The Next Big Thing: Emerging Issues in Entertainment Law
Harvard Law School
Friday, November 12
Featuring panels of industry professionals exploring the latest legal trends in video games, music, film and television, and journalism.
Keynote Speaker Schuyler M. Moore, Partner in Corporate Entertainment at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
No registration is necessary and the event is free.
Schedule for November 12, 2010
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Austin West
Eve Saltman (Vice President Legal, “Onlive”)
Ken Doroshow (General Counsel, Entertainment Software Association)
Florian Hunziker (SVP, COO, Harmonix Music Systems)
Stephen Smith (Partner, Greenberg Glusker)
Yi-an Chen (Attorney, Electronic Arts)
Seth Krauss (Executive VP and General Counsel, Take-Two Interactive Software)
Moderator: Charles Nesson (Harvard Law School Professor, Founder of Berkman Center for Internet and Society)
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM, Austin West
Jeff Farmer (VP Legal Affairs, Lime Wire LLC)
Stan Soocher (University of Colorado Associate Professor of Music and Entertainment Industry Studies; Editor-in-Chief of “Entertainment Law and Finance”)
Ray Beckerman (Copyright expert; Webmaster, “Recording Industry vs. the People”)
Allen Bargfrede (Berklee School of Music Professor)
Moderator: Chris Bavitz (Assistant Director, Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic; Clinical Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society)
Film and Television
3:00 – 4:00 PM, Austin West
Shaun Clark (Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP)
Michele Plescia-Schultz (Entertainment Attorney)
Jay Fialkov (Deputy General Counsel, WGBH)
Ed Weiss (General Counsel, Red Sox; Former Deputy General Counsel at Time Warner)
Dale Nelson (Vice President and Intellectual Property Counsel, Warner Bros.)
Moderator: Mark Fischer (Partner, Duane Morris LLP)
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM, Austin West
Josh Benton (Director of Harvard University Nieman Journalism Lab)
Jeff Hermes (Of Counsel, Hermes Netburn O’Connor & Spearing, P.C.)
Bruce Brown (Partner, Baker Hostetler)
Laura Handman (Co-Chair Appellate Practice, Davis Wright Tremaine)
Laura Malone (Associate General Counsel, The Associated Press)
Moderator: Kim Isbell (Fellow at Berkman Center for Internet and Society; Staff Attorney for Citizen Media Law Project)
Keynote: Schyuler M. Moore (Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan)
5:30 – 6:30 PM, Austin West
Schuyler M. Moore is a partner in the corporate entertainment department of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP. Mr. Moore holds his undergraduate degree from UCLA (Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude) and his law degree also from UCLA (first in class). Moore has been practicing in the entertainment industry since 1981, and he represents a broad spectrum of clients throughout the entertainment industry, including producers, sales agents, foreign distributors, and financiers. He has handled some of the largest financing transactions in Hollywood (including the $850 million DreamWorks transaction last year), has worked on every major financing wave for the last thirty years, and acts as an expert witness for the studios on high profile participation cases.
He is the author of The Biz: The Basic Business, Legal and Financial Aspects of the Film Industry (Silman-James Press); Taxation of the Entertainment Industry (CCH); and What They Don’t Teach You in Law School (William S. Hein & Co.). He is an adjunct professor at both the UCLA Law School and the UCLA Anderson School of Management, teaching Entertainment Law and Finance, and he is a frequent speaker and writer on a wide variety of entertainment subjects. He was listed as one of the top 100 California Lawyers by the Daily Journal in 2009 and is consistently listed as one of the top 100 entertainment lawyers by The Hollywood Reporter.
6:30 PM , Austin Hall Rotunda
Drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and dessert will be served.
CSEL would like to thank Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP (www.milbank.com) for providing generous funding for this symposium.
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