MODERATOR: Marci Rolnik Walker
LCA are here for you! There will be a 45 presentation followed by 1-on-1 consultations. Don't miss this opportunity to have your legal questions answered.
12PM - 12:45PM - Owning Your Own Content
Come learn from Marci Rolnik Walker, Legal Director of Lawyers for the Creative Arts, about the ins and outs of copyright ownership. Whether generating performances, music compositions, sound recordings, film and video, images, choreography or other work, it’s important to document your ownership at every stage of creation, especially when working with co-authors. When do you need a contract and what terms should you look out for? What about work for hire, licensing rights and recapturing rights lost? Come learn what steps you should be taking along the way and how to be prepared when that record deal or film distribution offer comes along. Marci will also review DIY resources and how to get free legal help from LCA, the only Illinois nonprofit legal services organization specifically geared toward helping artists of all disciplines.
1PM - 3PM
(Each person will have 15 minutes with an attorney)
MODERATOR: Caryn Capotosto
PANELISTS: Eric Richter, Ruth Leitman, Dan Rybicky
This panel will focus on how docs can be used to bring people together and/or create communities linked by their subjects.
One of the most powerful aspects of dcumentaries is that they are often windows into communities other than our own. At their best, documentaries also create openings to dialogue outside of the film and encourage viewers to engage more actively in the world around them. In a variety of ways, all of the filmmakers on this panel have explored the idea of community both through the subjects of their films and by working to build new communities beyond it.
The multi-faceted masked duo, Face Time Police, is bringing a special stripped-down acoustic set to CIMMcon!
The multi-faceted masked duo, Face Time Police, is bringing a special stripped-down acoustic set to CIMMcon! Consisting of founding members Brian and James Serra, this band of brothers defies convention and delivers songs that are fun and catchy, yet artistic and introspective. From the frenetic “Of Man and Monster” to the jazzy hip-hop stylings of “runnersmile,” Face Time Police are ready to show you why they are “the definition of deviation.”
PANELISTS: Vince Martell, Jordan Phelps
CIMMcon Presents the 1st CIMMcon ICON AWARD! We are proud to announce that the 2017 winner of the CIMMcon ICON Award is VAM Studio!
CIMMcon Presents the 1st CIMMcon ICON AWARD!
We are proud to announce that the 2017 winner of the CIMMcon ICON Award is VAM STUDIO! The theme for CIMMcon this year is: Educate. Empower. Engage. Excite. We feel that VAM Studio is a true representation of our theme and much more! VAM STUDIO is quite possibly the coolest full-service video production team around. Their productions are breath-taking and their presence as a leader in diversifying the productions coming out of Chicago deserves the highest recognition from our film, music and tech industry conference. They have produced music videos, web-series, branded event recaps, live filming, trailers, documentaries, features and a ton more - in just 2 short YEARS!
Let’s all give it up for Vince Martel, Jordan Phelps and Sam Bailey of VAM STUDIO! VAM STUDIO will be recognized during the Baadasssss Awards Ceremony. Click here for more info: http://cimmfest.org/baadasssss-awards-ceremony/
PANELISTS: Jonathan McHugh, Aubrey Peeples
Watch the movie, listen to the Q&A and then shake hands with them in person at CIMMcon!
Meet and Greet with actor/singer Aubrey Peeples and producer/music supervisor Jonathan McHugh. If I were you, I would ABSOLUTELY watch Cowboy Drifter FIRST (hint, hint). It’s screening at the Davis Theater on Saturday at 5:30PM.
And, Aubrey Peeples performs live at The Grafton Pub Saturday night at 10PM.
Watch the movie, listen to the Q&A, catch the gig, then shake hands with them in person at CIMMcon!
Get your tickets to see Cowboy Drifter at CIMMfest!
CIMMcon is pleased to have special guest artists, DJs and emcees at this year's conference. Come check them out!
JUAN-CARLOS PEREZ: DRAWING LIVE! (Saturday, 2PM - 4PM at The Grafton Pub)
(2017 3ARTS Award Recipient)
You are cordially invited to watch how one artist feels his way through his personal creative process to respond to social issues through their art making practice! Navigating studio art practice, arts education integration & art activism through the brown lens. Juan-Carlos Perez will also showcase some of his studio work, arts education integration work in Chicago neighborhoods along with work from the Chicago Act Collective.
DJ Ziggs is an international DJ from Ghana who has no apprehension of digging up the deepest roots reggae nor the funkiest afro-beat rhythms. His DJ sets are his own therapy.
Tony Sand is a talented orator who is a native of Chicago. With great passion to encourage others he began public speaking more than 30 years ago. With his love for music he plays the guitar in his spare time.
Brian Coratti is a featured CIMMcon artist who designed the Step-and-Repeat for the Chicago Mixtape Reception! His screen will also be on display at the Grafton Pub on both Saturday and Sunday. Come check out his amazing artwork!
MODERATOR: Mikhael Bortz, Esq.
PANELISTS: Jeff Becker, Esq., Travis Life, Esq., Loren S. Wells, Esq.
WHERE: Sulzer Regional Library Community Room - 4455 North Lincoln Avenue
Saturday, November 11 @ 1:00 PM
Tickets: $140 for CLE credit* (CIMMfest pass included w/ purchase).
Law Student Discounts available! $29
CIMMfest pass holders can attend for free. (Max 30 seats)
*Lawyers earn 1.5 CLE credits / CLE Financial Hardship Policy
BUY TICKETS BUY FEST PASSES!
Music Industry Idiosyncrasies - What You Don't Know Can Hurt Your Client.
CIMMcon has curated a panel of Chicago's most-esteemed music industry legal experts to AMPLIFY the oft-overlooked, yet crucial, advanced transactional issues that arise when representing music industry clients. How do deal norms vary when your client is in rock vs. hip hop vs. country vs. e.d.m. or another genre? Is the record label courting your artist client legit? Do you really understand the difference between performance authorship and production authorship? This class will cover these music industry specific situations, along with negotiating techniques, essential contract clauses, and due diligence practice pointers. Whether your client is a pop performer, beatmaker-for-hire, singer-songwriter, recording studio, or record label, these are the real world business and legal considerations that you need to know to provide the most valuable and effective counsel in the dynamic and rapidly evolving music sector.
*Lawyers earn 1.5 CLE credits / CLE Financial Hardship Policy
PANELISTS: Sean Hartofilis, Michael Lange, Michael Grodner
This is a chance for you to MEET directors whose movies are playing at CIMMfest. After getting to know them, go WATCH their movies on the big screen! How CIMMtastic!
CIMMfest wants to do more than just show great movies and book amazing performers. Our goal is to highlight the directors and musicians who make CIMMfest so special and allow you to have face-time with them. This is a chance for you to MEET directors whose movies are playing at CIMMfest. After getting to know them, go WATCH their movies on the big screen!