Erica Jurus


Major: Arts & Entertainment Management

Advisor: Jessica Magaldi

Lubin School of Business

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The Coronavirus pandemic put a halt to the theater industry for almost eighteen months, and just now is the industry re-emerging with innovative ideas and suggestions for how it wants to distribute productions. A combination of the entertainment business and intellectual property law, the purpose of this review is to investigate the question of “what changes need to be made to CBAs and licensing laws to allow for this type of content to continue?” Through a content and legal analysis of emergency authorizations and agreements, as well as pre-existing copyright and distribution laws, this thesis outlines how the pandemic forced issues within the industry to come to the surface and how they were dealt with in the moment. The recommendations are suggestions based on previous problems and reactions to these changes.