In response to the increasing convergence of technologies in the entertainment industries, this thoroughly updated and revised fifth edition makes the casebook more timeless. Providing contract templates covering book publishing, recording contracts, actor agreements, video game agreements, and internet agreements, among others, this new edition is more useful and illustrative of the business of entertainment for lawyers, students, and industry professionals than its competition. Introductions, notes, and cases are fully updated to take into account recent changes in the industry. This classic casebook is essential to students at law schools throughout the country and to industry professionals trying to keep up with this ever-changing field of law.
Donald E. Biederman was Executive Vice President/Legal & Business Affairs and General Counsel, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Los Angeles and Professor of Law and Director, National Institute of Entertainment & Media Law, at Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA (now the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment & Media Law Institute).Edward P. Pierson is Executive Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs and General Counsel of Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Los Angeles, Calif., Adjunct Professor of Law at Southwestern University School of Law and past Chair of the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries.Martin E. Silfen is an entertainment attorney and Adjunct Professor of Law at William and Mary Law School and Intellectual Property Summer Institute of Franklin Pierce Law Center. He is a member of the Virginia Bar.Janna Glasser is an entertainment attorney and Vice President and General Counsel of Mona Lisa Sound, Inc. She has served as an Adjunct Professor at Pace University School of Law. She is a member of the New York Bar.Charles J. Biederman is Counsel with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips in Los Angeles. He has served as Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University Law School and Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business. He is a member of the New York, Georgia and Tennessee Bars.Kenneth J. Abdo is Vice President of Lommen Abdo Law Firm in Minneapolis, MN. He is also Adjunct Professor at William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota and past Chair of the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries.Scott D. Sanders of Scott D. Sanders, P.C., is an entertainment attorney, entertainment litigator and member of the Georgia Bar. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law teaching Entertainment Law. In Jennings v. The Black Crowes, a case based upon a pie-chart agreement between a band and their tour manager, he was lead counsel for the plaintiff in the first music industry related trial televised live on Court-TV.