ESQ Entertainment Law Academy 2020 From Tuesday 3rd – Thursday 5th November, 2020.


From Tuesday 3rd – Thursday 5th November, 2020, ESQ Practical Lawyers Academy will host a virtual Training/ Distant Learning Training on Entertainment Law. Tagged ESQ Entertainment Law Academy 2020.

This three-day Virtual Academy will be invaluable in increasing delegates’ knowledge and understanding of the working of the Media and Entertainment Industry. Key legal and contractual issues will be taught so as to empower delegates with the ability to solve practical problems. Practical workshop sessions will help the class to discuss real life issues from ongoing or completed projects in Nigeria, US, Dubai, South Africa, UK , and other parts of Africa.

According to the PWC’s Report, The Nigerian Entertainment and Media Industry is expected to rise from 4,6Billion Dollars in 2018 to about 10.5Billion Dollars in 2023.

The market which is largely dominated by internet revenue valued at about 61%, Television and Video is contributing immensely to Nigeria’s GDP.

This three days training, full of premium content and learning will cover areas such as Regulatory Framework for the media sector, Sound Recordings, Music Publishing, contracts and licensing in music and film industry, Anatomy of a film production Lifecycle, Changing Media Delivery, Right of Publicity; Ethics, and Dispute Resolution in the Digital, Media and Entertainment Industry.

In 2019, The streaming giant Netflix released just over one new title every day on an average translating to about 371 new T.V shows, Documentaries or movies which amounted to a 54.6% increase from the previous year 2018.

Apart from Netflix other competitors, like Amazon Prime video, Hotstar, Voot Disney+ and Apple TV+ , have being active in the global content market. With local companies like IrokoTV, African Magic, LibraTV, Ebony Live TV, Filmone, Genesis Cinema and many others creating original content globally, for satellite television and cinema, and the global spread of digital music and video.

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From concerts, to tv shows, to sporting events, Films, Music production, every form of entertainment today is guided by legal agreements. The Entertainment Sector no doubt has created a huge market for lawyers.

At the end of this training, participants are expected to:

Gain an in-depth understanding of the Media and Entertainment Industry in Nigeria,

Learn new strategies for working with clients and navigating challenges related to television, music, publishing, theatre, film etc.

Review how the traditional media landscape is changing and gain insight on how to address the challenges with the new media models

Gain practical insights on negotiation and drafting of various agreements relating to the Media and entertainment industry.

Get updates on Dispute avoidance and management techniques in the Media and Entertainment Industry.


Young lawyers who want to work as in-house counsels for companies working in the media and entertainment space, such as movie production houses, record labels, technology apps, FMCG, etc.

Lawyers who want to work in the Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) practice of a law firm or a boutique media and entertainment firm

Independent practitioners who want to perform contract drafting work in the media and entertainment industry

Litigators who want to work on media and entertainment transactions, or who want to understand media and entertainment contracts to handle disputes work more effectively

Law students who intend to work as in-house counsels in media and entertainment companies

Law students who want to work in law firms which have a TMT practice

Decision-makers and officers in media and entertainment companies

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Music and movie directors and artists can benefit from this knowledge


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