Anti-Piracy Latin American Government Leadership Award
NEW YORK, NY - Mexico's Attorney General's Office's Specialized Investigations Unit Against Copyright and Industrial Property Crimes (UEIDDAPI), will be honored with the Anti-Piracy Latin American Government Leadership Award at ShowEast 2014 during the International Awards Program on Monday, October 27th at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Florida. The award will be accepted by Dr. Arturo Ancona, head of the unit.
"ShowEast is very pleased to honor Mexico's UEIDDAPI with this year's Anti-Piracy Latin American Government Award," stated Andrew Sunshine, Co-Managing Director of the annual convention. "Their tireless efforts to defend copyright and industrial property rights with their enforcement and punishment of offenders, continues to thwart piracy in Mexico."
Accepting this award on behalf of UEIDDAPI, is Dr. Arturo Ancona, the head of the unit; a position he has held since 2013.
In public service, Ancona has served as a Senior Consultant proposed by the United Nations (UN) for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva. In this capacity, he participated in the design of public international policies aimed to assist in the development, strengthening, regulation, and distribution of intellectual property content, technological development, and cultural industries development programs. He also did the same for the national legal frameworks of the Member states of WIPO, as well as incorporating the WIPO Internet treaties (WCT and WPPT) into their national laws.
In Mexico he has served public office in the federal government as Director of the Public Registry of Copyright for the National Institute of Copyright (INDAUTOR), where he contributed to the implementation of the quality system ISO/9000 for the public registry of literary and artistic works.
In the private sector, Ancona has been a partner in various law firms, serving as a consultant and legal adviser on industrial property, copyright, and telecommunications contents of various non-governmental organizations including business, industrial cameras, and both domestic and foreign individuals.
In academia, he was the coordinator of the Intellectual Property Committee of the National Association of Doctors of Law. He has also participated in multiple forums specializing in intellectual property, including the III International Forum on Combating Illegal Market Health Products, and the Compliance Forum of Copyright in the Digital Environment, both organized by the Embassy of the United States in Mexico, and participation in the First International Seminar on Copyright, organized by the National Autonomous University of Mexico. In 2014 he also participated in various forums such as the Specialized Training and Border Measures Forum, organized by the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition; Seminary, Superior Court of Fiscal and Administrative Justice; and the International Forum on Fighting the Notorious Markets, organized by the U.S. Embassy and the American Chamber of Commerce. Finally, he participated in the Binational Exchange Attorneys General of the United States-Mexico, organized by the Conference of Western Attorneys General.
He is author of the book El Derecho de Autor en la Obra Audiovisual (The Copyright in Audiovisual Work), published by Editorial Porrúa, and has participated as a columnist and writer in various specialized journals in industrial property, piracy, technology development, telecommunications content, and innovation issues, among others.
Award of Commendation
Manoel Rangel, CEO of Agência Nacional do Cinema (ANCINE), will be awarded the ShowEast 2014 Award of Commendation during the International Day Awards Program on Monday morning, October 27, 2014 at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Florida.
"It is with great honor that we bestow upon Manoel Rangel the Award of Commendation at this year's ShowEast," stated Andrew Sunshine, Co-Managing Director of the annual event. "Manoel has made great strides with ANCINE in the regulation and promotion of Brazilian films to ensure that all films shot and produced in Brazil are of the highest quality, resulting in tremendous financial and artistic success."
Since 2006, Rangel has been the president of the Brasil Film Agency, ANCINE. The agency's main attributions are the regulation, support, and monitoring of the national film. From 2001-2002, he was the head of São Paulo's State Commission for Cinema; and from 2004-2005, Special Advisor to the Minister of Culture, Gilberto Gil. As president of ANCINE, he was in charge of the formulation of Law 11.437/2006, which created the Audiovisual Sector Fund and other initiatives for this sector in Brasil. In 2011, he was elected Executive Secretary for the Conference of Ibero-American Cinematographic Authorities (CACI), being reelected in 2013 and holding this post until 2015.
Founded in 2001 by Provisional Measure 2228-1, Agência Nacional do Cinema (ANCINE), is a regulatory agency whose responsibilities include promoting, regulating and supervising the cinema and audiovisual market in Brazil. Since 2003, it has been a special autarchy with the Ministry of Culture, with headquarters in the Federal District and Central Office in Rio de Janeiro.
ShowEast 2014 will take place October 27-30 at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Florida. It will feature screenings of major upcoming films, sponsored events, timely and informative seminars and the ShowEast Trade Show. An estimated 1,300 members of the motion picture industry are expected to attend. ShowEast, now in its 29th year, is produced by Prometheus Global Media, owner of leading entertainment publications and events including Film Journal International, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Backstage, Adweek, Dick Clark Productions, the CLIO Awards, CineEurope, and CineAsia.