Entertainment & Sports Section
The 2012/2013 CBA Section Co-Chairs:
Stephen T. Erwin (email@example.com)
Dave Ratner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kevin Cross (email@example.com )
CBA Staff Liaison: Andrea Mueller Arias, firstname.lastname@example.org
Entertainment & Sports Section
Colorado Bar Association
The Entertainment and Sports Section provides a forum for discussion and education on the wide variety of issues related to the practice of entertainment and sports law in Colorado. The Section offers resources to members representing parties in the athletic and creative arts industries, whether in private practice, as in-house counsel, or in a policy-making role. We also aim to expand the practice of entertainment and sports law and foster the growth of the creative arts and athletic industries in Colorado.
Our section hosts monthly CLE luncheons featuring informative presentations by industry practitioners from around the country. These events touch upon timely topics of interest and issues of relevance to entertainment and sports attorneys. Our meetings are hosted in a roundtable format and often include interesting discussions and lively Q&A. We encourage practitioners from all areas of the law to participate - many of our attendees are not traditional "sports and entertainment lawyers" but have an interest in the particular topic or in learning more about the practice.
The Entertainment & Sports Section is pleased to continue its 1-hour lunch CLE program in 2012. The luncheons feature informative presentations by industry practitioners that touch upon timely topics of interest, and typically include Q&A style discussions of issues of relevance to entertainment and sports attorneys.
Upcoming CLE Luncheons - - Mark your calendars!!!
June 26, 2012
The Colorado Film Incentive: How It Happened and What It Means for Entertainment Law in Colorado
Donald Zuckerman, Director of the Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media
Zuckerman will speak about what prompted his family’s move to Colorado from Los Angeles and the process of crafting and passing a film incentive law to attract film productions to Colorado. The presentation will cover the history and practice of granting film incentives and the opportunities that the incentive affords for the entertainment business community in Colorado. This event will also touch on Zuckerman’s extensive experience as an entertainment industry operative with a lawyer’s training. A lively Q&A is expected.
In May 2011 Governor John Hickenlooper appointed Donald Zuckerman the Director of Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Zuckerman amassed extensive experience in the film production industry. Mr. Zuckerman has produced or executive produced almost twenty films featuring A-list actors such as Kevin Spacey, Susan Sarandon, Burt Reynolds, Alec Baldwin, William Baldwin, Kiefer Sutherland, and William Hurt. His films have appeared at the Sundance, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and SXSW Film Festivals and are distributed by international companies such as Lionsgate, Sony Entetainment, Paramount Classics, and HBO. Prior to his film career, Zuckerman had a history of creating New York City nightlife venues and also executive produced the “Live from The Ritz” series of television specials for MTV. He managed Columbia Records recording artist Scandal featuring Patty Smyth (gold and platinum albums) and Henry Tillman, the 1984 Olympic heavyweight boxing gold medalist and professional boxing contender. Donald Zuckerman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and received a law degree from the Boston University School of Law. He worked for four years as a Staff Attorney for the New York City Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense Division and subsequently maintained a private law practice.
All luncheons take place in the Colorado Bar Association Executive Conference Room at 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203 from Noon to 1:15 P.M. Cost (including lunch) is $15 for Section Members, $20 for non-Section Members, $30 for Non-CBA Members and $10 for Students (free without lunch).
RSVP by calling (303) 860-1115 ext. 727 or by emailing email@example.com before Noon on the business day preceding the scheduled luncheon date. Cancellations of less than twenty-four (24) hours and no-shows will be billed for the cost of the program. Checks may be sent to the CBA, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203. Checks should be made payable to the Colorado Bar Association, and should indicate the attendee’s name as well as the name of the program to be attended.
Watch for announcements and details regarding upcoming CLE luncheon events in your Inbox.
And make sure to keep your contact information current w/ the CBA!
SAVE THE DATE!!
The Entertainment & Sports Section is planning a ½ day CLE program to take place in Denver on Thursday November 8, 2012. The faculty will be well-represented by diverse practitioners and speakers from around the country. More details to follow...