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Labor and Employment Law in the Motion Picture and Television Industries (2024 Sports & Entertainment Law Section Program)

While every sector of the workforce deals with labor and employment law issues, this area of law in the motion picture and television industries presents several unique and industry-specific challenges and concerns — and it even has its own lingo!

In the summer of 2023, the motion picture and television industries came to a practical standstill as both the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) went on strike, and the nation watched and began discussing some of the key labor and employment issues of the motion picture and television industries.

Join the NCBA's Sports & Entertainment Law Section and their invited speakers as they explore employment contracts, guilds, and the collective bargaining agreements that are a critical component of every entertainment legal professional's practice.


  • Employment 101 for Entertainment Legal Professionals
  • Lights, Camera, Industry Shutdown! Key Takeaways From the 2023 Guild Negotiations

Live Webcast
Friday, June 7, 2024
1:30–4:45 PM

View the full program agenda.


  • Danielle Van Lier, Solo Practitioner, Los Angeles, CA
  • Lindsey Wagner, Moxie Mediation & Wagner Law, Los Angeles, CA

Planned by NCBA Sports & Entertainment Law Section

  • Alexa M. Whiteside, Hearst Media Production Group, Charlotte (Planner)
  • Christy Coates, Chestek Legal, Raleigh (Planner)

North Carolina: 3.00 MCLE Hours

See pricing below. Discounts may be available for NCBA members who are students, law professors, judges or legal services/public interest attorneys. Call CLE at 919.677.0561 for details.