Saturday, August 27th

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Day: Seminars and Panels

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General Biz
Music/Film/Interactive panels and discusions
General Biz
General Biz
[Educators Forum] Crowdfunding
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Can the “New” Crowdfunding Rules help Educators and Non-Profits Raise Funds for Programming
[Educators Forum] Crowdfunding
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Can the “New” Crowdfunding Rules help Educators and Non-Profits Raise Funds for Programming
Location: FR2

Can the “New” Crowdfunding Rules help Educators and Non-Profits Raise Funds for Programming - Dr. Peter Cho, Musician, Chair Music and Music Business, Delgado Community College, Moderator

Publicity in Action
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Creating a brand for your Artist or Entertainment Company
Publicity in Action
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location:
FR2

Creating a brand for your Artist or Entertainment Company Speakers: Marcia Groff, Publicist, Entertainment Enterprises, Moderator; T. J. Sagen, Manager; Jeff Battaglia Management; Michael Dixon, Sodarock Entertainment; Cosimo Ohms, Anamaze Booking Agency; Camika Bajoie, Publisher, Shive Magazine

Artist Management
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Promotions and the new media techniques
Artist Management
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Promotions and the new media techniques
Location: FR2

This panel of professionals will discuss essential industry components that help artists advance their careers. Speakers: Rico Brooks, CEO, Adella Thomas Management; Rueben Williams, Thunderbird Management; Cosimo Ohms, Anamaze Booking Agency; John Tovar, TMG Music; Michael Dixon, Sodarock Entertainment; J. Sagen, Manager, Jeff Battaglia Management; Lou Hill, Musician, Bandleader, Moderator

Murphy's Laws of Songwriting
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Part 3: The Results
Murphy's Laws of Songwriting
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Part 3: The Results
Location: FR2

Part 3 of Ralph Murphy's songwriting: The Results.

Roundtable Discussions
1:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Round Table Discussion and one-on-one consultations for entrepreneurs
Roundtable Discussions
1:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Round Table Discussion and one-on-one consultations for entrepreneurs
Location: FR2

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

Entertainment Law
Panels and interviews on legal issues in Entertainment Law
Entertainment Law
Entertainment Law
Publishing Income from Film and Digital Media
9:00 am - 10:00 am
The sources of income for publishers in film and digital media and how attorneys might advise their clients.
Publishing Income from Film and Digital Media
9:00 am - 10:00 am
The sources of income for publishers in film and digital media and how attorneys might advise their clients.
Legal/CLE Credit(s): 1hr
Location: FR1

What and where are the sources of income for publishers in film and digital media, how should attorneys advise their clients to position themselves to take full advantage of these sources? Areas covered include film and TV, new mechanical streaming consoles, download and locker rates, apps, e-cards, advertising commercials, remixes and samples, interactive dolls and toys, slot machines, digital jukeboxes, streaming live performances and much more. Speakers: Jay Rosenthal, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Washington, DC; Jessica Kaye, Esq., Kaye and Mills, Beverly Hills, CA; Wallace Collins, Esq., New York, NY; Darryl Cohen, Esq., Cohen Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA

The Performance Right
10:15 am - 11:15 am
A World in Transition: Songs and Sound Recordings - the cornerstone of the worldwide music business ,
The Performance Right
10:15 am - 11:15 am
A World in Transition: Songs and Sound Recordings - the cornerstone of the worldwide music business ,
Legal/CLE Credit(s): 1 hrs
Location: FR1

A World in Transition: Songs and Sound Recordings- the cornerstone of the worldwide music business. 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. What is the future for Harry Fox Agency now that it owned by SESAC. Speakers: Jeffery Brabec, Esq., Vice President, BMG Chrysalis, Los Angeles, CA; Todd Brabec, Esq., Co-Author (w brother Jeff), Music Money and Success: the Insiders Guide to Making Money in the Music Business

Legal Practice: Successful Independent Filmmaking
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Legal/Film CLE for Independent Filmmaking and Reality TV
Legal Practice: Successful Independent Filmmaking
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Legal/Film CLE for Independent Filmmaking and Reality TV
Legal/CLE Credit(s): 1 hr
Location: FR1

Legal/Film CLE for Independent Filmmaking and Reality TV

Music Tech Talks
Music Tech Talks
Music Tech Talks
Considerations for Emerging Music Technology
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Legal and Practical Considerations for Emerging Music Technology
Considerations for Emerging Music Technology
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Location: MEL

Legal and Practical Considerations for Emerging Music Technology - As consumer interest in music streaming, digital media and app-based entertainment increases, we observe steady growth in the music industry’s relationship with, and reliance upon, technology. Join our legal and professional experts as they discuss a number of fundamental business and legal issues confronted by developing music – tech companies as they enter this “new media frontier.” Sponsored by 2112 Music, Film, Technology Incubator and the VL Group. Speakers: Jeff Becker, Esq.; Abid Hussain, Esq.; J. Miguez, CEO, VL Group; Marcus Cobb, CEO, Co-Founder, Jammber.com

Sampling and Copyright
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Sampling and Copyright
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Sampling and Copyright
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Copyright considerations in using technology including Abelton
Sampling and Copyright
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Copyright considerations in using technology including Abelton
Location: MEL

Copyright considerations in using technology including Abelton demonstration

Music Innovation Hackathon Conclusion
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pitches & Awards Presentation
Music Innovation Hackathon Conclusion
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pitches & Awards Presentation
Location: InterContinental
MEL

Pitches & Awards Presentation

Film Panels
Film Panels
Film Panels
Fundraising and Distribution
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Insights from filmmakers on fundraising techniques, pitches and managing budgets.
Fundraising and Distribution
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Location: FR1

In Conjunction with Chicago International Movie and Music Festival (CIMM Fest): Insights from filmmakers on fundraising techniques, pitches and managing budgets. Speakers: Maggie Hadleigh-West, Filmmaker, Film Fatale; Allen E. Frederic, III, Esq., Partner, Jones Walker LLP, Corporate & Securities Practice Group, Co-executive producer on Lee Daniels’ film, The Butler and producer of his featured film, King of New Orleans; Ted Baldwin, Director, Owner, 3rd Coast Digital Films; Carmine Cervi, Director of Programming, Chicago International Movie and Music Festival (CIMM Fest)

Content, Culture and Impact
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Discussion led by Maggie Haleigh-West
Content, Culture and Impact
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Discussion led by Maggie Haleigh-West
Location: FR1

Maggie Haleigh-West leads a discussion on the importance of creating films with a culturally relevant message that will have a positive impact on the audience and the world. Speakers: Darcy Mckinnon, Executive Director, NOVAC – New Orleans Video Access Center, moderator; Ji Un Choi, writer/director/producer, The Shotgun Waltz; Kim Rivers-Roberts, Filmmaker, Fear No Gumbo – A Documentary Film, Star of Katrina documentary ‘Trouble the Water’; Maggie Hadleigh-West, Filmmaker, ‘Player Hating: A Love Story’; Angela Tucker, Filmmaker, (A)Sexual, Black Folk Don’t, a documentary web series

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Day: Performance Showcases

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Evening: Performance Showcases

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