Hosted in partnership with the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA), one-day conference to focus on Metaverse, Digital Music Rights Management, Entertainment Investing, Talent Contracts and Video Gaming
LMU Loyola Law School will partner with the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA) to host TechTainment™ 7.0 on Thursday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m PT via Zoom. This year the conference will explore issues and trends in the Metaverse, Digital Music Rights Management, Investment in Entertainment/Media Businesses, Talent Contracts, and Video Gaming.
Experts from across the law school play critical roles in the annual dialogue, and this year is no exception. Following LMU Loyola Law School Dean Michael Waterstone’s opening remarks, Harry Sloan ’76, Chairman, CEO, Eagle Equity Partners will be interviewed by Andrew Wallenstein, President & Chief Media Analyst, Variety Intelligence Platform (VIP+) during the Keynote address. Today, Mr. Sloan, with Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”), is a leading Wall Street investor. As the founder of Eagle Equity Partners, he’s co-founded seven SPACs, raising aggregate gross proceeds of over $5 billion. This includes managing the IPO for DraftKings, the daily fantasy sports and mobile sports betting platform, in 2020. Mr. Sloan currently serves as Vice Chairman of DraftKings.
Later, LLS Professor and Director of the Entertainment and Media Law Institute Julie Shapiro ’89 will moderate the session, “Negotiating Talent Contracts in the Dynamic, Ever-Shifting Entertainment World”. As all eyes were watching Scarlett Johansson’s multi-million-dollar litigation against Disney, stemming from its streaming of Black Widow during the movie’s theatrical release, Johansson’s suit has opened the door for transparent discussion and new terms of negotiation. How can talent, or studio-side attorneys, ensure that their clients are protected in the future from trailblazing technologies? Shapiro will host Courtney Braun, Endeavor’s General Counsel for Endeavor Client Representation; Bobby Schwartz, a litigation partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP and Shelby Weiser, Partner at Sloane Offer Weber and Dern, LLP as they explore issues on this horizon.
LLS alumna Tracey Freed ’05, who has been recognized as a Trailblazer by The American Lawyer Magazine, a Top Cyber/Artificial Intelligence Lawyer by the Daily Journal, Thriving by the L.A. Business Journal, and as a Rising Star and SuperLawyer by Los Angeles Magazine, will present, “Keeping Up with New Trends at the Intersection of Technology and Entertainment.” After cutting her teeth at Irell & Manella, Freed worked as an attorney for Sony Pictures Entertainment and, in her current practice, her clients include several Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach startups.
The law school has been LAIPLA’s TechTainment partner since the event's 2015 inception. The relationship is a natural fit given the school's emphasis on practical training and prowess in subject areas related to entertainment. LLS alumni are perennially named to Billboard’s Top Music Lawyers list and in 2021 the law school was well-represented in both Variety’s Legal Impact Report and The Hollywood Reporter’s Power Lawyers List, with The Reporter naming LLS among the Top 10 Entertainment Law Schools for 2021.
A must-attend event for content producers, studio executives and those who represent them, the symposium will offer attendees a chance to network with guests among the larger TechTainment community, including participants from the Northern California, the East Coast, Europe and even Dubai! Early bird pricing and industry discounts are available; members of the LLS community are eligible for discounted admission. Register>>
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