Copyright in the age of digital music, intellectual property, virtual reality, production, distribution and licensing of new media content in Latin America were among the current topics of the entertainment industry addressed from March 29 to April 1st during the exclusive program of the Latin American Training Center-LATC in Miami in partnership with the University of Miami School of Law and the American Bar Association-ABA.

The LATC package included networking with leading attorneys from throughout the US, presentations by local and regional executives, participation in the International Legal Symposium, a tour of a local production studio, as well as accommodations and meals. Among the exclusive speakers were Luciana Ferri, Senior Director, Business & Legal Affairs, HBO Latin America Group; Joseph Fleming, partner, Greenberg, Traurig  PA of Miami, Harold Flegelman, Director of the Graduate Program, University of Miami School of Law; José Sariego, partner, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP and adjunct professor of UM; Oliver Luck, NCAA Executive VP of Regulatory Affairs and Strategic Partnerships; and Harvey R. Levin, founder and Executive Producer, of the entertainment site TMZ. Steve Solot, LATC president, moderated two panels on current topics on making licensing and distributing audiovisual content in Latin America.

Participants in the LATC program included entertainment lawyers and executives from various Latin American countries.  Roberto Barba, an executive producer from Peru said, “In Latin American there are very few opportunities for film producers to participate, first-hand, in an event with such a wide range of fields, such as law, intellectual property and the world of entertainment.  The high-level and impressive backgrounds of the speakers on the topics offered gave me a new window and panorama on methodology that I will certainly apply in my future productions.  I recommend the program not only for attorneys who work in the intellectual property, artistic and entertainment fields, but also for audiovisual content producers who seek to broaden their knowledge and expand their negotiation, operation and international skills for their works.”

“The Program was amazing – to be able  to offer the opportunity to take part in a forum where some of the country´s best-known attorneys, agents, legal advisers, athletes and entertainers serve as panelists has been a long-time goal for LATC,” concludes LATC director Kate Lyra.”


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