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?
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
Law students, pre-law college students, new to the practice of law or just have an entertainment law legal question. Find a mentor at this session.
New Orleans has become a hub for the film and TV industry, but what does that mean for an attorney and their independent filmmaker client. This panel will walk you through the process of maintaining communication with the filmmaker and the client funds management, while making sure the filmmaker/client engagement letters are correct. Review user generated content rights and procedures with filmmaker client. Establishing a disbursement system for staff fees payment. Review production agreements, tax credit financing incentives and distribution.
The discussion will center on the analysis of the legal issues related to representing athletes and entertainers 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.
A review of written partnership agreements and their importance, co-authorship issues, record deals, publishing deals, touring and merchandising. An analysis of litigation issues when the party is over.
V.P. Business Affairs