2014 CUTTING EDGE ENTERTAINMENT LAW SEMINAR
The Times They Are A-Changin’
Entertainment and Sports Law
Updates, Changes, and New Trends
August 21, 22 & 23, 2014
Location: InterContinental Hotel, New Orleans
2013 saw the winds of changes in area of Collective Bargaining, Copyrights, and new Transactional solutions to ever growing complexity of making money in today’s music, film and sports industries.
Approved for 14.8 hours of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credits, including 1 hr of Ethics, 1 hr of Professionalism and 1 hr of Legal Practice by the Louisiana Supreme Court MCLE Committee.
Jeffery Brabec, Esq., V. P., BMG Chrysalis, Los Angeles; Todd Brabec, Esq., USC Thornton School of Law, Los Angeles; Brian Caplan, Esq., Caplan Ross, NYNY; Terrel Broussard, Esq., Mongomery Barnett, LLP, NOLA; Dr. Gary Clark, Director Dillard U. Center for Law and Public Interest, NOLA; Darryl Cohen, Esq., Cohen Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta; Wallace Collins, Esq., NYNY; David Dalia, Esq., NOLA; Judith Defraites, Esq., NOLA; Gabe Feldman, Esq., TU Law, NOLA; Allen Fredreic, III Esq., Jones Walker, NOLA; Michael Frisch, Esq., Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Hersman LLP, NYNY; Edgar Dino Gankendoff, Esq., Provosty & Gankendoff, NOLA; Kimberly Haynes, Esq., Haynes Johnson, Atl, GA; Scott Keniley, Esq., Keniley Kumar, Atlanta; Ellis Pailet, Esq., Pailet & Ostendoff NOLA; Eric Steinkop, CEO, Co-Founder, Music Dealers, Chicago; ; Henry Root, Esq., Lapidus Root Franklin & Sacharow, Santa Monica; Hunter Scott, laFamous PR, Los Angeles; Jay Rosenthal, Esq., National Music Publishers’ Association, Washington DC; ; Linda Mensch, Esq., Of Counsel Bryan Cave, Chicago; Marc Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law, Boca Raton; Sabrina Ment, Esq., LaPolt Law, Los Angeles; Christoper Szapary, Esq., Provosty & Gankendoff, NOLA; Suzette Toledano, Esq., Toledano Entertainment & Arts Law, NOLA; Tim Mackie, CLU, ChFC, Executive Vice President, AXA Advisors, LLC; Tom Leavens, Esq., Leavens, Strand, Chicago; Vernon P Thomas, Esq., NOLA
Thursday, August 21, 2014
9:00 – 10:20 am Professionalism – Conflict of Interest [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…?
10:30 – 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.
1:30 – 2:30 pm Future Business Dealing: Conflicts, Money, and Ethics [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.
2:40 – 3:40 pm Sports and Labor Law: Representing Athletes and Celebrities in the in the Media, in Sports and the Courtroom [Legal/CLE 1 cr. hr]- The discussion will center on the analysis of the legal issues representing athletes and entertainers in contract negotiation and when there is crisis and representation is needed with media and in the court.
3:50 – 5:00 pm Sport Agent/Sport Franchise Mock Negotiation [Legal/CLE 1.16 cr. hrs]– A look at how both sides establish their strategies.
Friday, August 22, 2014
9:00 – 10:30 pm Current Case Law in Entertainment Litigation Copyrights: Will they be a-changin’? [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs] – A review of the most current case law affecting the entertainment industry. 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.
10:40 – 12:10 pm Licensing Music for Film, TV and 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?
12:30 pm Sports and Entertainment Luncheon – Sponsored by OMBI Group
1:00 – 1:45 pm Luncheon Speaker – Gabe Feldman, Esq. [Legal/CLE .75 cr. hrs]
2:00 – 3:30 pm Publishing Income: How to Build Pennies Into Dollars New Sources of Income [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs] – What and where are the new sources of income for publishers and how should attorneys advise their clients...
3:40 – 5:40 pm Future of Entertainment, Gaming and Sports [Legal/CLE 2 cr. hrs]
Saturday, August 23, 2014
9:00 – 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…
10:40 – 12:00 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...
12:10 – 1:40 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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Cutting Edge is produced by the New Orleans based non-profit organization Music Business Institute (MBI). The Cutting Edge is dedicated to the many musicians whose dreams and efforts make the music business a reality forthe rest of us.