RECORDING AND PROGRAM MATERIALS AVAILABLE

COVID-19’S IMPACT ON HOLLYWOOD

PRODUCTION,  DEAL-MAKING AND OPERATIONS

While all sectors of the US economy have been adversely impacted by Shelter At Home orders, the entertainment industry has been hit harder than most with virtually all award shows, film and television production halted.  Unlike other businesses, traditional film and television production had already been adversely impacted by competition from online competitors, declining viewership and advertising revenues for award shows in particular.  It will take many months to gear up production and many productions, and especially award shows, may never be revived or move to an online or virtual format once the emergency orders are lifted.  Many articles and webinars have already been presented on employee benefits, unemployment and governmental relief for employers.  However, none have directly addressed the unique challenges created by COVID-19 for entertainment and media companies.  A  distinguished panel of experts addressed the following topics:  

 

  1. INDUSTRY BUSINESS CLIMATE AND ITS IMPACT ON DEAL TERMS AND DEAL FLOW
  2. TOP FIVE CONTRACT ISSUES FACING DEAL-MAKERS AND IN-HOUSE COUNSEL
  • FORCE MAJEURE
  • FRUSTRATION OF PURPOSE/IMPOSSIBILITY OF PERFORMANCE DEFENSES
  • CANCELLATION PROVISIONS AND REMEDIES FOR LIVE EVENTS
  • CHOICE OF LAWS AND VENUE SELECTION PROVISIONS
  • BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE CLAIMS
  1. COVID’S IMPACT ON SUBSTANTIVE DEAL TERMS FOR TRANSACTIONS IN THE PIPELINE
  2. COVID’S IMPACT ON DEAL VALUATION
  3. HUMAN RESOURCES AND LABOR RELATIONS CONSIDERATIONS FOR LAYOFFS AND FURLOUGHS
  4. CURRENT LITIGATION CLIMATE IN STATE AND FEDERAL COURT
  5. MEDIATION AND ADR IN A COVID ENVIRONMENT

 

 Linda Auerbach Allderdice, Partner and Head of California Labor Employment and Benefits Practice Group, Holland & Knight

 Brian Marler, Director, Houlihan Lokey’s Technology, Media & Telecom Group

 Erica Van Loon, Partner and Team Leader Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group, Lathrop GPM

 The Honorable Margaret Nagle, JAMS

 Arnold Peter, Managing Partner, Peter Law Group (Moderator)

RECORDING OF PROGRAM: 

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/y_NIK4Hzxn5Ofontw0D8Q7UMHri8eaa8gyMbrqcPxB6YsGwuHsGehSCnuUvw3CL7

 

 Access Password: 4P&%?%.6

LINK TO PROGRAM MATERIALS

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/a7aq0i23udui0we/AADu1H07NH9M9g3sCVvU88Opa?dl=0

RECORDING AND PROGRAM MATERIALS AVAILABLE COVID-19’S IMPACT ON HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTION, DEAL-MAKING AND OPERATIONS