Lawfully Creative is a series of intimate and honest conversations hosted by Annabelle Gauberti. Annabelle talks with artists, policy makers and performers – to hear their stories, what inspires their creations, what decisions changed their careers, and what relationships influenced their work. Since 2021, Lawfully Creative also encompasses our Crefovi's daily updates, which are our reflections and comments on the latest news which impact the creative industries. Produced by Crefovi.
Crefovi's daily updates: L'Agefi Actifs interviewed our founding and managing partner, Annabelle Gauberti, on atypical art assets and how they are being considered by the legal - and tax - sectors. The article was published on 19 July 2021 here https://www.agefiactifs.com/art-des-actifs-juridiquement-atypiques-90749 So what's the lowdown about atypical art works, such as encapsulated feces, encapsulated "air", even transparent art works? Are they legal? Are they treated as a "normal" art work, by the courts and the taxman? #art #artworks #artlaw #arttaxlaw #creativeindustries #creativity #Crefovi #Crefovidailyupdates #crefovidailyupdate
Crefovi's daily updates: How to position yourself, as a creative, in the new paradigms being put in place, via health dictatorial rules, in the #UK and #France? What are your options? How should you resolve any ethical dilemma you have, as a creative, to comply with authoritarian government rules, supposedly based on "health priorities"? #covid19 #healthpass #creativeindustries #creativity #Crefovi #Crefovidailyupdates #crefovidailyupdate
Crefovi's daily updates: Annabelle, our founding and managing partner at Crefovi, analyses the content presented on the virtual Cannes film festival. Is it worth watching? Are we learning lots of new industry updates about the film and TV business? What's it like to attend a virtual film market? #Festivaldecannes #Cannesfilmfestival #Marchedufilm #Cannesfilmmarket #filmmarket #Crefovi #Crefovidailyupdates #crefovidailyupdate
Crefovi's daily updates: It's time to be super-creative, and organised by resolving old issues and lingering matters, and to have a new business plan in place, for when things go strong again in September-October 2021. #Crefovi #Crefovidailyupdates #crefovidailyupdate
Crefovi's daily updates: Sadly, our founding and managing partner, Annabelle Gauberti, decided to return her #Cannesfilmfestival accreditation & #festivalpass on first day of the tradeshow, because of the horrendously OTT security & health measures, the technical issues of the festival's platform, the inability to immediately book film screenings on site, etc, etc. A change of guard is urgently needed, at the #festivaldecannes
Crefovi's daily updates: How white guys baby boomers are still monopolising the central stage and discourse, such as Joel Beckerman and Alfons Karabuda, while and when they have nothing else but thin air on which to base their assertions and claims of "the streamers and platforms ripping off all their IP by way of buyouts". And the Festival de Cannes managers, such as Séverine Abhervé and Jérôme Paillard, as well as French collecting society SACEM brass, such as Claire Giraudin, let those old farts have their way! #JoelBeckerman #AlfonsKarabuda #JohnDebney #SACEM #festivaldecannes
Crefovi's daily updates: Annabelle Gauberti, our founding and managing partner at Crefovi, is attending the Monaco streaming film festival, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte-Carlo. Why is streaming the future? Are we going back to theatrical releases? #streaming #films #video #filmlaw #Monaco
Crefovi’s daily updates: Lots of events for the #creativeindustries are taking place, mostly online, at the moment and, will take place in July 2021. It's time to jump on the bandwagon and resume trading asap! How can you be part of the recovery and make the most of it? Which tools are at your disposal? #crefovidailyupdates #Crefovi
Crefovi’s daily updates: Watch out for our Crefovi newsletter, released today 15 June 2021, on how to enforce civil and commercial judgments after Brexit. A lot has changed, since 1 January 2021, in terms of enforcing EU judgments in the UK, and vice versa. What is the state of play? How can the creative industries protect themselves from all the legal uncertainties surrounding those changes? #brexit #crefovidailyupdates #Crefovi
Crefovi’s daily updates: Our own managing and founding partner, Annabelle, attends the Music Confidential event, "Cue sheets' transformations" online, to discover the changes to music cue sheets that music publishers and collecting societies think are overdue. How to create a standardised template for cue sheets, which may be used by all around the world? What does it take to make all cue sheets fully digitalised? Hear it here from Crefovi, to make the music business and industry even more streamlined, efficient and able to collect royalties payments. https://www.societypublisherforum.net/ #crefovidailyupdates #Crefovi
Crefovi’s daily updates: the London book fair is going online, this year, and organises a cycle of conferences on the book publishing industry. We, at Crefovi, attended the session on Introduction to Rights, today Monday 7 June 2021, and will attend “The Writers’ summit” tomorrow Tuesday 8 June 2021. It’s exciting times to be in the book publishing sphere, with the technological tools supporting this industry’s players from doing business at the fairs, to doing business on such trade fairs’ online platforms. We learned a lot on the book rights negotiation process, during today’s session, which compliments nicely our knowledge divulged in our article on monetising copyright in the book publishing industry, available here: https://crefovi.com/articles/copyright-in-the-book-publishing-industry #crefovidailyupdates #Crefovi
Crefovi’s daily updates: Crefovi’s founding partner, Annabelle, explains how to protect oneself against #French #police #violence in an assertive and efficient manner, despite the partiality of the French judiciary system.
Crefovi’s daily updates: the economy is sluggish and needs to kickstart again, by way of trade shows, medium term to long term business deals. How to make the best use of your time, in such climate and economy? #crefovidailyupdates #crefovi
#Crefovidailyupdates #Brexit has changed the rules of the game, with respect to enforcement of #EU judgments in the #UK and vice versa. How to efficiently resolve a cross border dispute, then, in this new paradigm?
#Crefovidailyupdates After a delightful three weeks’ period in #Paris , our founding and managing partner Annabelle ponders on returning back to # London , amidst the heavy and expensive #lockdown restrictions imposed by the #UK government. Are such rules efficient to fight against the #covid19 spread? Are they sustainable?
Crefovi’s daily updates: The UK and France need to live and be productive with the virus COVID 19, and creative entrepreneurs need to find fulfilling projects to focus their creativity on, even in the current economy slowdown. #Crefovidailyupdates #Crefovi
Malik Mezzadri, who performs under the stage name Magic Malik, tells us all about his flautist, and jazz, expertise, as one of the most productive and creative composers, and interpreters, of flute-centered musical works. Through his Fanfare XP iterations, the Magic Malik orchestra and, more recently, the Jazz Association, Malik blows everyone's mind with his crystalline flute sound, as well as his novel approach to jazz, Afrobeat and contemporary music.
Crefovi’s daily updates: We’re not going back to the pre COVID era anytime soon, so get used to it, keep creating within the new paradigm, focusing on projects which will being the most wellbeing to most people. And leverage all those new tech tools!
Crefovi’s daily updates: why the UK TuneIn decisions affect the internet, tech and music industries, in the United Kingdom but also, potentially, in the European Union. Why is such case a demonstration of the isolationist policy followed by UK leaders since 2016.
Crefovi’s daily updates: Crefovi’s take on the UK TuneIn judgments handed down in 2019 and 2021; why using clever legal justifications to stop and block innovative creations is unacceptable and shameful.
Crefovi’s daily updates: as a content creator, you need to protect your intellectual property rights by ensuring you have secured the rights to publish the content, then enforce such IP rights against any infringer as well as platforms like Spotify, who automatically comply with take down notices, without checking whether they are lawful. #Crefovi #Crefovidailyupdates #Dogwoof #LucieTouboul
Crefovi’s daily updates: April is starting on a high note, fostering new projects, pushing towards the close of redundant and old projects and matters, fostering change and drive. With the hindrance and legal uncertainties caused by #Brexit and #Covid19, it is time to make the most of this energy which brings renewal, strength and creativity. #Resilience #France #UK
Crefovi’s daily updates: How to stay resilient and creative and patient in this new paradigm? How to restructure your creative business to cut brick and mortar retail points and concentrate on e-commerce? #Brexit #covid19 #creativeindustries #resilience
Crefovi’s daily updates: Brexit has caused mayhem in the orderly world of trademark oppositions and intellectual property offices, at the EU level (EUIPO) and the UK level (UKIPO). How, as an opponent and/or applicant, can you react to such brutal and completely opposite stances, adopted by the EUIPO and the UKIPO, on their post-Brexit competence with respect to ongoing oppositions filed on the ground of UK law and filed on the ground of EU law? What is the best approach, in order to preserve your rights, when nothing is clear in the respective policies of the EUIPO and UKIPO, on current and ongoing opposition proceedings for trademarks, post Brexit? #Brexit #UKIPO #EUIPO #trademark #trademarkopposition #opposition
Crefovi’s daily updates: Brick & mortar locations will reopen in the UK on 12 April 2021. How to prepare your creative business to this great business opportunity to widen your sales (via your e-commerce website and your brick & mortar shop)? Which strategy to put in place, in order to ensure that all goes smoothly on D day? #lockdownlifting #lockdown #Crefovi #crefovidailyupdates
Crefovi’s daily updates: What is “cancel culture”? How does it affect you, or may affect you, as a creative entrepreneur or professional? What is the state of play, in France and the UK, on cancel culture? Hear the lowdown here, in Crefovi’s daily update. #Crefovi #Crefovidailyupdates #cancelculture #cancellation #metoo #Willyrovelli
Lucie Touboul cut herself a path in the film industry, as head of legal & business affairs at leading documentary sales agent and UK theatrical distributor Dogwoof. How did she do so well, in such a small time period? What is her secret recipe to make it, as a legal expert in the film business?
Crefovi’s daily updates: Has fashion law, or the law of luxury goods as it is called in Europe, really become a fully-fledged legal practice, among law firms and private practitioners? Is fashion law recognised, like banking law, sports law, entertainment law, as a legal field? Learn about our view, at Crefovi, here! #Crefovi #Crefovidailyupdates #fashionlaw #lawofluxurygoods #luxurygoods
SHOW LESSCrefovi’s daily updates: Crefovi’s founding and managing partner, Annabelle Gauberti, is attending the European Film Market (“EFM”), which usually takes place in Berlin in February, online, via its virtual March session. Get here the lowdown about key changes and evolutions that the global film industry is currently undergoing, pushed by the COVID 19 pandemic, which is forcing it to evolve and get more consumer-friendly. We welcome the much-belated changes and embrace these down-to-earth moments that the global film industry is going through!
Crefovi’s daily update: Annabelle Gauberti, founding and managing partner of Crefovi, has some revelations to put out there to the world, about French police assaults and brutality. Hear her take on how to stay creative in an autocratic regime, no matter what is going on. #Crefovi #Crefovidailyupdate #Frenchpoliceviolence #Frenchpolicebrutality #police #France #creativeindustries #criminallaw
Crefovi’s daily updates: Space exploration is the way to go, creatives! We need to use our creative skills to foster space exploration and space discovery. There is so much to be known, out there. How can you use your creative skills to jump on the bandwagon of space travel?
Crefovi’s daily update: So, why do you need to rest, as a creative? Have you heard about sound sleep and good mental health? About lasting for the long-haul career? Get the lowdown, here! #crefovi #crefovidailyupdates #creativieindustries #mentalhealth
Crefovi's daily update: So, why do you need an agent, as a creative? How do you find an agent? How will your relationship with the agent work? #Crefovi #Crefovidailyupdates #agent #literaryagent #filmagent #creativeindustries #artgalleries #auctionhouses #modellingagencies
Crefovi's daily update: How to keep working effectively and with passion, when, as a creative, you just cannot move and travel? What is the upside of the travel restrictions in countries like the UK and France? Here is Crefovi’s take on maximising your positive outlook, on working conditions, despite travel restrictions #Crefovi #Crefovidailyupdates #COVID19 #lockdown #creativeindustries #travelrestrictions
Crefovi's daily update: How to minimise the risk that your debtors refuse to pay their invoices? How to ensure that your bad debts get paid, eventually? Here is Crefovi’s take on maximising your chances that all your invoices will be paid in time #Crefovi #Crefovidailyupdates #baddebts #debtors #debtrecovery
Crefovi’s daily updates: How do you amend your strategy to stay compliant with EU and UK data protection rules, after Brexit? What aspects of your terms & conditions, as well as website's conditions, need amending and how? Find some answers here! #crefovi #crefovidailyupdates #Brexit #GDPR https://crefovi.com/articles/how-to-make-your-creative-business-gdpr-compliant/
Crefovi’s daily updates: How do you become an exceptionally creative person? How do you develop and nurture your creative skills? What strategy to put in place to become an outstanding creative individual? Find some answers here! #crefovi #crefovidailyupdates
Crefovi's daily updates: Our founding and managing partner, Annabelle Gauberti, gives her second update of the year 2021, in relation to our analysis of the situation and changes triggered by # Brexit since 1 January 2021 #Crefovi #Crefovidailyupdates #creativeindustries
Crefovi’s daily updates: Annabelle Gauberti, founding and managing partner of Crefovi, explains how creative businesses and entrepreneurs must make the most of online market & opportunities, by having a white hat SEO strategy in place to increase market awareness and sales. #domainnames #SEO #marks&spencervinterflora #online #ecommerce #crefovi #crefovidailyupdates
Crefovi’s daily updates: Our own Annabelle Gauberti, founding and managing partner of Crefovi, reports from the front & delivers the excellent news brought to us by the 2021 Angouleme's international rights market online. https://www.bdangoulemepro.com/en/international-rights-market-festival #crefovi #crefovidailyupdates
Crefovi’s daily updates: during the COVID 19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, a lot of creative entrepreneurs and business owners have been unable to provide sufficient work to their usual staff, having to either furlough them or terminate them. Since this pandemic-stricken world is here to stay another 6 months to a year, it is now time to adequately manage your human resources, so that your creative business remains afloat, and that your staff is treated fairly and decently. Also, make the most of IT to empower your staff to efficiently, and securely, work from home. #crefovi #crefovidailyupdates
Crefovi’s daily updates: during the COVID 19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, a lot of creative entrepreneurs and business owners have been unable to use their usual services, such as using their leased premises, using their annual travel memberships, etc. Crefovi's managing and founding partner, Annabelle Gauberti, shares some tips on how to terminate the contracts relating to such services and products, using the legal concept of "force majeure". #crefovi #crefovidailyupdates
Crefovi’s daily updates: as a content creator, film director, film producer, sales agent, talent agent, distributor, etc. you have to make the most of the new conditions in which to practice your job, in the film industry. Our own Annabelle Gauberti, founding and managing partner of Crefovi, provides some tips and suggestions on how to maximise your chances to really make it, in this new paradigm, in the film business. #crefovi #crefovidailyupdates
Crefovi’s daily updates: focus on working in the best trade conditions. As a creative entrepreneur, you want to have the best trade conditions around you and your creative business, so welcome the change of guard in the US because it will set the tone for future trade deals, and climate change deals, to come! #crefovi #crefovidailyupdates
#Crefovidailyupdates: protecting, enforcing & monetising your IP rights. As a #creative #entrepreneur your #intellectualproperty rights are your most valuable assets. #crefovi explains here how to protect them, ensure that they are not counterfeited and how to use them daily.
Joe DiMona, son of the best-selling novelist of suspense novels, Joseph DiMona, chose a career in the music publishing business, as a BMI in-house lawyer. Further to working at this top US music copyright collecting society for 27 years, Joe recently shifted his focus to climate change activism and lobbying. Hear Joe's war stories and snippets of his vast experience as a music lawyer, here, in his conversation with Crefovi's founding and managing partner, Annabelle Gauberti.
Antoine Pecqueur is a thorough and enthusiastic journalist focusing on culture and the creative industries, who interviewed our founding and managing partner, Annabelle Gauberti, twice, on legal issues relating to the art sector. However, Antoine has several strings to his bow, being also a professional bassoonist and author.
1 May 2020 - Antoine Pecqueur and Crefovi's founding and managing partner, and Lawfully Creative's founder and editor, Annabelle Gauberti, had a Zoom video call, during these times of lockdown, in order to discuss Antoine's trajectory in three distinct, yet complementary, cultural fields, which are music, journalism and writing. Antoine has accumulated an impressive body of work, at the age of 38, thanks to a strong work ethic and relentless work. Listen to the lowdown, from Antoine, in this entertaining and chatty Lawfully Creative podcast!
Juliette Espinasse Dubois, founder and creative director of French perfume house July of St Barth, is a determined autodidact who uses her creativity and honed marketing skills to single-handedly cut herself a slice, in the mega-millions euros’ generating perfume market. How does this new kid on the block managed to do this, in only 6 years? Which knowledge and network does she leverage and tap in, in order to add new fragrances to her perfume’s house portfolio, and to open new retail points around the world?
Bob McDade, co-founder of top music composer agency Manners McDade, explains what his niche sector is about, and how Catherine Manners and him developed their talent agency into the stalwart of the UK music composition market that it is today.
18 May 2019 – Stella Baggott is a versatile creative, since she not only writes and illustrates kiddies’ books, but also founded her highly-successful Brighton-based ceramics studio Atelier Stella in 2012. Annabelle Gauberti met her during a pop-up sale in Brighton, to discuss her creative process, her influences from Swedish, Italian and Cornish pottery from the 1950s and 60s, and her aspirations to bring her ceramics business to the next level. You can hear their interactions here, in this entertaining and chatty Lawfully Creative podcast!
Claude Aiello has been practising as a potter in Vallauris, in the French capital of the pottery trade, since the sixties. How did he become the go-to ceramist for all French designers? How did he learn his skills and how does he want to pass them on to the new generation?
30 December 2018 – Claude Aiello was born in Sicily, then moved to Vallauris to pursue the family tradition in the ceramist field. Since, he has raised to the top of this profession, becoming the go-to potter for famous French designers, such as Ronan Bouroullec and Mathieu Lehanneur. In this podcast, Claude explains his trajectory from being a mere potter, to becoming the enabler for all things in terracotta, to the top of the crop of the French design elite. Clause talks about all these topics with Annabelle Gauberti, at his workshop in Vallauris, in the South of France, during the latest Christmas break.
Ben-Amun founder, Isaac Manevitz, and his wife and business partner Regina Manevitz, talk us through the strong points and specificities of their fabulous custom jewellery brand and why being a global fashion enterprise, today, is so paramount to success and growth
Globe Trotter head designer, Charlotte Seddon, and PR manager, Momiji Matsuura, introduce us, at Crefovi, to the traditional yet uber creative travelling world and products created by their iconic luxury brand
This special edition podcast provides you with the tools to do just that. Keep calm and carry on preparing you and your business to be in full compliance with the GDPR and its new rules by May 2018. Start here! Annabelle presented this talk at the Pure fashion trade show in London.
3 May 2017 – The fur expert clarifies how the supply chain to source the best furs in the world works; the buying and selling cycles in the fur industry; who the major players are in the fur business and how the fashion and luxury industries, as well as women consumers, will never be able to do away with fur garments and accessories. The seasoned professional talks about her twenty years’ span in the fur business with Annabelle Gauberti at the Hospital Club in London.
11 November 2016 – From managing developing artists to lobbying for change in the status of artists’ managers in France, Didier Zerath is a busy man who took the time to explain his groundbreaking actions to Annabelle Gauberti at the Hotel Prince de Galles in Paris.