The Next Big Thing: Emerging Issues in Entertainment Law
Friday, November 12, 2010


PANEL #1 – Video Games
Charles Nesson
(moderator), Professor, Harvard Law School; Founder of Berkman Center for Internet and Society
Eve Saltman, Vice President Legal, “Onlive”
Ken Doroshow, General Counsel, Entertainment Software Association
Florian Hunziker, SVP, COO, Harmonix Music Systems
Stephen Smith, Partner, Greenberg Glusker
Yi-an Chen, Attorney, Electronic Arts
Seth Krauss, Executive VP and General Counsel, Take-Two Interactive Software


PANEL #2 – Music Panel
Chris Bavitz
(moderator), Assistant Director, Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic; Clinical Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society
Jeff Farmer, VP Legal Affairs, Lime Wire LLC
Stan Soocher, Associate Professor of Music and Entertainment Industry Studies, University of Colorado; Editor-in-Chief of “Entertainment Law and Finance”
Ray Beckerman, Copyright expert; Webmaster, “Recording Industry vs. the People”
Allen Bargfrede, Professor, Berklee School of Music


PANEL #3 – Film and Television
Mark Fischer
(moderator), Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Shaun Clark, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Michele Plescia-Schultz, Entertainment Attorney
Jay Fialkov, Deputy General Counsel, WGBH
Ed Weiss, General Counsel, Red Sox; Former Deputy General Counsel, Time Warner
Dale Nelson, Vice President and Intellectual Property Counsel, Warner Bros.


PANEL #4 – New Media
Kim Isbell
(moderator), Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society; Staff Attorney, Citizen Media Law Project)
Josh Benton, Director, Harvard University Nieman Journalism Lab
Jeff Hermes, Of Counsel, Hermes Netburn O’Connor & Spearing, P.C.
Bruce Brown, Partner, Baker Hostetler
Laura Handman, Co-Chair Appellate Practice, Davis Wright Tremaine
Laura Malone, Associate General Counsel, The Associated Press


KEYNOTE – Schyuler M. Moore, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
Schuyler M. Moore is a partner in the corporate entertainment department of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP.  Mr. Moore holds his undergraduate degree from UCLA (Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude) and his law degree also from UCLA (first in class).  Moore has been practicing in the entertainment industry since 1981, and he represents a broad spectrum of clients throughout the entertainment industry, including producers, sales agents, foreign distributors, and financiers.  He has handled some of the largest financing transactions in Hollywood (including the $850 million DreamWorks transaction last year), has worked on every major financing wave for the last thirty years, and acts as an expert witness for the studios on high profile participation cases.

He is the author of The Biz: The Basic Business, Legal and Financial Aspects of the Film Industry (Silman-James Press); Taxation of the Entertainment Industry (CCH); and What They Don’t Teach You in Law School (William S. Hein & Co.).  He is an adjunct professor at both the UCLA Law School and the UCLA Anderson School of Management, teaching Entertainment Law and Finance, and he is a frequent speaker and writer on a wide variety of entertainment subjects.  He was listed as one of the top 100 California Lawyers by the Daily Journal in 2009 and is consistently listed as one of the top 100 entertainment lawyers by The Hollywood Reporter.