This seminar begins with an overview of the theater industry in America and an analysis of the intellectual property framework of theater-related legal issues and then examines the various contracts and issues involved in creating a theatrical property, bringing it to the stage (especially Broadway), and exploiting it during its run and thereafter (e.g., on film, regular television, or cable). Students research the background law and practice for contracts they deal with, draft contracts and memoranda, and with role playing and simulation negotiate and revise various agreements that are considered.
Contentious issues, such as directors' intellectual property rights in their stage direction, and the line between commercial entities and not-for-profit theater companies, are also analyzed.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
|L9090-001||13S||Law and Theatre|
|S. Chaikelson||R 4:20 PM-6:10 PM||WNHL 01|
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