Seminar  Program

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2018 – Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Media's Transformation – OTTs, MCNs & Mobile-Driven Video; Theater


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Why You Should Attend
Experienced entertainment attorneys and business executives will discuss legal, financial, and business issues in the practice of entertainment law, with a focus on new methods of delivery.

Day 1 – Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Media’s Transformation – OTTs, MCNs & Mobile-Driven Video; Game and App Development Deals; Ethics
The morning session will address high-level issues in entertainment industry transactions, and will cover legal and business issues and emerging trends in the television and video industries, including recent developments involving online video and user-generated content. The afternoon session will start out by discussing media’s transformation, including OTTs, MCNs and mobile-driven video, the rise of new media companies, and new media business models and economics. Videogames and software app development deals will also be covered, including identifying the parties and their respective interests and taking a look at key negotiating issues from both sides of the table. The day will conclude with a session on ethical considerations in the practice of entertainment law.

Day 2 – Sound Recordings; Music Publishing
The morning will be geared toward a basic understanding of an artist-record company agreement with a mock negotiation as the format, and will address current issues and trends in the recording industry, including digital distribution of sound recordings. The afternoon session will provide a basic understanding of music publishing terms and concepts, and will include a mock negotiation of an exclusive songwriter and co-publishing agreement. Both panels will discuss the practical impact and legal implications of the digital delivery of music.

Day 3 – Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film
The morning will provide an overview of book publishing agreements and current developments in the publishing industry, followed by trends and hot topics in sports, entertainment and Internet litigation. The afternoon session will provide a basic understanding of motion picture deal terms and concepts, plus advanced film issues involving financing, production and distribution.

Special Features:
Earn one hour of Ethics Credit on Day 1


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

9:00 Opening Remarks
Kenneth M. Kaufman, Linda A. Newmark

9:15 Television, video & User-Generated Content
  • Overview of the television and video marketplace
  • Acquisition of underlying right
  • Option agreements
  • Life story rights
  • Structuring the acquisition of rights (licenses, assignments, and works made for hire)
  • Copyright termination issues
  • Production, financing and distribution agreements
  • Co-productions and joint ventures
  • Cable and pay television productions
  • Talent agreements
  • Special issues in reality TV productions
  • Advertising and product placement
  • Music rights for television productions
  • Key issues involving user-generated content
  • Online and short form video
  • The impact of digital media on traditional business models
  • Trends and future outlook
    Vernon G. Chu, Melanie Jones, Kenneth M. Kaufman


  • 10:45 Networking Break

    11:00 Television, Video & User-Generated Content (Continued)
    Vernon G. Chu, Melanie Jones, Kenneth M. Kaufman

    12:30 Lunch

    1:30 Media's Transformation - Over-The-Top Content (OTT), Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs) & Mobile Driven Video
  • The changing landscape of traditional media
  • The ride of new media companies
  • Major strategic moves connecting the two
  • New media business models and economics
    Panel Leader: T. Hale Boggs
    Speakers: Jennifer Saba, TBD


  • 2:45 Networking Break

    3:00 Game and App Development Deals from 36,000 feet: The Broad View
  • Where game and other app deals differ from other entertainment content deals
  • What each side wants vs. what each side needs in the deal
  • Negotiating strategies of an app game deal: What to expect and how to respond
    Jim Charne


  • 4:00 Ethical Issues in the Practice of Entertainment Law
  • Recent developments in professional responsibility and discipline (e.g., AB Commission on the Future of Legal Services Final Report, multijurisdictional and multidisciplinary, entity representation, disclosure of client misconduct, Common Legal Interest Doctrine)
  • Conflict of interest for entertainment lawyers and waivers
  • Practicing law in the electronic age - the interface of ethical rules with new technology, e.g., protecting confidential communications and the Internet, metadata discovery and computer experts
  • Fees
  • Good practice guidelines - tips for avoiding legal malpractice and discipline
    Jack P. Sahl


  • 5:00 Adjourn

    Co-Chair(s)
    Kenneth M. Kaufman ~ Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
    Linda A. Newmark ~ Executive Vice President - Head of Acquisitions & Strategic Projects, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Moderator(s)
    T. Hale Boggs ~ Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
    Speaker(s)
    Jim Charne ~ Gerard Fox Law P.C.
    Vernon G. Chu ~ General Counsel, BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc.
    Melanie Jones ~ Senior Director, Business and Legal Affairs, Discovery Communications, LLC
    Jennifer Saba ~ Columnist, Reuters Breakingviews , Thomson Reuters
    Jack P. Sahl ~ Joseph G. Miller Professor of Law & Director, Miller-Becker Center for Professional Responsibility - University Of Akron School Of Law
    Program Attorney(s)
    Dana M. Berman ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

    New York City Seminar Location

    PLI New York Center
    , 1177 Avenue of the Americas, (2nd floor), entrance on 45th Street, New York, New York 10036. (800) 260-4754.

    New York City Hotel Accommodations

    Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway (at 48th Street), New York, NY 10019 (212) 977-4000. When calling, mention Practising Law Institute. You can also make reservations online to access PLI's rates.

    The Muse, 130 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036. Please call reservations at 1-800-546-7866. When calling, please mention Practising Law Institute and rate code PLII. You can also Book Online- Kimpton.

    Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. Please call reservations at 1-800-622-5569. When calling, please mention Practising Law Institute. You can also book online.

    Hyatt Times Square, 135 W. 45th Street, New York, NY 10036. For reservations, please call (646) 364-1234. When calling mention rate code CR56218 or Practising Law Institute.

    General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


    U.S. MCLE States

    Alabama: PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Arizona:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

    Arkansas:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    California:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

    Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Delaware:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Georgia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Idaho:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Illinois: All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Indiana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Iowa:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Kansas:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

    Kentucky:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Louisiana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Maine:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Minnesota:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Mississippi:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Missouri:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Montana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Nebraska:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Nevada:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    New Hampshire:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    New Jersey:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    New Mexico:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    New York

    Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live seminars can be used to fulfill the requirements for newly admitted attorneys. All credit categories may be earned via transitional live seminars.

    North Carolina:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars

    North Dakota:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Ohio:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Oklahoma:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Pennsylvania: PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Rhode Island:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    South Carolina:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Tennessee:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Utah:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Vermont:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Virginia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

    Washington:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    West Virginia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Wisconsin:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Wyoming:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    CPD Jurisdictions

    British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

    Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

    Quebec (CPD-QC): PLI’s live seminars can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

    Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live seminars can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

    Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit in all Australian jurisdictions. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

    Other Credit Types

    CPE Credit (NASBA): PLI’s live seminars qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

    IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE): PLI’s live seminars may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

    Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

    IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

    HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill HR credit requirements.

    SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

    Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live programs.

    Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

    New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

    American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

     

    Why You Should Attend
    Experienced entertainment attorneys and business executives will discuss legal, financial, and business issues in the practice of entertainment law, with a focus on new methods of delivery.

    Day 1 – Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Media’s Transformation – OTTs, MCNs & Mobile-Driven Video; Game and App Development Deals; Ethics
    The morning session will address high-level issues in entertainment industry transactions, and will cover legal and business issues and emerging trends in the television and video industries, including recent developments involving online video and user-generated content. The afternoon session will start out by discussing media’s transformation, including OTTs, MCNs and mobile-driven video, the rise of new media companies, and new media business models and economics. Videogames and software app development deals will also be covered, including identifying the parties and their respective interests and taking a look at key negotiating issues from both sides of the table. The day will conclude with a session on ethical considerations in the practice of entertainment law.

    Day 2 – Sound Recordings; Music Publishing
    The morning will be geared toward a basic understanding of an artist-record company agreement with a mock negotiation as the format, and will address current issues and trends in the recording industry, including digital distribution of sound recordings. The afternoon session will provide a basic understanding of music publishing terms and concepts, and will include a mock negotiation of an exclusive songwriter and co-publishing agreement. Both panels will discuss the practical impact and legal implications of the digital delivery of music.

    Day 3 – Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film
    The morning will provide an overview of book publishing agreements and current developments in the publishing industry, followed by trends and hot topics in sports, entertainment and Internet litigation. The afternoon session will provide a basic understanding of motion picture deal terms and concepts, plus advanced film issues involving financing, production and distribution.

    Special Features:
    Earn one hour of Ethics Credit on Day 1


    PLI Group Discounts

    Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

    PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

    Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

    Cancellations

    All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

    9:00 Opening Remarks
    Kenneth M. Kaufman, Linda A. Newmark

    9:15 Television, video & User-Generated Content
  • Overview of the television and video marketplace
  • Acquisition of underlying right
  • Option agreements
  • Life story rights
  • Structuring the acquisition of rights (licenses, assignments, and works made for hire)
  • Copyright termination issues
  • Production, financing and distribution agreements
  • Co-productions and joint ventures
  • Cable and pay television productions
  • Talent agreements
  • Special issues in reality TV productions
  • Advertising and product placement
  • Music rights for television productions
  • Key issues involving user-generated content
  • Online and short form video
  • The impact of digital media on traditional business models
  • Trends and future outlook
    Vernon G. Chu, Melanie Jones, Kenneth M. Kaufman


  • 10:45 Networking Break

    11:00 Television, Video & User-Generated Content (Continued)
    Vernon G. Chu, Melanie Jones, Kenneth M. Kaufman

    12:30 Lunch

    1:30 Media's Transformation - Over-The-Top Content (OTT), Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs) & Mobile Driven Video
  • The changing landscape of traditional media
  • The ride of new media companies
  • Major strategic moves connecting the two
  • New media business models and economics
    Panel Leader: T. Hale Boggs
    Speakers: Jennifer Saba, TBD


  • 2:45 Networking Break

    3:00 Game and App Development Deals from 36,000 feet: The Broad View
  • Where game and other app deals differ from other entertainment content deals
  • What each side wants vs. what each side needs in the deal
  • Negotiating strategies of an app game deal: What to expect and how to respond
    Jim Charne


  • 4:00 Ethical Issues in the Practice of Entertainment Law
  • Recent developments in professional responsibility and discipline (e.g., AB Commission on the Future of Legal Services Final Report, multijurisdictional and multidisciplinary, entity representation, disclosure of client misconduct, Common Legal Interest Doctrine)
  • Conflict of interest for entertainment lawyers and waivers
  • Practicing law in the electronic age - the interface of ethical rules with new technology, e.g., protecting confidential communications and the Internet, metadata discovery and computer experts
  • Fees
  • Good practice guidelines - tips for avoiding legal malpractice and discipline
    Jack P. Sahl


  • 5:00 Adjourn

    Co-Chair(s)
    Kenneth M. Kaufman ~ Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
    Linda A. Newmark ~ Executive Vice President - Head of Acquisitions & Strategic Projects, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Moderator(s)
    T. Hale Boggs ~ Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
    Speaker(s)
    Jim Charne ~ Gerard Fox Law P.C.
    Vernon G. Chu ~ General Counsel, BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc.
    Melanie Jones ~ Senior Director, Business and Legal Affairs, Discovery Communications, LLC
    Jennifer Saba ~ Columnist, Reuters Breakingviews , Thomson Reuters
    Jack P. Sahl ~ Joseph G. Miller Professor of Law & Director, Miller-Becker Center for Professional Responsibility - University Of Akron School Of Law
    Program Attorney(s)
    Dana M. Berman ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
    General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.

    PLI’s live and on-demand webcasts are single-user license products intended for an individual registrant only. Credit will be issued only to the individual registered. If two or more individuals wish to participate in a webcast and receive credit, PLI would be happy to provide a Groupcast – group viewing of a webcast. To schedule a Groupcast, please contact PLI at groupcasts@pli.edu.


    U.S. MCLE States

    Alabama:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Arizona:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

    Arkansas:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    California:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

    Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Delaware:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “eCLE” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of eCLE per reporting period.

    Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Georgia:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “in-house” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 in-house credits per reporting period.

    Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Idaho:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Indiana:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance education” credit. Attorneys are limited to 9 credits of distance education per reporting period.

    Iowa:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Kansas:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Kentucky:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Louisiana:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 4 credits of self-study per reporting period.

    Maine:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Minnesota:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Mississippi:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

    Missouri:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Montana:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Nebraska:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “computer-based learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5 credits of computer-based learning per reporting period.

    Nevada:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    New Hampshire:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    New Jersey:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

    New Mexico:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    New York

    Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live webcasts can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live webcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live webcasts.

    North Carolina:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    North Dakota:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Ohio:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

    Oklahoma:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

    Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “non-traditional” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of non-traditional programs per reporting period.

    Rhode Island:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    South Carolina:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “alternatively delivered” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of alternatively delivered programs per reporting period.

    Tennessee:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

    Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Utah:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

    Vermont:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Virginia:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

    Washington:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    West Virginia:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of online instruction per reporting period.

    Wisconsin:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    Wyoming:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

    CPD Jurisdictions

    British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

    Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

    Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live webcasts can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

    Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 points of distance learning programs per reporting period.

    United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live webcasts can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

    Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live webcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

    Other Credit Types

    CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “Group-Internet-Based” (GIB) credit.

    IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

    Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

    IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

    HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill HR credit requirements.

    SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

    Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live programs.

    Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

    New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

    American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

     

    Why You Should Attend
    Experienced entertainment attorneys and business executives will discuss legal, financial, and business issues in the practice of entertainment law, with a focus on new methods of delivery.

    Day 1 – Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Media’s Transformation – OTTs, MCNs & Mobile-Driven Video; Game and App Development Deals; Ethics
    The morning session will address high-level issues in entertainment industry transactions, and will cover legal and business issues and emerging trends in the television and video industries, including recent developments involving online video and user-generated content. The afternoon session will start out by discussing media’s transformation, including OTTs, MCNs and mobile-driven video, the rise of new media companies, and new media business models and economics. Videogames and software app development deals will also be covered, including identifying the parties and their respective interests and taking a look at key negotiating issues from both sides of the table. The day will conclude with a session on ethical considerations in the practice of entertainment law.

    Day 2 – Sound Recordings; Music Publishing
    The morning will be geared toward a basic understanding of an artist-record company agreement with a mock negotiation as the format, and will address current issues and trends in the recording industry, including digital distribution of sound recordings. The afternoon session will provide a basic understanding of music publishing terms and concepts, and will include a mock negotiation of an exclusive songwriter and co-publishing agreement. Both panels will discuss the practical impact and legal implications of the digital delivery of music.

    Day 3 – Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film
    The morning will provide an overview of book publishing agreements and current developments in the publishing industry, followed by trends and hot topics in sports, entertainment and Internet litigation. The afternoon session will provide a basic understanding of motion picture deal terms and concepts, plus advanced film issues involving financing, production and distribution.

    Special Features:
    Earn one hour of Ethics Credit on Day 1


    PLI Group Discounts

    Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

    PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

    Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

    Cancellations

    All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

    9:00 Opening Remarks
    Kenneth M. Kaufman, Linda A. Newmark

    9:15 Television, video & User-Generated Content
  • Overview of the television and video marketplace
  • Acquisition of underlying right
  • Option agreements
  • Life story rights
  • Structuring the acquisition of rights (licenses, assignments, and works made for hire)
  • Copyright termination issues
  • Production, financing and distribution agreements
  • Co-productions and joint ventures
  • Cable and pay television productions
  • Talent agreements
  • Special issues in reality TV productions
  • Advertising and product placement
  • Music rights for television productions
  • Key issues involving user-generated content
  • Online and short form video
  • The impact of digital media on traditional business models
  • Trends and future outlook
    Vernon G. Chu, Melanie Jones, Kenneth M. Kaufman


  • 10:45 Networking Break

    11:00 Television, Video & User-Generated Content (Continued)
    Vernon G. Chu, Melanie Jones, Kenneth M. Kaufman

    12:30 Lunch

    1:30 Media's Transformation - Over-The-Top Content (OTT), Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs) & Mobile Driven Video
  • The changing landscape of traditional media
  • The ride of new media companies
  • Major strategic moves connecting the two
  • New media business models and economics
    Panel Leader: T. Hale Boggs
    Speakers: Jennifer Saba, TBD


  • 2:45 Networking Break

    3:00 Game and App Development Deals from 36,000 feet: The Broad View
  • Where game and other app deals differ from other entertainment content deals
  • What each side wants vs. what each side needs in the deal
  • Negotiating strategies of an app game deal: What to expect and how to respond
    Jim Charne


  • 4:00 Ethical Issues in the Practice of Entertainment Law
  • Recent developments in professional responsibility and discipline (e.g., AB Commission on the Future of Legal Services Final Report, multijurisdictional and multidisciplinary, entity representation, disclosure of client misconduct, Common Legal Interest Doctrine)
  • Conflict of interest for entertainment lawyers and waivers
  • Practicing law in the electronic age - the interface of ethical rules with new technology, e.g., protecting confidential communications and the Internet, metadata discovery and computer experts
  • Fees
  • Good practice guidelines - tips for avoiding legal malpractice and discipline
    Jack P. Sahl


  • 5:00 Adjourn

    Co-Chair(s)
    Kenneth M. Kaufman ~ Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
    Linda A. Newmark ~ Executive Vice President - Head of Acquisitions & Strategic Projects, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Moderator(s)
    T. Hale Boggs ~ Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
    Speaker(s)
    Jim Charne ~ Gerard Fox Law P.C.
    Vernon G. Chu ~ General Counsel, BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc.
    Melanie Jones ~ Senior Director, Business and Legal Affairs, Discovery Communications, LLC
    Jennifer Saba ~ Columnist, Reuters Breakingviews , Thomson Reuters
    Jack P. Sahl ~ Joseph G. Miller Professor of Law & Director, Miller-Becker Center for Professional Responsibility - University Of Akron School Of Law
    Program Attorney(s)
    Dana M. Berman ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
    Columbus Groupcast Location

    Columbus Bar Association, 175 S. Third Street, Suite 1100, Columbus, OH 43215. Phone: 614-221-4112, FAX: (614) 340-2081.

    General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


    U.S. MCLE States

    Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

    Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

    Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

    Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

    Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New Hampshire:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

    New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New York

    Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

    North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

    Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

    Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


    CPD Jurisdictions

    British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

    Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

    Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

    Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

    Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


    Other Credit Types

    CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

    IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

    Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

    IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

    HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

    SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

    Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

    Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

    New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

    American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

     

    Why You Should Attend
    Experienced entertainment attorneys and business executives will discuss legal, financial, and business issues in the practice of entertainment law, with a focus on new methods of delivery.

    Day 1 – Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Media’s Transformation – OTTs, MCNs & Mobile-Driven Video; Game and App Development Deals; Ethics
    The morning session will address high-level issues in entertainment industry transactions, and will cover legal and business issues and emerging trends in the television and video industries, including recent developments involving online video and user-generated content. The afternoon session will start out by discussing media’s transformation, including OTTs, MCNs and mobile-driven video, the rise of new media companies, and new media business models and economics. Videogames and software app development deals will also be covered, including identifying the parties and their respective interests and taking a look at key negotiating issues from both sides of the table. The day will conclude with a session on ethical considerations in the practice of entertainment law.

    Day 2 – Sound Recordings; Music Publishing
    The morning will be geared toward a basic understanding of an artist-record company agreement with a mock negotiation as the format, and will address current issues and trends in the recording industry, including digital distribution of sound recordings. The afternoon session will provide a basic understanding of music publishing terms and concepts, and will include a mock negotiation of an exclusive songwriter and co-publishing agreement. Both panels will discuss the practical impact and legal implications of the digital delivery of music.

    Day 3 – Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film
    The morning will provide an overview of book publishing agreements and current developments in the publishing industry, followed by trends and hot topics in sports, entertainment and Internet litigation. The afternoon session will provide a basic understanding of motion picture deal terms and concepts, plus advanced film issues involving financing, production and distribution.

    Special Features:
    Earn one hour of Ethics Credit on Day 1


    PLI Group Discounts

    Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

    PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

    Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

    Cancellations

    All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

    9:00 Opening Remarks
    Kenneth M. Kaufman, Linda A. Newmark

    9:15 Television, video & User-Generated Content
  • Overview of the television and video marketplace
  • Acquisition of underlying right
  • Option agreements
  • Life story rights
  • Structuring the acquisition of rights (licenses, assignments, and works made for hire)
  • Copyright termination issues
  • Production, financing and distribution agreements
  • Co-productions and joint ventures
  • Cable and pay television productions
  • Talent agreements
  • Special issues in reality TV productions
  • Advertising and product placement
  • Music rights for television productions
  • Key issues involving user-generated content
  • Online and short form video
  • The impact of digital media on traditional business models
  • Trends and future outlook
    Vernon G. Chu, Melanie Jones, Kenneth M. Kaufman


  • 10:45 Networking Break

    11:00 Television, Video & User-Generated Content (Continued)
    Vernon G. Chu, Melanie Jones, Kenneth M. Kaufman

    12:30 Lunch

    1:30 Media's Transformation - Over-The-Top Content (OTT), Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs) & Mobile Driven Video
  • The changing landscape of traditional media
  • The ride of new media companies
  • Major strategic moves connecting the two
  • New media business models and economics
    Panel Leader: T. Hale Boggs
    Speakers: Jennifer Saba, TBD


  • 2:45 Networking Break

    3:00 Game and App Development Deals from 36,000 feet: The Broad View
  • Where game and other app deals differ from other entertainment content deals
  • What each side wants vs. what each side needs in the deal
  • Negotiating strategies of an app game deal: What to expect and how to respond
    Jim Charne


  • 4:00 Ethical Issues in the Practice of Entertainment Law
  • Recent developments in professional responsibility and discipline (e.g., AB Commission on the Future of Legal Services Final Report, multijurisdictional and multidisciplinary, entity representation, disclosure of client misconduct, Common Legal Interest Doctrine)
  • Conflict of interest for entertainment lawyers and waivers
  • Practicing law in the electronic age - the interface of ethical rules with new technology, e.g., protecting confidential communications and the Internet, metadata discovery and computer experts
  • Fees
  • Good practice guidelines - tips for avoiding legal malpractice and discipline
    Jack P. Sahl


  • 5:00 Adjourn

    Co-Chair(s)
    Kenneth M. Kaufman ~ Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
    Linda A. Newmark ~ Executive Vice President - Head of Acquisitions & Strategic Projects, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Moderator(s)
    T. Hale Boggs ~ Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
    Speaker(s)
    Jim Charne ~ Gerard Fox Law P.C.
    Vernon G. Chu ~ General Counsel, BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc.
    Melanie Jones ~ Senior Director, Business and Legal Affairs, Discovery Communications, LLC
    Jennifer Saba ~ Columnist, Reuters Breakingviews , Thomson Reuters
    Jack P. Sahl ~ Joseph G. Miller Professor of Law & Director, Miller-Becker Center for Professional Responsibility - University Of Akron School Of Law
    Program Attorney(s)
    Dana M. Berman ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
    Atlanta Groupcast Location

    Atlanta Bar Association, 400 International Tower, 229 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-1601. (404) 521-0781.

    General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


    U.S. MCLE States

    Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

    Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

    Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

    Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

    Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New Hampshire:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

    New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    New York

    Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

    North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Puerto Rico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

    Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

    Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

    Washington:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


    CPD Jurisdictions

    British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

    Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

    Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

    Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

    United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

    Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


    Other Credit Types

    CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “Group-Live delivery” credit.

    IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

    Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

    IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

    HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

    SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

    Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

    Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

    New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

    American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

     

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