Calabrese to Speak at 2009 Paley Center for the Arts International Council Meeting'

November 18-20, 2009

O’Melveny partner and head of the Firm’s Entertainment, Sports, and Media Practice Joe Calabrese will be a panelist at the 2009 Paley Center for the Arts International Council Meeting: “How to Survive and Thrive in the Global Media and Entertainment Economy”  on November 18-20, held in New York City.


As financial models shift and technology continues to advance, companies throughout the sports industry have had to re-tool their business strategies. Calabrese’s panel, “The Worldwide Sporting Life,” will explain that those strategies now routinely involve billion-dollar properties, thanks to the industry’s explosive revenue growth


Calabrese joins an impressive panel that includes David Stern, NBA Commissioner; David Downs, USA World Cup Bid Committee Executive Director; Lalit Modi, Chairman and Commissioner for the Indian Premier League; and Russell Wolfe, EVP and Managing Director for ESPN; to discuss the vital role sports play in the global media economy.  Terry McDonnell, editor of Sports Illustrated, will moderate their discussion.


O’Melveny is the sole legal sponsor of the meeting as well as a co-sponsor of the gala dinner. 

New York