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Sagansky to keynote confab

Jeff Sagansky, Sony Pictures Entertainment co-prexy, is slotted to give the keynote address at the 21st annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium Feb. 7-8 at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall on the Westwood campus.

The two-day event, “Hollywood, Inc.: Mergers, Mega-Pictures and Multi-Nationals,” is sponsored by the UCLA School of Law and the UCLA Entertainment Symposium Advisory Committee, and will focus on the evolution of the entertainment industry and the business realities of the present environment.

Wide-ranging panels

Prominent industry figures will lead panel discussions covering such issues as positioning the “event picture” in today’s marketplace and maximizing ancillary revenues; TV/cable consolidation and its effect on innovation and content diversity in the marketplace; international distribution and exhibition of films; and the changing landscape of independent film production.

Sagansky will be the event’s keynote speaker during lunch on Feb. 8.

The UCLA Entertainment Symposium Advisory Committee is comprised of attorneys from various disciplines in the entertainment industry. Through its association with the UCLA School of Law, the program qualifies for minimum continuing legal education credit for the state of California.

Co-chairs of the event are Roger Arar of Loeb & Loeb, Michael Helfant of Interscope Communications and Gary Stiffelman of Ziffren, Brittenham, Branca & Fischer.

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