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September 28, 2017

Time: 11:30 am - 1:45 pm

JONATHAN TAPLIN: Move Fast and Break Things

How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy

Please join us for a conversation with Jonathan Taplin, author, film/TV producer (The Last Waltz) and Director Emeritus of the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab. Jonathan’s new book Move Fast And Break Things describes the way in which the largest internet platforms - Facebook, Google and Amazon - used the music, news and film industries to build their businesses to scale, only to sideline them and the millions of American who work for them.  Jonathan will be interviewed by Jeff Boxer, the Executive Director and General Counsel of the Content Creators Coalition, an artist-run non-profit advocacy group representing creators in the digital landscape.

Reservation Cutoff: September 27, 2017

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Jonathan Taplin
Author / Director Emeritus, USC Annenberg Innovation Lab

Michelle Lewis
Singer/Songwriter/Composer/SONA Co-Founder/ASCAP Writer Board Member


Jeffrey Boxer
Executive Director, Content Creators Coalition

AIMP Panel

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Lawry's The Prime Rib
100 North La Cienega Blvd. (near Wilshire)
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Lawry's Roasted Prime Ribs of Beef (Cutoff: September 27, 2017)
Blackened Chicken Breast w/Black Bean Corn Salsa, Spanish Rice & Veggies (Cutoff: September 27, 2017)
Macadamia Crusted Salmon w/Coconut Rice & Mango Sauce (Cutoff: September 27, 2017)
Rigatoni w/Vegetable Bolognese & Mascarpone (Cutoff: September 27, 2017)

AIMP Members - $44.00 per person
AIMP Non-Members - $57.00 per person

Our banking sponsor for this event is:

Parking: Self-parking is available on site at no additional charge. 

Reservations accepted online at www.aimp.org or by telephone at 818-771-7301 until Wednesday, September 27th at noon.  Advance registration deadline with entree choice also ends on Wednesday, September 27th at noon
 Premier Members and/or groups of 5 or more who have RSVP'd and paid online may request reserved seating by e-mail or phone, 818-771-7301.  We will do our best to accommodate late reservations made the day before the event, but please be advised that entrée selection and space may be limited. Online reservations can be paid online by credit card.  Payment at the door is by cash, check or credit card (with a $5 surcharge).  Those who walk up without a reservation will be served whatever is available, space allowing, but most likely prime rib. If an event is sold out, walk-ups will not be accommodated.

Full-time students with a current student I.D. - $47.00 per person*

*Qualifying students must reserve by phone and pay in advance by check or at the door. There are no online reservation or payment services for this discounted rate.
NOTE TO BERKLEE ALUMNI: If you are inquiring in response to a special offer via the Berklee Newsletter, please email 
LAinfo@aimp.org for registration instructions.

Attention Students!  The AIMP has launched its education initiative at Lawry's.  What this means is that up to 8 students are allowed to attend each panel for $20 per person.  The fee does not include food. This is a great opportunity to learn about music publishing and network. You must RSVP and pay in advance via e-mail or by calling 818-771-7301.

Attention attorneys: this activity has been approved for .75 hour of Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California. Attorneys wishing to register for MCLE credit should bring their state bar number with them for the sign in sheet.
Attention CPA’s: This activity follows the continuing education guidelines specified in the California Board of Accountancy Regulations. CPA’s wishing to register for .75  CE credit should bring their CPA license number with them for the sign in sheet. [Pick up your certificate at the luncheon – AIMP cannot 
issue certificates after-the-fact.]

Additional Speaker Information

Jonathan Taplin is an author and Director Emeritus of the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab. Taplin's new book Move Fast and Break Things: How Google, Facebook and Amazon Have Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy is a path-breaking polemic in support of the future of creative industries in the age of the Internet platform. Taplin began his entertainment career in 1969 as Tour Manager for Bob Dylan and The Band. In 1973 he produced Martin Scorsese's first feature film, Mean Streets that was selected for the Cannes Film Festival. Between 1974 and 1996, Taplin produced 26 hours of television documentaries (including The Prize and Cadillac Desert for PBS) and 12 feature films including The Last Waltz, Until the End of the World, Under Fire, and To Die For. His films were nominated for Oscar and Golden Globe Awards and chosen for The Cannes Film Festival seven times.

A graduate of Princeton University, Taplin was a Professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism from 2003 - 2016. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California Broadband Task Force in January of 2007. He currently sits on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's Council on Technology and Innovation. His commentary has been published by The New York Times, Time.com, The Huffington Post, Medium, and Talking Points Memo.

Michelle Lewis is an award-winning songwriter (Cher, Katherine McPhee, II Volo, Little Mix) and composer (Disney’s Doc McStuffins, Nickelodeon’s Bubble Guppies) and, most recently, creators’ rights advocate. Along with fellow songwriters, Kay Hanley, Shelly Peiken and Pam Sheyne, she co-founded SONA (Songwriters of North America) - a Los Angeles-based organization of professional songwriters and composers who wish to advocate for upholding the value of their work in the digital future.

Jeff Boxer is the Executive Director and General Counsel of the Content Creators Coalition (c3), an artist-run non-profit advocacy group representing creators in the digital landscape. Before joining c3, Jeff specialized in public and private sector labor and employment law. He also served in the non-profit world, including as a board member for the Disability Rights Legal Center and the Learning Rights Law Center. Jeff is an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School, and teaches labor law.

He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Occidental College.

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