Entertainment Law Primer: Fundamentals of Reality and Unscripted TV (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $140 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 09/30/2021

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A pre-recorded streaming video replay of the September 2018 webcast, Entertainment Law Primer: Fundamentals of Reality and Unscripted TV.


Topics Covered

Competence in this area requires you to understand the elements and pitfalls of producing and developing reality TV.

  • Know the timeline for the development and production of reality TV and the various roles a lawyer can play in the process
  • Advise your clients on how to negotiate solid contracts and protect their intellectual property
  • Discover how different networks operate in reality TV, and the different types of contracts that might appear
  • Learn how to incorporate unexpected challenges into your practice for clients involved in the development and production of reality TV
  • See real redacted contracts from the development of reality TV

Unscripted or “reality” television and competition-based programming are on the rise in the television industry and as a cultural phenomenon. This course will address the basic legal and business issues when representing producers, creators, and talent in reality TV productions; how competition-based programming like The Voice, American Idol, and others function both legally and practically; and what you, as the responsible attorney, need to know before your client becomes a contestant.

The seminar will identify and examine common and not-so-common legal snags when developing and producing reality TV. Attendees should leave the program armed with a general framework for how to approach reality TV deals, and a general knowledge of some of the pitfalls that many lawyers in the area experience. The program will appeal to both newcomers and veterans in this area.

 
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Kirk T. Schroder, Schroder Brooks PLC / Richmond

Kirk T. Schroder is a nationally recognized entertainment lawyer at Schroder Brooks PLC. He is a former chair of the American Bar Association’s Entertainment and Sports Law Section. He regularly lectures around the country on various entertainment law topics and taught classes at the University of Virginia School of Law and the University of Richmond School of Law. His law practice draws entertainment- and arts-related clients from around the world.

Mr. Schroder is co-editor (along with Jay Shanker) of The Essential Guide to Entertainment Law: Dealmaking, published by Juris Publishing, which is the culmination of a two-year long project to assemble a comprehensive treatise on the structure and key terms of the various fields of entertainment law including emerging industries. In addition to including contributions from many of the leading entertainment lawyers in their respective fields, this book has many insights on entertainment industry customs and practices.  More information on the book and its accompanying book on intellectual property and the entertainment industry can be found at www.eg2el.com.

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