The Association of Media & Entertainment Newsletter June 19, 2020

Return to Production Issues in Light of COVID-19


(This webinar took place on Wednesday June 17, 2020)

Please stay tuned and we will be sending out the webinar recording soon.

CLE Credit:
1.00 hour of General Credit

Program Description:
This panel and webinar is hosted by the Entertainment Law & Intellectual Property Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and co-sponsored by the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel’s (AMEC) Women Who Lead board.

Galoosian at SAG-AFTRA will moderate the panel.

Anthony J. Amendola – Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
Katherine Hren – Partner, Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP
Duncan Crabtree-Ireland – Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, SAG/AFTRA
Liz Ryan – Production Manager & National Board Member, Director Guilds of America

PLEASE NOTE: Once you have completed your LACBA registration, on the date of the event you will receive a link from Zoom that will allow you to join the webinar directly.   

In order to receive participatory CLE credit, registrants must participate in the webinar via Zoom.  LACBA cannot provide CLE credit to those who only listen to the program audio by phone.  Individuals wishing to receive CLE credit must register independently. 




Click here to View Recording

June 10, 2020

The most extensive federal government response to the COVID-19 crisis, the CARES Act, was set forth to provide economic assistance for Americans and small businesses, and to preserve jobs for our industries. Although the funds in these programs are tapped, such programs are expected to be replenished as part of additional legislation. Among the many components of the plan, entertainment and media companies can especially benefit from programs under the Small Business Administration and Paycheck Protection Program to survive the negative economic impact of this unprecedented crisis. During this webinar, the panelists will discuss the unique characteristics of the entertainment and media industry that affect the application process for a CARES loan. Topics to be discussed include:

• What aspects of the industry qualify for the loan
• Determining the qualifying entity for subsidiaries
• How to calculate the loan amount
• Pointers to best structure the loan application
• Certification obligations and requirements

Alissa Miller, Partner, Entertainment, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Vanessa Roman, Partner, Entertainment, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP





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June 3, 2020

This webinar addressed the various COVID-19 issues arising under property insurance and liability insurance policies.  In particular, the panel will discuss Business Interruption, Civil Authority, and Contingent Liability coverages under typical commercial property policies. The topics will include the impact of virus exclusions that may exist in particular policies. The panelists will summarize the claims  asserted by policyholders in litigation throughout the US as well as insurer responses. In addition, the program will review the state and federal legislative proposals as well as executive and regulatory orders concerning coverage for COVID-19 business interruption losses. As part of that discussion, the webinar will address the potential constitutional issues presented by certain of the proposed legislation.


Robert Lewin, Co-Chair of Insurance and Reinsurance Group, Stroock

Julie Nevins, Special Counsel, Stroock




Sports Industry Considerations – Summer 2020

Houlihan Lokey is pleased to present its sports industry overview for summer 2020. We have included industry insights and select transaction announcements to help you stay ahead in the dynamic and constantly evolving sports sector.

Driven by growing national and local media rights deals, digital platforms, and increased sponsorship monetization, recent years have witnessed several blockbuster acquisitions in the major U.S. professional sports leagues. We expect activity to remain high, especially for minority ownership stakes, for the foreseeable future as franchise assets remain scarce and institutional buyers enter the marketplace with increasing demand.

Please download our market update to learn more. 


 AMEC JOB BOARD FREE UNTIL JUNE 30th! If you sign up before or on June 30th, we will provide 30 days FREE.

Providing value to our members is more important now than ever. One way we want to support our members is to ensure that relevant job opportunities are within reach. 

By using the temporary discount code AMEC2020, you can use our JOB BOARD and submit free job postings through June 30, 2020. Using our job board free of charge for now will you an opportunity to see how it works by increased engagement and awareness about careers with your firm. To sign up free, please sign up here:


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