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.
Cutting Edge provides an intimate environment where musicians, entertainment professionals, and attorneys can mingle freely with speakers asking and answering questions in a relaxed atmosphere.
It’s all about the Music! In New Orleans, music is more than business; it’s also cultural expression. Every artist that performs during the Cutting Edge C.E. becomes a part of New Orleans cultural history. Showcase your artist or music film at the NewWorks showcase.
Get your product seen and heard at the “new” Cruisin’ New Orleans Pro Gear Show. Professional musicians and general public can visit this “FREE” audio/visual expo.
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?
Transactional issues in representing producers from the viewpoint of the producers, the agent, and the lawyer.
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.Speakers: Vernon Thomas, Esq. New Orleans, LA Linda Mensch, Esq. Of Counsel Bryan Cave, Chicago, IL David Dalia, Esq., New Orleans, LA Tim Mackie, CLU, ChFC, Executive Vice President, AXA Advisors, LLC;
The discussion will center on the analysis of the legal issues representing athletes and entertainer in contract negotiation and when there is crisis and representation is needed with media and in the court room. The panel will also cover changes in legal and business issues under various collective bargaining agreements.Speakers: Darryl Cohen, Esq., Cohen Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA Sabrina Ment, Esq., LaPolt Law, Los Angeles, CA Hunter Scott, LaFamos PR and Branding, Los Angeles, CA Terrel Broussard, Esq., Mongomery Barnett, LLP, New Orleans, LA
A look at how both sides establish their strategies.Speakers: Martin Fischman, Esq., Sports Agent, Pro Sports, Inc, New Orleans, LA Gabriel Feldman, Esq., Associate Professor, Tulane Law School, New Orleans Kimberly Haynes, Esq. Haynes Johnson, Atlanta, GA