BLN Editorial Board: Letter from the Editor
Jeremy M. Evans
As Editor for Issue One, the first of 2019 for Business Law News, we are pleased to present some wonderful articles in this themed issue of entertainment, media, and sports law. Six industry professionals write on topics ranging from insurance and loss of value, employment law, litigation, contract drafting, negotiation, and licensing, including, specifics in film, television, music, and professional sports. All of our writers for this issue reside in the heart of the entertainment and sports industry, centered in Los Angeles, and more broadly in Southern California.
Starting off, we have Richard Giller, a partner with ReedSmith LLP in the Los Angeles office. His article discusses the importance of injury, draft, and free agency insurance to cover losses for high school, college, and professional athletes. A topic most people, let alone attorneys, do not have much knowledge.
Next we have Allen Secretov, an associate with Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP, in Santa Monica. He presents a terrific article, jointly written with Nick Milanes of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, which has locations in Los Angeles and Manhattan, detailing how improv principles and exercises can benefit lawyers and law firms in surprising and immediately impactful ways.