Saturday, June 6, 2009

JLH on UCLA Panel re Labor

Next Sat., June 13, I'll be on a labor panel at the UCLA Altered States Media Conference, sponsored by the UCLA Producers Program and the UCLA Festival for New Creative Works.

Here's the panel:

10:15 AM - 11:30: Studio and Labor Relations in 2015
Moderator: Arnold Peter (Partner, Raskin Peter LLP)

* Mike Farrell (Actor, M*A*S*H, Providence)
* Jonathan Handel (Attorney, TroyGould Attorneys)
* Patric Verrone (President, Writers Guild of America, West)
* Sallie Weaver (Founder, Entertainment Labor Consulting, Inc.)

Conference price ranges from $80 (guild members or out of school 5 years or less), $125 (general admissions), $175 (MCLE legal education credit), and $25 (student).

The conference description is below. For more info, click here.


The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, one of the premier film schools and research universities in the nation, will host the first-ever Altered States Media Conference. This one-day conference will bring together leading media creators, scholars, and industry practitioners to discuss the future and evolution of media arts, technology, scholarship, and commerce.

As digital technology becomes more pervasive, companies from all arenas of the entertainment industry are embracing a culture of convergence. Technology is connecting the disparate aspects of our lives and altering the way we communicate with each other. But are we laying a sufficient foundation for a sound, economically and artistically sustainable future? Or are we simply providing stop-gap solutions with a bigger battle looming on the horizon? Are we moving in the right direction?

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