Communication Issues in the Entertainment Industry


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Course Description

This program was recorded on May 3, 2019

There is a new phenomena in the entertainment industry called transmedia and its changing the way lawyers are approaching the entertainment industry.

Though flashier than other transactions, entertainment law is a subset of business law. It is contract driven, much like anything else. What practitioners in this field should know is that the protections that are afforded in any contract for an entertainment law matter needs to take into consideration media channels that exist now as well as what may develop in the future. Old contracts that do not cover today’s media channels still exist and have caused great harm to artists financially. For example, we have seen highly desirable rock bands filling the seats in stadiums receiving very little pay while profits go into other’s pockets.

Communicating to your clients can be challenging and in this course we will cover mistakes that can be costly to you and your clients, how to avoid them and offer tips to ensure clear understanding for all parties.

Speaker Bio
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Course Agenda

Attorney Daniel AgatinoDaniel Agatino
Daniel is a lawyer in New Jersey who splits his time between court and class-He not only has a law degree also PHD works with a variety of entertainment professionals. Attorney Daniel Agatino works leads the firm’s priest/clergy sexual abuse team and also handles criminal defense and municipal court matters including DUI. Dan is also well-versed in the areas of entertainment and copyright law. Mr. Agatino is available for consultation in the Newton or Hopatcong offices. He holds a doctorate in Communication and he uses his expertise to engage in both oral and written negotiations for his clients.

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Course Agenda

  1. Overview of the entertainment industry
  2. Communicating with clients
  3. Communicating with other lawyers
  4. Communicating with non-lawyers in the industry ie producer, writer, etc
  5. Review the facts and Pitfalls to avoid
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