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COVID-19's Impact on Hollywood Deal-Making
As the current health crisis evolves, COVID-19 has adversely impacted the global entertainment industry, halting virtually all award shows and putting a stop to the production of film and television. Online competitors have also presented new, unforeseen challenges resulting in a decline in viewership, and the elimination of award shows has significantly reduced revenue derived from advertising.

The ultimate impact of these developments is still unknown, but a conversation about the legal issues that have already emerged will equip practitioners with the tools that they need to navigate these challenges.

JAMS neutral, Hon. Margaret A. Nagle (Ret.) will be joined by a distinguished panel of experts to discuss the following topics:

1. The Top Five Contract Issues for Film and Television Producers, Creators and Distributors (including force majeure and the impossibility of performance defenses)

2. Legal Liability for Cancellation of Live Events

3. Layoffs and Business Closures within the Entertainment Industry (including meet and confer requirements)

4. Due Diligence in Deal Closings


Linda Auerbach Allderdice, Partner & Head of CA Labor, Employment and Benefits Practice, Holland & Knight LLP

Brian Marler, Director, Houlihan Lokey’s Technology, Media & Telecom Group

Erica Van Loon, Partner and Team Leader, Lathrop GPM’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group

Hon. Margaret A. Nagle (Ret.), Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS

Arnold P. Peter, Managing Partner, Peter Law Group (Moderator)

Apr 21, 2020 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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