This course examines key legal and business aspects of television production. The course is organized according to the chronology of events that lead to the airing of a network television series.
During each class, students are introduced to a particular issue, its relevance to the television production process, the legal issues involved, and the problems that must be addressed.
Students are divided into teams of law firms, studio departments or network personnel. Each week, the teams are assigned a problem that must be addressed by negotiating with another team playing a corresponding role.
Prerequisites: Copyright Law (538).