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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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1describe the commercial environment and the issues that arise in entertainment law practiceCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
2explain how intellectual property rights are used in the entertainment industryKnowledge of a discipline
3identify the principles of contract law implicit in entertainment lawKnowledge of a discipline
4identify the most relevant legislation applicable to the entertainment industryKnowledge of a discipline
5explain the most common types of agreements used in the entertainment industry.Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the commercial environment and the issues that arise in entertainment law practice
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. explain how intellectual property rights are used in the entertainment industry
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. identify the principles of contract law implicit in entertainment law
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. identify the most relevant legislation applicable to the entertainment industry
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. explain the most common types of agreements used in the entertainment industry.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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