Television Business and Legal Affairs

93-871

Units: 9

Description:

The goal of this class is to provide students with a basic understanding of how a typical 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 and contractual provisions utilized in the television industry, as well as practical advice on negotiation tactics & skills and reading and understanding budgets.

Learning Outcomes:

- 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 TV pilot and series budgets - Assess the value of "Above-the-Line" deals (Producers, Writers, Actors, Directors) and general guild issues

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