When: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Where: The Art Directors Club
106 West 29th Street
New York NY 10001
Buyers are invited to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Art Directors Club in the heart of New York to talk, make new contacts, build relationships, expand networks and do business, face-to-face and one-on-one with international footage libraries.
Registration is now open for complimentary entry to the event.
Attendees will meet top international footage libraries with specialist collections, discuss licencing, view screenings and acquire new content and enjoy a free buffet lunch or Happy Hour at the end of the day.
Please click here to register now.
The Copyright Office is reviewing the problem of orphan works under U.S. copyright law in continuation of its previous work on the subject and to advise Congress on possible next steps for the United States.
The Office seeks comments regarding the current state of play for orphan works. The Office is interested in what has changed in the legal and business environments during the past few years that might be relevant to a resolution of the problem and what additional legislative, regulatory, or voluntary solutions deserve deliberation. This is a general inquiry, and the Office will likely publish additional notices on this topic.
Comments are due by 5:00 pm EST on January 4, 2013, and reply comments are due by 5:00 pm EST on February 4, 2013.
More information may be found at www.copyright.gov/orphan.
October 25, 2012
Due date for comments on proposed amendments to proposed regulations governing reporting of statements of account under the section 115 license
October 25, 2012
Deadline for requests to participate in the small claims public hearings to be held in New York City November 15 and 16
November 2, 2012
Public symposium on section 108 Reform at Columbia Law School in New York City
November 15 and 16, 2012
Public meeting in New York City on remedies for small copyright claims
November 26, 2012
Due date for reply comments on proposed amendments to proposed regulations governing reporting of statements of account under the section 115 license
November 26 and 27, 2012
Public meeting in Los Angeles on remedies for small copyright claims
December 5, 2012
Due date for comments on consideration of a federal resale royalty right
January 4, 2013
Due date for comments on orphan works
February 4, 2013
Due date for reply comments on orphan works
Aim to Build Combined Stronger Voice in Photography Industry
American Photographic Artists (APA) today announced that Editorial Photographers (EP), a highly regarded association aimed at improving profitability of editorial photography, has agreed to a merger that will benefit professional photographers around the world. The merger is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. This merger will increase the size of APA to approximately 3,200 members.
“APA is excited to have Editorial Photographers come into our association while maintaining their identity as a National Chapter of APA,” comments Stephen Best, CEO of APA National. “With so many core values of the two associations being the same, a merger is an ideal vehicle to build a stronger voice in the industry. APA looks forward to giving the support to the American Photographic Artists Editorial Photographers chapter with new, additional benefits to the current EP member.”
Editorial Photographers began in 1999 when a group of 13 San Francisco Bay Area photographers fed up with stagnant editorial rates decided they couldn’t just sit back and take it any longer so they stopped taking assignments from Business Week until they changed their rates. These 13 photographers grew into a nationwide movement.
"For the past decade, EP has enjoyed partnering with APA on photography advocacy issues affecting the photo industry. Through that partnership, we have come to realize that combining the strengths of both organizations would benefit all our members. We look forward to a bright future together," says Brian Smith, President of Editorial Photographers.
Many of the photographers who have been influential within EP are also APA members. Because of the two organizations’ shared goals and vision for the photographic industry, it is a natural fit for EP to merge into APA. The challenges editorial photographers face in the photographic field are the same facing all professional photographers that includes declining fees and the challenges of Internet use on the licensing of images. A more consolidated voice will now be heard.
"Our organizations can gain strength by joining forces for the good of our industry—that’s our goal with this merger. We will continue offering great member benefits as well as assisting with initiatives such as PLUS which can help encourage and support photographers everywhere,” adds Theresa Raffetto, President of APA National.
Novus Select announced today the formation of Tectonic Media Group (TMG), a New York-based talent management and media consulting firm. TMG represents the top talent in action and adventure sports photography and filmmaking. The firm will look after each artist in all aspects of their career, from print advertising and editorial work, to directing commercials, branded content, and feature length documentaries, as well as content licensing, book publishing, speaking engagements, and brand endorsements.
The initial group of artists includes Jimmy Chin, Jeff Curtes, Corey Rich, and Tyler Stableford, all of whom have shot advertising campaigns for top brands including Apple, Burton Snowboards, Canon, Nike, Nikon, and The North Face.
"This group represents some of the best talent working today," says Jonathan Retseck, Director of TMG. "These artists are not only amazing trans-media storytellers, but also possess the rare ability to succeed under pressure and achieve high-production-value shoots in the most remote and dangerous locations on Earth."
Jose Azel, CEO of Novus Select and ASPP member, says, "Never has there been this concentration of creativity, ingenuity and raw talent in the outdoor media sector. This group's cumulative experience is unparalleled. TMG is a great addition and extension of our diverse photography network, and certainly at the peak of our artist roster."
"I am all about community, camaraderie and collaboration," says artist Corey Rich. "I am confident that being teamed up with the guys that I admire most, Tyler, Jimmy and Jeff, will allow us all to grow creatively and professionally."
Tyler Stableford adds, "I am thrilled to be partnering with such a talented group of visual artists and storytellers at Tectonic Media Group. I think it will be a powerful coalition and repping group."
TMG is a division of Novus Select, www.novusselect.com. Follow www.tectonicmg.com/news for the latest finished work and behind the scenes footage from TMG artists as they work around the globe. Follow TMG on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TectonicMediaGroup and on Twitter at twitter.com/TectonicMG.
Here is a recap of recent articles posted on Photo Licensing Options. (To read stories on this site, you will need to first sign with an email address and password. There is a fee in the form of credits to read the full text of each story. The fee for many stories is 2 credits, but that varies depending on the story.)
Stock Photos In Demand
Yuri Arcurs, probably the world’s most prolific stock photographer, has written a blog post outlining how the demand for stock imagery has changed and identified a few subjects to shoot and ones to avoid given the oversupply and declining demand. - Read the whole story...
Return Per Image
The cost of producing images certainly hasn’t declined in the last 8 years. If anything it has increased. But, it is interesting to take a look at what’s been happening to the return-per-image on file based on Getty Images figures. - Read the whole story...
PACA, ASMP and CCC Join To Solve Web Usage Problem
The Picture Archive Council of America (PACA), American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) are jointly exploring the development of a new, global, collective licensing model for unlicensed web usages. PACA expects this model to have a transformative impact on the industry for all licensors of visual media. - Read the whole story...
Shutterstock Raises $76.5 Million in IPO
Shutterstock has raised $76.5 million by selling 4.5 million shares at $17 each. This was above the expected price range of between $13 and $15 per share. Today, the stock is trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SSTK” at $22 per share. - Read the whole story...
We're ramping up for a busy month here at the ASPP. Our members and chapters are either participating in or presenting copyright events in Chicago (at the PACA Conference - one day discounted admissions for ASPP members are still available), in Washington, D.C. on the 18th and in New York on the 23rd. Christopher Reed, senior advisor for Policy & Special Projects from the Office of the Register of Copyrights will keynote both the latter events.
If you're attending Visual Connections on the 24th, please stop by the ASPP table at A-13 and have some fun at our photo portrait booth. We had a blast doing this last year and are able to reprise the fun again courtesy of Vita Images. And bring a new member by too. If you refer one of your co-workers, clients, friends or other picture professional who joins the ASPP, we'll extend your membership by two months. Bring in six and get a year free! Here are the details.
We also have openings on our chapter boards for new talent. Please consider volunteering for the 2013-2014 term. It's a rewarding experience and a terrific way to connect with your local community as well as the larger photo world if you serve on the national board. If you're interested, please reach out to your local co-presidents or to me directly.
And finally, a warm congratulations to Ed Whitley of the Bridgeman Art Library, this year's recipient of the Jane Kinne Picture Professional of the Year Award. This honor goes to ASPP members who have made significant contributions to the industry, made a single significant achievement and/or have provided continuing service to the ASPP and its membership. I've had the pleasure of knowing and working with Ed for many years now and this is a well-deserved acknowledgement. We'll present the award at the New York chapter holiday party in December so stay tuned for information on that.
Ed has been with Bridgeman since 1995. He started as a researcher in their London office and quickly worked his way up to management. In 1999, Bridgeman transferred him from London to New York to head up the fledgling U.S. office. He became president in 2007 and he continues to manage Bridgeman’s New York office.
Ed has been a member of ASPP since 2006 and a longtime patron of the industry. He has supported the association as a volunteer, through sponsorships and with consistent advertising in ASPP’s quarterly magazine, The Picture Professional. For almost a decade, Ed and Bridgeman Art Library have played gracious and generous hosts to the highly attended ASPP Summer party, donating much of their time, resources and financial backing to this event and others.
While always fair and reasonable, Ed stands firm in his convictions and stands up for the rights of picture suppliers. He works diligently to maintain Bridgeman’s reputation in the industry. His outgoing personality and sense of humor engages people; when someone meets Ed they remember him (and vice versa!).
National President Michael Masterson will present Ed with the award in New York at the Chapter’s annual holiday celebration (details of this event will be released soon). There will also be a profile of Ed in the next issue of ASPP’s magazine, to be published in late December 2012.
Award recipients are current ASPP members who have established significant contributions to photography, made a single outstanding achievement or provided continuing service to ASPP and its members. The award was renamed in 2007 in honor and remembrance of Jane Kinne, long-time and revered advocate for the professional photography industry.
Previous award winners (who become honorary lifetime members) are Jane Kinne, Larry Levin, Anita Duncan, Niki Barrie, Nancy Wolff, Jerry Tavin, Danita Delimont, Barbara Smetzer and Cathy Sachs. Congratulations, Ed!
Students will be offered a rare, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the 18th Annual NANPA Nature Photography Summit in Jacksonville, Florida where they'll participate in field workshops and classroom instruction designed specifically for them. Scholarships cover all lodging, meals, and the Summit registration fee. Transportation to and from Jacksonville is not included.
High School Program Info
Students must be 14 years old by June 1, 2012, but not yet 19 as of January 1, 2013. Nomination/application deadline is November 30, 2012. Program description and application info available here.
College Program Info
Applicants must be full-time students at a two or four-year college, university or trade school and be at least 19 years of age by December 31, 2012. Nomination/application deadline is November 16, 2012. Program description and application info available here.
Are you one of ASPP's student members, or do you know a student who is passionate about nature photography? Urge them to apply now!
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