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DMLA 2017 Conference is Another Big Success

I’ve just returned home from New York and I’m feeling so grateful for your participation in this year’s DMLA Annual Conference.  Our attendance was greater than last years and I trust that you were happy to be back in Manhattan!

The conference survey has been distributed and I hope you take the time to give us your feedback on this year’s event.  Your comments are so important as we begin to prepare for next year’s meeting in Los Angeles, California.  With all the exciting new things on the West Coast in terms of media and usage we are very excited to bring DMLA out west!

First I want to give recognition to all the wonderful speakers, moderators and panelists who made the conference so compelling.

As all of you know, lots of work goes into putting on an event like the DMLA 2017 Conference and we are so privileged to work with so many talented people.  To our Program Committee led by Ophelia Chong (Stock Pot Images), Doug Dawirs (DMLA Tech Advisor), Rick Gell (Consultant), Paul Melcher (Melcher Systems), James Oh (Adobe), Andrew Rowat (Haystack), Julie Sloane (Science Source) and Sonia Wasco (Grant Heilman Photography) a huge thank you for putting together such a diverse and interesting program.

A huge thank you to Doug Dawirs for working so tirelessly both days on the AV for the sessions and making sure that everything flowed so well. And an extra thank-you to Ophelia for her design of the conference logo and the new fold-up program that I believe everyone really enjoyed having right in your name badge holder this year!!

A special thank you to Geoff Cannon, our DMLA President, for his support and guidance and to our Treasurer Chris Carey and Past President Sonia for all their extra help.

It’s almost impossible to put on a conference without the assistance of our sponsors to help with the costs and we are so grateful for their generosity.  Adobe stepped up again with the Platinum Sponsorship and provided the wonderful conference bags, the delightful opening reception and provided us with a great session.  Silver Sponsor Capture’s DMLA LIVE DAM 2017 gave everyone easy access to find people for meetings and they also sponsored the great notebooks everyone was using to take notes!  I hope you’ve checked out the site (https://dmla.capture.co.uk) since the conference to see all the great live images!

Thanks also to Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams and Sheppards (CDAS) for sponsoring the lanyards.  To Clarifai, attending their first DMLA Conference, thanks for stepping up and sponsoring our Monday night cocktails!  Our printing was coordinated once again by Grant Heilman Photography and KeyIndia provided us with a wonderful masseuse that I hope you enjoyed.  Additional kudos to ImageRights who sponsored the photo booth at the cocktail parties (such fun) and the covered coffee cups during the day.

It was really nice this year to include more motion in our sessions and we thank both FOCAL and ACSIL for their participation and sponsorship.

And to our photographers Bjorn Bolinder (for the conference) and Jamie Ellington (for the receptions) who donated their excellent skills to our cause we are so very thankful.

And to Andrea Stern and Mary Egan from MOCA who helped me secure the sponsorships and provide all-around support for this event, a big hug and thanks!  They also have reviewed all the sessions and we will have those reviews up on the DMLA website ASAP.

Our photographers Bjorn Bolinder (for the conference) and Jamie Ellington (for the receptions) donated their excellent skills to our cause, many thanks!

Again, thanks to each of you for your support of DMLA and the conference.  I look forward to hearing your thoughts and suggestions.

If you would like to be involved in next year’s conference planning, please contact me.  cathy@digitalmedialicensing.org.    Looking forward to seeing everyone next year!

 

 

Don’t Miss the ACSIL FOOTAGE EXPO 2016 – NYC – June 9, 2016

ACSIL

Prince George Ballroom
15 E 27th St, New York, NY 10016
June 9, 2016
9:30 am – 7:00 pm EST

REGISTER TO ATTEND

Don’t miss the Keynote at 10am.
Exhibit Floor opens at 11am and is FREE to media professionals.                                                 Come to Happy Hour from 5pm – 7pm.

GET A PASS to attend concurrent SESSIONS for $50.

TRACK 1/TEA ROOM

RESEARCHERS IN DEMAND – 1pm – 2pm EST
Archival Producers Take Charge as Commissions for Archive-Inspired Programming Break Out

This panel will discuss the role of the Archival Producer on a production team and help the audience understand the growing appetite for such programming among OTT and VOD entities such as Amazon Prime, Netflix, Curiosity Stream, Smithsonian Networks, the Sundance Documentary Channel, and other startups on Apple TV and Roku. Featuring Archival Producers Jessica Berman-Bogdan, Sue Ricketts and Justine Gabbard

FAIR USE BOUNDARY WARS – 2pm – 3pm EST
Producers Rack Up Victories in Court and Start Testing the Limits of Fair

Now that the production community has won the big legal battles regarding Fair Use of Copyright Material, including the right to disenable DVD security coding to exercise their Fair Use rights, a new test of Fair Use is now aggressive and ideological. This panel brings the prominent and active litigators and scholars to argue it out: Where do they agree? Where are the boundaries? What is coming down the legal pipeline that may affect us all? Featuring Nancy E. Wolff, Partner, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP; Jack Lehner, Director of Intellectual Property Art and Technology Clinic, University of Califorina, Irvine and David Peck, President, Reelin in the Years

ACSIL THINK TANK – 4pm – 5pm EST
Big Minds Think Big Thoughts About the Future of Footage Licensing

The best strategic minds in technology, entertainment, academia, finance, and media provide their take on the strategic landscape of the footage-licensing future. Featuring Chris Vizas, Partner, Sutton Hoo Studios; Denis Radeke, Content Development Manger, Adobe Systems and Mark Bauman, SVP Business Development, Smithsonian Institution

TRACK 2/GALLERY

IS FOOTAGE GETTING CREATIVE ENOUGH? – 1pm – 2pm EST
Creatives are Turning Evermore to Footage for Their Most Important Campaigns

Creative and marketing professionals are inspired and increasingly searching within the deep visual reservoir of the footage industry. Is the experience of a creative encounter with footage sources what it should be? This session will cast a wide net over the challenges facing the creative industry in searching for and licensing footage content in today’s environment. Featuring Helen Higbee, Director, Business Development, Stills and Footage, Bridgeman Images; Andrew Delaney, Director, Creative Content,Getty Images and Derrick Rhodes, Director of Footage, Shutterstock

FOOTAGE SEARCH OVERDRIVE – 2pm – 3pm EST
How Technology Brings New Joy and Clarity to Footage Discovery

Perhaps no area of search technology is as active today as footage search functionality. The Department of Commerce has devoted significant resources to develop search routines for visual materials that are comparable to our search for text. And semantic web platforms provide associations to resources that are not necessarily built into the database. Many of ACSIL’s members have introduced highly sophisticated search and discovery tools to assist those in need of footage. This panel will provide a bird’s eye view of best search practices and emerging technologies. We’ve gone far beyond “advanced search.” You’ll learn why in this session. Panelists to be announced.

THE HIDDEN GOLD IN FILMMAKER ARCHIVES – 4pm – 5pm EST
Independent Filmmakers Find a Hot Market for Their Stock & Archival Footage

Many filmmakers are generating significant revenue from their independent archives through footage licensing and sales. This panel provides testimonials from independent producers who are generating significant revenue from their personal and independent archives. Footage acquisitions and sales units will provide their take on footage in demand. And services for prepping filmmaker archives for sale will round out this opportunity for today’s creative community. Featuring Rob Crocker, Cinematopher/Founder, Uberstock and Mick Reed, Founder and CEO, Clippin