Petrich & Smith), Jeffrey Schneider (NBCUniversal) and Keith Zajic (Attorney at Law).

The event, offering four hours of CLE credit, is scheduled from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. followed by a reception. Registration fees are $100 by January 6, $125 after January 6 (or at the door as space permits), and $25 for students. The event is co-sponsored by AXIS PRO; Chubb Group of Insurance Companies; Davis Wright Tremaine; Doyle & Miller, LLP; Hiscox USA; Kelley Drye & Warren LLP; Leopold Petrich & Smith; Loeb & Loeb LLP; and Sidley Austin LLP. Please note that this year's conference will be held at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, located at 1755 North Highland Avenue in Hollywood. Click here for additional information and online registration. Questions may be directed to the Biederman Institute.