Sports & Entertainment
Today, entertainment encapsulates any content consumed at movie theaters, on televisions, in stadiums, on stage, and on smartphones and tablets. It’s one of America’s fastest growing industries, greatest exports, and most treasured assets. Sports are no different. Despite the evolution of news consumption, more CEOs turn to the sports pages (real or virtual) before they turn to the business section.
Sports and entertainment companies, like any businesses, are besieged by advertising and marketing decisions, contract negotiations, licensing issues, likeness rights battles, labor actions, player safety litigation, intellectual property disputes, and countless other controversies. For universities and colleges, compliance with the myriad number of NCAA rules and regulations is a perpetual hurdle. With celebrities and top athletes, the social media era has created many opportunities, as well as many pitfalls.