National Conference of Personal Managers Inc. • www.NCOPM.com
National Conference of Personal Managers Inc. • www.NCOPM.com
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023, 1:30-2:30 pm
Danny Goldberg, President of Gold Village Entertainment, has worked in the music business as a personal manager, record company president, public relations executiveand journalist since the late 1960s. Goldberg was the founder of Gold Mountain Entertainment, an artist management firm whose clients included Nirvana, Hole, Sonic Youth, Bonnie Raitt, The Allman Brothers, Rickie Lee Jones and more. Goldberg co-produced and co-directed the rock documentary feature, “No Nukes,” starring Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, and Jackson Browne, among others. He was the Executive Producer of the documentary about Steve Earle, “Just An American Boy.” He was Executive Producer of the multi-platinum soundtrack of music fromGoldberg began his career as a music journalist having written for, among others, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, and Billboard Magazine for whom he reviewed the Woodstock Festival in 1969.
Partial List of Speakers — More to follow.
Daniel Abrahamsen is a personal manager specializing in a variety of performers and ventriloquial artists. He is a Film and Theater Producer as well as Night Club Owner. He has been representing artists since 1983, whose artists have been regular cast members/writers on Saturday Night Live, The Chris Rock Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Mad TV, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, ABC's Super Showcase, Star Search, America's Got Talent, American Idol and The Just for Laughs Festival. He has produced shows for Six Flags Great Adventure, The Pfizer Events, The Westminster Kennel Show, The Venetian in Macau, International and national corporate shows, cruise lines, theatres, and Universities.
Burke Allen's Washington, DC based management firm Allen Media Strategies provides high impact representation and guidance for national and international touring musicians, members of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame groups, Tony nominated Broadway talent, reality TV personalities, New York Times best selling authors, award-winning publishers, motion picture, network television and streaming platform talent, subject matter experts, government agencies, political campaigns and candidates, non-profit groups, corporations and many others. Burke has overseen hundreds of concert, television and radio media tours, personal appearances, satellite media tours, and print and online media campaigns.
Evan Allen is a Canadian-born director/producer/writer and CEO of Cybrid Entertainment, a Vegas-based film production company. His comedy/horror feature film "6 Wheels From Hell" (July 2023 release) has won festival awards from Hollywood to Vancouver. Now available on DirectTV, the film will also stream on multiple platforms later this year. Mr. Allen will discuss how new technology and industry trends took his indie feature from concept to worldwide distribution.
A convicted felon, indicted for $400,000 cyber theft from two Las Vegas casinos, will reveal tips and tactics on how to protect your company and clients' email accounts, websites, and social media from cyber crimes. Plus, this anonymous expert will disclose what to do when you or a client are a victim of cyber ransom.
For two decades, Peggy Becker's Parkside Talent Management has represented child and young adult actors and actresses who have appeared on Broadway, plus in major motion pictures and television series. Her prominent clients include Catherine Missal, who appeared in "Tell Me Lies," "Movement and Location," and "Vacation." She also has guest-starred on two episodes of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and Kyleigh Curran, who starred in the horror film Doctor Sleep and plays Harper on the Disney Channel mystery series Secrets of Sulphur Springs. She previously played young Nala in a Broadway production of The Lion King.
Clinton Ford Billups Jr. is a veteran personal manager, Las Vegas event/show producer, television producer and an expert witness and consultant for entertainment industry litigation. For more than three decades, he has represented nationally renowned entertainers, television personalities and variety artists. He has produced prominent red carpet events, including the Casino Entertainment Awards, Oscar® Night Las Vegas and numerous charitable galas. Since 2002, he has served as National President of the National Conference of Personal Managers (NCOPM), the premier trade association for entertainment, music, and talent managers.
Kathyrn Boole is Vice President of Los Angeles-based Studio Talent Group (STG). After a year at UCLA studying Music, she had the great fortune to work for John Boorman. She assisted this talented Director for four years as a Script Reader/ Film Editor/ Sound Editor and Writer’s Assistant. Kathy returned to UCLA to major in Theatre and Filmmaking. Getting back to her roots, Kathy has been Literary Rep at Studio Talent Group since 1994. The STG Literary Department guides writers of select works through the writing or re-writing process, and assists in the marketing of finished scripts.
Phil Brock is CEO of Studio Talent Group (STG), which for more than 25 years has represented actors for commercials, film, television and theatre, including Pat Harrington Jr., Richard Moll and Mary Woronov. Mr. Brock was elected in 2020 as a member of the Santa Monica City Council. and is a 2023 inductee into the Personal Managers Hall of Fame. STG represents performers in the Motion Picture, Television, Theatre, Commercial, Internet, Literary & Packaging categories. The Commitment of Phil Brock and the STG staff is to guide their clients in reaching the highest level of competitive greatness that they can obtain in the acting profession.
A veteran Vegas hotelier by day, Steve Dennis has wracked up more than 4 million YouTube views with his nightly streaming on "Cash or Crash Las Vegas Live." With several channels and thousands of viewers, Steve has attracted a worldwide fan base. A former standup comedian and TV weather forecaster, Steve has a lengthy career in hospitality management and is currently the General Manager of The English Hotel, a Marriott Tribute Portfolio boutique hotel in the Las Vegas Arts District. He is the co-host of "April in Vegas," a streaming TV chat show (SAG-AFTRA) produced on location at The English Hotel.
With a career spanning over 40 years, Chris DiPetta, CEO, Artist Management International, has been a fixture in the standup comedy scene since its boom in the early 80s.Over the last few decades Chris has owned and operated the Atlanta Punchline as well as managed the careers of Earthquake, Cheryl Underwood, the late Capitol Records comedian & recording artist Tim Wilson, and most notably, television star Billy Gardell, who has starred in back to back CBS sitcoms, "Mike & Molly" and "Bob Hearts Abishola." On a handshake, their working relationship has spanned over 30s years.
Costas Gus Christ is a music producer, business manager, and manager of LCR Records, one of the most successful independent labels in Latin Music with songs charting on Mediabase, BDS and Billboard. He is a Voting Recording Academy Member since 2006 of NARAS and LARAS, and is a member of AIMP Association of Independent Music Publishers.
Nancy Iannios is the CEO of CORE Public Relations Group. Nancy has spearheaded PR campaigns for such notable actors as Rosanna Arquette, Drew Barrymore, Julie Bowen, Benjamin Bratt, Thomas Haden Church, Neil Patrick Harris, Katherine Heigl, Maureen McCormick, Elisabeth Moss, Patricia Richardson, Blair Underwood, Christopher Walken and many others. She has also represented world-renowned medical experts whom were featured on ABC’s groundbreaking reality series “Extreme Makeover.” She currently represents veterinarian Dr. Jan Pol, star of Nat Geo WILD’s #1 series “The Incredible Dr. Pol.”
Ed McPherson has been practicing law for 39 years. He recently was honored in Billboard Magazine’s “Top Music Lawyers” for the second year in a row. He has also been honored as Billboard’s “50 Attorneys of Note in the Music Biz,” and has been named among the Los Angeles Daily Journal’s “Top Entertainment Lawyers.” He has received an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell® for decades, which is the highest possible rating awarded. He also has been recognized as a California Super Lawyer for 14 consecutive years. He is a frequent author and lecturer and has served as a consultant and expert witness in connection with the California Talent Agencies Act, about which he has written numerous articles and spoken on many panels.
Rick Siegel, CEO of LA-based Marathon Entertainment, is a former stand-up comedian who is best known for his legal efforts that made the California Labor Commission change their interpretation of how the California Talent Agencies Act ("TAA") is enforced. Siegel created LaughTrack, a national magazine about stand-up comedy, and later became a personal manager for notable film/TV performers, actors, and writers. Rick Siegel was a 2017 inductee into the Personal Managers Hall of Fame.
Stan Soocher is the longtime Editor-in-Chief of the monthly publication Entertainment Law & Finance and an entertainment attorney. He is also Professor Emeritus of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies at the University of Colorado's Denver Campus, where he served as Music Department Chair. He has authored the books Baby You're a Rich Man: Suing the Beatles for Fun & Profit and They Fought the Law: Rock Music Goes to Court. Stan is a recipient of the State Bar of Texas Entertainment & Sports Law Section's "Texas Star Award" and he received ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards for excellence in music journalism, including for his music law articles in Rolling Stone, The National Law Journal and Musician Magazine.
David Spero is a 1970's rock-radio pioneer, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Board of Directors and music manager who has overseen the careers of Bad Company, Dickey Betts, Petula Clark, Billy Bob Thornton, Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens, Survivor, Don Felder, Patty Smyth and Joe Walsh and many others. David is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Board of Directors and was recently inducted into the Ohio Broadcasting Hall of Fame. His memoir, A Life In The Wings, has been very successful. An upcoming documentary on his life is also in production.
Rick Siegel, CEO of LA-based Marathon EnMark G. Tratos is the founding Shareholder of the Greenberg Traurig Las Vegas office, home of the largest group of entertainment attorneys in Nevada. Mark focuses his practice on a variety of entertainment, intellectual property, and litigation matters. He represents artists and performers, resort, hotel, and casino entities in federal court litigation involving trademarks, copyrights, domain names, rights of publicity, and privacy law for known casino brands. Mark has represented numerous artists and performers, including the estates of Orson Welles, Anthony Quinn; performers Teller, Ozzy Osbourne, Datrademarksvid Copperfield, Val Valentino, and The Masked Magician.
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