Negotiating & Drafting International Entertainment Contracts



This course is an overview of commonly used agreements in entertainment transactions and how those deals are negotiated and drafted.  Students study characteristics of optimal contract language and the construction of written agreements that best reflect the intent of their signatories and impact beneficiaries and how entertainment-related contracts can be informed by various categories of law such as copyright, labor, tort, contract, international law, and collective bargaining agreements. The course will discuss practices in contract review, negotiation, and finalization and cover some fundamentals with respect to studios, networks, agencies, guilds, and independent production and distribution. Students will participate in drafting exercises and be given professor feedback.