Lismore - BBStudy Period 1Study Period 1

Unit description

Introduces students to the broad concept of entertainment law, with an emphasis on the law of the international film and television business. This unit will equip students with a basic understanding of legal and commercial issues surrounding the practice of entertainment law.

Unit content

1. Introduction to entertainment law

2. Development and financing

3. Production

4. Exploitation

5. After Harvey - entertainment in the world of #MeToo

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Study Period 1

  • Appleton, D & Yankelevits, D , 2018, Hollywood Dealmaking; negotiating talent agreements for film, TV and new media, 3rd edn, Allworth Press, New York. ISBN: 9781621536598.
  • Moore, SM, 2018, The Biz: the basic business, legal and financial aspects of the film industry, 5th edn, Sillman-James Press, Los Angeles. ISBN: 9781935247180.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Lismore - BB (intensive)

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 16 hours (Over 4 days)
Participation and Class Activity40%
Research Paper60%

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Fee information


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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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