Friday, October 23, 2009
New York University — All Day Event

“The New Deal:
Music and Film
in a Brand New Environment”

The Entertainment Arts & Sports Law (EASL) Section of The New York State Bar Association, in association with CMJ Network, Holland & Knight LLP and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, will once again host the all-day MCLE accredited Entertainment Business Law Seminar on October 23, 2009, to be held at this year’s CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival at New York University in New York City, from October 20-24, 2009. The venue for the Seminar will be NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life, Richard L. Rosenthal Pavilion.

As the Obama administration works to help American businesses adapt to new economic realities, the entertainment industry is in the midst of reexamining and reinventing dealmaking structures to conform to this new business climate. At the forefront of this shift, digital media forces filmmakers, musicians — and the attorneys who represent them — to reorganize content distribution, explore and foresee innovative uses of these media, and restructure the corresponding deals that are made. Limited economic resources have fostered fresh, creative ideas and partnerships while continuing to push musicians and filmmakers to the Internet.
With changes happening at lightning speed, it is vital that attorneys and artists remain engaged in the conversation about the evolution of the industry and stay current with its legal developments.
The Entertainment Business Law Seminar will host speakers at the center of the industry discussing critical legal topics affecting the future of the film and music business. Conversations will span the current major legal and legislative issues related to recession-era dealmaking, Internet start-up companies, online privacy rights, ethical negotiation practices, the basics of independent filmmaking and future trends in the film and music industries.
Lawyers attending the seminar will receive 6 New York State MCLE (Mandatory Continuing Legal Education) credits, consisting of 4 in Practice Management, 1 in Skills and 1 in Ethics, which may also be accepted in other jurisdictions.