Professor Nix Nominated for the 43rd Annual Annie’s Awards in Hollywood, CA
Professor William Nix and the team were up for three Awards at the 43rd Annual Annie Awards: Editing in an Animated Feature Production, Directing in an Animated Feature Production and Best Animated Independent Feature.
William Nix Served as an Acting Supreme Court Justice in the Eighteenth Annual Pepperdine National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition
William Nix is serving as an Acting U.S. Supreme Court Justice, for the fifth year in a row, in the Eighteenth Annual Pepperdine School of Law Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition, is being held on November 14-15, 2015 at Pepperdine's Malibu Campus. Teams from law schools all across the country argued novel entertainment law issues before some of the best entertainment lawyers in Los Angeles. For more information and to download the competition problem visit:
William Nix an Industry Panelist at the 2015 LATC Los Angeles Immersion Program
Steve Solot, Founder and President of the Latin American Training Center, and CPG Advisory Board Member, along with Kate Lyra, Daniel Dreifuss and Daniel Pisano lead the November 2-7, 2015 global audiovisual industry professionals will have the opportunity to experience an “immersion” into the U.S. audiovisual industry. Through an intensive schedule of meetings, presentations, round tables and networking with film and television executives, consultants, talent agents, entertainment lawyers, each participant in the LATC Immersion Program have access to commercial, legal, marketing, artistic, academic and new media industry executives and exposure to a wide range of aspects of the US audiovisual industry, and an exclusive insider’s tour to selected events access of the American Film Market 2015. The Global Immersion Program is designed for international film and television industry professionals, the Program offers the opportunity to explore, understand and access the enormous potential of the global and US entertainment market. The Program is organized by the Latin American Training Center-LATC with support of the Independent Film & Television Alliance – IFTA and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers-NALIP. During the Program, participants have the opportunity to ask specific questions and discuss their projects with US-based producers, agents, studio executives and distributors, to generate real possibilities for development, financing, distribution and co-production. William Nix, Chairman of CPG, will present a current overview of the U.S. Theatrical, Television and New Media Digital Marketplaces, covering Key 2015 Trends, followed by a Q&A exchange with the participants. Among the many companies and organizations that have collaborated with the LATC Global Immersion Programs in previous editions, as well as this year's, are: Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) Foundation, National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), Producers Guild of America (PGA), Creative Artists Agency (CAA), William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME2), Motion Picture Association of America-MPAA, Directors Guild of America (DGA), The Radmin Company, American Film Institute (AFI), the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), Focus Features, Sony Pictures Classics, HBO Documentaries, Goldcrest Films, Overture Films, Circle of Confusion, Cinema Tropical, the Independent Film Channel, Phoenix Picture, UTA, Participant Media and Creative Projects Group. For further details, please see: www.latamtrainingcenter.com/?page_id=4653
Seventeenth Annual Pepperdine National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition
William Nix served as a Judge, for the fourth year in a row, in the Seventeenth Annual Pepperdine School of Law Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition, held on November 15-16, 2014 at Pepperdine's Malibu Campus. Teams from law schools all across the country argued novel entertainment law issues before some of the best entertainment lawyers in Los Angeles. For more information and to download the competition problem visit:
Entertainment Media and Sports Dispute Resolution
Four Pepperdine students, Jonathan Bakhsheshian, Ryan Cowan, Cyrus Morgan and Jean Cameron, participated in the October 11-12, 2014 Entertainment Law Negotiation Competition at Southwestern University Law School in Los Angeles. Professors Maureen Weston and William Nix helped prepare and coach the team, focusing on negotiation strategies, techniques and entertainment/media industry terminology and practices. The students worked hard in their preparations of representing the role of counsel for an entertainment production company in negotiations with talent and a television network collective bargaining contracts. Thirty two teams, from twenty different law schools across the country, competed this year. Entertainment industry lawyers served as judges and gave helpful and positive feedback to our students, who honed their negotiating and teamwork skills together.
Pepperdine students Cameron Jean and Jason Maves competed at National Sports Law Negotiation Competition at Thomas Jefferson School of Law Forum in San Diego, September 19-21, 2014. Students from thirty-two law schools across the country competed in this competition where students acted in attorney teams representing in negotiations
Julia Harris, from AMEC's Women Who Lead Board, joined William Nix, Chairman of AMEC's Law School Advisory Board, at the November 15th-16th "Women in Hollywood" event at Pepperdine/Straus in Malibu.
William Nix will serve as a Judge, for the third year in a row, in the Sixteenth Annual Pepperdine School of Law Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition, being held on November 9th-10th at Pepperdine's Malibu Campus. Teams from law schools all across the country argue will argue novel entertainment law issues before some of the best entertainment lawyers in Los Angeles. For more information and to download the competition problem visit: http://law.pepperdine.edu/student-life/organizations/moot-court/entertainment-law/
William Nix will be presenting and moderating a Panel on Piracy vs. Privacy: How to Balance Rights in an Era of Online Copyright Infringement at the 4th Anti-Piracy and Content Protection Summit on June 26, 2013 in Los Angeles. The Panel will present an overview on Digital Search and Seizure Procedures and Litigation, Domestic (SOPA, PIPA) and International (ACTA) Developments and Initiatives as well as practical drafting guidance in respect to Privacy Disclosures, Mobile Apps, and Social Media, including tips for compliance with the new FTC and California Attorney General's Office Guidelines in these areas.
On April 19th, the Students in Professor Nix and Phillips' Straus Institute Entertainment Dispute Resolution Course were given a VIP Tour of the Warner Bros. Studio Lot in Burbank, California. They saw Film/TV sound stages (The Mentalist, 2 1/2 Men, Mike & Molly), the back-lot streets with sets used for The Music Man and The Waltons, the Paris cafe from Casablanca, as well as more recent productions. They also toured the Studio's museum with Batmobile, Get Smart and other cars from its films, the costume museum (Harry Potter, Batman), and saw a wide array of props from different eras (Hunger Games to The West Wing).
William Nix is serving as industry advisor in the planning and production of a national entertainment industry symposium entitled Women in Hollywood: 100 Years of Negotiating the System. Pepperdine University School of Law's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and Pepperdine University's Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture will co-sponsor the symposium