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September 27, 2023

Music exec Natalia Nastaskin to speak at ABA Entertainment and Sports Forum conference, Oct. 5-7

CHICAGO, Sept. 27, 2023 – Music industry executive, dealmaker and counsel Natalia Nastaskin will speak at the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries 45th annual conference, which will be held Oct. 5-7 in Las Vegas.

Nastaskin, chief content officer at Primary Wave Music Publishing, will be the keynote luncheon speaker at 12 p.m. on Oct. 6. She is responsible for the development of unique and diversified content strategies for Primary Wave’s iconic artists and song catalogues. Prior to joining the company, Nastaskin was general manager of the Global Music Group at United Talent Agency, where she oversaw a team of more than 100 music agents across six offices and helped establish the group as a leader in talent representation. 

45th Annual Conference of the Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries
Sponsored by ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries

Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 5-7

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada       

The conference also will offer a plenary, “The Warhol Decision: Practical and Legal Effects of SCOTUS’ Recasting of the Fair Use Defense,” in which a panel of experts will look at the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith et al and the practical applications it might have to the practice of entertainment law and the art of creation. The session will be held at 2:15 p.m. PDT on Oct. 5.

Additionally, a new Art and Fashion Track is among this year's conference programming, including panels on “Mergers & Acquisitions in the Art and Entertainment Industry” and “The Future of Fashion IP.”

Other notable programs include (all times are PDT):

“Protecting the Athlete: Obtaining Financial Security, Engaging on Social Media and Providing Protections for Minors in a Post-NIL World” — More stories are emerging about professional athletes being taken advantage of by advisers, sponsors and other unscrupulous third parties. This session will discuss strategies and tools for protecting athletes, including helping them gain financial security and advising them on how to protect their investments.
Oct. 5, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

“Hollywood Labor Panel: What’s Happening/What Just Happened?” — May and June saw the expiration of three major collective bargaining agreements covering film, television and digital media. In what is expected to be one of the longest and angriest labor disputes in decades, the creative world faces issues ranging from changes in episodic order patterns to the potential impact of artificial intelligence. Panelists will address what it all means and where it might end up.
Oct. 6, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

“Tech Innovation in Sports: Enhancing Venues, Marketing and the Fan Experience — Industry leaders with backgrounds in sports marketing, technology and law will discuss next-generation stadium technology, innovative tools to improve the fan experience and data privacy issues,
Oct. 6, 10:45-11:45 a.m.

“Sound-a-Like Issues: From Midler v. Ford Motor Co. to Astley v. Havri— This panel will analyze the development of the doctrine prohibiting the creation and use of a person’s voice without permission and discuss the application of those concepts to the use and misuse of AI.
Oct. 6, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

“Litigation Update” — A panel of litigation experts will run down some of the major developments in court cases during the past year and present practice tips and lessons learned from the litigation. Panelists will also talk about discernible trends and cases likely to be a major factor in entertainment and sports law in the coming year.
Oct. 7, 9-10:30 a.m.

The conference program can be found online. For media registration, please contact Barbranda Walls at [email protected].

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