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Deal Strategies in Business and Entertainment Law     LAW-673

Using the motion picture business as a proxy for any general business or media content producer, financier and/or distributor, this “hands on” course follows a running hypothetical through a series of real transactions involving deal making strategies, legal and business issues, and the skills of structuring, negotiating and drafting various types of documents, including executive and talent employment contracts, rights acquisitions, financing, production, distribution agreements and other important deals in the entertainment and media industry.

While the focus of this course will be on the strategies in structuring and negotiating transactions (deals) in the motion picture business, the issues, skills and principles presented can easily be applied to any general business involving the creation, financing, distribution, marketing, or sale a product or service, in any other business; the basic market and planning considerations and customary practices of the traditional motion picture business may appear to be different, all of the basic the issues, skills, legal and business principles and concepts presented in this course can be applied in any general corporate, media, entertainment or other business environment.

This course qualifies as part of the approved curriculum toward a Business Law Certificate and the Media and Entertainment Law Certificate, and has been designed specifically for JD, JD/MBA and MBA candidates who are interested in pursuing leadership roles and professional transactional careers in business and in the entertainment/media world.

Units 4
Grading Options Numeric Only
Exam Type In-class Exam
Writing Requirement No
Skills/Experiential Requirement Yes
Enrollment Limit JD only

Grading Options: vary with the professor

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