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July 17, 2014

Time: 11:30 am - 1:45 pm

Creative Deal Making & Licensing Trends in Film & TV

From left, Jerome Spence/peermusic, AIMP Board member Michelle Belcher who organized the panel, John Houlihan/Houlihan Film Music, Catherine Farley, Evan Greenspan/EMG Music Clearance and Nick Guarino/Universal Music Enterprises.

Photos by Liz Redwing, courtesy Lawry's The Prime Rib, Beverly Hills.  


Catherine Farley
(Former) Director TV Licensing, Disney

Evan Greenspan
President, EMG Music Clearance

Nick Guarino
Director Film & TV Music, Universal Music Enterprises

Jerome Spence
Sr Director Film & TV, peermusic


John Houlihan
Music Supervisor, Houlihan Film Music

AIMP Panel

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Lawry's The Prime Rib
100 North La Cienega Blvd. (near Wilshire)
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

The LA Chapter exclusive banking sponsor:

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

Reservations accepted online at www.aimp.org or by telephone at 818-771-7301until Wednesday, July 16th at noon.  Advance registration deadline with entree choice also ends on Wednesday, July 16th at noon Premier Members and groups of 5 or more 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; however, credit cards are not accepted at the door. Payment at the door is by cash or check only.  Those who walk up without a reservation will be served whatever is available, space allowing. If an event is sold out, walk-ups will not be accommodated.

Full-time students with a current student I.D. - $45.00 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 by calling 818-771-7301.

Attention attorneys: this activity has been approved for one 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 one 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

CATHERINE FARLEY is a music licensing professional, most recently on staff at the Disney ABC Television group, where she handled licensing for ABC, ABC Family and Disney channel programs, as well as for television animation, Radio Disney and the theme parks.  Prior to that she worked at labels, licensing out and in music production, with producer credits on over 50 albums.

EVAN M. GREENSPAN studied musicology and composition at the University of Pennsylvania before coming to UCLA for an MFA in Theater.  While writing for TV, film and stage, he had an opportunity to create the music business department at Alan Landsburg Productions (producer of “That’s Incredible” and “Gimme A Break”).  He subsequently went on to “Star Search,” then founded EMG, developing a global clientele in television, film, video, theater and online media.  EMG has handles over 10,000 music clearances annually for clients such as the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys, ABC, CBS/Viacom, NBC/Universal, FOX, HBO, iHeartRadio, Turner, BBC Worldwide, Warner Horizon, and A&E Networks. He is a voting member of the Academy of Television and Arts and Sciences, a past President of the California Copyright Conference, and a frequent guest lecturer for UCLA Extension.

NICK GUARINO is the Director of Film & TV Music for Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) and is responsible for licensing the company’s master recordings in advertising. Since 2004, Mr. Guarino has negotiated the placement of many of the most recognizable recordings for the world’s biggest brands. Working with the largest catalog of recorded music, now having grown considerably with the acquisition of EMI in 2012, Mr. Guarino licenses not only today’s top hits but masters from throughout Universal’s rich history. Mr. Guarino also leads UMe’s business development efforts in finding opportunities for its music in the realm of mobile and social apps. With an extensive background in licensing to traditional video games and consumer products, he has successfully experimented with new licensing models to bring UMe’s music to emerging technologies.

JEROME SPENCE started his music career in 1998 as an intern at RCA Records in the A&R department. He then moved to Arista Records as a Soundtracks Coordinator.  After Arista, Jerome became the Director of Film & TV Music Licensing for Firstcom Music, a production music library.  Feeling the need to make a larger impact, he moved over to the small independent Position Music where he was responsible for creative pitching. Jerome’s success then spawned his creation of Grace Soul Music, representing artists, producers and songwriters for Film & TV placements in media. Under Grace Soul Music, Jerome also music supervised films and award shows, executive produced music for libraries and oversaw the score of film trailers. In 2011 Jerome joined the peermusic family as Sr. Creative Director of Film & TV, overseeing all Film/TV Operations for peer US.

JOHN HOULIHAN is a Music Supervisor who has helped shape the music of more than 70 feature films.  Highlights include all three Austin Powers films, Training Day, Looper, Don Jon and Supermensch. 2014 projects include the comedy Let’s Be Cops, the feature animated film The Book Of Life and Robert Rodriguez’s new cable television series “Matador.” In Advertising, John has supervised spots for Fortune 500 companies as well as non-profit organizations like Bono’s ONE.org and the Special Olympics. John is currently serving as Vice President of the Guild Of Music Supervisors.

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