ENTERTAINMENT LAW INSTITUTE (ELI)

Our signature event, now celebrating its 31st year.

31st Annual Entertainment Law Institute & 5th Annual Bootcamp


31st Annual Entertainment Law Institute WEBCAST – November 18-19, 2021
The Entertainment Law Institute is an annual continuing legal education course produced by TexasBarCLE and co-sponsored by the State Bar of Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Section. Directed by Chris Castle, the ELI provides an outstanding faculty of highly-regarded practitioners and industry insiders to keep entertainment lawyers up to date on the latest emerging trends, issues and breaking developments in music, film, and digital media.

Program Highlights
This year’s program will include a series of presentations covering entertainment law aspects of recent court rulings, the newly-passed Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act), legal issues in artificial intelligence, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), the future of audio-visual content exhibition, and the Britney Spears conservatorship battle. Click brochure cover for full program.

MCLE Credit
13.75 hours (1.5 ethics). Applies to the Texas Bar College & Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Appellate Law and Civil Trial Law.

Cost $495* (see brochure for discounts)

Entertainment Law 101: The Film Edition WEBCAST – November 17, 2021
This year’s 101 program will focus on issues pertaining to clients in the film industry. Dubbed The Film Edition, attendees will learn about the importance of obtaining underlying rights, the basics of production and distribution contracts, and how to prepare your clients for distribution.

MCLE Credit
3.5 hours (.5 ethics). Applies to the Texas Bar College & Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Appellate Law and Civil Trial Law.

Cost $175* (see brochure for discounts)

101 Topics Include

  • Getting the Rights Right
  • Wrangling Words for Production Contracts
  • Due Diligence Beyond Distribution: Tying Up Loose Ends
  • The Anatomy of a Film Distribution Deal

Chris Castle founded his firm in Los Angeles in 2005 and moved the firm to Austin in 2011. He works on a variety of transactional matters in the nexus of music, technology and policy. Chris is serving in his first year as director of the Entertainment Law Institute.

 

Amy E. Mitchell is a transactional lawyer based in Austin, Texas, who practices entertainment law with a focus on music, television, and film law issues. She has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 2004 and represents emerging artists and entrepreneurs as well as established professionals.