Hollywood Production Restart: Legal Issues in Post-COVID-19 Reopening



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July 31, 2020
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About the Program

As the World Comes Alive: What You Need to Know About Restarting Entertainment and Tech. Sooner or later, the world will return to normal, or the new normal. Production will return to Hollywood, new shows will premiere and you will need to counsel your clients.
The landscape has changed and will continue to change, but people will want to be
entertained and lawyers will need to be informed. The coronavirus has turned the world
upside down, but there are certain verities in the entertainment landscape that every
plaintiff’s lawyer should know about to serve their clients’ needs.

Film, TV, Esports, Podcasting. New digital tools. Insurance. Mediation and arbitration of workplace disputes. Mediating Entertainment Industry Cases. Employer actions
in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Disability and/or age discrimination. Questions which may arise. Workers? Compensation, Liability Waivers, Wage and Hour Matters. Classification issues (employee vs. independent contractor) AB5. Amendment (AB 1850), presently working its way through legislature, among other things exempts musicians in the recording process from Dynamex test.

May an employer withdraw a job offer when it needs the applicant to start immediately but the individual has COVID-19 or symptoms of it? May an employer, under the ADA, require employees to stay home if they have COVID-19 symptoms?

Legal Issues Likely to Arise in Post-COVID-19 Return to Production

Meet the Speakers
Max Factor, III


Mediator/Arbitrator, Alternative Resolution Centers (ARC)

Max Factor III was named by Best Lawyers® as 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” for Arbitration (Neutral) Skills in the Los Angeles area. In 2013, he received a Los Angeles County Volunteer of the Year Award for his work promoting arbitration and mediation. Mr. Factor was recognized as a Daily Journal Top Neutral in 2012 and as a “Super Lawyer” in ADR every year since 2005. Mr. Factor is well regarded by counsel on both sides of the bar as a “highly effective and valuable agent of reality.” His perseverance, combined with three decades of experience in business, employment, insurance and real estate matters, allows him to excel in situations laden with difficult clients and hard bargaining tactics.

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Jeffrey S. Kravitz


Mediator/Arbitrator, Alternative Resolution Centers (ARC)

A successful entertainment litigator for more than 20 years, Jeff Kravitz brings extensive negotiation skills and experience to conflict management and resolution. With a focus on resolving entertainment, business and intellectual property matters, Jeff’s practical, approachable style combined with his “hard-nosed empathy and patience” make him the ideal neutral to help you get back to the business of business. Samuel Goldwyn said, “I’ll never talk with you again, unless I need something from you.” Jeff believes that yesterday’s foe can be tomorrow’s partner if conflicts are managed and resolved.

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Peter J. Marx


Mediator/Arbitrator ARC

Peter J. Marx has served as a mediator for over 30 years. Beginning after 20 years as a litigator and transactional attorney, Mr. Marx was an early adopter of mediation as a more civilized and far less expensive and burdensome means of resolving disputes. In his mediations, he seeks to ascertain the true interests of the parties, which may or may not be coextensive with their factual and legal positions. In reaching agreement, the objective is to satisfy those interests to the greatest extent possible.

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