|Faculty:||Ethan Bordman, Amy Goldsmith|
|Production Date:||July 1 2011|
In recent years, “reality television” has grown into a thriving genre within the entertainment industry. Along with its rapid growth, reality television has spawned numerous legal issues as traditionally scripted works have been replaced by unique formats. In this CLE program, join intellectual property attorney Amy Goldsmith and entertainment attorney Ethan Bordman in a lively presentation of the common legal issues that prevail in the reality television industry. Mr. Bordman begins the presentation by discussing contractual clauses that were in dispute from popular shows and movies (“Borat,” “Extreme Makeover,” “Candid Camera,” "Housewives of Beverly Hills" and many more). He also goes over how to provide the best advice and protection to clients who decide to participate in these types of shows. Ms. Goldsmith focuses on the copyrightable elements of reality television – she explains what parts are copyrightable and which are not. She also presents several well-known cases where “copycat” shows were litigated and their outcomes (“Survivor,” “The Apprentice”). Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn from this timely and entertaining program!
I. Introduction to Reality Television
II. Participation Contracts
III. Frequent Issues that Arise with Reality Television
IV. The Copyrightable Elements of Reality Television
V. Other Common Issues
Joe (Seattle, WA)
Bring the speakers back. Enjoyed it.
Steven (Royal Oak, MI)
LEONEL A. (SAN ANTONIO, TX)
Good topic for those who want to learn more about the entertainment business.
Carsten (New York, NY)
bet (Gainesville, VA)
Fascinating! Who knew?
J. Michael (Fayetteville, GA)
Very interesting and well presented program by both speakers. The best 2 hours of the program
Reed P. (Port Washington, NY)
C. T. (hope, AR)
On point. Extremely beneficial.
Angela R. (Prosper, TX)
Great course....interesting cases to cover substantive topic.
Susan (Bethesda, MD)
Both speakers are excellent. They were so good, the class flew by.
tonya gregg (Dallas, TX)
Not my area of practice, but very interesting! thx!
Grayden (New Port Richey, FL)
Both speakers were interesting and provided substantive information
Susan (norcross, GA)
Frank A. (Atlanta,, GA)
EXCELLENT presentation. I appreciatee that the speakers did not assume a body of knowledge on the subject and thus it was easy to understand
Ronald J. (Wellington, FL)
Nerlyn (Greenwich, CT)
The copyright section is very informative.
Robert (Stamford, CT)
Very interesting presentation!
James (New York, NY)
James (New York, NY)
Dennis (Prescott, AZ)
William (Miami, FL)
Interesting subject - well done
Timothy (fort myers beach, FL)
very easy to follow
Tamara (New York, NY)
Both speakers were clear, subject matter was delivered in an effective manner and was relevant.
Frederick (Miami Beach, FL)
Interesting and fun, ... believe it or not!
Melanie (Washington, DC)
Great topic and well covered
Emily (New York, NY)
Great presentation on a very interesting topic!
Evan (San Angelo, TX)
Interesting. Entertaining. Informative.
Laura (Grayson, GA)
Very interesting-know very little of this area of the law.
David (San Antonio, TX)
Really outstanding speakers and a very interesting topic.
David (palm beach gardens, FL)
excellent speakers on their subjects
CHARLES (NASHVILLE, TN)
EXCELLENT TREATMENT OF A COMPLICATED AREA OF THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.
Maribel (Brooklyn, NY)
Both presenters were excellent.
Tamber (Reston, VA)
Very engaging speakers and good explanation and examples of the materials covered.
R. Scott (Austin, TX)
Great insights and very useful advice.
Robert (Maple Valley, WA)
Outstanding presenters and material
Kendall (Stone Mountain, GA)
Lilia (, FL)
Thanks Lawline for inviting these two wonderful instructors. I will take the course again and again.
Holly (Seattle, WA)
Very good case explanations and linking the reality TV world to general contracts that others might work more frequently on. Both instructors were very knowledgable and funny.
Yolanda (Atlanta, GA)
Very interesting material.
DAVID (SANTA MONICA, CA)
One of the Best
Carmen (Bellevue, WA)
both presenters were excellent.
Keith (Goochland, VA)
arlene (bay harbor islands, FL)
Christopher (The Colony, TX)
entertaining and informative, especially first half.
anita (mentor, OH)
Thank you. This was a good course!
Abraham (Spokane, WA)
This was really entertaining (no pun intended). The course content was very interesting
Eugene (Denver, CO)
Andrew (Hudson , OH)
Very informative and corrected some misconceptions I had regarding copyrights
Michael (Spicewood, TX)
Engaging! Left with the yearning to learn more about this area of law.
Thomas (Warrenton, VA)
Fred (West Palm Beach, FL)
This was informative, entertaining, and perhaps the most enjoyable cle course I have ever taken!!
Melanie (Sandy Springs, GA)
I learned a lot taking this course. Very well presented. Very knowledgable speakers. Thanks!
Cathleen (Vienna, VA)
Entertaining and informative with very good substance.
Claudia (Washington, DC)
The class was great! Educational and entertaining.
Sarah (Topeka, KS)
Excellent presentation. Both speakers were extremely knowledegable.
Jessica (Arlington, VA)
entertaining and fascinating, as well as educational
Richard (Austin, TX)
Kathryn (Williamsburg, VA)
Ruby (Washington, DC)
Detailed and I loved the questions from the audience. I felt like I was in a classroom!
Ira (New York, NY)
Definitely one of the best
Brian (Media, PA)
Best course I've seen.
Deborah (Hillsborough, NJ)
Contemporary subject matter, interesting and well presented.
Thomas (Longmont, CO)
Highly entertaining and informative
Laura (Estero, FL)
Very good - one of the more interesting CLE courses I have watched.
Vera (Weehawken, NJ)
Super interesting topic and the speakers were great!!
Johana (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
informative and entertaining!
Tom (Spring Hill, FL)
Very current issues were addressed.
Nydia (Key Biscayne, FL)
Although not in my area of practice, I found very interesting. Thank you.
Ann (Tampa, FL)
She's top notch. I"m not sure about him. She gave you meat. He gave appetizers.
Kevin (Williamsburg, VA)
Great job by two of Lawline's best speakers.
Joseph J. (Chicago, IL)
My last program for my 30 CLE hours and the best one yet! Both of the speakers were knowledgeable and great speakers, especially Boardman.
Donald (Austin, TX)
great speakers who understand their areas
Beth (Chicago, IL)
very fun course.
Linda (Skokie, IL)
Very interesting and informative. I truly enjoyed it from start to finish.
Martin (Hattiesburg, MS)
One of best CLEs I've seen. Very informative and interesting.
Bonny (Granbury, TX)
Very interesting course.
Vandana (new york, NY)
Understood the business and made a great connection to legal issues
Richard J. (Oak Park, IL)
Very entertaining! An excellent presentation on issues in Reality TV.
Tom (LOUISVILLE, KY)
Better than expected.
Arinze (Orange, NJ)
Great stories. Fun presentation to watch.
matthew (new york, NY)
this was one of the best courses i have ever done.
Kevin (San Antonio, TX)
Went by fast...good stuff
Jorge (Miami, FL)
Very informative and relevant.
Eloisa (Miami, FL)
One of the best lectures I've seen on this website. Highly recommend. It was very informative and highly entertaining as the speakers were very engaging.
Wilbur (Atlanta, GA)
It is the first time I've used Lawline, and I was very pleased. Thanks!
Sybil (Stone Mountain, GA)
This was "hands-down" one of the most informative and engaging CLE seminars/Webinars I have ever attended! Brilliant! Thanks.
Derek (Marietta, GA)
Funny and entertaining - especially Borat stuff.
Rupal (Atlanta, GA)
Best presentation in the bundle that I purchased. Both Ethan and Amy are dynamic and well-versed in their fields. Please get more speakers like them!
Chessa (San Antonio, TX)
Very good CLE. Speakers were some of the best I've seen. Great content and great presentation by both speakers.
Jeanne (King George, VA)
thomas (Apharetta, GA)
One of the best programs I've listened to on this site. Both speakers should be invited to give other presentations.
james (arlington, VA)
very well done; slides were extremely well done and very helpful; excellent for a novice
sidney (BROOKLYN, NY)
great presentation...interesting subject
Kevin (Naples, FL)
This was very informative.
Dane (new york, NY)
Extensive case-by-case analysis. Very interesting.
Augustin (Houston, TX)
I would recommend the course.
gina (kew gardens, NY)
Jon (McLean, VA)
It was great. Really interesting and current.
Benjamin (Marina del Rey, CA)
Great presentation by both speaker and the audio and video quality was great as well.
Ann Pearl (Seattle, WA)
Very well done and interesting.
Kristina (Huntington Beach, CA)
Amy Goldsmith and Ethan Bordman were both quite informative.
Matthew (Hoboken, NJ)
Wonderfully done. Very informative.
Beth Florence (Beverly Hills, CA)
Informative and enjoyabe - thank you
Jay (Washington, DC)
I don't practice in this area, but I found the course to be interesting on many levels. Highly recommended.
Stephen (Edmonds, WA)
Lesley (East Rockaway, NY)
interesting and informative
Kim (Bainbridge Island, WA)
Very, very interesting.
Allison (Santa Monica, CA)
Very entertaining and clear.
Karen (Seattle, WA)
Lester (WHEATLEY HEIGHTS, NY)
Anthony (Washington, DC)
I learned so much given that I do not have a background in copyright law. Excellent speakers and very knowledgeable.
Carmen F. (New York, NY)
Thoroughly enjoyed this presentation.
MELODIE (FOREST HILLS, NY)
Informative and entertaining.
Stacey (Fort Lee, VA)
Excellent and informative presentation by both speakers.
F. Kim (Portland, OR)
Far better than anything I could get locally.
Molly (Ridgewood, NJ)
Enjoyed learning about this timely subject!!
Jennifer (Chicago, IL)
By far, most interesting course! Side note - first speaker said he was a bit nervous? Might have misheard that but he was awesome! And actually interesting material!
STEPHEN (AUBURN, WA)
Good materials, traps for the unwary exposed, definitely experts in the field!
Julia (Seattle, WA)
Very interesting course! Enjoyed both speakers.
Ken (Maple Valley, WA)
Best CLE I've seen in years. I will tell others to watch it!
Edward (Brooklyn, NY)
beautifully done; super entertaining and informative; great job by both speakers
Sara (Washington, DC)
Very interesting way to find out about copyright law! Great presentation from both speakers.
Mary (richmond, VA)
This was the most interesting and engaging program that I have viewed on Lawline. Thanks for taking the pain out of continuing legal education.