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    July 21, 2023
    5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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A Legal Perspective on the Current State of the Arts
Friday 7/21 at 5pm ET

Community Gathering on Zoom - register with the bright red reservation box to receive the Zoom link. These gatherings are a service for the theater community and are offered free for TRU members; we ask that non-members help keep us running by making a donation or joining as a member.

In the room: attorneys Gordon Firemark (based in LA) and Eric Goldman (based in New York). The entertainment industry has been rolling with the punches, first adapting to the restrictions of a world in shutdown, and now adjusting to the changes that have been wrought in our business as a result. Streaming now out-performs network TV, and competes with film studios for both audience and awards; live performance is struggling to bring back an audience that has been steeped in home entertainment for nearly three years. Changes now have to be made, as evidenced first by the writers' strike and now amplified by SAG/AFTRA joining the protests. What are the legal underpinnings of this turmoil? Is mediation possible? And what are the specific changes in the way we now do business?