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USC Gould School of Law

Entertainment Law in Practice     LAW-690

Develops legal, analytical, and client management skills required to represent entertainment industry clients in all areas of the entertainment industry.

In this “hands on” workshop-style course, students will learn the practicalities of practicing entertainment law in a boutique or small law firm, with a focus on the representation of talent (including producers, writers, actors, directors and “below the line” personnel) in the full range of entertainment and content industries. Topics to be covered include client acquisition, client representation (including legal ethics issues), rights negotiation, the guilds and collective bargaining agreements, content distribution and derivative rights.

Units 2
Grading Options Numeric or CR/D/F
Exam Type Depends on Professor
Writing Requirement No
Skills/Experiential Requirement Yes
Prerequisites Intellectual Property

Grading Options: vary with the professor

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