LES hosts monthly webinars, as part of its ongoing Webinar Wednesdays series, as well as Hot Topic webinars that are periodically scheduled to cover breaking developments such as patent reform, important case updates and other major industry news. Webinar Wednesdays are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time and are also available anytime on-demand. Join IP and licensing experts as they share their knowledge and experience regarding today’s most relevant licensing trends and challenges from transactional issues to ethics to valuation.
*NEW LES member benefit: these webinars, a $1,200 value, are FREE for LES members in 2015. Click on a webinar below and register today!
Featured Webinar - April 2015
Title: Introduction to Hollywood Movie Royalty and Profit Participation
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
This seminar will provide an overview of the movie production and distribution process, the current risks faced by Hollywood, an overview of the way royalty and profits are being reported to license holders and other stakeholders, key legal cases impacting the way royalties are being reported, and a guide to companies and representatives should consider in determining when to audit such royalty streams.
Speaker Biographies: Jody Simon
Jody is a seasoned and savvy entertainment law attorney who has been helping clients in the industry produce innovative and sophisticated television and new media content for more than 25 years. From the early days of his career in the mailroom of the William Morris Agency in New York to his current status as one of the industry’s go-to lawyers and chair of the Entertainment Department’s Production Practice, Jody is a passionate advocate for his clients, negotiating the deals that bring to life many of today’s popular entertainment vehicles. Throughout his tenure as an entertainment lawyer, Jody has actively counseled his clients in nearly every type of legal matter spanning the spectrum of the industry: television (including a special focus on reality television and Canadian and international co-productions), digital media outlets, publishing, live stage, live action and animated programming and graphic novels.
Ron Nessim has been on the winning side of more than 40 criminal and civil trials and arbitrations. He has argued numerous appeals in both federal and state courts, including in the United States Supreme Court, and has been at the center of numerous precedent-setting, high-profile civil and white-collar criminal law cases. Mr. Nessim was recently selected by his peers as the 2014-15 Los Angeles Criminal Defense: White Collar “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America and as a leading entertainment litigator in Variety’s 2014 Legal Impact Report. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America since 2006, Southern California Super Lawyers since 2004 and several other publications of leading lawyers. Mr. Nessim’s litigation practice focuses on four key areas: white-collar criminal defense, entertainment, health care fraud and general business litigation. His clients highly value his attention to detail, ability to think strategically, and his trial skills.
Ilan Haimoff has over 20 years of accounting experience in public accounting and private industry serving clients primarily in the entertainment, financial services and distribution service industries. Ilan leads the Entertainment and Media practice and Royalty & Licensing Audit Services. His specialty includes profit participation and forensic accounting on behalf of talent, investors and co-producers at both the major and mini studios. He currently oversees participation audits at various studios, including 20th Century Fox, Sony, Starz, as well as other prominent studios
Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
CLE Credit: 1.5
Who Should Attend
The webinars are designed for all IP and licensing professionals at any level of experience, including corporate IP and licensing professionals, technology transfer professionals, non-IP attorneys, and business development professionals.
Why You Should Attend
LES Webinars are a convenient and affordable way to stay up-to-date with current trends and challenges, gain core knowledge on IP and licensing topics, and supplement your learning in new areas. With our live webinars and growing library of on-demand webinars, you can log-in and learn from leading industry experts anywhere, anytime.
Each webinar is 60 or 90 minutes and addresses a unique topic presented by different industry experts. Sample topics include patent reform, trademark licensing, royalty auditing, patent sales agreements, antitrust issues, and patent licensing conflicts.
We are happy to announce the Webinar Wednesday series will be FREE to LES members! These webinars, delivered right to your desk, will provide increased knowledge and exposure to today’s hot topics. You’ll also be able to earn CLE and CLP credits!
This member-only benefit gives you access to IP and licensing experts as they share their knowledge and experience regarding today’s most relevant licensing trends and challenges from transactional issues to ethics to valuation.