Join the Entertainment and Media Industry Group as we host the Reed Smith 2020 Luxury Brand Webinar Series on Hot Topics and Trends for luxury brands and retail.

Referent: Keri S. Bruce Stacy K. Marcus Kelley C. Miller Mark S. Goldstein

Veranstaltungsart: Webinar, CLE / CPD

Startdatum / -uhrzeit:
7 October 2020, 1:00 PM BST
Enddatum / -uhrzeit:
7 October 2020, 2:00 PM BST

As one of the leading luxury brand law firms, we know luxury brands and understand the international landscape they evolve in. With the continued hibernation of the global luxury market, brands face unpredictable challenges and questions from their investors and consumers. 

The series will cover an array of topics spread out over three sessions to meet the needs of our firm’s clients. 

Part 2: Navigating Talent and Influencer Agreements: From employment woes to tax benefits and unions issues

Celebrity and luxury go hand in hand, but is that famous face your employee or an independent contractor or neither? What are the potential tax benefits and pitfalls of these highly lucrative deals? How (and more importantly why) do you calculate your potential SAG Pension Plan contribution? This session will provide a brief overview of talent engagement best practices, with a deeper dive into discuss potential tax benefits and pitfalls, how to categorize talent and influencers from an employment and tax law perspective, and a discussion of potential union liabilities when hiring SAG-AFTRA member celebrities (and why you should care even though you aren’t a signatory to a SAG-AFTRA contract). 

We will also be running a second session of this webinar at 2 p.m. ET.

This is Part 2 of a three-part series. Part 1, European regulations are marathon affairs, and the copyright directive is no exception, took place on September 9. Part 3, Doing luxury deals in uncertain times, is taking place on November 10.