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Entertainment Lawyer Barry Haldeman to Moderate a Panel on Talent Deals at the 39th Annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium

LOS ANGELES—E. Barry Haldeman, Of Counsel at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP, will speak at the UCLA Entertainment Symposium taking place March 13-14, 2015 at the Freud Playhouse on the UCLA campus. This year’s symposium, “Hollywood Over-the-Top,” will address digital content and its far-reaching effects on the entertainment business.

Haldeman will co-moderate the panel “Talent Over-the-Top” about talent deals, on Friday, March 13 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Areas that his panel will cover include:

  • Negotiating key deal points; what promises (and pitfalls) to expect in the digital world
  • Evaluating and negotiating contingent compensation from digital productions
  • Comparing deals for “premium” and lower-budget digital productions
  • Comparing deals for traditional television and motion picture production

A seasoned entertainment lawyer whose career includes serving as Executive Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs for the Motion Picture Group at Paramount Pictures, Barry Haldeman is one of a handful of entertainment attorneys who have experience working both inside a studio and negotiating against studios. He is one of the founders of the prestigious UCLA Entertainment Symposium and has represented Academy Award® winners and nominees at the highest level, as well as newcomers to the business.

Currently, Haldeman is negotiating deals representing talent in motion picture and television series, for both the sale and acquisition of motion picture or television rights to several books, for a producer for a major motion picture, for the license of personal rights of publicity for the making of a motion picture, for distribution rights to a completed motion picture, for endorsement rights for a personality, for an executive agreement for a major entertainment company, and various other matters. He has also been asked, for the second year in a row, to participate as a juror for the Sonoma Film Festival (March 25-29).

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E. Barry Haldeman