Television Business and Legal Affairs

93-871

Units: 9

Description: Course Description: The goal of this class is to provide students with a practical understanding of how a typical major studio Television Business & Legal Affairs department fits into today’s Production and vertically integrated Studio/Network environment. In addition, students will become acquainted with basic deal terms, contractual provisions utilized in the television industry, as well as practical advice on negotiation tactics & skills and reading and understanding budgets.

Learning Outcomes: Course Objective: • Articulate how a typical studio television Business & Legal Affairs department fits into today’s vertically integrated Studio/Network environment • Build awareness of basic deal terms and contractual provisions utilized in the television industry • Develop negotiation tactics & skills • Recognize and understand a TV pilot and series budgets • Assess the value of “Above-the-Line” deals (Producers, Writers, Actors, Directors) and general guild issues

Syllabus: LA_93-871_TV_Business_and_Legal_Affairs_Syllabus_F18.pdf