Texas State Bar HostsEntertainment Law Institute

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 01:00

The State Bar of Texas will host an Entertainment Law Institute on Thursday and Friday, October 1 and 2 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 208 Barton Springs Road in Austin.

The sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. on Friday.

Topics to be covered include mobile entertainment, recording contracts in a 360 world, 20 questions for your new band client, the music publishing box and how to think outside it, and protecting the artist in record company proceedings.

A roundup of recent court decisions will be presented by Stan Soocher, editor-in-chief of Entertainment Law & Finance and associate professor of Music & Entertainment Studies at the University of Colorado in Denver. Mr. Soocher will also moderate a review of recent legislation and related issues with panelists Jay Rosenthal, senior vice president & general counsel of the National Music Publishers' Association and John L. Simson, executive director of SoundExchange. Other topics include Copyright 101, "I Won't Back Down" - Protecting the Artist in Record Company Bankruptcy Proceedings, and the Texas Star Award Presentation, which is posthumously honoring Shannon Jones, Jr.,founding partner of Passman & Jones and founder of the first Entertainment Law and Study Group at the Dallas Bar Association.

For more information about available CLE credits and fees, see CLE Events at The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To make a reservation for the program, call (800) 204-2222 or go to www.texasbarcle.com.