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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.

 

CUTTING EDGE ENTERTAINMENT LAW SEMINAR

Entertainment Law Updates

Strategies, Tactics, and Winning Techniques

August 25, 26 & 27, 2016

Location: InterContinental Hotel, New Orleans

Changes in areas of Collective Bargaining, Publishing, Copyrights, Trademarks, Raising Capital and new Transactional solutions in representing clients makes the Art of the Deal more complex, knowledge is important for making money in today’s music, film and sports industries. Experience is essential for making a deal.

 

 

 

 

August 26, 2017
08:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast Event – Tribute to Vernon P. Thomas, Esq. (1953 – 2016), Cutting Edge CE Conferences and Events Co-Founder
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Ethics Presentation – Non Traditional Legal Roles and Responsibilities [Legal/CLE 1.00 cr. hrs]

Emerging technologies and new regulations are changing the face of Entertainment Law and compounding existing ethical issues. New revenue streams have created new contractual structures that inherently alter artist-attorney and artist-manager relationships. How can attorneys, artist and managers recognize and avoid possible ethical violations?

Speakers:

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM “Music Publishing Deals: the Current State of Agreements and How They Affect You”. [Legal/CLE 1.25 cr. hrs.]

Whether signing with a major company, a large or small independent or doing it yourself, it is essential that you know the current state of all of the different types of publishing agreements applicable to your situation and bargaining power. Agreements covered include single song agreements, co- publishing contracts, administration, sub-publishing, sample, promotion and joint venture arrangements as well as acquisition agreements if you are thinking of buying or selling outright.

Speakers:

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Crossover Event: The Recording Academy – Conversations with Music Supervisors – [Legal/Business/CLE, 1.0 cr. hrs]

Conversation will center on how music is selected for Films/TV/Games, agreements for songs selected and expected compensation price points.

01:00 PM 1:00 PM Keynote Address: Thomas Barsoe, Founder, Executive Producer, OC Hit Factory [Legal/Business/CLE, 75 cr. hrs] –

Certified Platinum and Gold Recording Artist and Producer.

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August 25, 2017
09:00 AM – 10:15 AM Litigation [Legal/CLE 1.25 cr. hrs]

Co-authorship claims between band members, collaborators and producers, co-producers claims.

Speakers:

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Digital Distribution Agreements Reviewed [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

This panel will review digital distribution agreements, problems encountered with the transactional contracts offered by digital aggregators, explanation of neighboring rights and the issues involved in collection of international neighboring rights revenue; importance of label copy and copyrights to the transnational aspects of collection of revenue derived from downloads, streaming, YouTube etc, for independent labels and artists.

Both inescapable and critical, these issues are rarely discussed when independent labels, “do it yourself” artists and attorneys complain that there is no longer any money in the music business. The pragmatic answers and solutions proposed will assist artists, labels and their attorneys to work within the new digital music ecosystem.

Speakers:

01:30 PM – 2:30 PM “Television and Film Music Deals: Licensing Pre-Existing Songs and Writing Original Songs for Today’s Audio-Visual World.” [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hrs.]

There are over 450 scripted original television programs produced in the U.S. every year and countless motion pictures (whether they be produced by the majors, or are indies, student produced or created on an iPhone), virtually all of which need some form of music. Based on the increasing number of distribution outlets/media (streaming, downloading, network, cable, pay cable, VOD, etc.) and new production players in the market (Apple, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc.), the use of music and the opportunities for music use in television and film is at an all time high. This panel will tell you everything you need to know about the deal structures, negotiating tactics and fees of this ever-growing business.

Speakers:

02:45 PM – 5:15 PM A Film Deal in a Box Workshop: Drafting and Negotiating Film Development, Finance, Production and Distribution Agreements. [Legal/CLE 2.5 cr. hrs.]

Attendees will learn the role of the lawyer in the development, financing, production and distribution or sale of a film project. Using actual film documents tailored to a hypothetical film project, attendees will examine why film projects are structured the way they are. Our guest lecturers will walk you through every legal facet of a film from acquiring or developing underlying intellectual property to the ultimate commercialization of the project.

 

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August 24, 2017
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:

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

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:

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Legal Mentorship [Legal/Film/CLE 1.0 cr. hrs]

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.

Mentors:

01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Legal Practice Management: Building a Successful Independent Filmmaking- Reality TV Legal Practice [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 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.

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 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.      

Speakers:

04:00 PM – 5:15 PM Band Partnerships: The, The Honeymoon and The Divorce [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hr.]

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.

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Music Business
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Crossover Event: The Recording Academy – Conversations with Music Supervisors – [Legal/Business/CLE, 1.0 cr. hrs]

Conversation will center on how music is selected for Films/TV/Games, agreements for songs selected and expected compensation price points.

01:00 PM 1:00 PM Keynote Address: Thomas Barsoe, Founder, Executive Producer, OC Hit Factory [Legal/Business/CLE, 75 cr. hrs] –

Certified Platinum and Gold Recording Artist and Producer.

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CLE
08:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast Event – Tribute to Vernon P. Thomas, Esq. (1953 – 2016), Cutting Edge CE Conferences and Events Co-Founder
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:

09:00 AM – 10:15 AM Litigation [Legal/CLE 1.25 cr. hrs]

Co-authorship claims between band members, collaborators and producers, co-producers claims.

Speakers:

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Ethics Presentation – Non Traditional Legal Roles and Responsibilities [Legal/CLE 1.00 cr. hrs]

Emerging technologies and new regulations are changing the face of Entertainment Law and compounding existing ethical issues. New revenue streams have created new contractual structures that inherently alter artist-attorney and artist-manager relationships. How can attorneys, artist and managers recognize and avoid possible ethical violations?

Speakers:

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

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:

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM “Music Publishing Deals: the Current State of Agreements and How They Affect You”. [Legal/CLE 1.25 cr. hrs.]

Whether signing with a major company, a large or small independent or doing it yourself, it is essential that you know the current state of all of the different types of publishing agreements applicable to your situation and bargaining power. Agreements covered include single song agreements, co- publishing contracts, administration, sub-publishing, sample, promotion and joint venture arrangements as well as acquisition agreements if you are thinking of buying or selling outright.

Speakers:

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Digital Distribution Agreements Reviewed [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

This panel will review digital distribution agreements, problems encountered with the transactional contracts offered by digital aggregators, explanation of neighboring rights and the issues involved in collection of international neighboring rights revenue; importance of label copy and copyrights to the transnational aspects of collection of revenue derived from downloads, streaming, YouTube etc, for independent labels and artists.

Both inescapable and critical, these issues are rarely discussed when independent labels, “do it yourself” artists and attorneys complain that there is no longer any money in the music business. The pragmatic answers and solutions proposed will assist artists, labels and their attorneys to work within the new digital music ecosystem.

Speakers:

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Crossover Event: The Recording Academy – Conversations with Music Supervisors – [Legal/Business/CLE, 1.0 cr. hrs]

Conversation will center on how music is selected for Films/TV/Games, agreements for songs selected and expected compensation price points.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Legal Mentorship [Legal/Film/CLE 1.0 cr. hrs]

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.

Mentors:

01:00 PM 1:00 PM Keynote Address: Thomas Barsoe, Founder, Executive Producer, OC Hit Factory [Legal/Business/CLE, 75 cr. hrs] –

Certified Platinum and Gold Recording Artist and Producer.

01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Legal Practice Management: Building a Successful Independent Filmmaking- Reality TV Legal Practice [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 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.

Speakers:

01:30 PM – 2:30 PM “Television and Film Music Deals: Licensing Pre-Existing Songs and Writing Original Songs for Today’s Audio-Visual World.” [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hrs.]

There are over 450 scripted original television programs produced in the U.S. every year and countless motion pictures (whether they be produced by the majors, or are indies, student produced or created on an iPhone), virtually all of which need some form of music. Based on the increasing number of distribution outlets/media (streaming, downloading, network, cable, pay cable, VOD, etc.) and new production players in the market (Apple, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc.), the use of music and the opportunities for music use in television and film is at an all time high. This panel will tell you everything you need to know about the deal structures, negotiating tactics and fees of this ever-growing business.

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 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.      

Speakers:

02:45 PM – 5:15 PM A Film Deal in a Box Workshop: Drafting and Negotiating Film Development, Finance, Production and Distribution Agreements. [Legal/CLE 2.5 cr. hrs.]

Attendees will learn the role of the lawyer in the development, financing, production and distribution or sale of a film project. Using actual film documents tailored to a hypothetical film project, attendees will examine why film projects are structured the way they are. Our guest lecturers will walk you through every legal facet of a film from acquiring or developing underlying intellectual property to the ultimate commercialization of the project.

 

04:00 PM – 5:15 PM Band Partnerships: The, The Honeymoon and The Divorce [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hr.]

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.

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