March 20, 2020 - March 21, 2020 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
It is hardly insightful to observe that the entertainment industry of 2020 bears surprisingly little resemblance even to that of 2010, let alone the industry of decades past. The convergence of the entertainment, media, and technology industries has prompted some naysayers to declare, "This, this is the end of Hollywood!" (and that, perhaps, is one way that the current era strongly resembles those of the past). But to paraphrase Mark Twain: reports of Hollywood's demise have been greatly exaggerated. The 2020 Symposium will examine a variety of tectonic market shifts – from the so-called "Streaming Wars" to potential labor wars, from the evolution of profit participation to the evolution of free speech, ethics, and celebrity – that promise to end the entertainment industry as we know it. But more importantly, it will explore how these new challenges are also yielding creative solutions and bold innovations, in law and business, that will come to define an altogether new entertainment industry for the years to come.