Law and Economic Development in India: A Study of the Indian Entertainment Industry (commonly known as "Bollywood")

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Fall 2013 Reading Group
Meets: W 5:00pm - 7:00pm in WCC Room 3009
1 classroom credit

This reading group explores the impact of law and legal reform on one of the fastest growing sectors in India: The Indian Entertainment Industry (commonly known as “Bollywood”). Through our readings and discussions we examine a number of legal issues with implications for Bollywood and with potential insights for economic development in India more generally. We also discuss Bollywood’s growth, its increasing collaborations with Hollywood, and its expanding global reach. Class sessions may involve viewing some Bollywood movies (with English subtitles) to provide a better understanding of the industry.

Subject Areas: Business Organization, Commercial Law, and Finance , Intellectual Property, Cyberlaw and Technology, and Arts & Entertainment , International, Comparative & Foreign Law .