Our signature event, now celebrating its 30th year.

30th Annual Entertainment Law Institute

teslaw entertainment and sports law section hero image mobile30th Annual Entertainment Law Institute WEBCAST – November 19-20, 2020
Now in its 30th year, 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 Mike Tolleson since its inception, 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.

MCLE Credit
12.5 hours (1.75 ethics). Applies to the Texas Bar College & Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Appellate Law and Civil Trial Law.

Program Highlights
This year’s program will include a series of presentations covering entertainment law aspects of recent court rulings, contracting with minors, video games, live streaming, podcasting, street art, pandemic issues, talent management contracts, SoundExchange, major and indie record label business, and a Mechanical License collective update on rights, rates, and royalties post Music Modernization Act.

  • Late fee waived – save $50 automatically!
  • Entertainment and Sports Law Section members save an additional $25!
  • Go green and save an additional $25!
  • Attorneys licensed 5 years or less attend for half off!
  • Live chat feature: Interact with participating speakers and registrants!

Entertainment Law 101: The Music Edition WEBCAST – November 18, 2020
Back by popular demand, “Entertainment Law 101 – Music Edition”, on November 18, 2020. This year’s 101 program will focus on issues pertaining to clients in the music industry. Dubbed The Music Edition, attendees will learn about key deal points and negotiation strategies for artist management contracts and producer agreements. We will also discuss Texas entity formation considerations for musicians, as well as the ethics of representing group clients in the music business.

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

Topics Include
Ethics Checklist for Transactional Representation of Group Clients in the Music Business

  • Band LLCs: Happy Beginnings & Bitter Endings
  • Negotiating Artist Management Contracts
  • Key Terms in Producer Agreements

Mike founded and has been the director of the Entertainment Law Institute since 1990, and was a co-founder and initial chair of TESLAW in 1989. 

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.