Institute Events

Tuesday
Sep 14 2010

Defamation Law Colloquium - September 29, 2010

Tuesday
Sep 14 2010

Reception to Welcome Steven Krone - September 21, 2010

Entertainment Law Welcome Reception for Steven Krone, Director, Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute and Professor of Law.

When:                  Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Where:                 The Peninsula Beverly Hills - Rooftop Bar

9882 South Santa Monica Boulevard

Beverly Hills, CA  90212

Time:                     7:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.   [Cocktail Reception]

RSVP:                    (213) 738-6814; [email protected]

Following an extensive national search, Steven G. Krone, former President and Chief Operating Officer of Village Roadshow Pictures Entertainment and recently a member of the Chapman University law school and film school faculty, was appointed Director of the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute, commencing in June 2010.  Professor Krone brings invaluable expertise and insight into the law and business of the entertainment and media industries from both a practical and academic perspective.

During Professor Krone’s nine-year tenure at Village Roadshow Picutres as an executive vice president, chief operating officer and president, the company amassed an impressive library of nearly 50 titles with worldwide box office receipts of nearly $7 billion, including The Matrix trilogy, Ocean’s Eleven and Ocean’s Twelve , Analyze This , Three Kings , Training Day , Space Cowboys , Mystic River , Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , and Happy Feet .

Professor Krone taught entertainment law at the University of Chicago and the University of Southern California as an adjunct professor and was most recently a full-time faculty member at Chapman’s law school and Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, teaching Tort, Contracts and various entertainment law and film courses.

Professor Krone received his A.B. in Cinema Television Production from USC and his J.D. from the University of Chicago.  Following law school, Professor Krone was a law clerk to Chief Judge Abner J. Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and to Justices William J. Brennan, Jr. and David H. Souter of the Supreme Court of the United States.  He went on to practice entertainment law at Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown in Beverly Hills, where he represented film and television producers, directors, writers, actors, and executives before becoming an industry executive himself.