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Sports and Entertainment Law Society Hosts Speaker Events
The Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS) at the School of Law will host two speaker events next week. Solo entertainment law practitioner Gordon Firemark wil speak on Monday, Nov. 12, at 12:30 p.m. in Classroom D, School of Law, Malibu, followed by Paul Friedman, senior VP of music business affairs at Sony Pictures Entertainment, at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Mendenhall Appellate Courtroom, Malibu.
Gordon Firemark is a media and entertainment attorney representing talent, businesses, creatives and executives in the film, television and theatre industries. He will speak about his career and potential internship opportunities.
Friedman is responsible for music business transactions at Sony Pictures Entertainment. His responsibilities include marketing, merchandise, and acquiring the music rights for use in their entertainment products.
"Our goal as an organization is to provide students interested in sports and entertainment an opportunity to listen, meet, and learn from people who have the jobs now that we, as students, aspire to hold one day in the future," says Dan Paret, president of SELS.
"When successful practitioners such as Mr. Firemark and Mr. Friedman take time to engage with students it provides an invaluable opportunity for us to learn and grow. They are applying what we are learning in the classroom to fascinating issues in the workplace. It is also a great benefit to come together with fellow classmates who have similar interests in sports and entertainment," he adds.
The Pepperdine Sports and Entertainment Law Society is a student-run organization dedicated to providing information, career support, and networking opportunities for students interested in entertainment and sports industry careers. Our primary objective is to provide a forum in which students can meet, exchange ideas, and interact with prominent attorneys, agents, executives, professors, managers, and artists in the fields of sports and entertainment law.