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Entertainment Law Committee

The Entertainment Law Committee focuses on matters of interest to entertainment law practitioners in all aspects of the entertainment industry including television, independent and documentary film, theater, record labels and music publishing, music rights organizations and new technologies. Our diverse membership is made up of solo practitioners, law firm associates and partners, in-house and business affairs counsel, academics and representatives from various non-profit organizations in media and the arts. Our monthly meetings include presentations by committee members and invited outside speakers with an expertise in the subject matter being discussed. During the past year, we have had presentations on TV Everywhere, the Aereo litigations, the bankruptcy of the New York City Opera, the new crowdfunding rules for financing small business and entertainment, music sampling, and the pending litigations brought by student-athletes over the use of their name and likenesses in video games. We welcome members who are involved in the industry and can bring to the committee their perspective and expertise.

Recent Reports

Report on S.6790 regarding the use of the persona of a deceased personality for advertising or trade purposes(April 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Right of Publicity

Music Rights Primer ( PDF format )
Subject area: Music Rights

For the full list of committee reports click here

Of Interest

Event Podcast: CROWDFUNDING — New SEC Rules-Financing Small Business and Entertainment (MP3), December 2, 2013