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Media & Entertainment

The M&E Team represents the interests of U.S. Media and Entertainment businesses globally, and we’re headquartered in the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, DC.

With over 200 participants, our team comprises industry and trade experts across a vast global network which includes 100 Export Assistance Centers in the U.S. as well as offices located in more than 70 countries. ITA’s Office of Intellectual Property Rights and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (our sister agency) are also close advisors to the team.

Our mission is threefold:

1) Provide export and licensing solutions and market expertise to U.S. exporters;

2) Provide services and trade mission assistance for the U.S. M&E services industry to expand overseas; and

3) Represent the creative and digital content sectors in international trade & policy negotiations.

We work with small businesses and major corporations, trade associations, IP and copyright bodies, and other government agencies such as the Copyright Office, the U.S. State Department, the United States Trade Representatives, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Export Import Bank and State as well as local Economic Development Agencies, and foreign governments, industry and trade groups to accomplish this mission.

Our industry and policy experts in DC and beyond work with the team to advance U.S. commercial interests in trade negotiations, and often weigh in on regulatory developments at the invitation of foreign trading partners. The Department also has 11 Intellectual Property Attaché’s stationed in nine countries to protect U.S. IPR rights and educate business and trading partners on U.S. laws. [Attaché Flyer; IP Attaché Website]

We specialize in the following areas:

  • Identify licensing & trade deals - including partners or buyers in foreign markets
  • Providing market research - Media and Entertainment Top Market Report & policy insights for digital economy and creative content sectors
  • Traveling with U.S. businesses to support them on trade missions and at trade shows in the U.S. & globally
  • Offering expert technical and business-focused webinars on IP & copyright laws and international trade
  • One-on-one consultations to establish export readiness
  • Addressing trade barriers such as piracy, taxation or customs issues, cultural content restrictions and other measures that impede competition for U.S. businesses in global markets.

If you work in the digital or physical M&E sectors such as Filmed Entertainment - Film, TV, Broadcasting – and related Equipment; Music, Musical Instruments, Radio; Video Games (Development & Consoles); Publishing (eBook and Physical, all genres); or Printing/Graphics, we want to meet you! You are: producers, developers, creators, authors, musicians, writers, labels, publishers, managers, studios, distributors, licensors, exporters, managers, trade and export organizations and others in the creative industry bringing “Uniquely American” content and products to the world!

Andrea DaSilva
Global Team Leader for Media & Entertainment Industries
andrea.dasilva@trade.gov


Detailed Event Information For Licensing Expo 2018 - IBP SELECT Detailed Event Information For Licensing Expo 2018 - IBP SELECT
Licensing Expo 2018 - IBP SELECT -- Apparel, Artwork, Audio/Visual Eq., Books/Periodicals, Consumer Electronics, Films/Videos, Foods - Processed, General Consumer Goods, Musical Instruments, Toys/Games
Location/Date: Las Vegas, NV, United States 05/23/2018 - 05/25/2018
Event Summary:
For more than 35 years, Licensing Expo has connected the world's most influential entertainment, character, fashion, art, and corporate brand owners and agents with consumer goods manufacturers, licensees, and retailers. Licensing Expo is the meeting place for the global licensing industry, whether you are looking to spot trends, build strategic partnerships, or secure the rights to brands for your products. Millions of products across the world first began as a conversation at Licensing Expo. Licensing Expo is where you can find the right partners to expand and transform your business.

Contacts:
Andrea DaSilva, Info/Comm Tech & Ecommerce
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 202-482-3686
Andrea.DaSilva@trade.gov
Jessica Blue, UBM

Phone: 310-857-7558
jessica.blue@ubm.com
Deidre Manna-Bratten, UBM

Phone: 310-445-4203
deidre.manna-bratten@ubm.com
Allison Moore, OTP-SP
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-4874
Allison.Moore@trade.gov

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