Outsourcing in the Media and Entertainment Industry: What are the Key Trends and Hot Issues?

Practicing Law Institute


New York, NY

In today’s highly competitive environment, how are entertainment and media companies using outsourcing to drive innovation and deliver cost savings?

Entertainment and media companies have long embraced the outsourcing of non-core business processes such as payroll, accounts payable, manufacturing, and distribution. Recently the sector has begun to look to outsourcing to provide cost-effective solutions for core functions such as:

  • content creation;
  • delivery of post-production services, including editing, graphics, sound and special effects; and
  • animation.

Convergence is also driving the pace of change. For example, media and entertainment companies are responding to customer demands to deliver content through an ever-expanding range of new channels and technology platforms. Does outsourcing enable businesses to manage convergence and realize the potential from new models?


  • Key business and legal issues in outsourcing projects; including liability and protection of intellectual property
  • Driving value by applying outsourcing best practice to the media and entertainment industry
  • Creating flexible deals
  • Case studies from industry, delivered by seasoned industry professionals


John Delaney, Partner, Morrison & Foerster, New York
Vivian Hanson, Partner, Morrison & Foerster, New York
Russell Weiss, Partner, Morrison & Foerster, Los Angeles
Richard L. Fogel, Partner, TPI
Thomas Young , Partner, TPI
Maggie Miller, Senior Vice President and CIO, Warner Music Group
Other industry speakers to be confirmed

Seminar also available on November 11, 2008 in Los Angeles




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