Tulane Law School
ELC 2018 Poster

Friday, April 6, 2018

9:30-9:35    Conference Welcome

Dean David Meyer, Tulane Law School

9:35-11:00    Distribution Disruptors: Our World Today

  • Jeff Frost, President, Sony Pictures Television Studios, Moderator
  • Dan Scharf, Head, Television Business Affairs, Amazon Studios
  • Philip Pailey, Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, Showtime Networks

11:00-11:15    Break

11:15-12:30    User-Generated Disrupters and Transformative Uses

  • Prof. Elizabeth Townsend Gard, Tulane Law School, Moderator
  • Prof. Betsy Rosenblatt, Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law, Whittier Law School, and Legal Advisor, Archive of Our Own.
  • Matt Skelton, Senior Attorney, Microsoft Corporation & Xbox
  • Kevin Reilly, Senior Corporate Counsel, Sony PlayStation

12:30-1:45    Lunch

An informal conversation on the role of talent with Kevin Yorn, Founding Partner, Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman, and David Boyle, Special Advisor, Motion Pictures, Los Angeles, California.

1:45-2:00    10th Anniversary of Durationator

 2:00-2:30    The Role of Preservation in the Creative Ecosystem: A Conversation

  • Prof. Elizabeth Townsend Gard, Tulane Law School, Moderator
  • Hope O'Keeffe, Associate General Counsel, Copyright, Library of Congress
  • Eric Schwartz, Partner, Mitchell Silberg & Knupp, Washington D.C.
  • Tim Francis, Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, New Orleans

2:30-3:45    Sports & Entertainment as Creative Disruption

  • Prof. Gabe Feldman, Director, Tulane Sports Law Program, Moderator
  • Lee Goldsmith, Senior Vice President & Media Counsel, National Football League
  • Lisa Richardson, Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Fox Networks Group
  • Sal Siino, Senior Vice President of Global Content Distribution & Business Development, WWE

3:45-4:00    Break

4:00-5:00    Keynote Dialogue with Sanford Panitch, President, Columbia Pictures

A candid conversation about the future of Film & Television with Sanford Panitch, President, Columbia Pictures and Jeff Frost, President, Sony Pictures Television Studios

5:00-5:45    Post-Conference Reception, Tulane Law School 

This program is pending MCLE approval in Louisiana and will be eligible for 4.2 CLE credit hours (60-minute states)/ 5.0 CLE credit hours (50-minute states).

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