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August 24, 2019
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Ethics after #Me Too [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

This panel will cover rules of professional conduct within #Me Too litigation. Privacy, morals, and interpretation of conduct during the discovery process will be examined, including best practices for preservation, the collection of electronic documents and protecting client’s information.

Speakers:

09:00 AM DAY IV, PART 7 Women Succeeding In Music [MUSIC BUS./Legal]
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Ethics after #MeToo [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

This panel will cover rules of professional conduct when engaged in the discovery process, including best practices for preservation, the collection of electronic documents and protecting client’s information.

Speakers:

09:30 AM – 10:45 AM Publicity and Artist Management in Action: Creating a brand for an artist or entertainment company [MUSIC BUS.]
10:00 AM – 11:00 PM [Educators Forum]

Taking up the challenge of encouraging students and educators to view themselves as problem solvers, developing the skills needed to work with others to make a difference. Dr. Peter Cho, Musician, Executive Dean Delgado Community College West Bank Campus, Moderator

Presenting:

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM Broadway Musicals: the Contracts, Royalties and Economics [Legal/ CLE 1.5 cr. hr.]

Whether you are a creator, producer or investor, the Broadway Musical is the surest way to “rags or riches” This panel will discuss the many different types of music licensing deals, contracts, and practices that come into play when dealing with the four basic types of musicals.

Speakers:

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Women Entrepreneurs: Stories from the Frontline – How small moments and big ideas made business dreams come true. [MUSIC BUS.]

Women entrepreneurs conduct a mentoring session via stories of how they used their ideas, efforts, and brains to fore their businesses. Whom do they admire? Did they have a mentor?

12:00 PM DAY IV, PART 8 Recording Academy – Non Profits Filling in the Blanks for Music Communities [MUSIC BUS./Legal]
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Building Music Communities: Public Policy, Non-Profits, and Music Businesses in Partnership [Legal/Business CLE 1.25 cr. hr.]

Public/Private partnerships to build, maintain, and sustain the vital business of music in our communities.

01:30 PM – 2:30 PM The Recording Academy – Annual session [MUSIC BUS.]
02:00 PM – 3:00 PM Branding your Music Internationally: the Scandinavian Market – Meet the Swedes Working with new and traditional Media to Move an Artist’s career forward [MUSIC BUS.]

Cutting Edge CE joins with “Live At Heart” one of Scandinavia’s biggest festivals and conferences, to help Cutting Edge’s attendees “discover the sensational opportunities present in the Swedish entertainment market. Hear from music executives, filmmakers, and musicians as they highlight business opportunities in Orebro, Sweden, and the entirety of Scandinavia.

Speakers:

02:00 PM – 4:00 PM Monster Sound Stage – Performance [MUSIC BUS.]
02:00 PM – 4:00 PM One on One Consultation [MUSIC BUS.]
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August 23, 2019
09:00 AM – 10:30 AM Funding Deals and How to Successfully Finance Ventures – Advising entertainment entrepreneurs [Legal/ CLE 1.5 cr. hr.]

This panel will address various funding methods and deal points entrepreneurs can pursue when seeking financing, including traditional banking, equity investors, and crowdfunding.

Speakers:

09:00 AM DAY III, PART 5 – Songwriting [MUSIC BUS.]

Interviews – Performances – Critiquing

09:00 AM – 9:30 AM Sound Stage – Unplugged Performance Critiquing Session [MUSIC BUS.]

Providing real-time critiquing of artist’s acoustic performance.

Performances by: TBA

09:30 AM – 10:30 AM The 4 Keys to A Successful Music Career! [MUSIC BUS.]

Create Great Music – Play Great Shows – Develop Great Fans – Make Great Money

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM Copyrights Changes is the Age of the Music Modernization Act [Legal/ CLE 1.5 cr. hr.]

This panel follows the impact of the MMA, the latest on the “Mechanical Licensing Collective,” and termination of copyrights.

Speakers:

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Songwriters Interviews [MUSIC BUS.]
12:00 PM DAY III, PART 6 – Music Licensing – Booking – Talent Disruption [MUSIC BUS.]
12:00 PM – 12:35 PM Keynote Address – Josh Young, Founder, CEO of Atrium Music [MUSIC BUS.]
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Legislative Updates [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

Covering the Music Modernization Act, content distribution, and the new technologies

Speakers:

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM Selecting Music for Film, Television, and Commercials [MUSIC BUS.]

The keynote speaker, Josh Young will join other professionals in discussions to learn how the process works for getting yours into commercials, movies, and TV.

Speakers:

01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Litigation Updates [Legal/CLE 1.00 cr. hr.]

Latest case law – Current Trends and Hot Topics

Speakers:

02:45 PM – 3:45 PM Legal and Business Issues in Independent Films – Financing – Tax Credits – Production – Distribution [Legal/Film CLE 1.00 cr. hr.]

This panel will provide an overview of completing and launching an independent film.

Speakers:

03:15 PM – 4:15 PM The Booking Process! – What is today’s audience looking for from artist? [MUSIC BUS.]

Agents, talent buyers, managers, and festival producers must understand what their audience is looking for and when to introduce the new artist. Join booking and touring professionals as they explain their methods and rationale for booking and representing artists.

Speakers:

04:00 PM – 5:15 PM Music, $$ and Synch Licensing: a Brave New World [Legal/ CLE 1.25 cr. hr.]

This panel, by the authors of the best selling music business book “Music, Money and Success” (8th edition), will explain the ins and outs of what the deals look like, the short and long term money that can be made and where this area is heading in the future.

Speakers:

04:30 PM – 6:00 PM Talent Disruption –New considerations in Artists careers (Impact of 5G network) – Talent development Do’s and Don’ts – performance critiquing [MUSIC BUS.]

Hosted by Talent Developer Linda Septien (Selena Gomez, Demi Lavato, Kacey Musgraves)

Speakers:

Performances by: TBA

05:15 PM – 6:30 PM Presentation: Honoring Attorney Ellis Jay Pailet –

A heartfelt presentation, and reception honoring the career of pioneer entertainment law attorney: Ellis Jay Pailet.

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August 22, 2019
00:00 DAY II, Part 2 – Be an Entrepreneur –
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Professionalism – The Ornery Adversary [Legal/ CLE 1.0 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 delays matters? How do you get the most out of your negotiation? How do you save a deal from going south?

Speakers:

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Sound Stage – Unplugged Performance Critiquing Session [MUSIC BUS.]

Providing real-time critiquing of artist’s acoustic performance.

Performances by: TBA

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM The Music Entrepreneur Initiative – [MUSIC BUS.]

Moderated By: Lou Plaia, EVP, Co-Founder, ReverbNation

Session I:                            The “NEW” Music Industry Overview – Success in the music business requires both pieces of knowledge of the traditional music industry structure and a keen understanding of how music is sold today. This session of the Music Entrepreneur Initiative discusses how are innovative entrepreneurs changing the business model. How entrepreneurs can organize their income streams into an effective business strategy. Duration: 30 minutes

Session II                           Case Study – Operating A Recording Studio in the Modern Music Economy – The studio environment is its music ecosystem–what are the new models employed that help musicians, producers, and record labels/investors complete their projects? Recording studios can be creative training spaces for entrepreneurs. Duration: 30 Minutes

Session III                  Legal Advice for Music Entrepreneurs – Entertainment attorneys provide an overview of contracts, agreements, and negotiating strategies music entrepreneurs will encounter when setting up, establishing and growing their business. Duration: 45 Minutes

Speakers:

 

10:15 AM – 12:15 PM Legal and Business Considerations when Advising Clients Creating and Operating Music Labels. Part I and II . [Legal/Business CLE 2.0 cr. hr.]

Part I: Covering the legal considerations in record label management and creation.

Part II: A review of label-artist, label-producer, and label distributor agreements

 Entrepreneurs and musicians are among those seeking success by signing artists or self-releasing music. This panel will cover legal issues that arise when organizing and operating an independent record label, including, the organization’s structure, income streams, and standard agreements. The panel will explore third-party organizations potential roles that can help with independent label success.

Speakers:

12:15 PM DAY II: Part 3 – Artist Development – Women Succeeding in Music [MUSIC BUS.]
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Creative Success – What is the success value? Is it the process, the product, or the adulation of the listener? Money? [MUSIC BUS.]

This panel will consist of a combination of an artist, a producer, managers, and a record executive who will relay their experiences and views on the pathways to success for today’s women artists. Is the definition of success of another patriarchal system with false conclusions?

01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Legal Practice Management: Do’s and Don’s of Building a Successful Entertainment Law Practice [Legal/ CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

New Orleans has become a hub for music, film and TV industries, but what does that mean for an attorney and their independent music and filmmaking clients. This panel will walk you through the process of maintaining communication with clients, client funds management, making sure the filmmaker/client engagement letters are correct. Additionally, it will review user-generated content rights and procedures with filmmaker clients establishing a disbursement system for staff fees payment review intellectual property agreements, tax credit financing incentives, and distribution.

Speakers:

01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Women Entrepreneurs: Stories from the Frontline – How small moments and big ideas made business dreams come true. [MUSIC BUS.]

Women entrepreneurs conduct a mentoring session via stories of how they used their ideas, efforts, and brains to fore their businesses. Whom do they admire? Did they have a mentor?

02:45 PM – 3:45 PM Damage Control: Dealing with high profile Talent – What happens when an artist, athlete or celebrity has a run in with the law? [Legal/ CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

The discussion will center on the analysis of the legal issues related to representing athletes and entertainer involved in contract negotiations when there is a crisis and representation is needed with the media and the courtroom. The panel will also cover changes in legal business issues under various collective bargaining agreements

Speakers:

02:45 PM DAY II: Part 4 The Hit Making Process [MUSIC BUS.]
02:45 PM – 3:45 PM A&R: Do you have what the music industry is looking for? [MUSIC BUS.]

Follow the panelists’ discussion on how they select artists and how they work with newly signed artists. The panelist will also advise artists who perform live for the panel on how they might improve their chances to get signed and distributed.

 

04:00 PM – 5:15 PM Trademark: Branding – Considerations in Gaming and Cannibiz [Legal/ CLE 1.25 cr. hr.]

This panel will cover trademarks, piracy, combating counterfeit goods and strategies for proper licensing and derivatives products.

Speakers:

04:00 PM – 5:15 PM Managing your Recording Session – The Art of Making a Great Recording or at least a good one – [MUSIC BUS.]
05:15 PM – 6:00 Sound Stage – Unplugged Performance Critiquing Session [MUSIC BUS.]

Providing real-time critiquing of artist’s acoustic performance.

Performances by: TBA

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August 21, 2019
00:00 DAY I, Part 1 Culture – History
01:00 PM – 4:30 PM [ROOT MUSIC GATHERING] Chitlin’ Circuit Revisited – Byrd’s Satellite Lounge, Port Allen, Louisiana

In conjunction with Henry Turner, Jr. Listening Room and the New Orleans Jazz Museum

 

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Roots Music Gathering
00:00 DAY I, Part 1 Culture – History
01:00 PM – 4:30 PM [ROOT MUSIC GATHERING] Chitlin’ Circuit Revisited – Byrd’s Satellite Lounge, Port Allen, Louisiana

In conjunction with Henry Turner, Jr. Listening Room and the New Orleans Jazz Museum

 

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Music Business
00:00 DAY II, Part 2 – Be an Entrepreneur –
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Sound Stage – Unplugged Performance Critiquing Session [MUSIC BUS.]

Providing real-time critiquing of artist’s acoustic performance.

Performances by: TBA

09:00 AM DAY III, PART 5 – Songwriting [MUSIC BUS.]

Interviews – Performances – Critiquing

09:00 AM – 9:30 AM Sound Stage – Unplugged Performance Critiquing Session [MUSIC BUS.]

Providing real-time critiquing of artist’s acoustic performance.

Performances by: TBA

09:00 AM DAY IV, PART 7 Women Succeeding In Music [MUSIC BUS./Legal]
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Ethics after #MeToo [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

This panel will cover rules of professional conduct when engaged in the discovery process, including best practices for preservation, the collection of electronic documents and protecting client’s information.

Speakers:

09:30 AM – 10:30 AM The 4 Keys to A Successful Music Career! [MUSIC BUS.]

Create Great Music – Play Great Shows – Develop Great Fans – Make Great Money

09:30 AM – 10:45 AM Publicity and Artist Management in Action: Creating a brand for an artist or entertainment company [MUSIC BUS.]
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM The Music Entrepreneur Initiative – [MUSIC BUS.]

Moderated By: Lou Plaia, EVP, Co-Founder, ReverbNation

Session I:                            The “NEW” Music Industry Overview – Success in the music business requires both pieces of knowledge of the traditional music industry structure and a keen understanding of how music is sold today. This session of the Music Entrepreneur Initiative discusses how are innovative entrepreneurs changing the business model. How entrepreneurs can organize their income streams into an effective business strategy. Duration: 30 minutes

Session II                           Case Study – Operating A Recording Studio in the Modern Music Economy – The studio environment is its music ecosystem–what are the new models employed that help musicians, producers, and record labels/investors complete their projects? Recording studios can be creative training spaces for entrepreneurs. Duration: 30 Minutes

Session III                  Legal Advice for Music Entrepreneurs – Entertainment attorneys provide an overview of contracts, agreements, and negotiating strategies music entrepreneurs will encounter when setting up, establishing and growing their business. Duration: 45 Minutes

Speakers:

 

10:00 AM – 11:00 PM [Educators Forum]

Taking up the challenge of encouraging students and educators to view themselves as problem solvers, developing the skills needed to work with others to make a difference. Dr. Peter Cho, Musician, Executive Dean Delgado Community College West Bank Campus, Moderator

Presenting:

10:15 AM – 12:15 PM Legal and Business Considerations when Advising Clients Creating and Operating Music Labels. Part I and II . [Legal/Business CLE 2.0 cr. hr.]

Part I: Covering the legal considerations in record label management and creation.

Part II: A review of label-artist, label-producer, and label distributor agreements

 Entrepreneurs and musicians are among those seeking success by signing artists or self-releasing music. This panel will cover legal issues that arise when organizing and operating an independent record label, including, the organization’s structure, income streams, and standard agreements. The panel will explore third-party organizations potential roles that can help with independent label success.

Speakers:

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Songwriters Interviews [MUSIC BUS.]
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Women Entrepreneurs: Stories from the Frontline – How small moments and big ideas made business dreams come true. [MUSIC BUS.]

Women entrepreneurs conduct a mentoring session via stories of how they used their ideas, efforts, and brains to fore their businesses. Whom do they admire? Did they have a mentor?

12:00 PM DAY III, PART 6 – Music Licensing – Booking – Talent Disruption [MUSIC BUS.]
12:00 PM – 12:35 PM Keynote Address – Josh Young, Founder, CEO of Atrium Music [MUSIC BUS.]
12:00 PM DAY IV, PART 8 Recording Academy – Non Profits Filling in the Blanks for Music Communities [MUSIC BUS./Legal]
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Building Music Communities: Public Policy, Non-Profits, and Music Businesses in Partnership [Legal/Business CLE 1.25 cr. hr.]

Public/Private partnerships to build, maintain, and sustain the vital business of music in our communities.

12:15 PM DAY II: Part 3 – Artist Development – Women Succeeding in Music [MUSIC BUS.]
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Creative Success – What is the success value? Is it the process, the product, or the adulation of the listener? Money? [MUSIC BUS.]

This panel will consist of a combination of an artist, a producer, managers, and a record executive who will relay their experiences and views on the pathways to success for today’s women artists. Is the definition of success of another patriarchal system with false conclusions?

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM Selecting Music for Film, Television, and Commercials [MUSIC BUS.]

The keynote speaker, Josh Young will join other professionals in discussions to learn how the process works for getting yours into commercials, movies, and TV.

Speakers:

01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Women Entrepreneurs: Stories from the Frontline – How small moments and big ideas made business dreams come true. [MUSIC BUS.]

Women entrepreneurs conduct a mentoring session via stories of how they used their ideas, efforts, and brains to fore their businesses. Whom do they admire? Did they have a mentor?

01:30 PM – 2:30 PM The Recording Academy – Annual session [MUSIC BUS.]
02:00 PM – 3:00 PM Branding your Music Internationally: the Scandinavian Market – Meet the Swedes Working with new and traditional Media to Move an Artist’s career forward [MUSIC BUS.]

Cutting Edge CE joins with “Live At Heart” one of Scandinavia’s biggest festivals and conferences, to help Cutting Edge’s attendees “discover the sensational opportunities present in the Swedish entertainment market. Hear from music executives, filmmakers, and musicians as they highlight business opportunities in Orebro, Sweden, and the entirety of Scandinavia.

Speakers:

02:00 PM – 4:00 PM Monster Sound Stage – Performance [MUSIC BUS.]
02:00 PM – 4:00 PM One on One Consultation [MUSIC BUS.]
02:45 PM DAY II: Part 4 The Hit Making Process [MUSIC BUS.]
02:45 PM – 3:45 PM A&R: Do you have what the music industry is looking for? [MUSIC BUS.]

Follow the panelists’ discussion on how they select artists and how they work with newly signed artists. The panelist will also advise artists who perform live for the panel on how they might improve their chances to get signed and distributed.

 

03:15 PM – 4:15 PM The Booking Process! – What is today’s audience looking for from artist? [MUSIC BUS.]

Agents, talent buyers, managers, and festival producers must understand what their audience is looking for and when to introduce the new artist. Join booking and touring professionals as they explain their methods and rationale for booking and representing artists.

Speakers:

04:00 PM – 5:15 PM Managing your Recording Session – The Art of Making a Great Recording or at least a good one – [MUSIC BUS.]
04:30 PM – 6:00 PM Talent Disruption –New considerations in Artists careers (Impact of 5G network) – Talent development Do’s and Don’ts – performance critiquing [MUSIC BUS.]

Hosted by Talent Developer Linda Septien (Selena Gomez, Demi Lavato, Kacey Musgraves)

Speakers:

Performances by: TBA

05:15 PM – 6:00 Sound Stage – Unplugged Performance Critiquing Session [MUSIC BUS.]

Providing real-time critiquing of artist’s acoustic performance.

Performances by: TBA

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CLE
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Professionalism – The Ornery Adversary [Legal/ CLE 1.0 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 delays matters? How do you get the most out of your negotiation? How do you save a deal from going south?

Speakers:

09:00 AM – 10:30 AM Funding Deals and How to Successfully Finance Ventures – Advising entertainment entrepreneurs [Legal/ CLE 1.5 cr. hr.]

This panel will address various funding methods and deal points entrepreneurs can pursue when seeking financing, including traditional banking, equity investors, and crowdfunding.

Speakers:

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Ethics after #Me Too [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

This panel will cover rules of professional conduct within #Me Too litigation. Privacy, morals, and interpretation of conduct during the discovery process will be examined, including best practices for preservation, the collection of electronic documents and protecting client’s information.

Speakers:

09:00 AM DAY IV, PART 7 Women Succeeding In Music [MUSIC BUS./Legal]
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Ethics after #MeToo [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

This panel will cover rules of professional conduct when engaged in the discovery process, including best practices for preservation, the collection of electronic documents and protecting client’s information.

Speakers:

10:15 AM – 12:15 PM Legal and Business Considerations when Advising Clients Creating and Operating Music Labels. Part I and II . [Legal/Business CLE 2.0 cr. hr.]

Part I: Covering the legal considerations in record label management and creation.

Part II: A review of label-artist, label-producer, and label distributor agreements

 Entrepreneurs and musicians are among those seeking success by signing artists or self-releasing music. This panel will cover legal issues that arise when organizing and operating an independent record label, including, the organization’s structure, income streams, and standard agreements. The panel will explore third-party organizations potential roles that can help with independent label success.

Speakers:

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM Broadway Musicals: the Contracts, Royalties and Economics [Legal/ CLE 1.5 cr. hr.]

Whether you are a creator, producer or investor, the Broadway Musical is the surest way to “rags or riches” This panel will discuss the many different types of music licensing deals, contracts, and practices that come into play when dealing with the four basic types of musicals.

Speakers:

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM Copyrights Changes is the Age of the Music Modernization Act [Legal/ CLE 1.5 cr. hr.]

This panel follows the impact of the MMA, the latest on the “Mechanical Licensing Collective,” and termination of copyrights.

Speakers:

12:00 PM DAY IV, PART 8 Recording Academy – Non Profits Filling in the Blanks for Music Communities [MUSIC BUS./Legal]
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Building Music Communities: Public Policy, Non-Profits, and Music Businesses in Partnership [Legal/Business CLE 1.25 cr. hr.]

Public/Private partnerships to build, maintain, and sustain the vital business of music in our communities.

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Legislative Updates [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

Covering the Music Modernization Act, content distribution, and the new technologies

Speakers:

01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Legal Practice Management: Do’s and Don’s of Building a Successful Entertainment Law Practice [Legal/ CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

New Orleans has become a hub for music, film and TV industries, but what does that mean for an attorney and their independent music and filmmaking clients. This panel will walk you through the process of maintaining communication with clients, client funds management, making sure the filmmaker/client engagement letters are correct. Additionally, it will review user-generated content rights and procedures with filmmaker clients establishing a disbursement system for staff fees payment review intellectual property agreements, tax credit financing incentives, and distribution.

Speakers:

01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Litigation Updates [Legal/CLE 1.00 cr. hr.]

Latest case law – Current Trends and Hot Topics

Speakers:

02:45 PM – 3:45 PM Damage Control: Dealing with high profile Talent – What happens when an artist, athlete or celebrity has a run in with the law? [Legal/ CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

The discussion will center on the analysis of the legal issues related to representing athletes and entertainer involved in contract negotiations when there is a crisis and representation is needed with the media and the courtroom. The panel will also cover changes in legal business issues under various collective bargaining agreements

Speakers:

02:45 PM – 3:45 PM Legal and Business Issues in Independent Films – Financing – Tax Credits – Production – Distribution [Legal/Film CLE 1.00 cr. hr.]

This panel will provide an overview of completing and launching an independent film.

Speakers:

04:00 PM – 5:15 PM Trademark: Branding – Considerations in Gaming and Cannibiz [Legal/ CLE 1.25 cr. hr.]

This panel will cover trademarks, piracy, combating counterfeit goods and strategies for proper licensing and derivatives products.

Speakers:

04:00 PM – 5:15 PM Music, $$ and Synch Licensing: a Brave New World [Legal/ CLE 1.25 cr. hr.]

This panel, by the authors of the best selling music business book “Music, Money and Success” (8th edition), will explain the ins and outs of what the deals look like, the short and long term money that can be made and where this area is heading in the future.

Speakers:

05:15 PM – 6:30 PM Presentation: Honoring Attorney Ellis Jay Pailet –

A heartfelt presentation, and reception honoring the career of pioneer entertainment law attorney: Ellis Jay Pailet.

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