Film, Music and TV Music: Who Gets Paid, Why and How?
Monday, March 14
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
The Nuts & Bolts of Film,TV & Internet Scoring
A RARE opportunity to meet with experts from BOTH the creative AND legal sides on all topics surrounding scoring for film, TV & the internet.
Panelists include working composers, "experts" in ALL facets of film music, from writing & creating music to licensing & contracts. Left brain meets right brain!
Panel will cover the How To's of creating music, licensing a song and releasing a (successful) movie soundtrack.
We'll track some of the creative & legal Issues facing filmmakers & TV producers, from the lowest budget indie project (under $20K) to the biggest studio project ($100 million+), this panel can answer all your music questions.
This session is part of Convergence Programming at SXSW 2016 and open to all Film, Interactive, Gold, and Platinum badgeholders. If this session is scheduled on Monday, March 14 or Tuesday, March 15, then it is also open to all Music badgeholders.
Composer & Intl Expert on IP/Music Licensing/Music Roaylties
AFM SAG & AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund
Dennis Dreith has spent the majority of his professional career scoring music for films and commercials, as well as heading his own publishing company—Magic Closet Music. In addition to his career ...Show the rest
Dennis Dreith has spent the majority of his professional career scoring music for films and commercials, as well as heading his own publishing company—Magic Closet Music. In addition to his career as an active film, television and jingle composer (The Punisher, Mobsters, The Shadow, Columbo), he has orchestrated and /or conducted scores for such pictures as Misery, Addams Family, Heart and Souls and A League of Their Own providing services for John Williams, Lalo Schrifrin, Dominic Frontiere, Marc Shaiman, Hans Zimmer, Eliot Goldenthal, Mark Isham and Cliff Eidelman. In addition Mr. Dreith has served as Music Supervisor on several major motion pictures as well as Music Consultant on the legendary Barbra Streisand New Year’s Las Vegas Concert.
Dreith served as International President of the Recording Musicians’ Association (RMA) in excess of 15 years. Dennis served as a consultant and member of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Negotiating Sub-committee for every major electronic media agreement negotiated by the AFM. During that time, he was also AFM liaison to both the Theatrical and Television Motion Picture Special Payments Fund, and the Phonograph Record Manufacturers’ Special Payments Fund collecting and distributing millions of dollars annually for distribution to participating musicians. Dreith also addressed the House Sub-committee on Intellectual Properties in support of Digital Performers Rights legislation which was signed into law by President Clinton in November of 1995. In 1996, he traveled to Japan where he negotiated and executed a “Friendship Agreement” between the Musicians Rights Commission of Japan and the RMA, which in turn has resulted in the substantial distribution of Japanese royalties to U.S. recording musicians.
Mr. Dreith was the Administrator (CEO) of the Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund for from 1999 through 2014. Mr. Dreith is currently the Executive Director of AFM&SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution
Greenberg, Traurig, Llp
Jay L. Cooper focuses his practice on music industry, motion picture, television, Internet, multimedia and intellectual property issues. He represents individuals and companies on intellectual prop...Show the rest
Jay L. Cooper focuses his practice on music industry, motion picture, television, Internet, multimedia and intellectual property issues. He represents individuals and companies on intellectual property matters including recording and publishing agreements for individual artists and composers; actor, director, producer and writer agreements in film and television; executive employment agreements; complex acquisitions and sales of entertainment catalogs; production agreements on behalf of music, television and motion picture companies, and all entertainment issues relative to the Internet.
Jay has guest lectured at Harvard Law School, UCLA Law School, USC Law School, USC Music School, Stanford Law School, Boalt Hall, Tulane Law School, the Florida Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association, the Practicing Law Institute, the California Copyright Conference, MIDEM, the American Film Market, the Cannes Film Festival, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the U.S. Copyright Society, and the American Bar Association. He is also a former adjunct professor of Entertainment Law at Loyola Law School.
Jeff Jernigan is an essential part of ASCAP's Film & Television department, representing composers and songwriters in the industry and providing them with career development services and support. D...Show the rest
Jeff Jernigan is an essential part of ASCAP's Film & Television department, representing composers and songwriters in the industry and providing them with career development services and support. During his time at ASCAP, Jeff has worked hard on cultivating personal relationships and continues to work hard to help composers and songwriters get recognized. His knowledge and genuine passion for the industry is what makes him a true advocate for music creators. In addition, he co-produces ASCAP’s annual Film & TV Music Awards, is on the board of the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) and is a member of the World Soundtrack Academy (WSA). Prior to his position at ASCAP, Jeff worked at BMG Music Publishing.Hide the rest
Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund
Kim Roberts Hedgpeth is currently the Fund Administrator of the Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund (FMSMF), a 501(c)(6) non-profit that tracks, collects and distributes musicians’ residual payme...Show the rest
Kim Roberts Hedgpeth is currently the Fund Administrator of the Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund (FMSMF), a 501(c)(6) non-profit that tracks, collects and distributes musicians’ residual payments generated from exhibition of theatrical films and television programs in “supplemental” markets as defined by the American Federation of Musicians’ collective bargaining agreements. The Fund also serves as a resource for the motion picture music community in addressing challenges facing the industry. During the past five years, collections by the Fund have averaged $81 Million annually.
Prior to her appointment as the FMSMF Administrator, Hedgpeth served as National Executive Director of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), the nation’s largest non-profit single youth soccer club, with more than 500,000 players in 50,000 teams across the U.S., the US Virgin Islands and Trinidad
From 2005-2012, Hedpgeth led the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) as its National Executive Director, and was the first African-American to serve as chief executive staff person of a major entertainment industry union.
After receiving her law degree, she held a variety of positions with AFTRA’s New York Local, until she was recruited to fill the position of Executive Director for AFTRA’s San Francisco Local and the Screen Actors Guild’s San Francisco Branch. In 1992, Hedgpeth returned to New York City to establish the position of AFTRA National Assistant Executive Director/News and Broadcast, where she was responsible for overall coordination, planning and direction of collective bargaining policies and activities for the national union and 32 AFTRA Locals in the areas of news and broadcast station staff negotiations.
Over the course of her 31-year association with AFTRA, Hedgpeth’s responsibilities included leading negotiations of labor contracts covering local and network news broadcasting, television and radio advertising, sound recordings, and entertainment programs in traditional network television, cable and pay television and emerging media. She was a key leader in the successful merger of AFTRA with the Screen Actors Guild.
She also served as Director of Labor and Employee Relations for Harvard University from 1998-2000, where she was responsible for labor and employment policies for the University, as well as oversight of the University’s Disability Claims Unit. Following her tenure at Harvard, she served as Vice President of Human Resources of Safe Horizon, the nation's leading crime victims support and advocacy organization, before returning to AFTRA in 2001.
Ms. Hedgpeth has held positions as a Vice President of the Associated Actors and Artistes of America, the umbrella organization for U.S. performing arts unions; Trustee of the AFTRA Health and Retirement Funds, a multi-employer health and pension fund with assets of over $2 billion; and Trustee of the AFM- AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund. Her other board memberships included the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies, SoundExchange, and the Department for Professional Employees of the AFL-CIO. In 2010, she was appointed to a three-year term as a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Twelfth District Economic Advisory Council.
In addition to her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, Hedgpeth received her B.A. from Harvard University and is admitted to the California and New York State Bars. Organizations in which Ms. Hedgpeth has held membership include the New England Human Resources Association, Society of Human Resources Management, National Association of Black Journalists, the Massachusetts Governor's African-American Advisory Commission and the San Francisco Mayor's Film Advisory Council.
Originally from New York City, she and her husband, Gilbert W. Hedgpeth, now reside in Los Angeles.