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Entertainment Law Drafting

This transactional drafting course covers documents used in traditional entertainment law (print publishing, television, film and theater).  Through written assignments and in-class drafting and negotiating exercises, students are introduced to some of the basic issues in transactional entertainment law drafting.  Documents covered in the course include rights agreements, releases, licenses, and agreements with directors, actors and other talent.  Among the issues discussed are questions of copyright, ownership and creative license.  The course gives students an opportunity to deal with practical, real-life situations and to draft appropriate documentation from differing client perspectives.  3 credits.