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Forum on Professional and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of Performing Artists and Workers In the Film and Television Industries

Forum on Professional and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of Performing Artists and Workers In the Film and Television Industries
Thursday, July 26, 2007,  1:00 to 5:00 p.m.


PANEL PRESENTATIONS


1.Performers’ and Film Workers’ Perspectives on How the Film and TV Industries Work

The session gave a brief overview on the state of professional working engagements of various film and television professionals and performers including the basic nature of each sector's engagement and involvement in the making of a creative production; the dynamics of their professional interaction with other sectors in the industries; the number of “unionized” or organized member of the sector; some of the common problems they encounter as sectoral professionals particularly on the matter of general rights and IPR protection;  and the perceived solutions. Session presented by the following:

Mr. Carlitos Siguion Reyna for DGPI; Mr. Jeorge E.R. Estregan for KAPPT; Mr. Emmanuel Dela Cruz, for the Independent Film Cooperative and Mr. Joel Lamangan of NMPP for the Film Workers' Sector.


2.Professional Rights and IPR of Performing Artists

The session elucidated on the legal provisions of two laws related to the general labor rights and and intellectual property rights of performers and workers of the film and television industries: the Labor Code and the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines.Session presented by Atty. Nicola Pichay, Legal Counsel of NCCA and Ms. Mitch Valdes, on the mandate of collective management societies.