Law and Business of the Entertainment Industries / Edition 3 available in Hardcover
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- Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
The entertainment industries continue to experience a tremendous amount of change in business practices and litigation. These changes make this second edition of a highly successful text/reference work a vital resource for lawyers and industry professionals who need to know how each unique entertainment field applies common concerns and legal concepts. The book is thoroughly revised and updatedincorporating the significant changes which have, in recent years, altered the nature of the several entertainment industries. These changes have occurred in four areas: innovation, consolidation, internationalization, and inflation. Each of these four is analyzed in detail and the legal and business implications for the future are discussed.
In addition to examining such key elements as the role of agents, managers, and promoters, personal rights, and contracts, this edition again considers each of the major entertainment segments: literary publishing, music publishing, sound recordings, film, television, and theatre. It cites the principal points of controversy in each of the segments. This balanced and comprehensive book, particularly well-received in its first edition, will be an essential resource for those active in the legal and business areas of the challenging and volatile entertainment industries.
About the Author
DONALD E. BIEDERMAN is General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, at Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Southwestern University School of Law. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Entertainment Law Reporter.
EDWARD P. PIERSON is Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs at Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Southwestern University School of Law. Chairman of the ABA Forum Committee on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, he is also on the Board of Contributing Editors to Entertainment Law and Finance.
MARTIN E. SILFEN is an entertainment attorney and Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School. He lectures extensively in the areas of entertainment law.
JEANNE A. GLASSER is an entertainment attorney and Adjunct Professor of Law at Pace University Law School. She lectures in the area of entertainment law.
ROBERT C. BERRY is Professor of Law at Boston College Law School. He represents and consults widely in entertainment and sports law.