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CLE Schedule

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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 23. 2014
09:00 – 10:00 AM Professionalism – Conflict of Interest [Legal/CLE 1 cr. hr]
10:10 - 11:40 AM Successful Independent Filmmaking [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

New Orleans has become a hub for the film and TV industry but what does that mean for an independent filmmaker and their legal counsel. This panel will walk you through the process of development, financing, production and distribution, including current intellectual property issues in film content, options, talent negotiations, financing incentives, distribution and accounting.

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Entertainment Law Practice [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

Part 1 The Beginning – Getting your first client, avoiding mistakes. Part 2 Getting your first Job or Internship – Where to look? What are they looking for?

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August 22. 2014
09:00 – 10:30 PM Current Case Law in Entertainment Litigation [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

A review of the most current case law affecting the entertainment industry.

10:40 AM – 12:10 PM Copyrights: Will they be a-changin’? [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

A look at the recent developments in copyright law, including pending and proposed legislation before Congress. Covering the ins and outs of Copyright termination pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 203.

12:30 PM Sports and Entertainment Luncheon – Sponsored by OMBI Group
01:00 PM – 1:45 PM Luncheon Speaker – Gabe Feldman, Esq. [Legal/CLE .75 cr. hrs]
02:00 PM – 3:30 PM Publishing Income: How to Build Pennies Into Dollars [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

What and where are the new sources of income for publishers and how should attorneys advise their clients to avail themselves of these sources.

03:40 PM – 5:10 PM Licensing Music for Film/TV/Video Games [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

What is new in Sync Licensing? What is the best way to get your client’s music into film, television, and video games?  This panel will discuss the ins and outs of music licensing for audiovisual and current challenges faced in the industry.

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August 21. 2014
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM Performing Rights Organizations (PROs) and Direct Digital Licensing Rates [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

The rate courts which govern the PROs have issued decisions which prohibit publishers from withholding their digital rights in an effort to negotiate separate and higher rates. The US Department of Justice is considering what to do about these decisions and publishers are as well. How will this impact publishers, songwriters, performing artists, and copyright owners?

10:40 AM - 12:10 PM Representing Producers: The Art of the Deal [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

Transactional issues in representing producers from the viewpoint of the producers, the agent, and the lawyer.
Operation Agreements
Talent/Property Attachments
Shopping Deals

01:30 PM - 2:30 PM Future Business Dealing: Conflicts, Money, and Ethics [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hrs]

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.

02:40 PM - 3:40 PM Sports and Labor Law: Where Athletes and the Law Merge or Collide [Legal/CLE 1 cr. hr]

The panel will focus on the changes in legal and business issues under various collective bargaining agreements.

03:50 PM – 5:00 PM Sport Agent/Sport Franchise Mock Negotiation [Legal/CLE 1.16 cr. hrs]

A look at how both sides establish their strategies.

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CLE
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM Performing Rights Organizations (PROs) and Direct Digital Licensing Rates [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

The rate courts which govern the PROs have issued decisions which prohibit publishers from withholding their digital rights in an effort to negotiate separate and higher rates. The US Department of Justice is considering what to do about these decisions and publishers are as well. How will this impact publishers, songwriters, performing artists, and copyright owners?

09:00 – 10:30 PM Current Case Law in Entertainment Litigation [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

A review of the most current case law affecting the entertainment industry.

09:00 – 10:00 AM Professionalism – Conflict of Interest [Legal/CLE 1 cr. hr]
10:10 - 11:40 AM Successful Independent Filmmaking [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

New Orleans has become a hub for the film and TV industry but what does that mean for an independent filmmaker and their legal counsel. This panel will walk you through the process of development, financing, production and distribution, including current intellectual property issues in film content, options, talent negotiations, financing incentives, distribution and accounting.

10:40 AM - 12:10 PM Representing Producers: The Art of the Deal [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

Transactional issues in representing producers from the viewpoint of the producers, the agent, and the lawyer.
Operation Agreements
Talent/Property Attachments
Shopping Deals

10:40 AM – 12:10 PM Copyrights: Will they be a-changin’? [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

A look at the recent developments in copyright law, including pending and proposed legislation before Congress. Covering the ins and outs of Copyright termination pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 203.

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Entertainment Law Practice [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

Part 1 The Beginning – Getting your first client, avoiding mistakes. Part 2 Getting your first Job or Internship – Where to look? What are they looking for?

12:30 PM Sports and Entertainment Luncheon – Sponsored by OMBI Group
01:00 PM – 1:45 PM Luncheon Speaker – Gabe Feldman, Esq. [Legal/CLE .75 cr. hrs]
01:30 PM - 2:30 PM Future Business Dealing: Conflicts, Money, and Ethics [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hrs]

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.

02:00 PM – 3:30 PM Publishing Income: How to Build Pennies Into Dollars [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

What and where are the new sources of income for publishers and how should attorneys advise their clients to avail themselves of these sources.

02:40 PM - 3:40 PM Sports and Labor Law: Where Athletes and the Law Merge or Collide [Legal/CLE 1 cr. hr]

The panel will focus on the changes in legal and business issues under various collective bargaining agreements.

03:40 PM – 5:10 PM Licensing Music for Film/TV/Video Games [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

What is new in Sync Licensing? What is the best way to get your client’s music into film, television, and video games?  This panel will discuss the ins and outs of music licensing for audiovisual and current challenges faced in the industry.

03:50 PM – 5:00 PM Sport Agent/Sport Franchise Mock Negotiation [Legal/CLE 1.16 cr. hrs]

A look at how both sides establish their strategies.

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