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Fw: Official: Cutting Edge Accredited Entertainment Law Program Updated and More Speakers Profiles

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Subject: Official: Cutting Edge Accredited Entertainment Law Program Updated and More Speakers Profiles
CLE SCHEDULE
 
Thursday, September 27, 2012
8:00 – 5:00 PM Registration
9:00 AM Ethics: Conflict of Interest: The Slippery Slope (1.0 cr. hr.)

The panelists will discuss the dangers of being too close to the project, the record company and the artist. You can’t represent everyone.
Speakers:
Judith DeFraites, Esq., New Orleans, LA
Vernon P. Thomas, Esq., New Orleans, LA
David Dalia, Esq. New Orleans, LA

10:15 AM Patents, Trademark, Copyright and Business Issues in Representing Entertainment New Technology Entrepreneurs. (1.75 cr. hr.)
Speakers:
Tamera H. Bennett, Esq., Bennett Law Office, Dallas, TX
Purvi Patel, Esq., Haynes Boone, LLP, Dallas, TX
Scott Keniley, Esq., Keniley Kumar, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Stephanie Furgang Adwar, Esq., Furgang & Adwar LLP, New York, NY

12:00 Lunch
 
1:00 PM Transactional Issues deriving from Recording/Film Contracts and Artists Agreements: A review of essential clauses and 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.)
• Double Dipping
• 360 Deals
• Revenue Sharing
• Global Rights Deals
• Double Distribution Fees (1.5 cr. hrs.)
Speakers:
Wallace Collins, Esq., New York, NY
Marc Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law PA, Boca Raton, FL.
Michael Frisch, Esq., Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Herbsman, New York, NY
 Suzette Toledano, Esq., Becker Entertainment & New Media Law, New Orleans, LA
 
2:40 PM Music and Beer: Reviewing Booking Agreements to Protect Clients Rights in Content generated from LIVE Performances (1.5 cr. hr.)
Panelists will review important points in booking agreements covering digital content generated (YouTube, live CDs, etc.) and discuss the uses of content generated from performing in nightclubs, festivals and concert venues, the rights of the venue, the artist, and the record.
Speakers:
Marc Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law PA, Boca Raton, FL.
Ellis Pailet, Esq., New Orleans, La
Edgar Dino Gankendorff, Esq., Provosty & Gankendorff, LLC, New Orleans, La
Charles Driebe, Esq., Atlanta, GA

Friday, September 28, 2012

8:00 – 5:00 PM Registration
 
9:00 AM Litigation: Royalty fee disputes, Artists – Record Label/Production Company Litigation. (1.0 cr. hr.)
Speakers:
Brian Caplan, Esq., Caplan & Ross, LLP New York, NY
Barry Slotnick, Esq., Loeb & Loeb, New York, NY
Michelle Diaz, CPA. Royalty Auditor, New Orleans, LA
Stephanie Fugang Adwar, Esq., Furgang & Adwar LLP, New York, NY
 
 
10:10 AM Legislative Update: Termination of Copyright Transfer, Radio Royalty Legislation and should Section 115 be brought back? (1.0 cr. hr)
Is now the time to review potential revenue reforms such as the Section 115 Reform Act (SIRA). The panelists will discuss recent actions and talking points on legislative actions.
Speakers:
Jay Rosenthal, Esq., General Counsel, NMPA, Washington D. C.
Purvi Patel, Esq., General Counsel, ATFRA, Washington D. C.


11:20 AM Entertainment “Futures” Are You Buying? (1.0 cr. hr.)
Panelists will discuss the future of entertainment and the structure being contemplated for deal points in future revenue streams
Speakers:
Mike Olsen, Esq., President, eOne Music Nashville
Sabrina Ment, Esq., LaPolt Law, Los Angeles, CA
Tamera H. Bennett, Esq., Bennett Law Office, Dallas, TX
Wallace Collins, Esq., Wallace Collins Law, New York, NY
 
12:30 Lunch
 
1:25 PM Keynote Interview
Subject: Michael Koch, CEO, Entertainment One, U. S. 
Interviewer: Brian Caplan, Esq.,  Caplan and Ross, LLP, New York (1 cr. hrs)
 
2:30 PM Across All Platforms: Complexities of Licensing in the Digital Age
Fast growing and powerful drivers of music, film, sports and media, the digital world has energized the entertainment industry. (1.5 cr. hrs)

This panel will cover the intellectual property issues (e.g. Licensing) and Deal Points in negotiating for your clients
Speakers:
Scott Keniley, Esq., Keniley Kumar, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Michael Frisch, Esq., Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Herbsman, New York, NY
Mike Olsen, Esq., President eOne Muisc Nashville
Jeffery Brabec, Esq., Vice President, Chrysalis Music Group, Los Angeles, CA
Todd Brabec, Esq., USC Thornton School of Music, Los Angeles, CA
 
4:30PM Keynotes Reception
Featuring Cutting Edge Keynote Interviewee and Keynote Speaker
 
Saturday, September 29, 2012

8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration
 
9:00 AM Professionalism – The Ornery Adversary: 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?
(1 cr. hr.)
Vernon Thomas, Esq., New Orleans, LA
Judith DeFraites, Esq., New Orleans, LA
Nadine Ramsey, Esq., New Orleans, LA
Judge Darryl Derbigny, Criminal District Court, New Orleans, LA
 
10:10 AM The Evolution of Film Distribution – The digital revolution and other technological innovations have open access to every filmmaker’s Holy Grail: Distribution! (1.3 cr. hrs)
The discussion will center on the changes in distribution channels and the latest developments in on-line, cable, satellite and other delivery methods.
Speakers:
Kevin Mills., Mills and Kaye, Los Angeles
J. Christopher Hamilton, Esq., COUP D' ÉTAT, Los Angeles
Darrly Cohen, Esq., Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Whiteman, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Wallace Collins, Esq., New York, NY
 
11:45 AM Reality TV: What – How – Where?
Reality Television popularity in Recent Years has made it important to know what is Reality TV, how it works, what is the future of Reality Television. (1.25 cr. hrs)
The panel will discuss the issues related to the development, financing, production, distribution and future of Reality Television.
Common agreements, legal and entertainment issues in locating, working with, and negotiating with sales agents and distributors of independent films in the United States and abroad. Comprehensive overview of financing films, with a review of Louisiana’s incentive program including tax credit and production incentive issues, financing alternatives and insurance options.
Speakers:
Darrly Cohen, Esq., Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Allen, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Ellis Pailet, Esq., Pro Entertainment, New Orleans, LA
Kevin Mills, Esq., Kaye & Mills, Los Angeles
Christopher Szapary, Esq., Provosty & Gankendoff, L.L.C., New Orleans

 
Cutting Edge speakers profiles - More panelists http://cuttingedgenola.com/panelists/ 
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