Negotiating Talent and Production Deals for Digital Distribution

July 10, 2014
Jody Simon
Beverly Hills Bar Association
Beverly Hills Bar Association Conference Center

Jody Simon spoke on the panel “Negotiating Talent and Production Deals for Digital Distribution” presented by the Beverly Hills Bar Association.

With YouTube stars crossing over to television and becoming brands and networks launching studios to create online content, the landscape for talent and production companies is growing and changing. This panel will focus on negotiating and navigating intellectual property issues in digital distribution, production and brand integration deals, from both the talent and production company perspectives.

This panel addresses how “digital deals” differ from traditional deals. What should a lawyer representing digital talent be aware of in drafting talent deals versus TV and film deals? What are the core, recurring issues that attorneys representing online talent and digital studios face? What are the key terms for brand and distribution deals in the digital realm?