22nd Annual Cutting Edge CE Conference
New Orleans – August 21 – 23, 2014 – InterContinental Hotel & the Historic Carver Theater

Cutting Edge C.E. (formerly the Cutting Edge Music Business Conference) will again discuss “Hot Topics” and “Current Trends” in today’s entertainment business. Attend conference sessions on Entertainment Law, Music Business, Film financing and tax credits, Roots Music, and the NewWorks Showcases. Check out the NOLA Downtown Festival and Cruisin’ New Orleans Pro Gear Show at the Historic Carver Theater.



Program Schedule
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09:00 AM - 10:20 AM Professionalism – Conflict of Interest [Legal/CLE 1 cr. hr]

What do you do when the attorney on the other side is being unprofessional, or nasty, or simply impossible? What do you do when you have an adversary who stalls, doesn’t return calls, or simply delays matters? How do you get the most out of your negotiation? How do you save a deal from going south?

10:40 AM - 12:10 PM Representing Producers: The Art of the Deal [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

Transactional issues in representing producers from the viewpoint of the producers, the agent, and the lawyer.
Operation Agreements
Talent/Property Attachments
Shopping Deals

01:30 PM - 2:30 PM Future Business Dealing: Conflicts, Money, and Ethics [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hrs]

Lawyers are often in the position of representing more than one related party to a deal.  How attorneys address these conflicts can make the difference between an actionable conflict and an ethically represented deal.

02:40 PM - 3:40 PM Sports and Labor Law: Where Athletes and the Law Merge or Collide [Legal/CLE 1 cr. hr]

The panel will focus on the changes in legal and business issues under various collective bargaining agreements.

03:50 PM – 5:00 PM Sport Agent/Sport Franchise Mock Negotiation [Legal/CLE 1.16 cr. hrs]

A look at how both sides establish their strategies.

Speaker Lineup
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Pastor Loretta Petit
Elder Loretta Petit is a 2-time Stellar Award nominated VETERAN RADIO PERSONALITY, AUTHOR, ...
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Linda Septien
Linda Septien is a music artist development professional with 25+ years of experience, ...
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Rich Goldman
Rich Goldman, RipTide Music’s president and founder, is a lifelong musician who has ...
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Jedd Katrancha
Jedd Katrancha currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Creative at Downtown Music ...
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