Reality Check

The Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts and
Columbia Business School Media Management Association
invite you to attend

Tuesday, November 9, 2004, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 106

Panelists will include:
Lee Straus
Vice President, Business Affairs, NBC Universal Television Network and Cable Group and Adjunct Professor-of-Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Marci Wiseman
President, Wiseman & Associates and Business Affairs consultant to NBC Universal Television Group, FOX Broadcasting, 20th Century FOX Television
Bob Kusbit
Former Senior Vice President of Production, MTV, President, One Louder Productions, and Executive Producer of MTV's "Made," MTV's "Boiling Points," MTV's "Camp Jim," MTV's "BASH: Carson Daly, NBC's Home Intervention" and NBC's "The One That Got Away"
Bill Rancic,
Winner of the first season of "The Apprentice"
From "The Apprentice" to "Survivor," reality TV shows have become the fastest growing genre of television programming.  What types of legal issues are involved in the development and production of these shows?  What kind of risk management and due diligence take place behind the scenes?  What contractual provisions do contestants agree to?  How are reality TV shows structured, negotiated, and produced from a business, financial and legal perspective?  What goes into the making of a reality TV program from the creative side?  Join us for a panel discussion with industry experts.  The event will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.