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New Issue of JIMEL Features an Especially Diverse Set of Articles

Volume 5, Issue 1 of the Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law (JIMEL), published in conjunction with the American Bar Association's Forums on Communications Law and the Entertainment and Sports Industries, is now available. According to Professor Michael Epstein, the Journal's Supervising Editor, the media and entertainment articles selected for this issue are especially diverse. "The topics ...

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Renowned Sports Agent Arn Tellem “In Conversation” at Southwestern

Arn Tellem, widely recognized as one of the most influential and respected sports agents in the world, will be the next guest for Southwestern's "A Conversation With..." series, presented by the Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute. Professor Steve Krone, Director of the Biederman Institute, will conduct the discussion on Wednesday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Southwestern. Mr. Tellem is Vice Chairman ...

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Alumni in the Media

Alum Bruce Tollner '91 and his cousin Ryan, partners in Rep1 Sports, are featured in the Sports Illustrated's article "An inside look at how two agents guided clients throughout NFL Draft," which will appear in the magazine's May 19 issue. "By allowing SI to tag along during the three days of the draft, the Tollners provided a front-row-seat view of the agency's finest hour," the articles states. It also go ...

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Grammy and Oscar Winning Composer, Lyricist Paul Williams “In Conversation” at Southwestern

Paul Williams, one of the most beloved and respected music creators in the world today, will be the next guest for the "Conversation With..." series, presented by Southwestern's Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute. Professor Steve Krone, Director of the Biederman Institute, and Professor Jay Gendron will conduct the discussion on Wednesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Southwestern. A lyricist and c ...

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Leah Weil, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Sony Pictures Entertainment, “In Conversation” at Southwestern

Leah Weil, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be the next guest for Southwestern's "A Conversation With..." series, presented by Southwestern's Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute. Professor Steve Krone, Director of the Biederman Institute, will conduct the discussion on Monday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. on Southwestern's campus. Ms. We ...

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Faculty in the Media

Professor Steve Krone was quoted in the Techworld article "Does Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto have a case against Newsweek?" regarding Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto's claim of false reporting against Newsweek. In it, he sheds light on the false light and defamation claims Mr. Nakamoto might make against the magazine. In his latest opinion piece in Forbes Magazine about the cable industry ("How 100 Million Cable Subscri ...

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Bob Broder, Legendary Talent Agent “In Conversation” at Southwestern

Bob Broder, a legendary talent agent who is now with Chuck Lorre Productions, will be the first guest of the 2014 "A Conversation With..." series, presented by Southwestern's Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute. Professor Steve Krone, Director of the Biederman Institute, will conduct the discussion on Wednesday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. on the Southwestern campus. Mr. Broder has long b ...

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Five Students Selected as 2013-214 Biederman Entertainment Law Scholars

In an effort to recognize excellence in academic achievement, and encourage and facilitate career success, the Biederman Institute established the Biederman Scholars program to help expand opportunities for promising future entertainment lawyers. Five outstanding students have been selected for this honor this academic year: Josh Krauss, Rebecca Magenheim, Trevor Puetz, Orly Ravid and Emmanuel ("Manuel") Ve ...

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Southwestern to Host Groundbreaking Conference on the Use of Drones in Entertainment and News Industries

Most discussions about drones - also known as remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) - are in the military context. But civilian usage of drones is growing at an exponential rate. Key uses are newsgathering and media production. Highly capable camera-equipped RPA's costs are falling dramatically and their small size will allow single journalist operation. The realities, misconcept ...

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Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference to Cover Fair Use, Right of Publicity and the Legal Issues Connected with Apps

Fast-Moving Technology and its Impact on the Law: Is There an App for That? Quick and constant advances in technology make it incredibly easy - though not necessarily legal - to re-use copyrighted material. In the digital age, it is difficult to draw the line between the right of publicity and the First Amendment. The proliferation of apps raises several legal concerns. These issues will be considered at Av ...

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