Law and Business of the Entertainment Industries, 5th Edition

Law and Business of the Entertainment Industries, 5th Edition

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In response to the increasing convergence of technologies in the entertainment industries, this thoroughly updated and revised fifth edition makes the casebook more timeless. Providing contract templates covering book publishing, recording contracts, actor agreements, video game agreements, and internet agreements, among others, this new edition is more useful and illustrative of the business of entertainment for lawyers, students, and industry professionals than its competition. Introductions, notes, and cases are fully updated to take into account recent changes in the industry. This classic casebook is essential to students at law schools throughout the country and to industry professionals trying to keep up with this ever-changing field of law.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1044 pages
  • 185.93 x 260.6 x 53.59mm | 1,950.45g
  • Praeger Publishers Inc
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0275992055
  • 9780275992057
  • 1,885,181

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Dedication to Don Biederman Don Biederman Remembered and Missed Introduction: An Overview Part One Chapter 1 Representing Talent Chapter 2 Talent Contracts Chapter 3 Entertainment Rights: Rights of Publicity, Property, and Ideas Chapter 4 Contract Performance and Exploitation Obligations Chapter 5 Remedies Chapter 6 Literary Publishing Chapter 7 Music Publishing Chapter 8 Sound Recordings Chapter 9 Film Chapter 10 Television Chapter 11 The Internet and the Digital World Table of Cases Index About the Authors
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"Aimed at law students preparing to specialize in this area, this text examines both the legal and business aspects of the entertainment industries. The authors begin by looking at the roles of the various representatives of entertainers and discussing the complex issues involved in recognizing and acquiring rights. Other topics include (for example) literary publishing, sound recordings, film, television, and the Internet. Editor Don Biederman (who died in 2002) taught entertainment and media law at Southwestern U. School of Law in Los Angeles." - Reference & Research Book News "Law and Business of the Entertainment Industries is one of the few texts that thoroughly explores both aspects of the various entertainment industries. Now in its fifth edition, Law and Business of the Entertainment Industries is authored by a panel of experts who are also among the top lawyers in the field. This lends a certain gravitas both to the theoretical, as well as to the practical, aspects of the work. This classic tome sets out and examines the various businesses that comprise the entertainment industry in an accessible, interesting, and thoroughly informative manner....[t]he text generously uses entertainment industry cases and historical examples in order to explain many of the basic principles of these legal specialties. The pleasing result is both a casebook filled with several of the most important decisions affecting the entertainment business....In all, this fully updated fifth edition....[m]ay well be the most comprehensive work on the subject available." - Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
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About Donald E. Biederman

Donald E. Biederman was Executive Vice President/Legal & Business Affairs and General Counsel, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Los Angeles and Professor of Law and Director, National Institute of Entertainment & Media Law, at Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA (now the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment & Media Law Institute).

Edward P. Pierson is Executive Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs and General Counsel of Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Los Angeles, Calif., Adjunct Professor of Law at Southwestern University School of Law and past Chair of the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries.

Martin E. Silfen is an entertainment attorney and Adjunct Professor of Law at William and Mary Law School and Intellectual Property Summer Institute of Franklin Pierce Law Center. He is a member of the Virginia Bar.

Janna Glasser is an entertainment attorney and Vice President and General Counsel of Mona Lisa Sound, Inc. She has served as an Adjunct Professor at Pace University School of Law. She is a member of the New York Bar.

Charles J. Biederman is Counsel with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips in Los Angeles. He has served as Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University Law School and Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business. He is a member of the New York, Georgia and Tennessee Bars.

Kenneth J. Abdo is Vice President of Lommen Abdo Law Firm in Minneapolis, MN. He is also Adjunct Professor at William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota and past Chair of the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries.

Scott D. Sanders of Scott D. Sanders, P.C., is an entertainment attorney, entertainment litigator and member of the Georgia Bar. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law teaching Entertainment Law. In Jennings v. The Black Crowes, a case based upon a pie-chart agreement between a band and their tour manager, he was lead counsel for the plaintiff in the first music industry related trial televised live on Court-TV.
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