one Credit|| Summer Session|
|Professor: Susan Bodine|| Exam Date: June 20, 1997|
This is an open book and note exam. Each question is worth the number of points in the left hand-
margin adjacent to that question. Please write the question number next to your answer in the blue
books. Your answers may be brief - its the content that counts.
ENTERTAINMENT LAW FINAL EXAMINATION
2 1) What are three (3) current trends influencing all aspects of the entertainment
3 2) Give an example of the way technological advances can cause contract disputes in the
2 3) What are the three (3) general stages in the business life of a motion picture?
2 4) Compare the function of an "agent" in the motion picture business to the function of
an "agent" in the music industry,
2 5) What is the difference between a "business manager" and a "manager" in the music
2 6) Why would a client want their entertainment lawyer to be in a position of "conflict of
2 7) When a motion picture studio engages a screenwriter to write an original screenplay
which party generally owns the copyright in such screenplay?
3 8) If a screenwriter assigns his screenplay to a motion picture studio , and the resulting
motion picture is later used as the basis for a television series, is the writer entitled to
further compensation, and if so, briefly describe the standards therefor.
2 9) What procedures do screenwriters and producers generally use to resolve credit
4 10) Briefly describe two (2) methods of financing used by independent producers for
3 11) How can the financier of a motion picture guarantee that the picture will be finished
3 12) What kind of protection can a producer obtain for the title of a motion picture, if any?
4 13) Describe the function of an Errors & Omissions insurance policy for a motion picture,
4 14) Describe the revenue streams generally included in the calculation of "Gross
Receipts" by a major motion picture studio.
Clients/final exam 6/20/97