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?
Judith DeFraites, Esq., New Orleans, LA
David Dalia, Esq., New Orleans, LA
A review of important negotiation techniques to help attorneys and music executives protect their clients and companies in a music world of visual medias (Film, TV, Advertising, Theatrical Trailers, Video Games, etc.). Covering essential clauses and transactional issues when considering Double Dipping/360 Deals/Revenue Sharing/Global Rights Deals/Double Distribution Fees.
Marc Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law, Boca Raton, FL
Sabrina Ment, Esq., LaPolt Law, Los Angeles, CA
Edgar “Dino” Gankendoff, Esq., Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC, NOLA
Scott Keniley, Esq., Keniley Kumar, LLC, Atlanta, GA
The discussion will center on the analysis of the legal issues representing athletes and entertainers in contract negotiation and when there is a crisis and representation is needed with the media and in the court room. The panel will also cover changes in legal business issues under various collective bargaining agreements.
Darryl Cohen, Esq. Cohen, Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA
Michelle LaMont, LaMonte PR, Dallas, TX
Brian Caplan, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt, New York, NY
Sabrina Ment, Esq., LaPolt Law
Panelists will review important points in booking agreements covering digital content generated (YouTube, live CDs, etc.) and discuss the uses of content generated from performing in nightclubs, festivals and concert venues, the rights of the venue, the artist, and the record.
Wallace Collins, Esq. NYNY
Christian Unruh, Esq. Miami, FL
John Bradley, Esq. Bradley Legal group, P. A., Fort Lauderdale, Fl
Linda Mensch, Esq., Of Counsel Bryan Cave, Chicago, IL
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.
Vernon Thomas, Esq., New Orleans, LA
Judy Defraites, Esq., New Orleans, LA
Honorable Nadine Ramsey, Esq., Councilmember District C, NOLA