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Fw: 21st Annual Cutting Edge CE Keynote Speaker Announced and Full Schedule of Panels

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CUTTING EDGE CE CONFERENCE

September 26 – 28, 2013

Old US Mint, New Orleans 

2013 CUTTING EDGE CE CONFERENCE
 
LEGAL AND MUSIC BUSINESS PANELS
 
SEPTEMBER 26 – 28, 2013
 
Thursday, September 26
 
8:00 am – 5:00 pm            Registration
 
9:00 – 10:00 am            Future Business Dealings: Conflicts, Money & Ethics   (1.0 cr. hr.)  A discussion of the future business dealings of music, film, and law.          How it relates to ethics, conflict and money. Legal Panel
SPEAKERS:
DAVID DALIA, ESQ/New Orleans, LA
WALLACE COLLINS, ESQ/New York, NY
VERNON THOMAS, ESQ/New Orleans, LA
 
10:00 – 11:15 am            The Merchandising Game
Trending merchandising options to co-promote your brand   
SPEAKERS:
DIANA THORNTON/Owner/Crescent City Music Services
HEATHER SCHMITT/CEO/Brag About
 
10:10 – 12:10 am            Patents, Trademark and Copyright Issues in Representing Entertainment New Technology Entrepreneurs. (1.75 cr. hr.) Legal Panel
SPEAKERS:
SCOTT KENILEY, ESQ/Keniley Kumar, LLC/Atlanta, GA
GREGG R. ZEGARELLI, ESQ/Pittsburgh, PA
LINDA MENSCH, ESQ/Of Counsel, Bryan Cave LLP/Chicago, IL
 
11:30 – 12:45 pm            Agents and Talent Buyers: Touring Ideas Into Action
Touring and booking are the biggest balancing act for artists today. A       lack of tour support and a tougher retail marketplace leaves the touring arena more attractive and crowded than ever. Join our professionals as they look at the future of artists on the road
SPEAKERS:
DAVID SILBAUGH/Talent Buyer/Summerfest
JEFF B ROMBERGER/Owner/Manager/Maison/Hi Ho Club/Sleeping Giant Productions
KERRY BROWN/Musician/Talent Buyer/Gretna Festival
LEEANNE WEILL/Deputy Assistant Secretary / Tourism
CHRIS KURTZ/ Executive Producer/Feld Entertainment
MARC STOLLMAN, ESQ/Stollman Law PA/Boca Raton, FL
 
 1:00 – 2:30            The Art of Mixing and Mastering – From Studio to Live Recording Sessions 
SPEAKERS:
JEFF POWELL/Engineer/Producer/Ardent Recording Studios
 MATT ROSS-SPANG/Engineers/Producer/Sun Studio
CHRIS NICOTERA/Engineer/Head of Engineering Studies Delgado
BRUCE BARIELLE/Mastering
DANNY KADAR/Producer/Engineer/Mixer/US Mint
 
1:30 – 2:30 pm            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.)             (1.0 cr. hrs.) Legal Panel
Double Dipping
360 Deals
Revenue Sharing
Global Rights Deals
Double Distribution Fees                       
SPEAKERS:
WALLACE COLLINS, ESQ/New York, NY
MARC STOLLMAN, ESQ/Stollman Law PA/Boca Raton, FL
EDGAR DINO GANKENDOFF, ESQ/Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC/ New Orleans
ELLIS PAILET, ESQ/Pailet & Ostendorf LLP/New Orleans
 
 2:40 – 3:40 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.    (1.0 cr. hrs) This panel will cover the intellectual property issues (e.g. Licensing) and Deal Points in negotiating for your clients. Legal Panel
SPEAKERS:
SCOTT KENILEY, ESQ/Keniley Kumar, LLC/Atlanta, GA
GREGG R. ZEGARELLI, ESQ/Pittsburgh, PA
LINDA MENSCH, ESQ/Of Counsel, Bryan Cave LLP/Chicago, IL
 
3:00 – 4:00            [ROOTS EVENT] New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
                                    Daily Jazz Event: Interpretive Performance (Free – Open to the Public}
PRESENTERS:
MATT HEMPSEY/Musician/Park Ranger
BRUCE “SUNPIE’ BARNES/Musician/Park Ranger
 
3:30 – 4:40            [Round Table Discussion] Murphy Laws of Songwriting - Critiquing Sessions
 
3:50 – 5:20 pm            Representing Celebrities and Athletes in the Media, in Sports and the Courtroom (1.5 cr. hr.) The discussion will center on the analysis of legal issues representing entertainers and athletes in contract negotiations (covering collective bargaining, film and TV, deal memos), and when there is a crisis and representation is needed with media and representation is need in the courtroom.  Legal Panel
SPEAKERS:
DARRYL COHEN, ESQ/Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Allen, LLC/Atlanta, GA
SABRINA MENT, ESQ/LaPolt Law/Los Angeles, CA
CHARLES DRIEBE, ESQ/Blind Ambition Management/Atlanta, GA
SUE SCHARDER/Publicity and Marketing Director/Blind Ambition Management
 
4:00 – 5:00 pm            JunkBox CD Listen Session – Host
DAVID SILBAUGH/Talent Buyer/Summerfest - Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI ("The World's Largest Music Festival")

4:00 - 7:00 pm             T-Watt Amplifier ProJam Session/Texas Meet & Greet          
                                     
5:00 – 5:45 pm            Paul “Lil Buck” Senegal/T-Watt & LMHOF sponsored Conversation/Demonstration
 
6:00 – 10:00 pm            Opening Reception and Showcase: Lifetime Achievement Award Honoring – New Orleans Women in Music (NOWIM)
 
 Friday, September 27
 
8:00 am – 5:00 pm            Registration
           
9:00 – 10:30 am            Litigation: Royalty fee disputes.            (1.5 cr. hr.) Legal Panel
SPEAKERS:
SABRINA MENT, ESQ/LaPolt Law/Los Angeles, CA
MONICA CORTON/VP Creative Affairs & Licensing/Next Decade Entertainment
MICHELLE DIAZ, CPA/Royalty Auditor/New Orleans, LA
STEPHANIE ADWAR, ESQ/Furgang & Adwar, LLP/New York, NY
TRAVIS MCFETRIDGE/Royalty Collector/Great South Bay Music Group
 
 10:00- 11:15 am            Songwriting Panel: Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting
Writing songs is it an art or a science, get the inside track on songwriting as a craft from Ralph Murphy, Author “Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting” and guests
RUBY RENDRAG/Songwriter/Studio Manager – Manager of the Music Shed
CARLO NUCCIO/Musician/Producer/Songwriter
 
10:40 – 12:10 pm            Publishing in Today’s Independent Entertainment Industry: Work For Hire – Reversion Issues (1.5cr. hr.) Legal Panel
SPEAKERS:
JEFFERY BRABEC, ESQ/Vice President of Business Affairs/ BMG Chrysalis Music Group
TODD BRABEC, ESQ/USC Thornton School of Music/Los Angeles, CA
MONICA CORTON/VP Creative Affairs & Licensing/Next Decade Entertainment
 
11:15 – 12:30 pm            Media Techniques for the Digital World
Discover which media outlets work best for you and how to approach them. Journalists, publicists and radio programmers will discuss how to use publications, TV, radio and the Internet to your advantage.
SPEAKERS:
SUE SCHARDER/Publicity and Marketing Director/Blind Ambition Management
JOHN MCGUE/Music Director/WNKU
TODD DELANEY/Station Manager/KSLU
CAMIKA BAJOIE/Publisher/Shive Magazine
BRETT MILAN/Editor/Offbeat Magazine
 
12:45 – 2:00 pm            Synch it Up: Licensing Your Music in TV, Film and Commercials
Getting your songs placed in TV, film, and commercials can fund your music organization and establish or advance your career. Learn how to make it happen from this panel of industry insiders.
SPEAKERS:
ADAM LEWIS/Co-Founder/Planetary Group
BONNY DOLAN/Managing Director/Executive Producer at Comma
JEDD KATRANCHA/Senior Vice President, Creative Services/Downtown Music Publishing
JOSH RABINOWITZ/Senior Vice President/ Director of Music/Grey Worldwide
 
12:15 – 1:15 pm            [Educator Panel] Production Services Training
Nation and International discussion around the shortage of trained, knowledgeable production personnel in every aspect of the entertainment industry has fostered a discussion on what can colleges, high schools and independent program can do fill in the skills gap.
MODERATOR:
PETER CHO/Educator/Musician/Delgado Community College – Chair of Music and Music Business, Head of Institutional Giving
                                   
1:30 – 2:30            Keynote Interview:
Subject: GARY J ELKINS, ESQ/Elkins PLC/Dean of Louisiana Tax Credits     (1 cr. hrs)
Interviewer: DR. GARY CLARK/Director of the Center for Law and Public Interest/Dillard University Legal Panel
 
2:00 – 3:00            [ROOTS EVENT] New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
Oral History: (Free – Open to the Public)
Subject: LEROY JONES/Jazz Musician
Interviewer: FRED KASTEN/radio Personality and Jazz Historian
 
2:40 – 3:40 pm            Interactive Entrepreneurship: From New Tech Start-Ups to Crowdfunding - New Opportunities, Old Problems (1.0 cr. hr.) The digital environment is awash in new companies, greater access in new ways. Fan fundraising through Kickstarter and IndieGoGo has given artist, music and film entrepreneurs’ new methods to become financially viable. But what are the copyright and SEC consequences? 
SPEAKERS:
GREG ZEGARELLI, ESQ/Pittsburgh, PA
STEPHANIE ADWAR, ESQ/Furgang & Adwar, LLP/New York, NY
SUZETTE TOLEDANO, ESQ/Toledano Entertainment & Arts Law
TODD BRABEC, ESQ/USC Thornton School of Music/Los Angeles, CA
 
3:00 – 4:15 pm            All in One, Modern Day Producer
They’re the creative’s who fine tune the hits, finish the job. What are the fundamentals of producing and creating a hit? What new challenges exist today that may not have been imagined 10 years ago? Joins us at this panel where we will be giving you the information you need from the producers who have consistently succeeded in breaking through.
SPEAKERS:
CHRIS GOLDSMITH/Producer
DANNY KADAR/Producer/Engineer/Mixer/US Mint
JEFF POWELL/Engineer/Producer/Ardent Recording Studios
JOHN CHELEW/Producer
JON–JOHN ROBINSON/Producer/Songwriter/Box Car Digital
MATT ROSS-SPANG/Engineers/Producer/Sun Studio
 
3:50 – 5:30                Digital Distribution: Future Profits (1.0 cr. hr.)
The reduction of sales of CD and tapes collecting fund from all areas of the digital outlets have become more important. The panelists’ discussion will outline the law and business of today’s digital retail outlets. Legal Panel
SPEAKERS:
JEFFERY BRABEC, ESQ/Vice President of Business Affairs/ BMG Chrysalis Music Group
TODD BRABEC, ESQ/USC Thornton School of Music/Los Angeles, CA
HARRIS REA/Owner/ Louisiana Red Hot Records/ New Orleans
 
4:15 – 5:30 pm            Let It Bleed –
Recording Techniques with All In One Producers and Engineers including live recording and mixing for vinyl
SPEAKERS:
JEFF POWELL/Engineer/Producer/Ardent Recording Studios
MATT ROSS-SPANG/Engineers/Producer/Sun Studio
and Guests
 
5:30 – 7:00 pm            QUIET PLEASE! Live Recording Sessions with guest Producer
Observe a veteran Producer(s) as they work with a group to record in an open forum. The Mint performing arts venue serves as both a club venue and a recording studio giving the opportunity for in room observation as the recording session takes place. Quite Please, questions will be allowed at the end.
                                   
5:30 – 7:00 PM            NARAS Meet & Greet-
Host:
REID WICK/Educator/Musician/Director of NARAS New Orleans Office
 
6:00 – 8:00 pm            Cutting Edge Film Meetup
In conjunction with Louisiana Produces Meetup – hosted by JON TOWER and WAYNE DOUGLAS MORGAN
 
Saturday, September 28
 
8:00 – 5:00 pm            Registration
 
9:00 – 10:00 am            Professionalism – Conflict of Interest: 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.) Legal Panel
SPEAKERS:
VERNON THOMAS, ESQ/New Orleans, LA
JUDITH DEFRAITES, ESQ/New Orleans, LA
NADINE RAMSEY, ESQ/New Orleans, LA/Former Civil District Court Judge
 
10:00 – 11:15 pm             From Hip Hop to Rock: Artist Management, Promotions and Distribution
This panel of professionals will discuss essential industry components that help artists advance their careers with essential
SPEAKERS:
RICO BROOKS/Manager/Adella Thomas Management/Block Entertainment
JOHN SHAW/R&B/Rap/Hip-Hop/Select-O-Hits Music Distribution
JOHN TOVAR/Manager/TMG Entertainment
VINNY KUMAR, ESQ/Keniley | Kumar LLC    
TRAVIS MCFETRIDGE/Royalty Collector/Great South Bay Music Group                                      
 
10:10 – 11:10 am            The Evolution of Film Distribution – The Holy Grail (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. Legal Panel
SPEAKERS:
KEVIN MILLS, ESQ/Kaye & Mills/Los Angeles, CA
DARRYL COHEN, ESQ/Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Allen, LLC/Atlanta, GA
ALLEN E. FREDERIC, III, ESQ/Jones Walker/New Orleans
CANDACE RODNEY, ESQ/Sony Picture Television/New York, NY
WALLACE COLLINS, ESQ/New York, NY
 
11:30 – 12:45 pm            A&R: Do You Have What Record Labels Are Looking For???
The A&R process has changed but the key questions of marketability, attitude and talent remained unchanged. This panel of record label executives will add their experience and business know how to answer the question
SPEAKERS:
KIM STEPHENS/Owner/Forward Entertainment
RICO BROOKS/Manager/Adella Thomas Management/Block Entertainment
HARRIS REA/Owner/ Louisiana Red Hot Records/ New Orleans
MARK SAMUELS/Owner/Basin Street Records
 
 11:20 – 12:30 pm            Reality TV: How it Works! (1.25 cr. hrs)                                              What is the role of the representing Attorney? 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.  The panel will discuss the issues related to the development, financing, production, distribution and future of Reality Television. Legal Panel
SPEAKERS:
KEVIN MILLS, ESQ/Kaye & Mills/Los Angeles, CA
DARRYL COHEN, ESQ/Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Allen, LLC/Atlanta, GA
ALLEN E. FREDERIC, III, ESQ/Jones Walker/New Orleans
CANDACE RODNEY, ESQ/Sony Picture Television/New York, NY
CHRISTOPHE B. SZAPARY, ESQ/Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC/New Orleans
ELLIS PAILET, ESQ/Pailet & Ostendorf LLP/New Orleans
           
 1:00 – 1:45                         Keynote Address: LOU PLAIA
Co-Founder/EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations
REVERBNATION                        
 
2:00 – 2:45            [Round Table Discussion] Murphy Laws of Songwriting - Critiquing Sessions

2:00 – 4:00                        Roundtable Discussions/one-on-one consultations
Roundtable discussions are small group discussions hosted by one music professional presenting a topic and answering questions of those attending. One-on-one Consultation sessions will be held to answer specific the questions of attendees.
Topics: Management, Promotions, Merchandising, Legal, Film, Getting Ready for the studio, Banking & Finance for the Arts, Recoding Engineering and more.
 
3:00 – 4:30                        48hr Music Video Project
Introduction to the “New” The 48 Hour Music Video Project is the ultimate challenge of creativity and cooperation. New Orleans filmmakers and bands/musicians/songwriters will be paired up, given a prop requirement and 48 hours to create a music video from scratch!!! Cutting Edge is proud to be a sponsor of this event. (Free - Open to the public)
 
5:00 – 7:00 pm            QUIET PLEASE! Live Recording Sessions with guest Producer
Observe a veteran Producer(s) as they work with a group to record in an open forum. The Mint performing arts venue serves as both a club venue and a recording studio giving the opportunity for in room observation as the recording session takes place. Quite Please, questions will be allowed at the end.


Cutting Edge would to thank its speakers for generously giving their time to help make our event a success. We would also like to thank our sponsors and supporters: Lt Governor Jay Dardenne, U S Mint, New Orleans Agenda, National Music Publisher Association (NMPA),  BMI, T-Watt Amplifiers, Crescent Music Services, Vanguard Film & Video, Offbeat Magazine, Music Connection Magazine, Signs Now, ReverbNation
 
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