Annual Entertainment Law In Review: The Premiere End-Of-Year Entertainment Law CLE
Co-Sponsored with the NBA Entertainment, Sports and Media Law Committee
|DEC 4, 2012||Registration 1p.m. | Seminar 1:30 - 4:50p.m.||3.0 CLE Hours||Register|
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Entertainment Law Practitioners
OVERVIEW: Register now and join your colleagues for an information-packed end-of-the-year seminar. We will continue our popular ethics and professionalism panel discussion that uses an engaging, interactive platform for discussing real-world ethical issues facing entertainment attorneys today. Back by popular demand, Prof. Stan Soocher will provide us with a two-hour session focused on what you need to know and to catch you up on what you may have missed during the 2012 year.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ETHICS & PROFESSIONALISM: PLAYING BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE
This interactive panel discussion combines local attorneys with the disciplinary counsel for the TBPR to answer a series of ethical questions, focusing particularly on issues related to representing individuals and entertainment corporations in multiple legal and non-legal roles
- 1. Many entertainment attorneys assist their clients not only in legal matters, but also in
- management, touring, merchandising and marketing. Learn how this dual role as attorney
- and business association or manager can create ethical issues for you.
- 2. Because many artists are often small businesses encompassing music publishing, touring,
- and merchandising companies, entertainment attorneys often simultaneously represent
- individuals and companies with technically adverse interests. We will discuss how attorneys
- can learn to understand the ethical pitfalls so they can properly represent and educate
- their clients.
MODERATOR: AMOS MALEY
Law Office of Amos Maley
PANEL: JOHN BEITER
Shackelford, Zumwalt, Hayes, LLP
RAMONA P. DESALVO
DeSalvo Law Firm PLLC
Disciplinary Counsel, TBPR
2:30 – 2:40 p.m. BREAK
2:40 – 4:50 p.m. THE CUTTING EDGE OF MUSIC LAW – THE YEAR IN REVIEW
(Includes 10 minutes break)
Professor Stan Soocher, Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment Law & Finance, returns to present his popular annual review of recent court rulings of significance to the music and entertainment industries, including from courts in Tennessee. This year’s topics include, among others:
- 1. Defining “licensed indicia” in agreements for depicting artists
- 2. Enforceability of agreements to produce documentaries about musicians
- 3. Prior common law rights vs. federal trademark registration of band names
- 4. Statute of frauds vs. talent agent commission claims
- 5. “Open book accounts” for pursing music royalty claims
- 6. The impact of federal copyright law on state common law copyrights in sound recordings
- 7. The validity of sublicenses to use songs in foreign territories
- 8. Establishing foundations for expert witnesses on custom and practice of personal manager
- post-term commissions and on calculating fair-market licensing value of artist rights of
- publicity and trademarks
- 9. How a judge chooses the statute of limitations in legal malpractice suits against an
- 10. Attorney efforts to sell client copyrights as reimbursement for legal services rendered.
FACULTY: STAN SOOCHER, Esq.
Editor in Chief, Entertainment Law & Finance
Associate Professor, Music & Entertainment Industry Studies
University of Colorado at Denver
Received before or on NOV. 30:
$138 NBA member; $189 non-member
Received after NOV. 30:
$148 NBA member; $199 non-member
Registration must be received before or on NOVEMBER 30 to guarantee written materials at the program. No refunds will be issued after the registration deadline; however, a substitute may attend for a registered participant...............................................
1:30 P.M. - 4:50 P.M.
-------------------------------------------------------------- CREDIT: 3.0 CLE HOURS
(1.0 Dual and 2.0 General)
2 Music Square West
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Recommended Parking: Nearby streets – please do not park in the ASCAP garage.
Law Office of Amos Maley
TN CLE Requirements:
Fifteen hours per year, including three hours of Ethics & Professionalism. Must be reported by December 31.