Institute on Entertainment Law and Business


Kevin Tsujihara Jim Gianopulos Stacey Snider


October 25, 2014
USC University Park Campus

Entertainment Law and Business

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 over 700 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 2014 Institute is currently underway. The Institute will be held at the USC University Park campus in October 2014 (date to be confirmed), and will feature the big names, informative panels and real-world takeaways seen at past Institutes.

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 2014 Institute.

Each of the last three Institutes attracted over 700 entertainment industry professionals, with the Institute selling out in advance, so register early for 2014.

A Review of the 2013 Institute

Kevin Tsujihara (CEO, Warner Bros. Entertainment) was the 2013 Institute's luncheon keynote speaker, sitting down in a special conversation with Bruce Ramer. Professor Jeffrey Cole (Director, Center for the Digital Future) returned to provide his ever-popular Industry update. Other sessions included the state of copyright erosion, the latest changes in film and TV distribution, tips on deal making in the new paradigm, the nuts and bolts of representing producers, motion picture and TV profit participations, neighboring rights, motion picture franchise deals, and strategies for eliminating bias in the legal profession.

Speakers in 2013 included: Fred Bernstein (Katten Muchin Rosenman), Christian Castle, Kate Chilton (Warner Bros. Entertainment), Shaun Clark (Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton), Sandra Dewey (Turner Entertainment & Cartoon Network), Merritt Farren (, Keith Fleer, Jeff Frost (Sony Pictures Television), Judi Gilbert, Audrea Golding (Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy), Kenneth Kleinberg (Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo), Ira Kurgan (Fox Broadcasting Company), Bruce Lampcov (Fintage Music), Richard Lewis (Southpaw Entertainment), Professor Robert Lind (Southwestern Law School), Steven Marks (RIAA), Peter Principato (Principato-Young Entertainment), Michael Ross (Marvel Studios), Robyn Roth (Gipson Hoffman & Pancione), Joseph Rust (Prager Metis CPAs), Roy Salter (FTI Consulting), Steven Sills (Green Hasson Janks), Edward Slizewski (MGM Studios), Douglas Stone (Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson & Binder), Richard Thompson (Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman and Goodman), Karen Thorland (MPAA), Thomas White, and Daniel Yankelevits (Sony Pictures Entertainment).

For the complete programming guide to the 2013 Institute, click here.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship of the 2014 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 2014 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.