Presented by Tulane Law School and the Tulane Center for Sport
April 11, 2022
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tulane Lavin-Bernick Center
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
Tim Francis (L ’84), Counsel, Sher Garner, who has worked with artists and athletes including Stevie Wonder, Lionel Hampton, Wynton Marsalis, Gary Ross, Chaka Kahn, and Baron Davis;
Sarah Amos, VP, Development and Production (Nonfiction TV & Documentaries), Condé Nast Entertainment;
Richard Diamond, Executive, ADVANCE; Selena Roberts, Head of Entertainment for Headline Studio at Advance Publications.
Selena Roberts, Head of Entertainment for Headline Studio at Advance Publications.
The panel will focus on legal issues such as first amendment and intellectual property that arise in the development of content based on true events, individuals’ life stories, documentaries, as well as other issues in print and media.
Professor Gabe Feldman, Sher Garner Professor of Sports Law, Director, Tulane Sports Law Program, Tulane Law School, Co-Director, Tulane Center for Sport;
Jennifer Lewis (L ’98), General Counsel, Redbud Brands (former General Counsel, The Springhill Company and former Head of Business Affairs, Disney Parks, Experiences, and Consumer Products);
David Meltzer (L ’93), Co-Founder, Sports 1 Marketing, Variety Magazine's Sports Humanitarian of the Year;
Mike Tannenbaum (L ’95), Founder, The 33rd Team and ESPN Front Office Insider;
Tyrone Thomas (L ’01), Member, Co-Chair of Sports & Entertainment Practice, Mintz.
The professional and college sports worlds are in the midst of unprecedented and rapid changes. New technology, streaming platforms, cryptocurrency, enhanced rights for college athletes, legalized sports gambling, alternative sports broadcasts and many more issues continue to disrupt and challenge the sports industry. This panel will examine the biggest trends in the sports industry and assess their legal implications.
Kevin Yorn (L ’90), founding partner of the Yorn Levine Entertainment Law Firm as well as the growth equity investment firm BroadLight Capital. Kevin and the firm represent global talent such as Jordan Peele, Jason Sudeikis, Ellen DeGeneres, Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk, Scarlett Johansson, and Alicia Keys;
Charline Gipson, Co-founder and partner, Davillier Law Group
Suzette Toledano (L ’79), Attorney-at-Law, Toledano Entertainment & Arts Law;
Michael E. Weinsten (A&S ’87), Partner, Lavely & Singer.
A discussion of the changing world of the entertainment industry, including legal issues that arise with respect to NFTs, the calculation of revenues in streaming, the role of the litigator in times of crisis for talent, celebrity branding, and tools and strategies for the entertainment lawyer to build and protect their client’s reputation such as the law of defamation, rights of publicity and privacy, and related issues. The panel will also discuss how a modern entertainment law practice meets the demands of the post-Covid industry.
Jeff Frost (L ’89), President, Sony Pictures Television Studios;
Julie Nguyen, Senior Vice President, HBO;
Dan Scharf, Global Head of Business Affairs, Amazon Studios;
Karen Tatevosian, Executive Vice President of Business Affairs, Sony Pictures Television.
This panel will feature a moderated mock negotiation of a license agreement between a studio and two streaming networks for a competitive premium drama series and provide insight into legal and other issues that may arise in contemporary entertainment and television/streaming contracts.
Tim Francis (L ’84), Counsel, Sher Garner, has worked with artists and athletes including Stevie Wonder, Lionel Hampton, Wynton Marsalis, Gary Ross, Chaka Kahn, and Baron Davis;
Matt Dy, Literary Manager, Lit Entertainment;
Robert Fyvolent (A&S ’84), Academy Award-winning producer and attorney, Law Offices of Robert Fyvolent;
James Lopez, President, Macro Film Studios.
The panel will discuss the business and legal issues that can arise in producing and licensing content in the modern entertainment industry.
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New Jersey – 6.0 general hours
New York - approved subject to New York's jurisdictional policy (6.0 general hours)
Pennsylvania – 5.0 hours
Texas – 5.0 hours
Mississippi – 5.0 general hours