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Press Release

September 13, 2012


American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
Eugene H. Mopsik, Executive Director
Phone: 215-451-2767 ext 201


ASMP to Hold Symposium on
Sustainable Business Models

Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) will hold an important symposium, "Sustainable Business Models: Issues & Trends Facing Visual Artists," on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at The TimesCenter in New York. Thought leaders will discuss the impact of shifts in the industry, and creative approaches to compensation that will lead to sustainable business models for imaging professionals. The symposium is free of charge to all interested parties who pre-register here. It will also be live streamed here.


There will be three panel discussions during the day. The morning sessions will be moderated by Jay Kinghorn and are: A Candid Discussion with Working Pros with panelists Andy Batt and Therese Gietler — Andy Batt Studio, Ron Haviv — VII, and Gail Mooney — Kelly Mooney Productions; and Current Distribution Models that Offer Compensation to Creators with panelists Liz Miller-Gershfeld — Energy BBDO, Allen Murabayashi — PhotoShelter, and Susan White — Vanity Fair.


The afternoon presentation is entitled The Challenge: Sustainable and Ongoing Creator Compensation. Moderated by Richard Dale Kelly, the panelists are Kevin Fitzgerald — Copyright Licensing Agency, Rob Haggart — A Photo Editor, Henry Oh — Transpecific Media and Stephen Mayes — VII.


Media coverage is invited.


About ASMP

ASMP is the premier trade association for imaging professionals and is a well-known leader on current issues, regularly representing the industry on legislative matters and providing members with state-of-the-art information and education. ASMP members are recognized as a community of forward-thinking professionals.