The Entertainment and Communication Law course explores legal issues related to the production and distribution of film properties. The curriculum will examine standard financial, licensing, and employment agreements used in the industry. Through directed film research, issues of copyright and intellectual property law will also be covered. Topics such as contract negotiation will enable students to explore the legal aspects of previously covered topics relating to career development and industry business models. Other topics addressed in this course include distribution presales, tax shelters, compensation, guild agreements, and the legal roles of agents and managers.