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September 10, 2020

Time: 2:30 p.m. PST

Between The Cue Sheets: What Your Mother Never Told You

Cue sheets are the source of performance royalties for the musical compositions contained in film and TV productions, and can account for 90% or more of the earnings for a film & TV music publishing catalog. 

But what's in a cue sheet? What's not in a cue sheet? There are many misunderstandings about the information that's in them. When is a visual not a visual? Why isn't that dance scene listed as a feature use? And how about those montages? This is not a "how to" panel. If anything, it's a "how not to" panel.  So let your hair down, put your feet up, grab a beer, let the chips fall where they may, and we'll get to all these questions and more. 

Panelists

Michael Crepezzi
Assistant Vice President, Distribution & Administration Services, BMI

Ginia Eady-Marshall
Sr. Manager Music Research, Walt Disney Music Publishing

Nate Hill
Music Editor

Shawn LeMone
Senior Vice President Film & TV / Visual Media ASCAP Membership Group

Moderators

Eric Polin
Sr. VP Music Publishing, Universal Pictures

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Additional Speaker Information

Michael Crepezzi is Assistant Vice President, Distribution & Administration Services at BMI, and is based in Los Angeles. In his role, he works closely with the licensing and information technology departments. He is an integral part of the team responsible for the ongoing development of royalty payment policies and procedures regarding the use of music in audio-visual productions performed online, including emerging social media platforms. He also continues to execute his responsibilities regarding BMI’s music use reporting and television performance-related initiatives. In addition, Crepezzi maintains and develops relationships within the music publishing, composer and music production communities by answering inquiries and educating key constituents on BMI policies and procedures on a daily basis. Crepezzi joined BMI in 1993 as Associate Director, Performing Rights. Since joining BMI, he has continued to elevate throughout the company receiving several promotions including his current title as Assistant Vice President. Prior to joining BMI, he was Royalty and Accounting Manager at both Disney Music Publishing and Capitol Records’ publishing divisions, Screen Gems/Colgems Music. Crepezzi attended California State University, Northridge where he studied Business Administration. Michael served as an active board member for the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) for 14 consecutive years from 2000-2014. During his term, Michael held various officer positions including AIMP Vice President, Executive Director and Secretary. In addition, Crepezzi played a critical role in the establishment of the AIMP Nashville Chapter, as well as the formation of the recent Linda Liker Komorsky Scholarship.

Ginia Eady-Marshall is the Senior Manager of Music Research at Disney Music Publishing for The Walt Disney Company in Burbank CA. In her role she oversees the domestic and international cue sheet music reporting to the PROs for Disney’s Studio Entertainment, Media Networks Group, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and Disney+. Her career began at BMI where she was elevated to the role of Sr. Director of Writer/Publisher Administration responsible for overseeing all West Coast region writer and publisher affiliations and administrative services in connection with those affiliates. Ginia currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Independent Music Publishers and she also contributes to the International Cue Sheet Harmonization Working Group tasked with reviewing and standardizing international methods. Ginia is the founder of the Music Cue Sheet Forum established with the goal of examining and modernizing domestic practices.

Nate Hill is a Union Music Editor working professionally in Los Angeles since 2005. Earning a Bachelor’s from the University of California, Santa Barbara and then an Engineering certificate from the LA Recording School, he worked for a number of years in commercial recording studios before entering the world of Post Production. He has been nominated for several Golden Reel Awards for projects ranging from Disney’s “Descendants” franchise to CBS’ “The Good Wife,” and is currently working on a variety of material in both TV & Film. Recent/Current Projects include ABC’s “Stumptown," TBS’ "Miracle Workers” & “The Last OG," AMC’s “Creepshow," Paramount Network’s "68 Whiskey," Netflix’s “Black Summer,” and Hulu’s “Books of Blood.”

After graduating from UCLA with a Bachelor’s degree in social psychology, Shawn Lemone began his professional journey serving as a foreign levies administrator at Directors Guild of America. In his prominent role at ASCAP, Shawn guides and supervises the pursuits of their glittering lineup of composers for film, television, gaming, advertising, and beyond. To date, he has championed and advanced the careers of internationally acclaimed musical titans including Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Nicholas Britell, Jonny Greenwood, Michael Giacchino, Rupert Gregson-Williams, Junkie XL, Marco Beltrami, Carter Burwell, Marc Shaiman, John Debney, Jed Kurzel, Dave Porter, the late Jóhann Jóhannsson, and a legion of others. Shawn is responsible for an ambitious array of annual pedagogical activities, most notably the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop and the film/television related programming for the ASCAP Experience (fka “I Create Music” EXPO). Under Shawn’s reign, ASCAP has formed meaningful partnerships with reputed organizations including the Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL), the Alliance for Women Film Composers, the Production Music Association (PMA), and Game Audio Network Guild, fostering a strong sense of community for their membership.

As a high-level entertainment industry executive, Eric Polin has over 25 years of experience, ranging from film to music to TV to home entertainment. He has identified and developed strategic initiatives worth tens of millions of dollars, and has a proven track record of achieving sustained double-digit income growth for his companies and their clients. Eric is currently Sr. Vice President of Music Publishing at Universal Pictures where he oversees the administration of their film and TV music catalog dating back to 1928. Previously, he was a partner at Wixen Music Publishing where he oversaw the publishing administration of some of the top songwriter/artists in the industry. Mr. Polin serves on the national board of directors of the Association of Independent Music Publishers. He is also a past president of the California Copyright Conference and is the founder and past chairman of their scholarship program. He has moderated CCC panels on artist managers, independent music publishing, film music, digital distribution, unusual music rights and helped assemble panels on SIRA and indie record labels. Mr. Polin has been quoted in The New York Times, and his opinions have been published by Billboard magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, and the U.S. Copyright Office. He is a frequent guest speaker at the music industry programs of Northeastern University, Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State Northridge, having also participated in industry events at those schools as well as at USC and UCLA. He holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BA in Economics from UCLA.

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