A comprehensive study of the legal, regulatory and business issues confronting the entertainment industry. The course examines pragmatic and ethical considerations of deal negotiation and structure. The various aspects of the industry that will be studied include music, motion pictures, television, theatre, sports, book publishing as well as the major support functionaries, such as talent agencies, managers, accountants and attorneys. The course will also examine the global market, including relevant international treaties such as GATT and TRIPS. The course utilizes interactive class participation, including mock deal and contract negotiations, dispute resolution and small group problem solving.