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On October 30, the ABA Forum Committee on Entertainment and Sports Industries will present an informative webinar on Insurance and Risk Allocation in the Entertainment and Sports Industries: Hot Topics and Overlooked Issues.
From film and television production to live sporting events and theatrical and musical performances, insurance coverage is (or should be) a vital part of the deal. Insurance is expected to provide protection against key risks inherent in these productions, allowing the various participants to perform with a measure of security. Errors in dealing with the various aspects of the insurance process, from allocating the responsibility to procure insurance to navigating the underwriting and claim process, can be costly. A panel of experts in the field will highlight major areas of concern and offer practical tips and advice on how to maximize the protection insurance is supposed to provide.
Participants on the panel will include Kirk Pasich and Cassandra Franklin, co-authors of New Appleman Sports and Entertainment Insurance Law & Practice Guide.
Further details on the webinar, including full information on registration, will be available soon.
New Appleman Sports and Entertainment Insurance Law & Practice Guide is written by Kirk A. Pasich, the leader of Dickstein Shapiro's Insurance Coverage Practice and member of the firm's Executive Committee. He has been named by The Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the Top 10 Litigators in Los Angeles; Cassandra Franklin, a partner in Dickstein Shapiro's Insurance Coverage Practice, serves as Deputy Practice Leader and co-leader of the firm's Entertainment and Sports Insurance Coverage Initiative; Sandra Smith Thayer a partner in Dickstein Shapiro's Insurance Coverage Practice. She also is the national co-leader of the Firm's Insurance Coverage Initiatives and chairs its Insurance Broker E&O and Political Risk Insurance Initiatives and is a member of the Entertainment and Sports Insurance Coverage Initiative; Shaun H. Crosner is an associate in Dickstein Shapiro's Insurance Coverage Practice, and he is the co-leader of the firm's Entertainment and Sports Insurance Coverage Initiative; and Julia K. Holt was formerly an associate in Dickstein Shapiro's Insurance Coverage Practice. Ms. Holt represented insureds and reinsureds, including Fortune 500 companies and individual talent in the entertainment and sports industries, in complex insurance coverage and other disputes.
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