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Institute on Entertainment Law and Business


October 20, 2018
USC University Park Campus
Los Angeles

Hosted by USC Gould School of Law and the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Institute on Entertainment Law and Business has been a Los Angeles tradition for over 50 years. Join dozens of well-known speakers and over 800 of your professional peers to address the latest challenges facing the industry. With morning plenary sessions, four networking opportunities and afternoon breakouts that allow in-depth learning with industry leaders in an intimate setting, this is the can't-miss event for entertainment law and business leaders.

Confirmed speakers and topics for the 2018 Institute include: Jennifer Salke (Head of Amazon Studios) in a special luncheon conversation with Bruce Ramer (Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown); Jeffrey Cole (USC Annenberg) returning for his popular annual overview of the Industry; Hot issues in the music industry with Jeff Brabec (BMG), Michael Nash (Universal Music Group) and Peter Paterno (King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano); Repairing reputations in the Internet era with Matthew Belloni (The Hollywood Reporter), Blair Berk (Tarlow & Berk), Howard Bragman (La Brea Media) and Larry Stein (Russ August & Kabat); The impact of the #MeToo movement and best practices with Ivy Kagan Bierman (Loeb & Loeb), Steve Mangel (UniFi Completion Guarantors), Cheryl Snow (Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman) and Susan Sprung (Producers Guild of America); and Evolving entertainment models with Jonathan Anschell (CBS), Craig Emanuel (Paul Hastings), Keith Fleer and noted TV producer Conrad Riggs.

Plus, many more powerful industry players, including: Carter Armstrong, Amy Bomse, Daniel Bussel, Fiona Chaney, Andrew Dilworth, Pat Duncan, Matthew Erramouspe, Cassandra Franklin, Jeff Friedman, Nick Guarino, David Halberstadter, Brian Kingman, Sarah Kovacs, Alison Lima, Ray Reyes, Lori Sinanyan, Suzanne Burke Spencer, Andrea von Foerster, and Robert Wyman.

Click here for the complete Institute program brochure. Recent Institutes have sold out in advance, so be sure to register early. Early Bird discounts end September 21st.

Four networking opportunities will help you make the most of the current market by reconnecting with former, present, and future clients and colleagues. Continuing legal education units will be available for lawyers and accountants. Please call the USC Gould Continuing Legal Education office at (213) 821-3580 with any questions about the Institute.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship of the 2018 Institute on Entertainment Law and Business includes ticketing, publicity, exhibiting and other benefits, depending on the level of sponsorship chosen. Click here to learn more about sponsoring the Institute, including information about our basic sponsorship option and the sponsorship of meals, receptions, breaks and giveaways. Let us tailor your sponsorship opportunity to best serve your needs.

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