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Institute on Entertainment Law and Business

October 20, 2018
USC University Park Campus
Los Angeles

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 800 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 is currently underway for the 2018 Institute. Confirmed speakers and topics include: Professor Jeffrey Cole (USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism), returning for his popular annual overview of the Industry; Professor Jeffrey Brabec (USC Thornton School of Music), Dr. David Lowery (Writer & Assistant Editor, The Trichordist; Terry College of Business, University of Georgia), and Peter Paterno (King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano) on hot issues in the Music Industry; Matthew Belloni (Editorial Director, The Hollywood Reporter), Blair Berk (Tarlow & Berk), and Larry Stein (Russ August & Kabat) on repairing reputations in the internet era; Ivy Kagan Bierman (Loeb & Loeb), Steve Mangel (President, UniFi Completion Guarantors), and Cheryl Snow (Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman) on best practices for protecting talent interests and safeguarding producer/distributor assets; and Keith Fleer (A.P.C.), Craig Emanuel (Paul Hastings), and Conrad Riggs (Content Production; Fmr. Head of Television Business and Distribution, Amazon) on evolving technologies and emerging business models.

Plus, many more powerful industry players, including:  Carter Armstrong, Daniel Bussell, Fiona Chaney, Patricia Duncan, Amy Dunning, Matthew Erramouspe, Cassandra Franklin, Jeff Friedman, Judi Gilbert, Nick Guarino, David Halberstadter, Brian Kingman, Ray Reyes, Lori Sinanyan, and Robert Wyman.

Please check back for future programming updates as they become available. Recent Institutes sold out in advance, so be sure to register early.

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 Institute.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship of the 2018 Institute on Entertainment Law and Business includes ticketing, publicity, exhibiting 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.

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