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Official: Cutting Edge FILM RODEO

From: Wayne Douglas M.
Sent on: Saturday, September 22, 2012 1:48 AM
Press Release
For More Info:
Contact: Eric L. Cager
2012 Cutting Edge Film Workshop

Gallier Hall and Lafayette Square

September 28 and 29


Cutting Edge Film Workshop goal is to provide educational, networking, practical and fun opportunities for the film community. Cutting Edge invites showcasing artists, attendees, and visitors to share their images of their time in New Orleans doing the Cutting Edge Conference. With the help of our film and video partners, Lakeside Camera and Video and Vanguard Film and Video Productions the images and video will be shown Saturday, September 29th (video and images must be in by end Saturday morning to make reel).

Cutting Edge Film Workshop will cover Film Distribution, Reality TV and book publishing.
Friday, September 28

5:00 – 7:00pm Cutting Edge Film Meetup

In conjunction with Louisiana Producers Meetup – hosted by Wayne Douglas Morgan

* Interested individuals are invited to be a part of this wonderful event and we will be having a huge meetup on Friday September 28th from 5 - 7 at the Gallier Hall, 3rd Floor Ballroom.

* Our special guest speakers for this meetup are:

1) Jessica Kaye, Esq. - Book Publisher and former Studio Executive
2) Kevin Mill, Esq. - Film Studio Attorney
3) Darryl Cohen - past Chairman/President of the Daytime Emmys - and Reality TV developer
4) Karen Kaia Livers – Casting Director, Special casting Treme, Casting for Spike Lee’s “old boy”
Films screenings in Lafayette Square, Friday, September 28

Sponsored and co-presented by the New Orleans Film Society

7:30 “New Music for an Old Music”
A fun project where musicians will perform their music LIVE to the silent film “Tarzan of the Apes,” the first in a long line of Tarzan movies, shot in Morgan City, Louisiana. The artists are Ratty Scurvics, Evan Goodrow Band and Unpainted Souls

8:50 The Way Road: All Good Things - Short film by Michael Hofstedt on musician John Petty's development as an artist.


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.
Kevin Mills, Esq., Mills and Kaye, Los Angeles
Darryl 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.
Darryl 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
5:30 – 7:30pm Best of the 48hr Film Project Screening and Party
9:00 – 10:00pm Cutting Edge Film & Media Rodeo – the “So Bad it’s Good” film screening
Thanks to our Sponsors

Metro Disposal Inc., City of New Orleans, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy, The New Orleans Agenda, Carver Theater

ReverbNation, Music Connection Magazine, Lakeside Camera and Video (official film and video sponsor), Pabst Blue Ribbon, House Band Wines, Liberty Bank and Trust, Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman, SignsNow, Richard's Disposal, Verges Vintage Vehicles, NOLA Copy & Print

National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), BMI, Vanguard Film and Video Productions, University of Southern Mississippi, Louisiana Economic Development, T-Watt Amplifiers, New Orleans Film Society, New Orleans Downtown Development District, Crescent Music Services, Data News Weekly

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