Institute on Entertainment Law and Business


Norman Lear


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.

Norman Lear, Creator, Writer, Producer (All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Maude) and Philanthropist, will participate in a special luncheon conversation with Bruce Ramer on his experience past and present, and thoughts on the state of the Industry. Jeffrey Cole (Director, Center for the Digital Future, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism) will return again to provide his ever-popular Industry update.

Other confirmed speakers include: Joseph Barbeau (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher), Cedar Boschan (Boschan Corp.), Todd Brabec (Author of Music Money and Success: The Insiders Guide to Making Money in the Music Business), Howard Bragman (, Fifteen Minutes Public Relations), Laura Brill (Kendall Brill Klieger), Wendy Wen Yun Chang (Hinshaw and Culbertson), Vincent Chieffo (Greenberg Traurig), Lindsay Conner (Manatt, Phelps & Phillips), 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), Jonah Greenberg (Creative Artists Agency), Debra Henderson (Zodiak Americas), Wesley Hsu (United States Attorney's Office, C.D. Cal.), Brian Kingman (Arthur J. Gallagher), Bianca Levin (Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown), Kent Liu (Rhino Entertainment), Edwin McPherson (McPherson & Rane), Jon 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) and Amy Weiss (Brillstein Entertainment Partners).

For a preview of the 2015 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 Ins titute 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.