2013 Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries

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Pillsbury attorney, Sean Kane, serves on the Governing Committee of the ABA as the Licensing, Merchandising and Branding Division Chair. Sean is participating in the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries as the moderator for a discussion titled, “PLENARY: Rights of Publicity for Entertainers and Athletes.”

The mission of this Forum is to educate attorneys about the legal issues that pertain to practices in the entertainment, arts and sports industries, and to foster excellence in the practice of law in these fields.

This year the division leadership and planning committee have designed a program of topics and mentoring workshops that provide high level discussion and discourse on hot topics in entertainment and sports as well as seminars on basic principles and mentoring for younger lawyers or lawyers new to these industries. The Annual Meeting is another high level opportunity to present to the membership excellent speakers on cutting-edge issues; you will not be disappointed. We have a number of plenaries on topics that run across all platforms. In addition, panels will explore such hot topic issues as Unpaid Internships in the Sports and Entertainment Industries; A Litigation Update for 2013: Applying Old Law to New Media and Technologies; Moving Money Across Borders: International Tax Considerations for Sports, Media, Talent and Production and the Impact on Net Profit and Cash Flow; and the Impact of Digital Media and Distribution on Film, TV, Music and Other Content.

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