AICP Boot Camps

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AICP Boot Camp Series

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Helen Mills Theater

137 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10011


AICP’s annual Boot Camp series features two sessions Business Affairs and Post Production. Both seminars offer insights you can take back to your office and implement immediately.


9:00am - 12:00pm
Post Production Boot Camp: Navigating the Maze of Digital Deliverables


Session 1: Staying On Course in a Multiplatform World

A panel comprised of creative talents from every stage of the process from concept through completion will weigh in on the challenge of conceiving, scripting, storyboarding, shooting, finishing, mixing and delivering video content that can fluidly run across a variety of social media platforms.

Moderator: Craig Duncan, Managing Director/Partner, Cutters Studios
Kasia Canning, Creative Director, Johannes Leonardo
Jen Dean, Editor, Consulate
Chris Franklin, Owner & Editor, Big Sky Edit
Jim Jenkins, Director, O Positive


Session 2: Managing Expectations: Bidding in a Multiplatform World

A panel comprised of experienced post production EPs, joined by an agency business manager and others known for their insights and sharp pencils, explain in detail the true costs of making sure constantly-shifting client expectations and demands can actually be delivered for the money they want to spend.

Moderator: Craig Duncan, Managing Director/Partner, Cutters Studios
Jennifer Lederman, Executive Producer, Nomad Editing Co.
Gloria Pitagorsky, Managing Director, Heard City
Sarah Roebuck, Executive Producer, Final Cut
Ann Marie Turbitt, Senior Business Affairs Manager, Droga5


Session 3: Shooting Straight: Meeting Delivery Specs in a Multiplatform World

From compression to aspect ratios, whether shot vertically or horizontally, the frequently-changing delivery specs demanded by digital channels such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat and others can be daunting for an agency, client, production house or post production studio to corral. This panel will include post production CTOs, distribution execs and video experts from the social networks who’ll walk you through the process of getting your client’s work out the door easily, efficiently and with a minimum of tsuris.

Moderator: Craig Duncan, Managing Director/Partner, Cutters Studios
Anthony Augusta, Finishng Producer, P.S. 260
Saurabh Gupta, Customer Engineer, Google Cloud Platform
Paul Tsung, Director of Engineering, Northern Lights


12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch & Learn: Commercial Production Budgeting with Showbiz and Other Digital Tools from Media Services Payroll

Sponsored by Media Services Payroll (Boxed Lunch Provided)

Get a quick tour of Showbiz Budgeting, the premier commercial budgeting software for utilizing AICP forms. Steve Bizenov, VP of Sales and Software Development at Media Services Payroll, will present the latest features, along with a look at some of the latest digital tools for crew onboarding, shot listing and payroll.
(Attendees of both the morning Post Production Boot Camp and the afternoon Business Affairs Boot Camp are invited to attend this session.)


1:00pm - 4:00pm
Business Affairs Boot Camp

Session 1: How to Smooth away Friction Points in a Changing World
As in-house production units at clients and ad agencies continue to proliferate, how do we navigate the challenges? Hear from in-house insiders as well as production and post company executives about managing this new reality without causing friction
Moderator: Matt Miller, President & CEO, AICP
Robert Beck, Director of Integrated Production, Verizon
Tom Dunlap, Managing Director, HECHO STUDIOS
Chris Franklin, Owner & Editor, Big Sky Edit
Lisa Mehling, Owner/Executive Producer, Chelsea

Session 2: Understanding Risk: A Deep Dive into Employment Issues and Intellectual Property

Insurance issues abound in this current climate, and two crucial issues are employment practices and intellectual property rights violations. Part one of this session will focus on the need to train your employees (at all levels) to ensure that employment laws and practices are being followed. Part two will focus on avoiding infringement claims. Each section will feature an attorney and an insurance underwriter. The latter will advise on policies to protect your business.

Moderator: Scott Taylor, President, Taylor & Taylor Insurance
Kim Delaney, SVP, Private/Healthcare Division, New England Regional Executive, Allied World
David Hart, Senior Vice President, US Media, Hiscox
Jennifer Schmalz, Associate, Kane Kessler
Nancy Wolff, Partner, Cowan, DeBeats, Abrahams & Sheppard, LLP

Session 3: Lawyers on the Clock, Round VII
The ever-popular Lawyers on the Clock returns with a group of attorneys who have to do the impossible, answer a legal question in two minutes or less. Topics will include:

  • Use It Don't Abuse It - Content Licensing Pitfalls
  • Non-Solicitation: The Time May Be Now
  • When Others Go High, We Go Low: The SAG Low Budget Digital Waiver
  • Insured (or Not?)
  • Are There Any Independent Contractors Left in California?
  • CGI Influencers - The Next Frontier (Oh Yes, It is Happening)
  • Doing Bad by Doing Good - Pitfalls in Cause Marketing
  • Privacy Redux (An Update)
  • Perils of Talent Travel
  • Tattoo You - Copyright and Beyond
  • Blockchain Now Coming to a Theater Near You: What Is It and What It Means for Advertising
  • Confidentiality: It's Not Just NDAs Anymore
  • Homage or Infringement? Getting Too Close for Comfort
Moderator: Adam Cohen, Partner, Kane Kessler
Douglas Emhoff, Partner, DLA Piper LLP
Brian Murphy, Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
Roberta Wolff Esq.

Pricing Per Boot Camp:

AICP Members: $125
Non-members: $145


Bundle (attend both)

AICP Members: $210

Non-members: $250