(LAWG-4069) - 2 UNITS

The entertainment industry, a multi-billion dollar industry, is becoming increasingly global. For example, co-productions have grown dramatically, and they have incorporated international components, including money from Chinese investors, talent from Hollywood, and scripts from France. This course will analyze various legal issues in cross-border transactions in the entertainment industry, such as copyright law, trademark law, privacy, right of publicity, defamation, IP licensing, labor law, and choice of law, all from a comparative perspective. At the end of the semester, we invite guest speakers to talk about film co-productions, international taxation, and movie finance.