On April 19th, the Students in Professor Nix and Phillips' Straus Institute Entertainment Dispute Resolution Course were given a VIP Tour of the Warner Bros. Studio Lot in Burbank, California. They saw Film/TV sound stages (The Mentalist, 2 1/2 Men, Mike & Molly), the back-lot streets with sets used for The Music Man and The Waltons, the Paris cafe from Casablanca, as well as more recent productions. They also toured the Studio's museum with Batmobile, Get Smart and other cars from its films, the costume museum (Harry Potter, Batman), and saw a wide array of props from different eras (Hunger Games to The West Wing).
William Nix is serving as industry advisor in the planning and production of a national entertainment industry symposium entitled Women in Hollywood: 100 Years of Negotiating the System. Pepperdine University School of Law's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and Pepperdine University's Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture will co-sponsor the symposium Women in Hollywood: 100 Years of Negotiating the System on November 15-16, 2013 on the Malibu Campus.
Steve Solot, Founder and President of the Latin American Training Center (http://www.latamtrainingcenter.com/?lang=en )and President of the Rio de Janeiro Film Commission (http://www.riofilmcommission.rj.gov.br/), is leading a small delegation of Brazilians, from its capitol city, Brasilia, in a mini-immersion industry orientation in Los Angeles from April 10th-14th.
William Nix, Industry Advisor and Professor in the Straus Institute's Entertainment, Media and Sports Dispute Resolution Project (EMS-Straus), served as an advisor in the planning and production of a Pepperdine Law Review national sports industry symposium entitled The New Normal in College Sports that was held at Pepperdine Law School on April 5, 2013.
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The Entertainment, Media and Sports Project at Straus Institute, released its 2012-2013 Report of activities at Pepperdine. A copy of the Report can be obtained from this link: click here
William Nix has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel's Law School Advisory Board. This Board has the responsibility to develop and implement AMEC initiatives pertaining to law schools throughout the country, including planning events and developing an AMEC Moot Court program that is slated to be held every year and start in 2014. The AMEC was formed in 2005 and is designed to support the career development and honor the achievements of in-house and business affairs attorneys at entertainment and media companies. For further information on the AMEC and its work, please see: http://www.theamec.com/about.asp.
Sportech PLC, one of the world's leading operators and suppliers of pools and tote gaming, announced the appointment of David J. Schreff, CPG Advisory Board Member, as Chief Operating Officer with specific responsibility for the US and Latin American markets. For further details, please see: http://www.sportechplc.com/ and http://m.sportsbusinessdaily.com
William Nix is serving on a "Script Pitching" Panel at the Latin American Training Center's 4th Annual U.S. Film Industry Immersion Program in Los Angeles on November 1, 2012 (http://www.latamtrainingcenter.com/?p=1996&lang=en ). The LATC event is being hosted by EGEDA (http://www.egeda-us.com/) at its offices in Beverly Hills. He is also moderating a panel on "Apology" at the Straus Institute/Pepperdine Law School Dispute Resolution Journal's symposium entitled "Rescuing Relationships: Apology, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation" on November 2, 2012 (See: http://law.pepperdine.edu/straus/training-and-conferences/apology-symposium.htm and also http://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/drlj/ ). He is serving as a Judge in the National Entertainment Law Competition, being hosted at Pepperdine Law School, on November 9-11, 2012. The law student competitors are serving as advocates in respect to "fair use," "secondary copyright infringement" and "DMCA Safe Harbor" protection issues in relation to an Internet video-hosting website. For details of the underlying hypothetical please click here.
The Gibran National Committee announced its collaboration with Creative Projects Group® on a number of productions relating to Lebanese-American author/artist Kahlil Gibran. These projects include a biographical feature film, telling the story of Gibran's life and work in several different cities and countries, a touring art exhibition and a definitive international art book of his collected works, which will be published in several languages.