Like most classes taken at full
sail, you go in with a perception. And usually that perception can be close,
but never as specific as the actual experience. As interesting as all of the
information was that we learned, it was unfortunate we couldn’t spend a little
more time on the topics that we were a bit more interested in. Of course I
understand this course is being condensed the same as the past nine months. The
curriculum is interesting enough that each class has made me believe I could
function professionally in any professors’ position. I think that Michael W.
Fairless Esq. would definitely be an awesome lawyer, if only he had another
four years of law school!
I appreciate how the course geared
specifically toward the entertainment industry it made the subject matter
easier to digest. I really enjoyed reading case documents; it was a lot like
deciphering a code, or some kind of word puzzle.
As a whole,
the degree program has been revealing aspects of the industry that always
seemed shrouded to me. I wanted to learn trademark and copyright law and I
definitely have a firm understanding of that subject matter. One thing that is
clear after this course is that lawyers really control the industry, it seems
that contracts and agreements are a vital piece of any movement or investment in
Hollywood and even on the more independent scale. This class has furthermore
enforced my father’s opinion that I should have been a lawyer, based on a
lawyer’s utility in every vein of human endeavor I cannot disagree. Regardless,
this class has also cleared the shadows around the role of lawyers in my career
path. I had an image that lawyers were only out to make money off meetings, but
I can see now that they are vital, and should be a positive aspect of any
production. It almost seems impossible to me now to attempt any creative endeavor
without a lawyer in mind. It’s good that they have you teach this class Davey,
you bring a softer edge to the usual image of ‘lawyer’.