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Mukhaye Nangalama
(SAG-AFTRA)
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Talin Galoosian
(Entertainment Attorney)
Pat Varriale
(AFM - ESMD)
Kelly Baden
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Kelly Baden
(Director, Revenue Assurance - Warner Music Group)
Sean Fernald
(Music Supervisor)
MODERATOR

Executives from SAG/AFTRA and AFM will navigate you through the murky waters of Union Re-Use fees and SAG/AFTRA financial obligations, explaining the new requirements to help you best budget for your projects.

TYPE: Moderated Panel

ROOM: TAPER HALL 202

(159 Seated)

TIME: 2:00pm - 2:50pm

Upon completion of her J.D. at Southern University, Mukhaye Nangalama began work as a Business Representative in the SAG-AFTRA Music Department. In her role, Mukhaye acts as an advocate for all vocalists on union sound recordings as well as a liaison between SAG-AFTRA and all signatory record labels. She works to interpret and enforce the terms of the SAG-AFTRA Sound Recordings Code license provisions. For most, she is the first point of contact after securing a license from a signatory label.  She works daily with music clearance specialists, music producers, and music teams involved in all aspects of production to ensure union obligations are met for both US and foreign licensees that engage in licensing agreements with signatory record labels. Additionally, Mukhaye works to educate third party licensees, vocalists, and management to ensure that all parties have an understanding of the union process.  When she is not at SAG-AFTRA, Mukhaye spends her time travelling and loving all things Beyonce!

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Mukhaye Nangalama
(SAG-AFTRA)
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Talin Galoosian
(Entertainment Attorney, SAG-AFTRA)

Talin Galoosian serves as Counsel of SAG-AFTRA, one of the largest entertainment labor unions in the world, and is responsible for enforcing SAG-AFTRA collective bargaining agreements through arbitration and state/federal litigation. She represents SAG-AFTRA in any proceedings brought by or against the Union. She also helps in SAG-AFTRA’s contractual negotiations process. Prior to this position, Talin worked in SAG-AFRA’s Music department as a Business Representative, and helped conduct Business Affairs at an independent record label.

Talin received her J.D. from Southwestern Law School, in Los Angeles, and her Bachelor’s Degree from UCSD, in La Jolla. Prior to working at SAG-AFTRA, Talin served as an Associate Attorney at a boutique employment litigation firm. During law school, Talin externed for the Honorable Jay C. Gandhi, clerked for the Office of the Attorney General, and interned for the Office of the City Attorney in Los Angeles. She spent time campaigning for Mayor Eric Garcetti, and co-authored a research paper on U.S. platforms on international legal treaties and instruments while interning for the Center of Human Rights in Padua, Italy.

Patrick Varriale has been with the AFM for 44 years, and currently functions as Director of the Electronic Media Services Division (“EMSD”). Throughout his esteemed career at the AFM, Pat has administered the Commercial Announcements Agreement, the National Public Television Agreement, and the Sound Recording Labor Agreement, as well as participated in negotiations for these agreements, and many others. Today, he is described as “all thing electronic media” and oversees all functions of EMSD both on the east and west coast. Pat prides himself in his specialized knowledge of all the many facets of the Sound Recording Labor Agreement, National Public Television, National Public Radio, Limited Pressing, Demonstration Recording and Background Music agreements. Patrick Varriale continues to work on behalf of recording musicians all over the country to ensure they are being properly compensated for their work under such agreements.

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Pat Varriale
(AFM - ESMD)
Kelly Baden

Kelly Baden serves as the Director for Revenue Assurance for WMG’s Center of Excellence for Shared Services in Nashville, TN. The center provides services to all of WMG’s  U.S. record labels and divisions. In her role, Kelly oversees revenue collection and processing in connection with third party licensing. Kelly also serves on WMG’s Union Relations group. Prior to relocating to Nashville, Kelly served in the Warner Bros. Records royalty department. She holds a J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and earned her B.A. degree from Pomona College.

Kelly Baden
(Director, Revenue Assurance - Warner Music Group)

Sean Fernald has produced several features and documentaries, including "Red Velvet" (2009) (a horror-fantasy film) and is preparing "Top of the Mountain" (2015) (a televangelist believes that God has appeared to him and commanded him to meet him at "the top of the mountain" and await further instruction. He does so, with catastrophic results).

As a Music Supervisor, Sean has worked on over 100 features along with various television series, film & video game trailers, advertising spots, corporate branding campaigns and more.

Sean has 10+ years of major record label experience with MCA Records, Virgin Records, Capitol Records and Sony Music, specializing in visual marketing, music video (production and promotion) and music licensing and clearance for film, television and other media.

Sean is a voting member of N.A.R.A.S. (National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences), the Guild of Music Supervisors and The Television Academy.

 

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Sean Fernald
(music supervisor)
MODERATOR