The Centre for Advancement in Media and Entertainment Laws is an in-house centre at
Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad which focuses on the various aspectsof media and
entertainment laws and attempts to find possible solutionsfor different issues related to the
field. The media and entertainment industry has been in the limelight for decades now. Not
to mention it has become an indispensable part of our lives. The industry not only allows us
to be projected with the issues prevailing in the society but also to allow us to have a take on
them. Thus, it has become the need of the hour for the upcoming legal professionals to
acknowledge the integrities in the functioning of the world of Media and Entertainment. We
at CAMEL aim to understand and study these issues, by going into its depth, and finding out
possible solutions to the same by addressing these issues, through discussions, seminars and
The Media &Entertainment industry consists of various branches which makes it a wide area
of study. From Constitutional Law to the upcoming trend of Intellectual property rights, the
study and practice of Media &Entertainment laws focuses on such diverse subject matters
which makes the Media & Entertainment industry an extremely interesting field of law. The
Centre for Advancement in Media and Entertainment Laws focuses on establishing and creating a platform and atmosphere which provides cutting edge research, knowledge, and awareness in the field of Media & Entertainment Laws which would boon the benefit of the
students and the stakeholders of the field.
Guest lecture on “Legalities of Media and Entertainment Industry” (12th and 13th March 2022)
CAMEL held a two day lecture series on 12 th and 13 th of March. The speakers for 12 th of
March, 2022 were Ms. Niharika Salar is an Assistant Professor of Law at NALSAR
Hyderabad, and Adv.Siddharth Chandrashekharcurrently working as a Legal Counsel for the
Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (Dept of Revenue - Ministry of Finance). Further
on the 13 th of March, 2022 the guest speakers were Ms. Ranjana Adhikari is a partner in Indus
Law’s Mumbai office, along with her we had Ms. Nirali Sanghavi, Senior Associate in the
team of Ranjana Adhikari.Further, we had Adv. Arushi Gupta for the lecture series. Arushi
Gupta leads her own firm Satyaki Legal.
Webinar on “OTT regulations in Indian and Foreign Jurisdiction” (7 th May 2021)
The centre conducted a webinar on the current regulations India has with regards to Foreign
Jurisdiction. The speaker for the day was Tarun Katial who enlightened the listeners with
how due to the pandemic the reliance on OTT platforms has increased and how the regulation
of the same is a need of an hour. And shed light on how OTT platforms are being regulated in
other counties. The session was concluded by a series of question and answer.
Webinar on “Sports Journalism and Broadcasting regulations in the entertainment industry” (26 th March 2021)
Mr. Tarun Singh, currently working as the Assistant Professor at Gujarat National Law
University (GNLU) was our guest speaker. Through this webinar CAMEL aimed at
providing an in-depth knowledge about the various concepts of media law and challenges
faced by the entertainment industry with regard to journalism and broadcasting regulations.
The webinar will be on the subject of journalism and broadcasting regulations in the
entertainment industry with particular focus on sports.Topics of streaming of sports on
different platforms, E-sports, videogames and sports journalism were few of the broad
covered through this webinar.
Webinar on “Role of Media and Legal issues surfacing during COVID-19 pandemic”
(6 th February 2021)
The webinar was hosted by Uma Sudhir is a notable Indian journalist who is the executive
editor of the South Indian division of the television news network NDTV. The main focus of
this webinar was to provide an insight on the various challenges that Media faced during the
COVID-19 Pandemic and what was its role during this situation of unrest. The event seeks to
provide the students with a structural part of media law and role in current scenario.
Webinar on “Legalities around the Music Industry, OTT Platforms and License
Agreements” (25 th -27 th September 2020)
CAMEL conducted a 2 day webinar on the topic on Legalities around the Music Industry,
OTT Platforms and License Agreements on the 25th - 27th Sept 2020. The speakers for the
webinar on Day 1 was Ms. Sandhya Surendran, Senior Legal Counsel at Vice Media and
Podcast Host at Lex Talk Music. The Day 2 speaker was Mr. Bishwarup Chakrabarti, legal
head of Eros Digital. The event was conducted with an aim to provide holistic learning of
skills that are to be mastered by the counsels in this particular stream. Along with giving the
theoretical learning about the Media and Entertainment Industry. The session will provide in-
depth knowledge about the various concepts of media law and the challenges that are faced
by the OTT Platforms and Music industry.
Q & A Session on “Entertainment Laws with Ms Priyanka Khimani” (30 th May 2020)
This session seemed to integrate discussion on entertainment laws and what it entails. We
also attempted to understand the various issues prevailing in the field and what steps or
abilities are required for a lawyer to succeed in this field of law.
Webinar on “Role of Media during Covid Crisis and Road Ahead” (10 th May 2020)
CAMEL conducted a virtual webinar on 10th May, 2020 on the topic “Role of Media during
Covid Crisis and the road ahead”. The event aimed at providing a detailed insight on the
various issues that the world faced during the starting of the pandemic with regards to media
and the use of same as the only source of entertainment during the times of lockdown. The
eminent speakers Mr. Himanshu Shekhar Mishra the Editor of Government Affairs in New
Delhi Television (NDTV) and Ms. Satarupa Sen Bhattacharya, the National Editor in Citizen
Matters at the event put forth detailed issues and challenges faced by media amid the
pandemic. The constant battle between providing information and keeping themselves safe
was a tremendous challenge.
Capsule Course on Media and Entertainment Law (12 th and 13 th October 2019)
CAMEL conducted a two-day capsule course on Media andEntertainment laws on the 12th
and 13th of October, 2019. The guest speaker for the same was Mrs. Persis Hodiwalla,
senior legal manager, reliance entertainment.Our objective to organize such an event was not
only to provide for theoretical and pragmatic learning about the Media and Entertainment
Industry but also to make the students aware of the various facets of Media Law.
Capsule Course on Media and Entertainment Law (12 th and 13 th October 2019)Censure Des Medias (11 th -13 th January 2019)
CAMEL conducted a 3-day event “Censure Des Medias” which focused on the feuds that
happen in the media and entertainment field. Censure was the most successful event
conducted by CAMEL and a very interesting competition. The participants were given
controversial movies such as 'Udta Punjab' and Lipstick under my Burqa’. In this
competition, one participant represents CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) side and
the other represents the Production House. Both parties present their arguments on the
controversies of the movies. Both the participants were to put forth their case before a judge
and argues on their part.
Workshop on “Facets of Entertainment and Media Law” (28 th and 29 th July 2018)
The workshop was conducted by CAMEL on the topic “Facets of Entertainment and Media
Law” with association with Training & Placement Cell on 28th & 29th July 2018. The
workshop was conducted by two esteemed guest speakers Mrs. Persis Hodiwala who is the
Senior Legal Manager at Phantom Films and Mr. Persie Jalgaonwala who is the VFX
Consultant of Prime Focus.