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At CEPIC London: Where Does the Content Provider Fit in the New Business Reality

The American Society of Media Photographers in conjunction with the CEPIC will present a day-long conference Where Does the Content Provider Fit in the New Business Reality, as part of the annual CEPIC Congress in London. This solution-oriented conference on May 16 will address the changing roles of content creators and distributors while providing insights into the technological, cultural and legal factors affecting the creation, distribution and monetization of visual content today and in the future.

Christina Vaughan, President of CEPIC commented, “CEPIC is very committed to open debate that includes every stakeholder in our industry. This day will have a strong Photographer-centric bias so we can all have a better understanding of the issues and challenges at the source of visual communication – our Photographers. The collaboration between ASMP and CEPIC also demonstrates the importance of Pan-European relationships as our world becomes smaller and more business is done in the borderless world of the Internet”.

Eugene Mopsik, Executive Director of ASMP adds “It’s no secret that the photographer-distributor relationship has changed radically in recent years. The ASMP is pleased to be working with CEPIC to facilitate this important conference. It’s time to bring all parties together for an unflinching look at where the stock industry is today, where it’s going and how people on both sides of the table can partner more effectively.”
Designed to foster candid discussion between creators and distributors, the conference opens with a keynote presentation by award-winning photojournalist, Jonathan Torgovnik, author of Bollywood Dreams and Intended Consequences, whose provocative work provides an inspiring reminder of the powerful role photography plays in an increasingly visual world. Subsequent presentations and panel discussions examine whether photographers need a professional distributor to make a profit, how photographers and distributors can work together for mutual benefit and what we can learn from other licensing based industries that have undergone similar upheavals.

A legal update focusing on copyright related issues in the U.S. and Europe provides critical insights while an interactive portfolio review gives photographers the opportunity to learn and challenge some of the best European Editors. The day concludes with a social hour for further discussion and networking.

Runs: May 16, 2012, Old Truman Brewery, London. Doors open 8:30 am, programming starts 9:15 am, ends 6:00 pm, social hour runs 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Register to attend the CEPIC Congress in London’s Old Truman Brewery.