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278.75 sec. 001 - Entertainment Law in the TV Industry (Fall 2019)

Instructor: Rafael Gomez-Cabrera  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 1


    F 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Law 140
    From August 30, 2019
    To September 06, 2019

    F 3:10 PM - 6:10 PM
    Location: Law 140
    From August 30, 2019
    To September 06, 2019

    Sa 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Location: Law 140
    From August 31, 2019
    To September 07, 2019

Course Start: August 30, 2019
Course End: September 07, 2019
Class Number: 32617

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 44
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 60
As of: 04/07 11:14 PM

Taught by a practicing Los Angeles entertainment attorney, this course will introduce students to the day-to-day practice of entertainment law in the television industry. Through a combination of lectures and in-class discussions, students will explore (i) the legal basis and structure of key television agreements (e.g., writer, producer, director and actor deals), (ii) best practices for successfully negotiating these entertainment agreements, and (iii) other key legal issues that arise in connection with the development, production, and distribution of both scripted and unscripted TV content. By the end of this course, students should be able to identify, analyze, and propose solutions to the most common issues that arise in the day-to-day practice of entertainment law in TV.

Due to the need to determine members of the class, students whether enrolled or on the wait list must attend the first session at which time enrollment will be confirmed.

INSTRUCTOR: Rafael Gómez-Cabrera serves as Senior Vice President, Business Affairs at NBC Universal in Los Angeles, California. His practice over the last decade has focused on the entertainment industry and involves negotiating writer, actor, director, and other entertainment agreements with Hollywood agents and attorneys. Prior to joining NBC Universal, Rafael was an attorney in the mergers & acquisitions department at Baker & McKenzie’s Chicago office and a management consultant at McKinsey & Company’s Chicago & Miami offices. Mr. Gómez-Cabrera holds a J.D. from Harvard University.

This course meets:
Friday, August 30th and September 6th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 3:10 PM - 6:10 PM
Saturday, August 31st and September 7th 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend in order not to be dropped.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Business Law

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  • Hollywood Dealmaking
    Edition: 3rd
    ISBN: 9781621536581
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $24.99
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