Thursday, September 26, 2013

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Sports Law

The 2013 BESLA Conference!

The Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association is getting ready for its 2013 conference.  Are you ready!?!

Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association

We're less than 30 days away! Have you registered? 
Book your hotel room now!
BESLAs 33rd Annual Conference Dominican RepublicWe are less than 30 days away from BESLA's 33rd Annual Conference and we encourage you to reserve your hotel room now to take advantage of the special rates we have secured for you and to register online* in advance before prices go up.  You can even book your ground transportation to/from the airport/hotel now and review Dominican Republic excursions.
Networking opportunities at our Conference are boundless and beyond our celebrated members, Board of Directors and all star line up of honorees, this year's panel programming includes hot industry topics featuring expert moderators and panelists. We have an incredible line up on our Executive Leadership/ General Counsel panel including George Cheeks of NBC Universal, Frank Cooper of PepsiCo, Bernard Gugar of Harpo, and Darrell Walker of BET. See the full schedule below (subject to change).
Frank Cooper, George Cheeks, Darrell Walker Speak at the BESLA Power PanelBESLA's Power Panel speakers Frank Cooper, George Cheeks, Darrell Walker and Bernard Gugar (not pictured).
Best Practices and Tips to Protect and Grow Client Wealth
Representing the Children: Negotiating Deals for Minors in the Film and Television Industries
State Film Tax Credits and incentives: How to Leverage Them in the TV/Film/Digital Media Industry
Sports Executives Discuss Hot Issues in Professional Team/Player Representation
Working in Sports and Entertainment Roundtable
Representing Authors in the new Publishing Industry
The Power of Digital Content, Devices and Services
Race and Sports
New Ways of Monetizing Music Content
What's Hot, What's Not - A Conversation with Jon Platt about Music Publishing
Changing Landscape of Big Time College Sports
The Imminent Future of Television
BESLA Power Panel, General Counsel and Executive Leadership: Lessons from the Top
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 * Online registration will be available until October 6. Onsite Conference Registration prices will be $575 for members; $750 for non-members; $275 for students; and $300 for events access only. 

BESLA thanks our sponsors
BESLA 33rd Annual Conference Sponsors
BESLA DC Regional Event

BESLA Honors Cheryl Boone Isaacs in Los Angeles
Over 150 attorneys, law students and marketing, sports and entertainment professionals attended BESLA's Los Angeles Regional Event on August 21st at Confidential in Beverly Hills, where BESLA honored CherylBoone Isaacs, the newly elected President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The event featured a panel including Nicole A Bernard of 21st Century Fox, Jeff Clanagan of Codeblock Films, Nikkole Denson-Randolph of AMC Theaters, Robi Reed of BET and was led by moderator Darnell Hunt of UCLA as they addressed issues in The State of Black Hollywood. The panels were followed by a networking reception and pictures from the event can be viewed here including BESLA Board of Directors Lawrence Hinkle, II and Inga Dyer presenting Cheryl Boone Isaacs with her honorary award.
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