Cutting Edge CE Conference and Events
Film and Interactive Workshop
“Music in Movies” Film Series
August 24 & 25
2374 St Claude Ave
Cutting Edge Film and Interactive Business Sessions
August 25 – 27
InterContinental Hotel New Orleans
The movie/TV and interactive industries have become essential to the music industry, accounting for a large portion of the revenue musicians and music professionals make each year. All together they make the entertainment business a powerful global economic force. Making the saying “Live locally, operate globally,” truer than ever.
The Cutting Edge Film and Interactive Workshop will present panel sessions of key interest to filmmakers and technology entrepreneurs, panels on raising funds for your project or business ventures, the facts about getting distribution and the important legal issues facing technology entrepreneurs.
New, this year Cutting Edge CE Conference and Events will screen movies with one central theme: Music.
The Cutting Edge’s “Music in Movies” Film Series presents films that reflect music in all the ways music lovers seek to hear music when they go to the movies
Musicians and music industry folks love movies about music, musicians, music culture, movies with great sound tracts, they are the first one to notice the music and lean over in the dark theater and say, “That’s a Muddy song, Frampton did that in…” The “Music in Movies” Film Series will show movies about the lives of musicians, the influence of music culture, important music places and something because the movie has a great soundtrack. Cutting Edge joins with the Chicago International Movie and Music Festival to screen four films at Café Istanbul, August 24th and 25th located at 2374 St Claude Avenue. The films are Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together, by Stevenson Palfi; A Song for You: The Austin City Limit Story, by Keith Maitland; Player Hating: A Love Story by Maggie Hadleigh-West; and, Take Me To The River, by Martin Shore.
Martin Shore will be the guest speaker at the Cutting Edge Film open to the public Film Meet and Greet, where he will talk about the making of “Take Me To The River,” fundraising and his companion film presently in production on the preservation of New Orleans music culture. Friday, August 26, 5:30 PM at the InterContinental Hotel, Sponsored by the Chicago International Movie and Film Festival (CIMM Fest) and the 2112 Music, Film and Technology Incubator.
Wednesday, August 24 – Café Istanbul
Cutting Edge Film Series Opening night and Reception, Cafe Istanbul
Two films – Free open to the public
7:00 PM [Film] – Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together – by Stevenson Palfi – New Orleans quintessential musicians film about three of New Orleans legendary piano players, Allen Toussaint, Professor Longhair and Mr Tuts Washington. https://vimeo.com/31603554
[Note] New Orleans’ filmmakers Stevenson Palfi, Eddie Kurtz, Jim Gabor, Joe Sanford, Jay Weigel and others, made films and documented New Orleans/Louisiana culture long before tax credits. They are tremendously responsible for today’s Louisiana film society.
[Introduction by Polly Waring, widow of filmmaker Stevenson Palfi, Comments by Clarence “Reggie” Toussaint]
8:30 PM [Film] – A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story – by Keith Maitland“I’ve snuck backstage at nearly every concert I’ve attended since I was 15 years old, and it was in the spirit of that kind of ‘backstage-pass’ that I wanted to approach A SONG FOR YOU” – Keith Maitland (Director/Producer). http://www.asongforyoufilm.com/
Thursday, August 25
Two Films – Free open to the public
7:00 PM [Film] – Player Hating: A Love Story – by Maggie Hadleigh-West – Player Hating: A Love Story, is about hip hop artist Half-A-Mill, by Director Maggie Hadleigh-West screens APRIL 6-12, 2012 in NYC at QUAD cinema. https://youtu.be/U4M0cyQRJLI
9:00 PM [Film] – Take Me to the River – by Martin Shore – “Take Me to the River” is a feature film celebrating the inter-generational and inter-racial musical influence of Memphis in the face of pervasive discrimination and segregation. The film brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording a historic new album, to re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis in its heyday. Featuring Terrence Howard, William Bell, Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy, The North Mississippi All-Stars and many more. https://youtu.be/RFmULZOFaIM
Film and Interactive Business Sessions
Friday, August 26
3:00 – 3:45 PM Keynote Interview: Tyler Thompson – Producer – Cross Creek Pictures [Legal/CLE .75 cr. hrs]
Interviewer: Allen E. Fredric III, Esq., Jones Walker, New Orleans, LA
3:45 – 5:15 PM From Piracy to Producer Agreements – Shedding light on the chaotic world of Film Distribution Economics [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]
Filmmakers, distributors and film transactional attorneys will discuss the many aspects of film distribution, cash flow, talent negotiations, producers’ agreements and global piracy.
Allen Fredric, Esq., Jones Walker, New Orleans, LA
David Fink, Esq., Kelly Drye, Los Angeles, CA
Kevin Mills, Esq., Kaye & Mills, Los Angeles, CA
Darryl Cohen, Esq., Cohen Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA
5:30 – 6:30 PM Cutting Edge Film Meetup/Reception [Film Panel/Roots] – A conversation on music, film and philanthropy led by Martin Shore, producer of Take Me To The River [In Conjunction with Chicago International Movie and Music Festival (CIMM Fest]
Martin Shore, Filmmaker, Producer, Take Me To The River
Saturday, August 27
1:00 – 1:45 PM [Film Panel] Fundraising and Distributing Your Film – Insights from filmmakers on fundraising techniques, pitches and managing budgets. [In Conjunction with Chicago International Movie and Music Festival (CIMM Fest)]
Maggie Hadleigh-West, Filmmaker, Film Fatale
Allen E. Frederic, III, Esq., Partner, Jones Walker LLP, Corporate & Securities Practice Group, Co-executive producer on Lee Daniels’ film,
The Butler and producer of his featured film, King of New Orleans.
Ted Baldwin, Director, Owner, 3rd Coast Digital Films
Carmine Cervi, Director of Programming, Chicago International Movie and Music Festival (CIMM Fest)
12:30 – 1:15 PM [Tech Talks] Legal and Practical Considerations for Emerging Music Technology – As consumer interest in music streaming, digital media and app-based entertainment increases, we observe steady growth in the music industry’s relationship with, and reliance upon, technology. Join our legal and professional experts as they discuss a number of fundamental business and legal issues confronted by developing music – tech companies as they enter this “new media frontier.” [Sponsored by 2112 Music, Film, Technology Incubator]
Jeff Becker, Esq. Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, Chicago
Abid Hussain, Esq. New Orleans, LA
J. Miguez, CEO, VL Group
1:30 – 2:30 Sampling and copyright considerations in using technology – Abelton discussed
2:00 – 3:00 [Film Panel] Content, Culture and Impact – Maggie Haleigh-West leads a discussion on the importance of creating films with a culturally relevant message that will have a positive impact on the audience and the world.
2:30 – 3:15 Abelton LIVE Demonstration
3:30 PM Music Innovation Hackathon – Concludes Pitches + Awards: 3:30 PM at the InterContinental Hotel
For More info on the Hackathon Click HERE