Hosted by USC Gould School of Law and the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Institute on Entertainment Law and Business has been a Los Angeles tradition for over 50 years. Join dozens of well-known speakers and nearly 750 of your professional peers to address the latest challenges facing the industry. With morning plenary sessions, four networking opportunities and afternoon breakouts that allow in-depth learning with industry leaders in an intimate setting, this is the can't-miss event for entertainment law and business leaders.
Planning for the 2016 Institute is currently underway. We expect the same relevant and informative programming and nationally renowned speakers as that we have had in prior years. We can confirm that the ever-popular Jeffrey Cole (Director, Center for the Digital Future, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism) will again return for his Industry update, now in its sixth year.
Keep checking back for updates as we have them.
At the 2015 Institute, Norman Lear, Creator, Writer, Producer (All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Maude) and Philanthropist, spoke in a special luncheon conversation with Bruce Ramer (Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown) on his experiences past and present, and his thoughts on the state of the Industry.
Other speakers included: Joseph Barbeau (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher), Cedar Boschan (Boschan Corp.), Todd Brabec (Author, Music Money and Success: The Insiders Guide to Making Money in the Music Business), Howard Bragman (Fifteen Minutes Public Relations), Laura Brill (Kendall Brill & Kelly), Wendy Wen Yun Chang (Hinshaw & Culbertson), Vincent Chieffo (Greenberg Traurig), Lindsay Conner (Manatt, Phelps & Phillips), Jeff Egan (Warner Bros. Studio Facilities), Richard Egger (Best Best & Krieger), Mike Farah (Funny or Die), Chris Fenton (DMG Entertainment Motion Picture Group, DMG North America), Noah Fogelson (STX Entertainment), Tanya Forsheit (BakerHostetler), Russell Frackman (Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp), Scott Garner (Morgan, Lewis & Bockius), Judith Gilbert, Jonah Greenberg (Creative Artists Agency), Deborah Henderson (Zodiak USA), Brian Kingman (Arthur J. Gallagher), Bianca Levin (Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown), Kent Liu (Rhino Entertainment), Marlo Lyons (Viacom Media Networks), Phillip Matthys (Hulu), Edwin McPherson (McPherson Rane), Jonathan Moonves (Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano), Professor Seth Shapiro (USC School of Cinematic Arts), Martin Singer (Lavely & Singer), Sandra Stern (Lionsgate TV), Tess Taylor (National Association of Record Industry Professionals), C.J. Vranca (Bunim/Murray Productions), Amy Weiss (Brillstein Entertainment Partners), and Tracy Wilkison (Cyber and IP Crimes Section).
To review the programming brochure from the 2015 Institute, click here.
Four networking opportunities will help you make the most of the current market by reconnecting with former, present, and future clients and colleagues. Continuing legal education units will be available for lawyers and accountants. Please call the USC Gould Continuing Legal Education office at (213) 821-3580 with any questions about the 2015 Institute.
Each of the last two Institutes sold out in advance with over 700 entertainment industry professionals, so register early for 2016.
Sponsorship of the 2016 Institute on Entertainment Law and Business includes ticketing, publicity, exhibition and other benefits, depending on the level of sponsorship chosen. Click here to learn more about sponsoring the Institute, including information about our basic sponsorship option and the sponsorship of meals, receptions, breaks and giveaways. Let us tailor your sponsorship opportunity to best serve your needs.