Institute on Entertainment Law and Business


Kevin Tsujihara Jim Gianopulos Stacey Snider


October 17, 2015
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 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.

While planning is currently underway for the 2015 Institute, we can confirm Norman Lear, writer and producer (All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Maude) will be the Institute's keynote lunch speaker.  Jeffrey Cole (Director, Center for the Digital Future) will return again to provide his ever-popular Industry update.

The Institute will be held at the USC University Park campus in October 17, 2015, and will feature the same big names, informative panels and real-world takeaways seen at past Institutes. At the 2014 Institute, Sir Howard Stringer, retired Chairman of the Board of Directors, Sony Corporation (UK/US) and currently a member of the Executive Board of the BBC, the Board of Directors of Time, and the Board of Directors for TalkTalk, was the luncheon keynote speaker. Other speakers included: Jonathan Anschell (CBS Television), Akram Atallah (ICANN), Gail Berman (Tecumseh Productions), John Boyle (Insomniac), Wendy Wen Yun Chang (Hinshaw & Culbertson), Todd Cooper (Greenberh Traurig), Marco Cordova (EP Financial Solutions), Bertram Fields (Greenberg Glusker), John Fithian (National Association of Theatre Owners), Manel Bueno Gavin (Garrigues), March Geiger (WME), Seth Gelblum (Loeb & Loeb), Judith Gilbert, Patricia Glaser (Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro), Nicolas Gonda (Tugg), John Graydon (Saffery Champness), Adam Hime (Viacom Media Networks), Monique Cheng Joe (NBCUniversal), Tara Kole (Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown), Mary Ledding, Kevin Lyman (4Fini), Liz McNamara (Davis Wright Tremaine), Peter Martin Nelson (Nelson Davis), David Parker (Parker Shumaker Mills), Roy Price (Amazon Studios), Beth Roberts (NBCUniversal), Cheryl Snow (Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown), Larry Stein (Liner), Stephen Strauss (Fulwider Patton), Jordan Sussman (Freedman & Taitelman), Nancy Tellem (XBOX Entertainment Studios) (invited), Larry Ulman (Coyote Media Advisors), Veronika Kwan Vandenberg (Warner Bros. Pictures International), Georg von Wallis (Olswang), Thomas White, and Raymond Wu (Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures).

To see the full program for the 2014 Institute, click here. Keep checking back for updates and programming details on the 2015 Institute as we confirm them.

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 attracted well over 700 entertainment industry professionals, with the Institute selling out in advance, so register early for 2015.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship of the 2015 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 2015 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.