The Show Must Go On: Navigating Rights for Broadway Productions


March 7, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm


In conjunction with the

Cardozo/BMI Entertainment & Media Law Moot Court Competition

Cardozo Law's Moot Court Honor Society, Intellectual Property & Information Law Program and FAME Center invite you to

The Show Must Go On: Navigating Rights for Broadway Productions

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
6 - 7 p.m.
followed by a reception

Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

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1 transitional/non-transitional New York State CLE credit in the category "Areas of Professional Practice" has been applied for.

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This unique panel of legal and theater professionals will discuss the complex process of putting on a Broadway musical. Topics will include the respective roles of authors, producers, and lawyers; the nature of the legal rights required and from whom, basic terms and conditions related to the acquisition of these rights, and how these rights facilitate or impede creative output; and pitfalls to be avoided. Throughout, the focus will be on the delicate balance between protecting legal rights and promoting creativity, and how legal issues look not just from the perspective of the lawyer but also from that of the writer and producer.


Joe DiPietro
Tony-Award winning playwright and lyricist -
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change;
Nice Work if You Can Get It; and many others

Scott Landis
Tony-Award winning producer of multiple Broadway shows - Act of God; Living on Love; Venus in Fur; and many others

Adina Schecter
Leading NYC music and entertainment lawyer at the Sukin Law Group

Christopher Buccafusco
Professor of Law, Director, Intellectual Property & Information Law Program, Cardozo Law School