Legal-Aspects

Legal Aspects of Producing (CLE)

$95.00$375.00

DateWednesday, March 29th and Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Time5:30PM - 9:15PM
LocationThe Actors' Temple, 339 West 47th Street
SKU: N/A

Course Details

Space still available! If you’d like to enroll, please do one of the following options:

If you’re not a member of the NY State Bar Association (NYSBA), you can enroll by completing this form and emailing it to Beth Gould at bgould@nysba.org.

If you are a member of the NYSBA, you can enroll through the NYSBA website or by completing the form above and emailing it to Beth Gould. If you have any questions about enrollment, please email the CTI Staff at info@commercialtheaterinstitute.com.

The Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, in collaboration with the Commercial Theater Institute, will host the annual intensive CLE seminar. The seminar will focus on the roles that theatrical lawyers play in guiding both new and seasoned industry professionals through all of the stages and legal aspects of producing. Led by the top entertainment lawyers in the business, the seminar will cover the basics from acquiring rights, investor fundamentals, agreements in the not-for-profit world, and international licensing, as well as specific case studies for examples of successes and challenges met along the way.

This course is approved for up to 7.0 MCLE credit hours in professional practice for New York State Attorneys. This program is non-transitional and therefore not suited for newly-admitted attorneys.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Negotiating Rights and Production Contracts
Jason B and Jason C will discuss the various sources of underlying rights (including films, music catalogs and life rights) and engage in mock negotiations of an underlying rights agreement and production contracts with authors.
Speakers: Jason Baruch, Esq., Sendroff and Baruch, LLP and Jason Cooper, Esq., Creative Artists Agency

Investor Fundamentals
Dan will walk the group through Front Money Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements among producers, Co-Producer and Associate Producer Agreements between lead producers and major financiers and Offering Documents (i.e., the operating agreement or limited partnership agreement, and related subscription documents) between producers and investors. Dan also will discuss recent changes in the regulations allowing for crowd-funding and general solicitations.
Speaker: Daniel Wasser, Esq., Franklin Weinrib Rudell & Vassallo, PC

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Not for Profit Enhancement Agreements
Carol will discuss the relationship among authors, not-for-profit theaters and commercial producers and the agreements governing the relationships among them.
Speaker: Carol Kaplan of Loeb & Loeb LLP

Engaging the Creative Team & Licensing
Using his unique perspective as both a lawyer and general manager, Steven will discuss other key agreements besides the rights agreements, including agreements with the director, choreographer, members of the design team and music staff. Steven also will talk about licensing and the life of a property after its first commercial production.
Speaker: Steven Chaikelson, Esq., Snug Harbor Productions

Emerging Trends in Theater Law
Our distinguished panel will discuss emerging trends and hot topics in the theater such as recent fair use cases (e.g., “Jersey Boys”, “Hand to God” and “3C”), director entitlements to author income, general solicitations and crowd-funding of productions, increasing demands of underlying rights holders such as film companies, changing requirements of not-for-profit theaters mounting developmental productions, amortization and the role of the Dramatists Guild.
Speakers: Elliot Brown, Esq., Franklin Weinrib Rudell & Vassallo, PC, Scott Lazarus, Esq., Lazarus & Harris LLP and Jean Ward Esq., Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

If you’re not a member of the NY State Bar Association (NYSBA), you can enroll by completing this form and emailing it to Beth Gould at bgould@nysba.org.

If you are a member of the NYSBA, you can enroll through the NYSBA website or by completing the form above and emailing it to Beth Gould. If you have any questions about enrollment, please email the CTI Staff at info@commercialtheaterinstitute.com.

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