Gary A. Watson & Associates

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Specializing in Entertainment Law, Music, Film, Television & New Media

DERN, MASON & FLOUM Century City , CA

ASSOCIATE, 11/86 - 12/88

  • Drafted, commented on and negotiated rights acquisition, writers', producers', directors', actors', composers', distribution and sales agency agreements and completion bonds for a wide range of clients in the television and motion picture industries.

FINLEY, KUMBLE, WAGNER, HEINE, UNDERBERG, MANLEY, MYERSON & CASEY Beverly Hills , CA

ASSOCIATE, 12/84 - 10/86

  • Corporate and entertainment practice. Corporate experience included general business matters (private placements and public offerings), acquisitions, general commercial and contract matters. Entertainment experience included drafting and negotiation of group partnership, personal management, artist recording, producing engagement, music publishing and talent agency agreements.

Teaching Experience

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Extension , LOS ANGELES

VISITING PROFESSOR MAY 2007 JUNE 2007 Los Angeles , CA

  • Buying and Selling Intellectual Properties for Film and Television

AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE CONSERVATORY Los Angeles , CA

VISITING PROFESSOR, JANUARY 2005

  • Legal and Business Affairs for Directors and Screenwriters

WHITTIER LAW SCHOOL 'S INAUGURAL SUMMER ABROAD PROGRAM Santander , Spain

VISITING PROFESSOR, SUMMER 2002

  • Feature Film Financing Course

THE LAW CENTER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Los Angeles , CA

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, FALL SEMESTER 1994

  • Music Production: Business & Legal Aspects Course

STANFORD UNIVERSITY Palo Alto , CA

VISITING PROFESSOR, SPRING QUARTER 1998

  • Entertainment Law Course Entitled: "From Idea to Screen: The Creative, Business and Legal Aspects of Theatrical Motion Picture Production as They Apply in Particular to African American Filmmakers"

  Areas of Specialization

  • Corporate Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Music Law
  • Film Law
  • Television Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Client Counseling
  • Negotiations

•  Legal Contract Drafting

Areas of Additional Teaching Interest

•  Internet Law