Latin American Training Center presents

March 28th to April 1st, 2017 – miami


Entertainment, Business and Legal Affairs Program

A unique professional “package” of business conferences + studio tour + Legal Symposium  highlighting the latest entertainment industry topics for attorneys and executives

In partnership with





After evaluating the large number of applications received, LATC is pleased to award full grants to:

– Álvaro Lezama (Chile);  

– Claudio Cao Quintas (Brazil);  

– Eduardo Enrique Carrera (Panama);  

– Federico Guillermo Fischer (Uruguay);  

– Luiza Melo do Prado (Brazil);

– Nicolas Münzel Camaño (Argentina);

– Raúl Bravo (Venezuela);

– Roberto Manuel Barba Rebaza (Peru). 

Given the enormous interest in the Program by qualified Latin American attorneys, executives and law students, LATC will make available partial grants (50%) to selected applicants.

The Grant Program is part of LATC´s efforts to ensure high-level training of entertainment and audiovisual professionals.

Selected Program Topics include:

  • The Future of Augmented and Virtual Reality in Entertainment and Sports
  • Working with Creatives in 2017: The Collaborative Process between Writers and Producers on all Platforms
  • Making, Licensing and Distributing Content in Latin America – Challenges and Opportunities
  • The Future of the Music Industry is Digital Performance Rights and Revenues
  • Recording Agreement Hot Buttons for Artists, Writers, Producers and Labels
  • Having Your Client’s Back: Representing the Athlete as a Manager/Agent
  • Sounds Heard Round the World: International Film, Television, ISP and Digital Media Issues
  • The Blob That Ate Hollywood – How Millennials and the Web are Altering the Media Landscape for Traditional and New Media
  • Lost in Translation: Current Issues in International Intellectual Property
  • Current Issues in Pay and Broadcast Television Content in Latin America
  • Producing Content in Miami – Opportunities and Challenges
  • Miami Production Studio Tour at Cisneros and/or Telemundo

For a full list of topics and activities see the Schedule!

The full package includes:

Full-day exclusive business affairs meetings + presentations by local and regional executives and government officials, including a studio tour.

Two-day International Legal Symposium on the World of Music, Film Television and Sports on the University of Miami campus.

Networking with leading US attorneys from NY, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco and Chicago on current legal issues in film, TV, music and sports industries.

4 nights in a major Miami area hotel, airport-hotel transfers, lunches, and a Certificate of Participation.

The 3-day program package includes:

Full-day exclusive business affairs meetings + presentations by local and regional executives and government officials, including a studio tour.

Two-day International Legal Symposium on the World of Music, Film Television and Sports on the University of Miami campus.

Networking with leading US attorneys from NY, L.A., Miami (and others) on current legal issues in film, TV, music and sports industries; and a Certificate of Participation.

Costs and discounts

The full package is US$ 2000

3-day program package is


5% discount for Members of the Media Support Entities and Bar Associations

For further information contact

Featured Speakers

Luciana Ferri Sobrosa

Luciana Ferri Sobrosa

Senior Director, Business & Legal Affairs, HBO L.A. Group

Luciana Ferri Sobrosa serves as Senior Director at HBO since October 2007. In the current position she is involved in structuring and negotiation of all the production agreements for all Brazilian productions carried out by HBO LAG. Luciana has experience in the telecommunications, audiovisual, media, copyright, intellectual property and marketing areas.

José Sariego

José Sariego

Partner, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

José Sariego is an international media, entertainment and transactional lawyer and executive with more than 25 years’ experience with outside law firms and as in-house general counsel. Mr. Sariego has negotiated and closed multi-million dollar licensing, distribution and other deals for broadcast and pay television brands and channels in the United States and throughout Latin America.

John Garcia

John Garcia

SVP & GM, Warner Bros. Latin America

John Garcia serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Latin America at Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITD). Mr. Garcia is responsible for all of WBITD’s program licensing activities – including sales, marketing and distribution – throughout Latin America and supervise its sales team in the region.

Steve Solot

Steve Solot

LATC, Founder and president; REBRAFIC, Executive Director

Steve Solot is founder and President of the Latin American Training Center-LATC, a regional media training and consulting center in Rio de Janeiro, specialized in creative training programs for audiovisual content producers in Latin America. He is also Executive Director of REBRAFIC – Brazilian Film Commission Network. Mr. Solot serves as consultant for a number of organizations in the audiovisual sector in Latin America and USA.

Eduardo Ruiz

Eduardo Ruiz

President & GM, A&E Networks Latin America

Eduardo Ruiz is President & General Manager at A&E Networks Latin America, a joint venture of A+E Networks and Ole Communications has been the fastest growing cable group in the region for five consecutive years. Prior to joining A+E Networks Latin America, Ruiz was senior vice president and general manager of HBO Latin America Advertising Services, the pan-regional sales representative for A&E, History and The Warner Channel.

Henry Root

Henry Root

Partner, Lapidus, Root, Franklin & Sacharow, LLP

Henry W. Root is a partner in the entertainment law firm of Lapidus, Root, Franklin & Sacharow, LLP. He has over 30 years of legal and business affairs experience in the music, television industries and entertainment industries, specializing in complex transactions for sophisticated individual and institutional clients in the music, television film and literary industries, including content sales, acquisitions, distribution and exploitation, rights clearances, due diligence and intellectual property valuation and management.

More than 100 speakers !

Harold A. Flegelman

Director of the Graduate Program, University of Miami School of Law

Will moderate a panel on

The Future of augmented and virtual reality in Entertainment and Sports

Joseph Z. Fleming

Greenberg Traurig PA, Miami

Will speak on “Successfully Addressing Union and Guild Issues for Film and Television Productions

Richard W. Rappaport

The Law Firm, Richard Warren Rappaport, Miami Beach

Will moderate a panel on

Real Politics 2017 – Film, Television, Music, The New Media and the American Political Odyssey

Randell M. Kessler

Kessler & Solomiany, Atlanta

Will speak on

Atheles and their images; Leagues VS. Players VS. Bad conduct

Helene M. Freeman

Phillips Nizer LLP, New York

Will speak on

Entertainment Litigation Update

Billy Corben

Filmmaker; Co-founder of Rakontur, Miami

Will speak on

Wealth management for real life ballers: Financial planning for athletes and entertainers

George Howard

Associate Professor of Management at Berklee College of Music, Boston

Keynote Speaker on

A Cautionary Tale

Ivan Parron

Parron Law, Miami

Will speak on “One lawyer, many hats: Conflicts of interest in Entertainment & Sports Law

Harvey R. Levin

Founder and Executive Producer, TMZ , Los Angeles

Keynote Speaker on

The TMZ Story

For a full list of speakers see the Schedule!

Testimonials from previous LATC Programs

As an entertainment lawyer in Colombia it’s essential for me to gain up-to-date information on trends in the US legal system and business environment, to meet with colleagues abroad, and to create collaborations. My professional experience with the LATC US audiovisual industry program in Los Angeles was terrific, and I am sure the Miami program will offer additional insights into the legal aspects of the industry, especially the concepts of fair use and licensing.

Patricia Renjifo

Senior Partner, Ley en Movimiento - COLOMBIA

As the only participant from New Zealand in the 2015 LATC US Film Industry Program in Los Angeles, I was honored to represent my country. It was a highly rewarding personal and professional experience which yielded concrete results for my film projects, and also generated multiple contacts through networking with industry professionals in the American Film Market, and well as in our own LATC group. I congratulate LATC on the initiative in Miami! Gabriel Ride

Director, Pageant Films - NEW ZEALAND

LATC created a unique program on the US audiovisual industry in L.A., in which I participated several years ago, and the BNDES has regularly enrolled members of its staff from the Culture, Entertainment and Tourism Dept. in the program. The new program in Miami will offer a different focus on legal and business affairs, and will surely contribute to the advancement of professionals and the entertainment sector in Brazil and the region general.

Luciane Gorgulho

Head of Culture, Entertainment & Tourism Dept., Brazilian National Development Bank - BNDES - BRAZIL

I’m glad to recommend this new, great conference that will be in Miami about entertainment. It will surely be as interesting and useful as the LATC Program in Los Angeles. Because the high level of speakers and great LATC coordination, I’m already planning to be there in Miami!

Jaime R. Angeles

Partner, AngelesPons - Attorneys at Laws - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Having participated in the LATC Program in Los Angeles some years ago, as well as co-sponsored several LATC books though my law firm, I’m pleased to see the new expansion of LATC programs to the east coast of the US, and a program which meets the demands of entertainment lawyers in Latin America to upgrade their expertise. We look forward to participating.

Fabio Cesnik

Partner, Cesnik, Quintino e Salinas Advogados - BRAZIL

I am very impressed with the LATC programs in which I participated, both the Film Business School and two editions of the Los Angeles Intensive Industry Program. These programs had an important influence on my career and orientation of my company.

Marcus Ligocki Junior

Producer, Director and Writer, Ligocki Entertainment - BRAZIL

Registration Deadline








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Registration Deadline: February 28th
Applicants will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

LATC is a media training, publisher and audiovisual consulting center with regional headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. Since 2009 LATC has conducted immersion programs and trade missions in the U.S. for Latin American producers, attorneys and executives.

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