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278.75 sec. 001 - Entertainment Law in the TV Industry (Fall 2020)

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

Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


F 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From November 06, 2020
To November 13, 2020

F 3:10 PM - 6:10 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From November 06, 2020
To November 13, 2020

Sa 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From November 07, 2020
To November 14, 2020

Course Start: November 06, 2020
Course End: November 14, 2020
Class Number: 32664

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 24
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 60
As of: 12/07 09:41 AM

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.

This course meets:
Friday, November 6th and November 13th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 3:10 PM - 6:10 PM
Saturday, November 7th and November 14th 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

INSTRUCTOR: Rafael Gómez-Cabrera serves as Senior Vice President and Head of Business Affairs, Original Programming, at Peacock (NBC Universal's streaming service) 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.

Real-time attendance at the first Zoom 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 or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law

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  • Hollywood Dealmaking
    Edition: 3rd
    ISBN: 9781621536581
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $24.99
    Price Source: user provided

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