Entertainment Law: Fundamentals and Practice
Entertainment Law: Fundamentals and Practice is a comprehensive and unique “how to” guide covering every area of entertainment law including fundamental principles, detailed business models, legal foundations, contract terms, practical advice, and full legal citations for cases and statutes. It has the depth required for practicing lawyers and law students, while at the same time being
Entertainment Law: Fundamentals and Practice is a comprehensive and unique “how to” guide covering every area of entertainment law including fundamental principles, detailed business models, legal foundations, contract terms, practical advice, and full legal citations for cases and statutes. It has the depth required for practicing lawyers and law students, while at the same time being readable, approachable, and a guidebook for anyone interested in how the entertainment industry works.
The chapters comprehensively cover all aspects of the entertainment industry organized into film, television, book and magazine publishing, music, live theater, radio, celebrity rights, and cyber law. Within those categories related topics such as agents and managers, licensing, advertising, social media, financing, branding, digital media, new television models including video streaming on demand, new models in music publishing and recording and digital radio, computer games, copyright fair use and other related fields are included.
Developed in recognition of the broad scope of entertainment law and its areas of overlap with contract, corporate, intellectual property, and regulatory law and more, Entertainment Law: Fundamentals and Practice is an excellent resource for both survey courses and breakout courses on film, television, and music law, among others.
Corey Field is a widely regarded entertainment and intellectual property lawyer, legal writer, teacher, and scholar based in Los Angeles. He practices entertainment, media, copyright, and trademark law for worldwide clients in all facets of the entertainment industry. He is a lecturer in Law at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law, where he teaches courses including entertainment law, entertainment law in practice, and music law in practice. An award winning legal writer and in-demand guest speaker, Corey is the author of many law review and entertainment industry publications and the principal author of the legal treatise Entertainment Law: Forms and Analysis.
Corey serves on several entertainment industry boards including the BMI Foundation, the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, and Classical Radio KUSC, and has held leadership positions in the Recording Academy (Philadelphia Chapter) and as a board member of the Music Publishers Association of the United States. He served as president of The Copyright Society of the U.S.A. and is outside counsel for the Sundance Institute and Sundance Film Festival. Prior to becoming an attorney, he was an executive in the international music publishing industry, and holds a Ph.D. in music composition. He is a member of the California, New York, and Pennsylvania bars. Formerly with the Los Angeles office of a national law firm based on the East Coast, in 2016 he founded a boutique entertainment and media law firm Corey Field Law Group, P.C.