Webinar: Backend? What Backend? Are Profit Participations an Outdated Concept in The New Television Era?

Webinar: Backend? What Backend? Are Profit Participations an Outdated Concept in The New Television Era?

Kasowitz Benson Torres partner John V. Berlinski will be a featured webinar speaker on “Backend? What Backend? Are Profit Participations an Outdated Concept in The New Television Era?” as part of the 44th Annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium.  Mr. Berlinski, along with panelists Craig A. Emanuel, partner, Paul Hastings, Karen Tatevosian, Executive Vice President and Head of U.S. Business Affairs, Sony Pictures Television Studios, and moderator Craig Wagner, Head of Business Affairs and General Counsel, Paradigm Talent Agency, will discuss the landmark arbitration award that Kasowitz obtained for the stars of the hit TV show “Bones,” the bonus model that has emerged as a replacement for profit participation in the wake of the Bones case, and the future of profit participation in the television industry.

The webinar will take place on July 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (PDT) and is approved for 0.75 hour of CLE credit. Register for the webinar here.

John V. Berlinski, partner and Chair of Kasowitz Benson Torres’ Entertainment Practice Group, represents top actors, directors, television, film, and music producers, talent agencies, video game distributors, and others, in their most significant disputes, with an emphasis on providing pre-litigation advice in profit participation audits, negotiating audit settlements, and litigating profit participation claims.  A former Head of West Coast Television Litigation at NBCUniversal, Mr. Berlinski’s representations are often the subject of articles in the Hollywood trades and The Wall Street Journal.  He has been recognized as one of Hollywood’s top attorneys by The Hollywood Reporter on its “Power Lawyers 2020: Hollywood’s Top 100 Attorneys” list and was named in Variety’s 2019 “Legal Impact Report.”