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Raiden
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Entertainment law?

Postby Raiden » Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:27 am

So I didn't see myself going into entertainment law when I entered law school, but I've gotten an internship with a small entertainment firm that works with some prominent international film production houses. It seems like I'd get some good substantive legal experience (I am a 1L), but I just am wondering what type of work some of you who have worked in entertainment have done.

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Re: Entertainment law?

Postby kalvano » Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:51 am

It's a lot of contracts and licensing.

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Re: Entertainment law?

Postby ATR » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:20 am

kalvano wrote:It's a lot of contracts and licensing.

Yep, one of my good friends worked in entertainment law during 1L summer, and this is what he did.

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Re: Entertainment law?

Postby Raiden » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:24 am

Dang, and I just thought I would be partying it up with celebrities.

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Re: Entertainment law?

Postby Sheffield » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:23 am

I assumed the broker/agent made the big $ by setting up the deal, then legal stepped in (at a good rate) with the paperwork. IMO: the goal is to become the go-to firm for all the deals by either the company or broker.... and perhaps the star too. Sweet situation for those already established. It is likely a fluid industry where newcomers could break into the scene, if they are great at networking.

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Re: Entertainment law?

Postby Raiden » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:45 pm

Sheffield wrote:I assumed the broker/agent made the big $ by setting up the deal, then legal stepped in (at a good rate) with the paperwork. IMO: the goal is to become the go-to firm for all the deals by either the company or broker.... and perhaps the star too. Sweet situation for those already established. It is likely a fluid industry where newcomers could break into the scene, if they are great at networking.


Yeah, Ty said the liked my personality, otherwise I don't have any background in entertainment/firm skills.

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Re: Entertainment law?

Postby Shammis » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:53 pm

Employment Contracts, licensing, development, and marketing deals. Yep.




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