August 19, 2020

Sponsorship

Overview

The Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries (ES) is the largest organized group of entertainment and sports lawyers in the United States. Its members represent talent and companies in the entertainment and sports industry in the US and internationally as in-house counsel and firm attorneys.

Sponsoring the conference activities of the Forum is an excellent opportunity to receive high visibility for your company, align your product or services with a targeted, affluent audience, and to enhance your professional network for future business opportunities.

The Sponsorship Committee develops an annual fundraising plan and identifies potential sponsorship opportunities. Working the the direction of the Committee Co-Chairs, this committee implements the Forum's fundraising initiatives for its Spring CLE Program and Annual Conference. The committee is responsible for initiating discussions with potential sponsors, confirming sponsorship commitments and ensuring that each sponsor receives the full benefit of their contribution.

2020-2021 Sponsorship Packet

Committee Members

Co-Chairs

Lee Hutton | Hutton, Kluz, Evans, LLC, St. Paul, MN
Polina Ivko, | Phillips Auctioneers LLC and Ivko & Associates LLC, New York, NY

Members-at-Large

David Fink |Venable, Los Angeles, CA
Alan Friedman | Fox Rothschild, New York, NY
Stephen Weizenecker | Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, Atlanta, GA
Elke Suber | Microsoft, Redmond, WA

Forum Information

ES Forum Audience

The audience for the Forum’s programming and publications is across the continental United States and Internationally due to its diverse programming.

Forum Promotional Activities by the Numbers

Promotional materials are distributed to the following:

  • Forum Membership: 7,411 members
  • ABA Intellectual Property Members: 7,325
  • ABA Members – Nevada: 1,459
  • ABA Members – New York: 24,142
  • ABA Members - California: 22,153
  • ABA Members – Illinois: 14,740
  • ABA Members – Florida: 13,077
  • California Society of CPAs Members – 40,000

Conference Demographics

The conference draws attendees from around the world and speakers from the major entertainment and sports companies and firms each year.

  • Annual Conference Attendance: 240 to 300
  • Estimated Number of Speakers in 2020: 32
  • Speaker Companies/Firms Historically Represented (partial list):
    Amazon.com; Anonymous Content; Arizona Diamondbacks; Atlanta Falcons; Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson; Big 12 Athletic Conference; Canadian Music Theatre Project; Cassels Brock & Blackwell; Dickinson Wright; Fox Rothschild; Green Bay Packers; Greenberg Traurig; Lions Gates Films; MGM Resorts International; Microsoft; Nixon Peabody; Sony Pictures; Stinson LLP; Vegas Golden Knights; Warner Brothers Records; and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
  • CLE Credit Applied For: 10.00 hours in 60-minute states and 12.00 hours in 50-minute states.
  • CPE Credit Applied For: 12.00 hours

NOTE: Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.
 

Annual Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

The Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries provides seven sponsorship levels for the its annual conference and three sponsorship levels for webinars.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please complete the committment form included in the sponsor packet.

Diamond Sponsorship - $20,000

Sponsorship of the 42nd Annual Virtual Conference, October 1-2; 8; and 15, 2020

  • Designated as solo sponsor of one Plenary Session (3 available) and one CLE Session (6 available)
  • Designated as the solo sponsor of the following:
    • Keynote Speaker
    • Entertainment Break
    • Major virtual happy hour / games event
    • Conference virtual lobby
  • Social-responsibility message video
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgement on a virtual background for speakers and forum leadership screens
  • Unlimited complimentary registrations for the Virtual Annual Conference for employees of your firm or company’s legal department.
  • Two (2) complimentary CLE registrations for one Forum On-Demand Webinar
  • Branded Virtual Exhibit Booth (show videos, distribute PDFs, and conduct live chats with attendees)
  • Verbal recognition at Virtual Annual Conference during Keynote Address delivered by Chair.
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement in a future issue of the Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgment on Conference Mobile App, conference website, virtual lobby, course materials, marketing emails and social media sites (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter).
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

Platinum Sponsorship - $10,000

  • Sponsorship of the 42nd Annual Virtual Conference, October 1-2; 8; and 15, 2020
  • Designated as solo sponsor of one Plenary Session AND one CLE Session
  • Designated as the solo sponsor of the Conference Mobile App
  • Social-responsibility message video
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgement on a virtual background for speakers and forum leadership screens
  • Six (6) complimentary CLE registrations for the Annual Conference
  • Branded Virtual Exhibit Booth (show videos, distribute PDFs, and conduct live chats with attendees)
  • Verbal recognition at Virtual Annual Conference during Keynote Address delivered by Chair.
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement in a future issue of the Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgment on conference website, virtual lobby, course materials, marketing emails and social media sites (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter).
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

Gold Sponsorship - $6,000

Sponsorship of the 42nd Annual Virtual Conference, October 1-2; 8; and 15, 2020

  • Designated as a shared sponsor of Networking Breaks AND Virtual Game Event
  • Designated as a shared sponsor of the following:
    • Behind the Scenes Virtual Tour
    • Conference Mobile App Download Contest
  • Four (4) complimentary CLE registrations for the Annual Conference
  • Branded Virtual Exhibit Booth (show videos, distribute PDFs, and conduct live chats with attendees)
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgement on a virtual background for speakers and forum leadership screens
  • Verbal recognition at Virtual Annual Conference during Keynote Address delivered by Chair.
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement in a future issue of the Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
  • Acknowledgement in the Conference Mobile App
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgment on conference website, virtual lobby, course materials, marketing emails and social media sites (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter).
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

Silver Sponsorship - $3,000

  • Sponsorship of the 42nd Annual Virtual Conference, October 1-2; 8; and 15, 2020
  • Designated as a shared sponsor of the Behind the Scenes Virtual Tour
  • Three (3) complimentary CLE registrations for the Annual Conference
  • Branded Virtual Exhibit Booth (show videos, distribute PDFs, and conduct live chats with attendees)
  • Verbal recognition at Virtual Annual Conference during Keynote Address delivered by Chair.
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement in a future issue of the Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
  • Acknowledgement in the Conference Mobile App
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgment on conference website, virtual lobby, course materials, marketing emails and social media sites (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter).
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

Bronze Sponsorship - $2,000

  • Sponsorship of the 42nd Annual Virtual Conference, October 1-2; 8; and 15, 2020
  • Two (2) complimentary CLE registrations for the Annual Conference
  • Branded Virtual Exhibit Booth (show videos, distribute PDFs, and conduct live chats with attendees)
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgement on a virtual background for speakers’ screens
  • Verbal recognition at Virtual Annual Conference during Keynote Address delivered by Chair.
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement in a future issue of the Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
  • Acknowledgement in the Conference Mobile App
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgment on conference website, virtual lobby, course materials, marketing emails and social media sites (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter).
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

Plenary Sponsor - $1,500

  • Sponsorship of a specific CLE Plenary session during the 42nd Annual Virtual Conference, October 1-2; 8; and 15, 2020
  • One (1) complimentary CLE registration for the Annual Conference
  • Opportunity to introduce the plenary speakers at the beginning of the session
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgement on a virtual background or bottom of speakers’ screen during the panel presentation. Panels will be recorded and available on demand which provides additional exposure and branding.
  • Verbal recognition at beginning or end of panel by the panel moderator.
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement in a future issue of the Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
  • Acknowledgement as panel sponsor in the Conference Mobile App, panel, marketing emails and social media sites (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter).
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

Session Sponsor - $1,000

  • Sponsorship of a specific CLE Plenary session during the 42nd Annual Virtual Conference, October 1-2; 8; and 15, 2020
  • One (1) complimentary CLE registration for the Annual Conference
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgement on a virtual background or bottom of speakers’ screen during the panel presentation. Panels will be recorded and available on demand which provides additional exposure and branding.
  • Verbal recognition at beginning or end of panel by the panel moderator.
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement in a future issue of the Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
  • Acknowledgement as panel sponsor in the Conference Mobile App, panel, marketing emails and social media sites (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter).
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

Webinar Sponsorship Levels

Gold Sponsor - $1,500

  • Recognition for three (3) webinars in promotional material and on the webinar registration form
  • Three (3) complimentary webinar registrations
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgement on a virtual background for speakers’ screens
  • Logo included in the webinar PowerPoint presentation.
  • Verbal recognition during the webinar *

*Also heard on purchased audio tapes

Silver Sponsor - $1,000

  • Recognition for two (2) webinars in promotional materials and on webinar registration form
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgement on a virtual background for speakers’ screens
  • Two (2) complimentary registrations
  • Verbal recognition during the webinar *

Bronze Sponsor - $500

Recognition for one (1) webinar in the promotional materials and on the registration form

  • Sponsorship Acknowledgement on a virtual background for speakers’ screens
  • One (1) complimentary registration to the webinar