EASL Spring Meeting 2023
1:00 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. Hybrid CLE Program
4:35 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. In-Person Reception at Dorsey & Whitney LLP
I. Think FAST: Dealmaking for Ad-Supported, Internet-Delivered Television
Just when we were getting comfortable with acronyms like SVOD (think subscription services like Netflix) and AVOD (think ad-supported services like Youtube and Roku), along comes a new acronym, FAST, or Free Ad-Supported Streaming Television, which combines elements of both AVOD and traditional cable television.
What is FAST? What’s the business model? How does it differ from SVOD, AVOD, TVOD, FVOD, and cable TV? What are the legal considerations in licensing to or for a FAST service?
The following panelists will help us answer these questions and more:
Howard Homonoff, Senior Advisor, Media & Entertainment Industry, at Grant Thornton, and regular contributor to Forbes.
Elana Sofko, Chief Strategy Officer at Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, providing premium video to a wide range of ad-supported media platforms.
David Fannon, President of Screen Media Ventures and Executive Vice President, Distribution at Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment
Minh Vo, General Counsel & Executive VP, Business Affairs at FilmRise, a Brooklyn-based film and television studio and operator of the world’s largest independently owned portfolio of ad-supported streaming apps and FAST channels.
II. Voice and Likeness Publicity Rights in AI Generated Content
The rise of AI-generated voice-overs and imagery (including holograms, deepfakes and digital performance simulations) raises both significant enforcement challenges for celebrities’ rights of publicity rooted in their voice and likeness, as well as new lucrative commercial licensing opportunities. Panelists with deep experience in enforcing, protecting and licensing celebrities’, artists’ and performers’ voices, likenesses and performances in media and entertainment will explore these hot issues in a dynamic and interactive program:
Kenneth L. Doroshow
Chief Legal Officer
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Dorothy M. Weber, Esq.
Herbsman Hafer Weber & Frisch, LLP
Sarah M. Robertson, Esq.
Partner, New York Trademark Department Head
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
III. “Entertainment Law Year in Review” with
Stan Soocher, Esq.
Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment Law & Finance
- May 11, 2023
- 1:00 PM
- 5:30 PM
- New York City
- Virtual Participation
- Dorsey & Whitney LLP
51 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019-6119
- Barry Werbin, Planning Co-Chair, Herrick, Feinstein LLP
- Judy Bass, Planning Co-Chair, Law Offices Of Judith B. Bass
- Lawrence Sapadin, Planning Co-Chair, Attorney
- Robert Seigel, Planning Co-Chair, Law Office of Robert L. Seigel
- Sarah Robertson, Planning Co-Chair, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- Steve Rodner, Planning Co-Chair, Pryor Cashman LLP
- Ethan Bordman, Section Chair, Ethan Y. Bordman, Pllc
- Howard Homonoff, Panelist, Grant Thornton
- Elana Sofko, Panelist, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment
- David Fannon, Panelist, Screen Media Ventures
- Minh Vo, Panelist, FilmRise
- Oliver Herzfeld, Panelist, The Beanstalk Group
- Dorothy M. Weber, Panelist, Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Herbsman, LLP
- Jeffrey Bennett, Panelist, SAG-AFTRA
- Kenneth L. Doroshow, Panelist, Recording Industry Association of America
- Stan Soocher, Esq., Panelist, Entertainment Law & Finance
- Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section
- Committee on Continuing Legal Education