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November 18th, 2019 Group discussions

Music, Meet Doc Budgets

A group discussion and networking event in three parts:

Part 1: Round the Room presentations: Labels, Music supervisors, Music publishers Association // 30 minutes

Presenting the actors of the Québec music creation, licensing and supervision scene to local Forum RIDM filmmakers and producers.

Part 2: Music copyright and licensing fees vs Documentary budgets and distribution // 90 minutes

In a group setting, producers examine music license sliding scales and rights breakdowns to better understand how they can fit within documentary budgets and distribution strategies. What do the biggest music labels require and what can they understand and accept from production companies? We hone in on the role of the music supervisor in negotiating between labels and producers.

Part 3: Networking Hour Round Tables // 60 minutes
Breaking into groups, participants can ask specific questions while networking.

Sarah Spring, Parabola Films

Dan Cross, EyeSteelFilm
Marie-Josée Dupré, Société professionnelle des auteurs et des compositeurs du Québec (SPACQ)
Sébastien Lépine, Tram7
Lussier Khouzam, Arts and Entertainment Law
Diane Pinet, Bloc-Notes Music Publishing
Ryhna Thompson, Envision Management

In English.
Open to Forum pass-holders and Forum RIDM à la carte Day 1 ticket-holders.

We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters

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