2HELLO

CLE Schedule

img

New Trends and Hot Topics in Music, Film and Interactive Contracts

Including…

Publishing, Copyrights and Trademarks Update

Other visual medias (TV, Video games, Internet, Advertising, etc.) & International Rights

The Cutting Edge aims to present a concise examination of the legal paperwork a practicing attorney or entertainment executive will use in protecting or enforcing the rights of their clients or understanding their professional responsibility.

August 29, 2015
08:00 – 5:00 pm Registration [Saturday]
09:00 AM – 10:15 AM Publishing Income Update [Legal/CLE 1.25 cr. hr]

What and where are the new sources of income for publishers and how should attorneys advise their clients to avail themselves of these sources. Areas covered include new mechanical streaming, download and locker rates, apps, e-cards, advertising commercials, remixes and samples, interactive dolls and toys, slot machines, digital jukeboxes, live performances and much more.

Speakers:

Jay Rosenthal, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Washington, DC

Jeffery Brabec, Esq., Vice President, BMG Chrysalis, Los Angeles, CA

Wallace Collins, Esq., NYNY

Sabrina Ment, Esq., LaPolt Law, Los Angeles

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM [Educators Forum] Digital Media Programming – Distant Learning and the future impact entertainment business education
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Artist Management, Promotions and the new media techniques [Business Session]

This panel of professionals will discuss essential industry components that help artists advance their careers with essential

 

10:15 AM – 11:35 AM The Performance Right- a World in Transition Songs and Sound Recordings- the cornerstone of the worldwide music business [Legal/CLE 1.25 cr. hrs].

The Performance Right- responsible for a substantial portion of song and record royalties. This panel will discuss the 3 billion dollar world of ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SoundExchange and how these organizations generate income for songwriters, recording artists, music publishers and record companies as well as how foreign country performance song and record royalties are handled and distributed. Challenges to these collection societies will also be discussed as well as alternative licensing strategies and the viability of new competing business models and entities.

Speakers:

Todd Brabec, Esq., USC Thornton School of Law, Los Angeles, CA

Jeffery Brabec, Esq., Vice President, BMG Chrysalis, Los Angeles, CA

Henry Root, Esq., Lapidus Root Franklin & Sacharow, LLP, Santa Monica, CA

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Legal Practice: Successful Independent Filmmaking- Reality TV [Legal/Film/CLE 1.0 cr. hrs]

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, the client funds management, making sure filmmaker/client engagement letter are correct. Review user generated content rights and procedures with filmmaker client. Establish a disbursement system for staff fees payment. Review production agreements tax credit financing incentives and distribution

Speakers:

Darryl Cohen, Esq., Cohen, Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA

Kevin Mills, Esq., Kaye & Mills, Los Angeles, CA

Ellis Pailet, Esq., Pailet & Ostendoff LLP, New Orleans, LA

Christoper Szapary, Esq., Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC, NOLA

Suzette Becker, Esq., Toledano Entertainment & Arts Law, NOLA

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM Murphy Laws Songwriting – The Results Part 3 [Business Session]
01:00 PM – 1:45 PM Keynote Speaker – Linda Septien, Septien Entertainment Group [Legal/Business/CLE .75 cr. hrs]

The Superstar talent developer will share her techniques in developing and launching the careers of her superstars clients before they became superstars.

02:00 PM – 3:00 PM [Roots Music Panel] The Threadhead Records Story – Music Survival and Success in Post Katrina New Orleans. – Saturday Event

How a groups Fans and musicians changed New Orleans music business.

02:00 PM – 4:00 PM Roundtable Discussions/one-on-one consultations [Business/Film Session – Saturday Event]

Topics: management, Promotions, Merchandising, Legal, Film, in the studio, Record label essentials, Funding.

 

03:00 PM – 4:00 PM [Roots Music Panel] Recognizing the unprecedented efforts by New Orleans’ Wynton & Bradford Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr. and the music world in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina – Saturday Event.

What were the lessons learned for future preparedness in the arts community.

img
August 28, 2015
03:30 – 4:45 pm Music Supervising: The Anatomy of a Song Placement – Selecting music for Film, Television and Commercials [Business Session]

Getting your songs placed in TV, film, and commercials can fund your music organization and establish or advance your career. Learn how the process works from this panel of industry insiders. The panel will consist of Music Supervisors, Marketing Executive and Sync Licensing experts, discussing how the process works from their prospective.

 

08:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration
09:00 AM – 10:15 PM First Amendment Issues in Entertainment Litigation: Review of SLAPP cases and Anti-SLAPP Legislation [Legal/CLE 1.25 cr. hrs]

Free speech and right to petition are key protections in First Amendment. This panel will cover limits and rights issues express in SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Participation) claims and what are states doing to protect all parties’ rights.

Speakers:

David Fink, Esq., Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, Los Angeles

Brian Caplan, Esq. Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt, New Orleans, LA

Stan Soocher, Esq. Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment Law & Finance

Bradley Mullins, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Krupp, LLP, Los Angekes

09:00 AM – 9:45 AM [Educators Forum] Funding options in developing successful art programming in 21st century education.

Educators, art administrators and funders gathering to share collaborative programming, fundraising and the importance of parental involvement.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Publicity in Action: creating a brand for you Artist or Entertainment Company [Business Session]
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Music Licensing- New Deals, Negotiations and $ [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

Opportunities for music use are at an all time high both in the online/ digital world as well as in traditional media. But with these opportunities has come an increasing complexity in deal structure, negotiations and the end result fees and royalties. This panel will discuss many of these new deals, the strategies being employed, the considerations important to both user and copyright owner, the multiple platforms and distribution channels being requested and the money in initial fees and backend royalties being generated.

Speakers:

Todd Brabec, Esq., USC Thornton School of Law, Los Angeles, CA

Jeffery Brabec, Esq., Vice President, BMG Chrysalis, Los Angeles, CA

Henry Root, Esq., Lapidus Root Franklin & Sacharow, LLP, Santa Monica, CA

David Lessoff, Esq., Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Los Angeles, CA

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Murphy Laws Songwriting – Critiquing Part 2 [Business Session]

Get the inside track on songwriting as a craft from award-winning songwriter Ralph Murphy, Author “ Murphy Laws of Songwriting”

 

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Entrepreneur Consultation [Business Session]

Discuss your venture with venture capital and incubator professional.

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM The Music World Today. Social Media Techniques for the Digital World – How to get a Million Followers/Views/Fans and use it to get to get ahead in the entertainment business? [Business Session]

Keynote Linda Septien will lead a panel on social media techniques and which media outlets work best for your career goal of getting discovered, signing a deal and what it all means.

01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Cutting Edge Entertainment Law Seminar **Special Event** A Keynote Presentation

“The Politics of Copyright” – An interview of Jay Rosenthal by Emmanuel Legrand, followed by a discussion on Neighboring Rights: The growth engine of the music industry                     

The Keynote Interview:

“The Politics of Copyright” – An interview of Jay Rosenthal by Emmanuel Legrand.

“Music Copyright issues are dominating the IP agenda in Washington, D.C.  Political activism in Congress, the Copyright Office, the USPTO, the Justice Department, the FCC, and even the White House, are at a fever pitch – and music issues are at the heart of it all.  This interview with Jay Rosenthal, the former General Counsel at the National Music Publishers’ Association, will provide a roadmap to the issues, the parties, and the politics behind this unprecedented inside-the-beltway phenomenon.”

Emmanuel Legrand’s presentation:

“Neighboring rights: The growth engine of the music industry

The business of neighboring rights is the fastest growing segment in the music industry, benefiting performers and owners of sound recordings. Learn more about this $2bn global business with an exclusive presentation of a worldwide report on neighboring rights by Music Week US editor Emmanuel Legrand.

02:00 PM – 3:15 PM Do you have what record labels are looking for??? [Business Session]

Follow the panelists discuss how they select artists and how they work with newly signed artists. The panelists will also advise artists who perform live for the panel how they might improve their chances to get sign and distributed. The panel will include executives from record labels, distribution, public relations and distribution

02:30 PM – 3:45 PM Hot Issues in Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents and the Business Issues in Making a Deal for New Technology Entrepreneurs. [Legal/CLE 1.25 cr. hr]

Copyright Reform, Termination Rights, possible Trademarks infringement in mobile technology, social media, 3-D printing and the America Invent Act effects on music producer, filmmakers, Videogames, apps and software developers – who are the parties, User-Generated Content ownership concerns and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Speakers:

Jay Rosenthal, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Washington, DC

Scott Keniley, Esq., Keniley Kumar, LLC, Atlanta, GA

Stephanie Adward, Esq., Furgang Adwar, NYNY

David S Lessoff, Esq., Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Los Angeles, CA

04:00 PM – 5:15 PM A Film Deal in a Box Toolkit [Legal/Film/CLE 1.25 cr. hrs]

Filmmakers and Attorneys will draw from their experience and take the audience step by step on how a deal come together, acquisition of rights, option agreement, copyrights issues, the panel cover production, financing and distribution sources and agreements and problems that can change everything. Included in the discussion will be talent agreements and music rights.

Speakers:

Allen Fredric, Esq., Jones Walker, New Orleans, LA

Buddy Patrick, Esq., President & Founder, Windy Hill Pictures, New Orleans, LA

David Fink, Esq.,

Kevin Mills, Esq., Kaye & Mills, Los Angeles, CA

Darryl Cohen, Esq. Cohen, Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA

04:30 PM – 5:30 PM Juke Box Jury – CD Listening Session [Business Session]
04:45 PM – 6:00 PM Cutting Edge Film Meetup – Interview with Buddy Patrick, Founder and President of Windy Hill Pictures – Q&A follows [Film Session – Friday]
05:30 PM – 6:15 PM Keynote Interview [Legal/CLE .75 cr. hrs]

Subject: Buddy Patrick, Esq., President & Founder, Windy Hill Pictures, New Orleans, LA

Interviewer: Allen Fredric, Esq., Jones Walker, New Orleans, LA

img
August 27, 2015
08:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Professionalism – The Ornery Adversary [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?

Speakers:Vernon P Thomas, Esq., New Orleans, LA

Judith DeFraites, Esq., New Orleans, LA

David Dalia, Esq., New Orleans, LA

 
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Agents and Talent Buyers: The Live Music Business & Its Importance to Emerging Artists [Business Session]

Touring and booking are the biggest balancing act for artists today. A       lack of tour support and a tougher retail marketplace leaves the touring arena more attractive and crowded than ever. Join our professionals as they look at the future of artists on the road

 

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM “STOP! Don’t sign that contract” Pitfalls of Recording, Film and Management Agreements [Legal/CLE 1.75 cr. hr.]

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.

Speakers:

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

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM The Art of Making a Great Recording or at lease a good one – Managing your recording session [Business Session]

Our panelists will discuss do’s and don’ts of making a studio recording.

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Legal Mentorship [Legal/Film/Business Session – Thursday]

Law student, new to the practice of law or just have an entertainment law legal question. Find a mentor at this session.

01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Ethics – Conflict of Interest [Legal/CLE 1 cr. hr]

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

Judy Defraites, Esq., New Orleans, LA

Stan Soocher, Esq., Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment Law & Finance

Honorable Nadine Ramsey, Esq., Councilmember District C, NOLA

02:00 PM – 3:15 PM Write Me A Song – Sing It To Me Part 1[Business Session]

Songwriters, lead by Ralph Murphy will put “Murphy’s Laws Of Songwriting” into practice and evaluate songs performed during the panel and the audience will began a three day critique of their songwriting, a process Ralph Murphy conducts around the world.

02:45 PM – 3:45 PM Damage Control: Representing Athletes and Celebrities in the Media, and the Courtroom [Legal/CLE1.0 cr. hr]

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.

Speakers:

Darryl Cohen, Esq. Cohen, Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA

Michelle LaMont, LaMonte PR, Dallas, TX

Terrel Broussard, Esq., Mongomery Barnett, LLP, New Orleans, LA

Brian Caplan, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt, New Orleans, LA

Sabrina Ment, Esq., LaPolt Law

03:30 PM – 4:15 PM Martin Atkins From Tour Smart to Kickstarter [Business Session]

British drummer, provocateur, marketing genius, Martin Atkins has been showing the world musicians great tips on survival and success in the music business and Having Fun At It! Hear his montage of tips given as only Martin Atkins, can give them – “Welcome To The Music Business You’re F—-“

04:00 PM – 5:15 PM Music and Beer: Getting Booked! Reviewing Booking Agreements to Protect Clients Rights in Content generated from LIVE Performances [1.25 cr. hrs]

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.

Speakers:

Wallace Collins, Esq. NYNY

Christian Unruh, Esq. Miami, FL

John Bradley, Esq. Fort Lauderdale, Fl

04:30 PM – 5:15 PM Juke Box Jury: CD Listening Sessions [Business Session]
img
Roots Music Gathering
02:00 PM – 3:00 PM [Roots Music Panel] The Threadhead Records Story – Music Survival and Success in Post Katrina New Orleans. – Saturday Event

How a groups Fans and musicians changed New Orleans music business.

03:00 PM – 4:00 PM [Roots Music Panel] Recognizing the unprecedented efforts by New Orleans’ Wynton & Bradford Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr. and the music world in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina – Saturday Event.

What were the lessons learned for future preparedness in the arts community.

img
Film & Interactive
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Legal Mentorship [Legal/Film/Business Session – Thursday]

Law student, new to the practice of law or just have an entertainment law legal question. Find a mentor at this session.

01:00 PM – 1:45 PM Keynote Speaker – Linda Septien, Septien Entertainment Group [Legal/Business/CLE .75 cr. hrs]

The Superstar talent developer will share her techniques in developing and launching the careers of her superstars clients before they became superstars.

02:00 PM – 4:00 PM Roundtable Discussions/one-on-one consultations [Business/Film Session – Saturday Event]

Topics: management, Promotions, Merchandising, Legal, Film, in the studio, Record label essentials, Funding.

 

04:45 PM – 6:00 PM Cutting Edge Film Meetup – Interview with Buddy Patrick, Founder and President of Windy Hill Pictures – Q&A follows [Film Session – Friday]
img
Music Business
03:30 – 4:45 pm Music Supervising: The Anatomy of a Song Placement – Selecting music for Film, Television and Commercials [Business Session]

Getting your songs placed in TV, film, and commercials can fund your music organization and establish or advance your career. Learn how the process works from this panel of industry insiders. The panel will consist of Music Supervisors, Marketing Executive and Sync Licensing experts, discussing how the process works from their prospective.

 

08:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration
08:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration
08:00 – 5:00 pm Registration [Saturday]
09:00 AM – 10:15 AM Publishing Income Update [Legal/CLE 1.25 cr. hr]

What and where are the new sources of income for publishers and how should attorneys advise their clients to avail themselves of these sources. Areas covered include new mechanical streaming, download and locker rates, apps, e-cards, advertising commercials, remixes and samples, interactive dolls and toys, slot machines, digital jukeboxes, live performances and much more.

Speakers:

Jay Rosenthal, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Washington, DC

Jeffery Brabec, Esq., Vice President, BMG Chrysalis, Los Angeles, CA

Wallace Collins, Esq., NYNY

Sabrina Ment, Esq., LaPolt Law, Los Angeles

09:00 AM – 9:45 AM [Educators Forum] Funding options in developing successful art programming in 21st century education.

Educators, art administrators and funders gathering to share collaborative programming, fundraising and the importance of parental involvement.

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM [Educators Forum] Digital Media Programming – Distant Learning and the future impact entertainment business education
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Agents and Talent Buyers: The Live Music Business & Its Importance to Emerging Artists [Business Session]

Touring and booking are the biggest balancing act for artists today. A       lack of tour support and a tougher retail marketplace leaves the touring arena more attractive and crowded than ever. Join our professionals as they look at the future of artists on the road

 

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Publicity in Action: creating a brand for you Artist or Entertainment Company [Business Session]
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Artist Management, Promotions and the new media techniques [Business Session]

This panel of professionals will discuss essential industry components that help artists advance their careers with essential

 

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM The Art of Making a Great Recording or at lease a good one – Managing your recording session [Business Session]

Our panelists will discuss do’s and don’ts of making a studio recording.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Murphy Laws Songwriting – Critiquing Part 2 [Business Session]

Get the inside track on songwriting as a craft from award-winning songwriter Ralph Murphy, Author “ Murphy Laws of Songwriting”

 

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM Murphy Laws Songwriting – The Results Part 3 [Business Session]
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Entrepreneur Consultation [Business Session]

Discuss your venture with venture capital and incubator professional.

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM The Music World Today. Social Media Techniques for the Digital World – How to get a Million Followers/Views/Fans and use it to get to get ahead in the entertainment business? [Business Session]

Keynote Linda Septien will lead a panel on social media techniques and which media outlets work best for your career goal of getting discovered, signing a deal and what it all means.

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Legal Mentorship [Legal/Film/Business Session – Thursday]

Law student, new to the practice of law or just have an entertainment law legal question. Find a mentor at this session.

01:00 PM – 1:45 PM Keynote Speaker – Linda Septien, Septien Entertainment Group [Legal/Business/CLE .75 cr. hrs]

The Superstar talent developer will share her techniques in developing and launching the careers of her superstars clients before they became superstars.

01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Ethics – Conflict of Interest [Legal/CLE 1 cr. hr]

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

Judy Defraites, Esq., New Orleans, LA

Stan Soocher, Esq., Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment Law & Finance

Honorable Nadine Ramsey, Esq., Councilmember District C, NOLA

02:00 PM – 3:15 PM Write Me A Song – Sing It To Me Part 1[Business Session]

Songwriters, lead by Ralph Murphy will put “Murphy’s Laws Of Songwriting” into practice and evaluate songs performed during the panel and the audience will began a three day critique of their songwriting, a process Ralph Murphy conducts around the world.

02:00 PM – 3:15 PM Do you have what record labels are looking for??? [Business Session]

Follow the panelists discuss how they select artists and how they work with newly signed artists. The panelists will also advise artists who perform live for the panel how they might improve their chances to get sign and distributed. The panel will include executives from record labels, distribution, public relations and distribution

02:00 PM – 3:00 PM [Roots Music Panel] The Threadhead Records Story – Music Survival and Success in Post Katrina New Orleans. – Saturday Event

How a groups Fans and musicians changed New Orleans music business.

02:00 PM – 4:00 PM Roundtable Discussions/one-on-one consultations [Business/Film Session – Saturday Event]

Topics: management, Promotions, Merchandising, Legal, Film, in the studio, Record label essentials, Funding.

 

03:00 PM – 4:00 PM [Roots Music Panel] Recognizing the unprecedented efforts by New Orleans’ Wynton & Bradford Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr. and the music world in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina – Saturday Event.

What were the lessons learned for future preparedness in the arts community.

03:30 PM – 4:15 PM Martin Atkins From Tour Smart to Kickstarter [Business Session]

British drummer, provocateur, marketing genius, Martin Atkins has been showing the world musicians great tips on survival and success in the music business and Having Fun At It! Hear his montage of tips given as only Martin Atkins, can give them – “Welcome To The Music Business You’re F—-“

04:30 PM – 5:15 PM Juke Box Jury: CD Listening Sessions [Business Session]
04:30 PM – 5:30 PM Juke Box Jury – CD Listening Session [Business Session]
img
CLE
03:30 – 4:45 pm Music Supervising: The Anatomy of a Song Placement – Selecting music for Film, Television and Commercials [Business Session]

Getting your songs placed in TV, film, and commercials can fund your music organization and establish or advance your career. Learn how the process works from this panel of industry insiders. The panel will consist of Music Supervisors, Marketing Executive and Sync Licensing experts, discussing how the process works from their prospective.

 

08:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration
08:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration
08:00 – 5:00 pm Registration [Saturday]
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Professionalism – The Ornery Adversary [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?

Speakers:Vernon P Thomas, Esq., New Orleans, LA

Judith DeFraites, Esq., New Orleans, LA

David Dalia, Esq., New Orleans, LA

 
09:00 AM – 10:15 PM First Amendment Issues in Entertainment Litigation: Review of SLAPP cases and Anti-SLAPP Legislation [Legal/CLE 1.25 cr. hrs]

Free speech and right to petition are key protections in First Amendment. This panel will cover limits and rights issues express in SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Participation) claims and what are states doing to protect all parties’ rights.

Speakers:

David Fink, Esq., Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, Los Angeles

Brian Caplan, Esq. Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt, New Orleans, LA

Stan Soocher, Esq. Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment Law & Finance

Bradley Mullins, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Krupp, LLP, Los Angekes

09:00 AM – 10:15 AM Publishing Income Update [Legal/CLE 1.25 cr. hr]

What and where are the new sources of income for publishers and how should attorneys advise their clients to avail themselves of these sources. Areas covered include new mechanical streaming, download and locker rates, apps, e-cards, advertising commercials, remixes and samples, interactive dolls and toys, slot machines, digital jukeboxes, live performances and much more.

Speakers:

Jay Rosenthal, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Washington, DC

Jeffery Brabec, Esq., Vice President, BMG Chrysalis, Los Angeles, CA

Wallace Collins, Esq., NYNY

Sabrina Ment, Esq., LaPolt Law, Los Angeles

09:00 AM – 9:45 AM [Educators Forum] Funding options in developing successful art programming in 21st century education.

Educators, art administrators and funders gathering to share collaborative programming, fundraising and the importance of parental involvement.

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM [Educators Forum] Digital Media Programming – Distant Learning and the future impact entertainment business education
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Agents and Talent Buyers: The Live Music Business & Its Importance to Emerging Artists [Business Session]

Touring and booking are the biggest balancing act for artists today. A       lack of tour support and a tougher retail marketplace leaves the touring arena more attractive and crowded than ever. Join our professionals as they look at the future of artists on the road

 

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Publicity in Action: creating a brand for you Artist or Entertainment Company [Business Session]
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Artist Management, Promotions and the new media techniques [Business Session]

This panel of professionals will discuss essential industry components that help artists advance their careers with essential

 

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM “STOP! Don’t sign that contract” Pitfalls of Recording, Film and Management Agreements [Legal/CLE 1.75 cr. hr.]

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.

Speakers:

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

10:15 AM – 11:35 AM The Performance Right- a World in Transition Songs and Sound Recordings- the cornerstone of the worldwide music business [Legal/CLE 1.25 cr. hrs].

The Performance Right- responsible for a substantial portion of song and record royalties. This panel will discuss the 3 billion dollar world of ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SoundExchange and how these organizations generate income for songwriters, recording artists, music publishers and record companies as well as how foreign country performance song and record royalties are handled and distributed. Challenges to these collection societies will also be discussed as well as alternative licensing strategies and the viability of new competing business models and entities.

Speakers:

Todd Brabec, Esq., USC Thornton School of Law, Los Angeles, CA

Jeffery Brabec, Esq., Vice President, BMG Chrysalis, Los Angeles, CA

Henry Root, Esq., Lapidus Root Franklin & Sacharow, LLP, Santa Monica, CA

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Music Licensing- New Deals, Negotiations and $ [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

Opportunities for music use are at an all time high both in the online/ digital world as well as in traditional media. But with these opportunities has come an increasing complexity in deal structure, negotiations and the end result fees and royalties. This panel will discuss many of these new deals, the strategies being employed, the considerations important to both user and copyright owner, the multiple platforms and distribution channels being requested and the money in initial fees and backend royalties being generated.

Speakers:

Todd Brabec, Esq., USC Thornton School of Law, Los Angeles, CA

Jeffery Brabec, Esq., Vice President, BMG Chrysalis, Los Angeles, CA

Henry Root, Esq., Lapidus Root Franklin & Sacharow, LLP, Santa Monica, CA

David Lessoff, Esq., Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Los Angeles, CA

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM The Art of Making a Great Recording or at lease a good one – Managing your recording session [Business Session]

Our panelists will discuss do’s and don’ts of making a studio recording.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Murphy Laws Songwriting – Critiquing Part 2 [Business Session]

Get the inside track on songwriting as a craft from award-winning songwriter Ralph Murphy, Author “ Murphy Laws of Songwriting”

 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Legal Practice: Successful Independent Filmmaking- Reality TV [Legal/Film/CLE 1.0 cr. hrs]

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, the client funds management, making sure filmmaker/client engagement letter are correct. Review user generated content rights and procedures with filmmaker client. Establish a disbursement system for staff fees payment. Review production agreements tax credit financing incentives and distribution

Speakers:

Darryl Cohen, Esq., Cohen, Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA

Kevin Mills, Esq., Kaye & Mills, Los Angeles, CA

Ellis Pailet, Esq., Pailet & Ostendoff LLP, New Orleans, LA

Christoper Szapary, Esq., Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC, NOLA

Suzette Becker, Esq., Toledano Entertainment & Arts Law, NOLA

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM Murphy Laws Songwriting – The Results Part 3 [Business Session]
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Entrepreneur Consultation [Business Session]

Discuss your venture with venture capital and incubator professional.

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM The Music World Today. Social Media Techniques for the Digital World – How to get a Million Followers/Views/Fans and use it to get to get ahead in the entertainment business? [Business Session]

Keynote Linda Septien will lead a panel on social media techniques and which media outlets work best for your career goal of getting discovered, signing a deal and what it all means.

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Legal Mentorship [Legal/Film/Business Session – Thursday]

Law student, new to the practice of law or just have an entertainment law legal question. Find a mentor at this session.

01:00 PM – 1:45 PM Keynote Speaker – Linda Septien, Septien Entertainment Group [Legal/Business/CLE .75 cr. hrs]

The Superstar talent developer will share her techniques in developing and launching the careers of her superstars clients before they became superstars.

01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Cutting Edge Entertainment Law Seminar **Special Event** A Keynote Presentation

“The Politics of Copyright” – An interview of Jay Rosenthal by Emmanuel Legrand, followed by a discussion on Neighboring Rights: The growth engine of the music industry                     

The Keynote Interview:

“The Politics of Copyright” – An interview of Jay Rosenthal by Emmanuel Legrand.

“Music Copyright issues are dominating the IP agenda in Washington, D.C.  Political activism in Congress, the Copyright Office, the USPTO, the Justice Department, the FCC, and even the White House, are at a fever pitch – and music issues are at the heart of it all.  This interview with Jay Rosenthal, the former General Counsel at the National Music Publishers’ Association, will provide a roadmap to the issues, the parties, and the politics behind this unprecedented inside-the-beltway phenomenon.”

Emmanuel Legrand’s presentation:

“Neighboring rights: The growth engine of the music industry

The business of neighboring rights is the fastest growing segment in the music industry, benefiting performers and owners of sound recordings. Learn more about this $2bn global business with an exclusive presentation of a worldwide report on neighboring rights by Music Week US editor Emmanuel Legrand.

01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Ethics – Conflict of Interest [Legal/CLE 1 cr. hr]

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

Judy Defraites, Esq., New Orleans, LA

Stan Soocher, Esq., Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment Law & Finance

Honorable Nadine Ramsey, Esq., Councilmember District C, NOLA

02:00 PM – 3:15 PM Write Me A Song – Sing It To Me Part 1[Business Session]

Songwriters, lead by Ralph Murphy will put “Murphy’s Laws Of Songwriting” into practice and evaluate songs performed during the panel and the audience will began a three day critique of their songwriting, a process Ralph Murphy conducts around the world.

02:00 PM – 3:15 PM Do you have what record labels are looking for??? [Business Session]

Follow the panelists discuss how they select artists and how they work with newly signed artists. The panelists will also advise artists who perform live for the panel how they might improve their chances to get sign and distributed. The panel will include executives from record labels, distribution, public relations and distribution

02:00 PM – 3:00 PM [Roots Music Panel] The Threadhead Records Story – Music Survival and Success in Post Katrina New Orleans. – Saturday Event

How a groups Fans and musicians changed New Orleans music business.

02:00 PM – 4:00 PM Roundtable Discussions/one-on-one consultations [Business/Film Session – Saturday Event]

Topics: management, Promotions, Merchandising, Legal, Film, in the studio, Record label essentials, Funding.

 

02:30 PM – 3:45 PM Hot Issues in Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents and the Business Issues in Making a Deal for New Technology Entrepreneurs. [Legal/CLE 1.25 cr. hr]

Copyright Reform, Termination Rights, possible Trademarks infringement in mobile technology, social media, 3-D printing and the America Invent Act effects on music producer, filmmakers, Videogames, apps and software developers – who are the parties, User-Generated Content ownership concerns and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Speakers:

Jay Rosenthal, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Washington, DC

Scott Keniley, Esq., Keniley Kumar, LLC, Atlanta, GA

Stephanie Adward, Esq., Furgang Adwar, NYNY

David S Lessoff, Esq., Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Los Angeles, CA

02:45 PM – 3:45 PM Damage Control: Representing Athletes and Celebrities in the Media, and the Courtroom [Legal/CLE1.0 cr. hr]

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.

Speakers:

Darryl Cohen, Esq. Cohen, Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA

Michelle LaMont, LaMonte PR, Dallas, TX

Terrel Broussard, Esq., Mongomery Barnett, LLP, New Orleans, LA

Brian Caplan, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt, New Orleans, LA

Sabrina Ment, Esq., LaPolt Law

03:00 PM – 4:00 PM [Roots Music Panel] Recognizing the unprecedented efforts by New Orleans’ Wynton & Bradford Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr. and the music world in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina – Saturday Event.

What were the lessons learned for future preparedness in the arts community.

03:30 PM – 4:15 PM Martin Atkins From Tour Smart to Kickstarter [Business Session]

British drummer, provocateur, marketing genius, Martin Atkins has been showing the world musicians great tips on survival and success in the music business and Having Fun At It! Hear his montage of tips given as only Martin Atkins, can give them – “Welcome To The Music Business You’re F—-“

04:00 PM – 5:15 PM Music and Beer: Getting Booked! Reviewing Booking Agreements to Protect Clients Rights in Content generated from LIVE Performances [1.25 cr. hrs]

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.

Speakers:

Wallace Collins, Esq. NYNY

Christian Unruh, Esq. Miami, FL

John Bradley, Esq. Fort Lauderdale, Fl

04:00 PM – 5:15 PM A Film Deal in a Box Toolkit [Legal/Film/CLE 1.25 cr. hrs]

Filmmakers and Attorneys will draw from their experience and take the audience step by step on how a deal come together, acquisition of rights, option agreement, copyrights issues, the panel cover production, financing and distribution sources and agreements and problems that can change everything. Included in the discussion will be talent agreements and music rights.

Speakers:

Allen Fredric, Esq., Jones Walker, New Orleans, LA

Buddy Patrick, Esq., President & Founder, Windy Hill Pictures, New Orleans, LA

David Fink, Esq.,

Kevin Mills, Esq., Kaye & Mills, Los Angeles, CA

Darryl Cohen, Esq. Cohen, Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA

04:30 PM – 5:15 PM Juke Box Jury: CD Listening Sessions [Business Session]
04:30 PM – 5:30 PM Juke Box Jury – CD Listening Session [Business Session]
05:30 PM – 6:15 PM Keynote Interview [Legal/CLE .75 cr. hrs]

Subject: Buddy Patrick, Esq., President & Founder, Windy Hill Pictures, New Orleans, LA

Interviewer: Allen Fredric, Esq., Jones Walker, New Orleans, LA

img