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278.75 sec. 001 - Entertainment Law in the TV Industry (Fall 2021)

Instructor: Rafael Gomez  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


F 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Law 140
From October 08, 2021
To October 15, 2021

F 3:10 PM - 6:10 PM
Location: Law 140
From October 08, 2021
To October 15, 2021

Sa 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Law 140
From October 09, 2021
To October 16, 2021

Course Start: October 08, 2021
Course End: October 16, 2021
Class Number: 31750

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 60
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 68
As of: 01/25 05:06 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.

This course meets:
Friday, October 8th and October 15th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 3:10 PM - 6:10 PM
Saturday, October 9th and October 16th 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.

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 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:
    Price: $24.99
    Price Source: user provided

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