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The Real Deal in Reality T.V. [1.0 Cal. MCLE credits available*]

  • Monday, July 28, 2014
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401


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The Real Deal in Reality T.V. 
[1.0 hours California MCLE available*]

Program Description:

Join CLA for an exciting dialogue with Rob Rader, General Counsel, Ovation, and William Morris Endeavor reality TV agent Ryan McNeily about negotiating reality TV deals. Both speakers will share their perspectives on current hot button issues facing reality television production deals. Topics will include some of the key considerations that attorneys must be aware of when their clients embark on their first reality television production, special issues involving new media, and financial and other matters. This program is designed for an attorney audience, but all members of the community are welcome.

Rob Rader is General Counsel at Ovation, America’s only arts cable network distributed in over 50 Million households. Prior to Ovation, Rader spent nine years at MGM as Vice President of Business Affairs where he helped run business affairs and operations for numerous departments, including the $1.2 billion home entertainment division. He also worked for seven years at the major law firms Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp and Morrison & Foerster before joining a boutique digital media and entertainment firm as a name partner. He is highly active in public service, including service as an elected Trustee and Vice Chair of Santa Monica College as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the KCRW Foundation and Downtown Santa Monica Inc. He holds A.B. and J.D. degrees from Harvard as well as an M.A. in sociology from Stanford. He frequently speaks to the media and at industry events and is an adjunct Professor of Law at Pepperdine Law School.

Ryan McNeily is a television packaging agent at WME where he has been working for 5 years. His focus is representation of high end Executive Producers, production companies and personalities. His Executive Producers clients have credits ranging from “Big Brother”, “Real Housewives”, “@Midnight”, “Dancing with the Stars”, “Shark Tank”, “The Taste” and more. He works with TV talent from shows like “Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Grey’s Anatomy” as well as chefs, digital talent and best-selling authors. He has created a niche business within WME migrating Canadian producers into the US market. He is a former Board Member of JHRTS. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

Ken Edwards Center
1527 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Free parking is available after 6 p.m. in the lot under/behind the venue; additional affordable parking is available in nearby city lots.

*CLA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This program qualifies for 1.0 hour of general MCLE credit and zero hours of Legal Ethics, Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Prevention, Detection or Treatment of Substance Abuse credit. This event may meet the requirements for continuing legal education credits in other states.  Please check with the bar in the state in which you are seeking credits to determine if this event is eligible.

These seminars are made possible, in part, from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.  Additional support provided by the California Arts Council.  



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