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Below is our comprehensive calendar including both in-person and online educational programs and special events, for all locations.

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, September 09, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Social and Public Art Resource Center, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

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    Navigating Gallery Representation and Consignment Agreements

    with Louis E. Greenwald, Esq.

    Program:

    Are you an artist, dealer, or gallery owner? Do you want to better understand the legal relationships between artists and galleries? Join CLA and attorney Louis E. Greenwald in a discussion of California laws governing consignment sales. The program will cover common contract clauses, while focusing on ways to avoid pitfalls and common mistakes. It will also include strategies for negotiating the best possible deal. You will learn how to review and analyze artist/gallery consignment agreements, how to make sense of any legalese, and how to make sure you do not sign something you will later regret.

    Presenter

    Louis E. Greenwald, Esq., a partner at the law firm Choi & Greenwald, practices employment law, contract law, and art law. Mr. Greenwald represents artists, art galleries, art foundries, art appraisers, and museums. Mr. Greenwald has extensive experience drafting and reviewing consignment agreements.


    These workshops are made possible, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; and The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support provided by the California Arts Council.

    • Wednesday, September 16, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401

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    Legal Implications of Wearable Technology

    with Rod Berman, Bob Braun, Eric Galen, & Mike McCollum

    [1.5 hours California MCLE credit available*]


    Program:

    From Google Glass to smart watches and smart clothing, wearable technology has infiltrated the latest gadgets and trends.  The discussion about the legal implications of wearables is therefore particularly important.  This panel will address the host of privacy, labor, intellectual property and product liability issues that arise within this burgeoning field.

    Presenters:

    Rod S. Berman is a Partner at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP in Los Angeles and a recognized expert in patent, trademark and copyright law. He has been named one of the top intellectual property attorneys in California by leading legal and business publications. Mr. Berman has been involved in a number of published patent trademark and copyright cases in a wide variety of industries. More information, including contact information, can be found on www.jmbm.com.

    Bob Braun is a partner at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP and co-chairs the firm’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Group.  He specializes in transactions with an emphasis on data security, privacy and information technology.  Bob's practice includes remediating security breaches, developing compliant security policies and procedures, and implementing computer software, cloud computing, computer hardware, communications and e-commerce solutions.

    Bob is also a frequent lecturer as an expert in technology, privacy and data security issues, and is one of only two attorneys in the 2015 listing of SuperLawyers to be recognized for expertise in Information Technology.  Bob is on the Advisory Board of the Information Systems Security Association, Los Angeles chapter, and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

    Eric F. Galen is a Partner at Counsel LLP in Los Angeles, where he focuses on Media & Technology law and business development. He is a mentor at Wearable World, and has helped many startups at Lean Startup Machine and Startup Weekend. Eric has been named one of the top attorneys in California for many years, and is a published author and speaker. More information can be found at http://about.me/egalen.

    Moderator:

    Mike McCollum is principal attorney at McCollum Counsel and represents a variety of companies both as “outside in-house counsel” and in litigation matters.  Much of his work involves representing Chinese owned or affiliated companies doing business in Southern California.

    Parking:

    Affordable parking is available in the lot underneath the venue and in other nearby city lots.


    *CLA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This program qualifies for 1.5 hours of general MCLE credit and zero hours of Legal Ethics, Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Prevention, Detection or Treatment of Substance Abuse credit. This event may meet the requirements for continuing legal education credits in other states.  Please check with the bar in the state in which you are seeking credits to determine if this event is eligible.


    These seminars are made possible, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.  Additional support provided by the California Arts Council. 

    • Wednesday, September 16, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Wells Fargo Building, 2140 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704 (across from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station)

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    Copyright Mechanics for Writers, Filmmakers, and Artists

    With B. Douglas Robbins, Esq.


    This workshop on copyright law for non-lawyers offers practical advice for media creators—screenwriters, authors, photographers, filmmakers, internet content creators, etc.—from two perspectives. First we discuss how creators can show their work, discuss their work, and pitch their projects while protecting their work from infringement. Crucially, we also discuss the nuts and bolts of how to register work with the copyright office—an absolutely crucial and fairly easy way to engage the full panoply of copyright protections. Second we discuss how far creators may lawfully go in borrowing third-party material—information, reports, media, stories, images—and integrating that material into their own work without fear of lawsuits.


    PRESENTER: B. DOUGLAS ROBBINS, ESQ. specializes in both appellate work and trial work in the areas of media law, complex commercial disputes, professional liability, employment law, and real estate law. Mr. Robbins serves as Chair of the San Mateo County Bar Association's Intellectual Property Section, as Delegate to the Conference of California Bar Associations, as Panel Counsel for California Lawyers for the Arts, and as a Member of CLA's Arts Arbitration and Mediation Panel.

    • Friday, September 18, 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Avid Reader at Tower; 1600 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818
    • 24

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    How to Blog a Book or Book a Blog


    Some say the blog-to-book craze reached its height in 2009, but bloggers continue to land deals and have their books released—possibly more per month now than at that time. Agents and acquisition editors troll the Internet looking for blogs to turn into books because they want to find ideas that are as close to a "sure thing" as possible. A blog with an established readership and a blogger with a built-in platform represents a successfully test marketed book idea.

    Whether you want to write a book from scratch post by post on your blog (blog a book) or repurpose previously published posts into a manuscript (book your blog), you can turn your blog into a book-production machine. Either way, you can blog your way to a successful book—one that attracts readers and publishers.

    Session takeaways:
    • 6 reasons to book a blog
    • 10 reasons to blog a book
    • The pros and cons of booking a blog vs. blogging a book
    • 6 things you need to do before you blog a book
    • 4 things you need to do before you book a blog
    • The elements a blog needs if it is to become a book
    • Why agents and acquisition editors love bloggers
    • Why blogging creates successful books

    PRESENTER:  NINA AMIR, is an eight-time Amazon bestselling author of such books as How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual. A speaker and blogger, she is known as the Inspiration to Creation Coach because helps creative people combine their passion and purpose so they move from idea to inspired action and positively and meaningfully impact the world as writers, bloggers, authorpreneurs, and blogpreneurs. She provides author, book, blog-to-book, and high-performance coaching services to her clients, some of whom have sold 300,000+ copies of their books, landed deals with major publishing houses and created thriving businesses around their books. She is the founder of National Nonfiction Writing Month, National Book Blogging Month, and the Nonfiction Writers’ University. As a hybrid author she has published 16 books and had as many as four books on the Amazon Top 100 list at the same time


    Hosted by The Avid Reader  www.avidreaderbooks.com

    This program is made possible in part by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission Cultural Arts Award, The County of Sacramento, our sponsors and members of California Lawyers for the Arts. The opinions expressed in any of our events and programs shall not be construed to represent the opinions and policies of California Lawyers for the Arts. California Lawyers for the Arts is a non-profit service organization that provides lawyer referrals, dispute resolution services, educational programs, publications and resource library to artists of all disciplines and arts organizations. New members welcome.



    • Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Wells Fargo Building, 2140 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704 (across from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station)

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    Create Your Art, Create Your Brand: Trademarks and Other IP Issues for Creative Artists

    With Elizabeth Rest, Esq.


    This practical program will provide an overview of trademark and other intellectual property considerations important to creative artists, and will address such questions as: When should you register your work and how do you do so? What specific issues are involved in using trademarks in music, theater, visual art, etc. without permission? How much use is “fair use?” and many other important intellectual property issues specific to the creative community. The program will feature helpful practice tips and an informal, interactive question and answer session. 


    PRESENTER:  ELIZABETH J. REST, Esq. is a partner at Crown, LLP in San Francisco, California. Elizabeth’s practice is focused on representing clients in domestic and international trademark selection, clearance, prosecution, and enforcement, including handling trademark applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), and in both state and federal courts.  Her practice also focuses on transactions and litigation involving intellectual property and business matters, including copyright, entertainment and sports law, rights of publicity, business entity formation, maintenance, and dissolution, civil litigation in both state and federal courts, and in all aspects of the creation, protection, licensing and distribution of intellectual property.  Elizabeth's clients are active in the entertainment, arts, new media, and technology sectors and include filmmakers, musicians, writers, publishers, musical instrument manufacturers, artists, and distributors of all forms of entertainment and informational content.

    • Thursday, September 24, 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • CLA Sacramento, 2015 J Street, Suite 204 Sacramento, CA 95811

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    Trademarks: An Overview of Trademark Protection

    With Mark Leonard, Esq.

    Unsure about whether you have a trademark and what you can do to protect it? Planning on using someone else’s trademark in your art? This workshop will provide an overview of trademarks, including selecting trademarks, how to search for potentially conflicting trademarks, registering and maintaining trademarks, and more. A question and answer session will follow. 

    PRESENTER: MARK LEONARD, Esq.
    Mark Leonard is Intellectual Property Counsel for Jelly Belly Candy Company.  Mark's practice is focused on copyright and trademark prosecution, enforcement, licensing, e-commerce, and litigation in the areas of trademark and copyright infringement, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, and ICANN Internet domain name disputes.
    • Tuesday, September 29, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Building H, Angels Gate Cultural Center, 3601 S. Gaffey St. San Pedro, CA 90731

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    Collaboration Agreements for Creative People

    with Carol T. Contes, Esq.

    Program:

    Join CLA and attorney Carol Contes to learn how to protect your intellectual property when collaborating with others in the creation of a work--whether it be a painting, a script, or an album. Topics include:

    • What is a collaboration agreement?
    • When do you need a collaboration agreement?
    • What happens if you do not have a collaboration agreement in place?
    • The 'do's' and 'dont's' of collaboration agreements
    • Step-by-step guidance through an example collaboration agreement

    Presenter:

    Carol T. Contes (Contes Law Corporation) has worked in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years and has provided counsel to content producers of film, television and digital programming. Prior to being in private practice, Carol has worked within corporate-Hollywood at SAG-AFTRA and various production companies including ABC Television, Paramount, Turner Entertainment and Electronic Arts in Northern California. She presently represents independent producers (as well as individual artists) routinely working in the international marketplace. Carol has taught entertainment law and business practices at San Francisco's Academy of Art University and received her law degree at the University of Arizona.

    • Thursday, October 01, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Wells Fargo Building, 2140 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 (adjacent to the Downtown Berkeley BART Station)
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    Your Law Firm’s Web Presence — Online Content Creation & Related Ethical Issues

    With Ken Matejka, J.D., LL.M

    [Includes 2.0 CLE Hours with 1 Hour Ethics]

    ADMISSION PRICE INCLUDES FREE BOOK! 

    [a $19.99 value]

    In an economy where 40,000 new law school graduates each year compete for fewer clients as more self-help legal services come online, your law firm’s online presence is no longer an optional tool that can be treated as an afterthought of your business development plan.

    However, the communication of legal information through your website, email and social media carry with it liability risks and restrictions under the Rules of Professional Conduct.

    Your website can be your primary avenue for potential clients to find you, learn about your services, and decide whether to contact you. But is your website up to the task and can you close the online deal safely and efficiently?

    Join us as California attorney and #1 best-selling author, Ken Matejka (JD, LL.M), discusses the elements of a successful law firm website . The session will include tips for what you can do in-house to improve your site and how you can make it more visible in Google, while keeping all of your online properties in compliance with the guidelines and restrictions of the California Rules of Professional Conduct and related case law.

    This session will include a look at Google Analytics data to illustrate what information about website visitors is useful in determining whether a site is sufficiently visible on the web and whether it is effective in converting website visitors into client inquiries.

    Ken Matejka, J.D., LL.M, is a California attorney and a former member of the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Lawyer Referral and Information Services. He is author of the #1 bestseller "The Lawyer's Ultimate Guide to Online Leads."

    For 17 years, he worked at the Lawyer Referral and Information Service of the Bar Association of San Francisco and in 2006 founded an online visibility company dedicated exclusively to helping lawyers and bar associations get more clients through their web presence.

    Ken has been a regular speaker at events like the ABA's Annual LRIS Workshop and provides MCLE credit to attorneys across the nation on the topic of online visibility and lead
    generation for attorneys, and related ethics issues.

    His company, Matejka Marketing, Inc., currently provides online marketing services to 24 bar associations and a large number of law firms nationwide.

    Session Agenda

    First Hour: Ethics

    • Website content and ABA Formal Opinion 10-457
    • Social media and posting restrictions
    • RPC 1-400, RPC 7.1 and 7.2 and solicitation
    • Privacy policies   
    • Yelp and elicitation of reviews

    Second Hour: Web Presence

    • Elements of a successful law firm website including emotive content compliant with State Bar restrictions
    • Monitoring website visitor behavior without violating your privacy policy
    • Publishing legal information through blogging, YouTube and e-Newsletters for optimization and visibility               
    • Social media content and advertising in light of recent case law relating to unauthorized solicitation

    • Thursday, October 01, 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • CLA Sacramento 2015 J Street Suite 204 Sacramento 95811
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    How to Start a Non-Profit or other Social Purpose Organization

    With Ken Larsen

    Have you ever wondered how to take your desire to provide a community service or program and create a Non Profit Organization? Is forming a 501c3 the best approach to realizing your goals? Did you know there are other and often overlooked options like LLCs, social purpose, and benefit corporations as well as subsidiary relationships between nonprofits and for-profit entities that may make more sense for your specific situation? Also, after you form your organization, are you aware of the many reporting and record keeping requirements you'll need to be compliant with the law? Please join us to learn about your options and the legal requirements involved.

    PRESENTER: KEN LARSEN, has been instrumental in shaping California's nonprofit fundraising legislation and regulation for almost 20 years. Currently, he serves as Senior Policy Advisor for California Volunteers, Office of the Governor. Previously, he was Director of Public Policy for the California Association of Nonprofits and Associate Director of California Confederation of the Arts, the predecessor organization to California Arts Advocates. As an arts worker, he helped build Christo's Running Fence and booked the first California tour of North America's only professional horse-drawn theater company, among others.

    This program is made possible in part by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission Cultural Arts Award, The County of Sacramento, our sponsors and members of California Lawyers for the Arts. The opinions expressed in any of our events and programs shall not be construed to represent the opinions and policies of California Lawyers for the Arts. California Lawyers for the Arts is a non-profit service organization that provides lawyer referrals, dispute resolution services, educational programs, publications and resource library to artists of all disciplines and arts organizations. New members welcome.

    • Saturday, October 03, 2015
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • USC Gould School of Law, 699 Exposition Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90089

    Mediating Film Related Disputes: AAMS Panel Orientation & Advanced Skills Training (6 Hours MCLE Credit Available)

    Saturday, October 3, 2015
    8:30am – 4:30pm

    USC Gould School of Law
    699 Exposition Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90089

    A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

    This training provides an overview of the California Lawyers for the Arts – Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services panel and program. At the training, you will also learn how to deal with one of the most common cases we see at AAMS - the Film Related case. From disputes over credit, contracts and creative control, we will cover important issues that mediators must be aware of to successfully mediate these often complex cases. Upon completion of the training, attendees may eligible to serve as a volunteer mediator through AAMS.

    Speakers:
    • Terri Lubaroff
    • Shawn Davis
    • Alice Reeb
    • And more!

    The training also includes a special interactive improv comedy workshop from Held2gether, Improv4life


    ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 
    To be eligible to attend, a minimum of 25 hours of mediation training from an approved certificate program is required. 


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    AAMS, a program of California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA) has provided alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services to artists, arts organizations, performers, entertainers, and other members of the general public since 1980. 


    These services are made possible through major support from the Los Angeles County Department of Community and Senior Services through the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act.



    • Thursday, October 08, 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • CLA Sacramento 2015 J Street Suite 204 Sacramento 95811
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    The Fundamentals of Fundraising
    How Non Profits can develop and implement an annual fund development plan

    In this two hour program, new and existing non-profits will learn about the building blocks of fundraising as our speaker addresses the role of philanthropy in your organization; the role of the board of directors and staff; and how to create a message to clients and patrons. We will then discuss linking the mission of the organization to an annual fund development plan which covers the basics of a plan and how to create it. Guests will leave with a "next steps" list to building their fund development program and are encouraged to bring organizational brochures or any other print materials that describe their organization.

    PRESENTER: ALLISON CAGLEY, CFRE, is the Director of Development for California Musical Theatre. She has been an active fund development and public relations professional in California for over 20 years. Her experience includes strategic planning, grant writing, special events, direct mail appeals, and capital campaigns.

    This program is made possible in part by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission Cultural Arts Award, The County of Sacramento, our sponsors and members of California Lawyers for the Arts. The opinions expressed in any of our events and programs shall not be construed to represent the opinions and policies of California Lawyers for the Arts. California Lawyers for the Arts is a non-profit service organization that provides lawyer referrals, dispute resolution services, educational programs, publications and resource library to artists of all disciplines and arts organizations. New members welcome.



    • Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles, 112 E 22nd St #10, San Pedro, CA 90731

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    Fair Use & Friction: Fan Art, Remix, Appropriation & the Law

    with Jack Lerner, Esq.

    ProgramThe digital age has changed how we create and experience culture in fundamental ways, and the implications for creators are staggering. We use copyrighted content to express ourselves now more than ever before, with memes, remixes, reposts, and emojis—and fan art, remixes, and appropriation art have exploded. Copyright law has not kept up, leading to lots of uncertainty for creators and users alike. When is a remix fair use, and when is it a ripoff? What about fan art and fan fiction? And how can Richard Prince’s antics be legal? And the question remains, what are your options if someone posts your work online? Join renowned expert on copyright and fair use, Professor Jack Lerner of the University of California, Irvine School of Law, to explore these questions and more, as he walks us through the key controversies and legal principles that artists, fan artists, remixers, vidders, and filmmakers need to understand. 

    Presenter:  Jack Lerner, Esq., is Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law and Director of the UCI Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic. Professor Lerner received a B.A., with distinction, in English from the University of Kansas and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He clerked for Judge Fred I. Parker on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge G. Thomas Van Bebber in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. Before joining UCI Law, Professor Lerner spent nearly ten years teaching at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Berkeley. He also practiced intellectual property law with the Palo Alto, Calif., firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. and was a research fellow with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. 

    Professor Lerner is a nationally known expert on fair use, particularly as it pertains to documentary filmmaking, journalism, and art.  In the UCI Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic, law students under his direction work to support innovation and creative expression in the digital age through a range of counseling, research, and advocacy services. Professor Lerner also served on the Legal Advisory Board for two landmark codes of best practices in fair use: the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Scholarly Research in Communication and the Set of Principles in Fair Use for Journalism. He serves on the Board of Directors of the International Documentary Association and is a former Trustee of the Los Angeles Copyright Society.  

    ParkingAt the intersection of Miner and 22nd Street, turn right. Go about 500 feet and the driveway to CRAFTED is on your right, directly before the 22nd Street park. Free parking is available.

    These programs are made possible, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.  Additional support provided by the California Arts Council.

    • Thursday, October 15, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Saturday, October 17, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sacramento Location TBA
    Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services
    & Sacramento Mediation Center 
    Present

    Basic Mediation Skills Training
    October 15-17, 2015

    Learn the art of mediation and conflict resolution!

    This training is open to those who are new to mediation, as well as to those who wish to refresh their skills. Topics include communication and listening skills, the mediation process, confidentiality, neutrality, ethics, and more. For those interested in applying to volunteer on our AAMS and SMC mediator panels, this training is essential. 

    Whether you are involved in human resources, legal services, education or management,  wish to develop your interpersonal skills, or are starting out on a new career path, you will find this training indispensable.

    This training is approved for 15 hours of MCLE credit.  
     
    Thursday, October 15th -- 5pm-8pm
    Friday, October 16th -- 8:30am-5pm
    Saturday, October 17th -- 8:30am-5pm

    Registration Fee:  $595
    10% Early Registration Discount (register by October 2nd)

    15 MCLE Credit-hours:  $150 (additional)

    Registration includes materials, refreshments, 
    and light supper on October 15th.

    For questions, contact Bonnie Kneitel
    or call 916-441-7979 ext. 105

    California Lawyers for the Arts
    2015 J Street, Suite 204
    Sacramento, CA 95811

    • Thursday, October 15, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Wells Fargo Building, 2140 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704 (adjacent to the Downtown Berkeley BART Station)
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    Arts Entrepreneurship: How to Invent an Arts Organization
    With Richard Andrews

    This workshop is an introduction to inventing an arts organization, defining its mission, locating the organization within a community, developing its offerings via products, services and public programs, and managing the organization’s numerous operational features. The workshop explores the intersections between art and business. Along with encouraging innovation and creative/critical thinking about the role of arts organizations in society, the workshop examines practical techniques for managing an arts organization, including:

    • Building an arts community
    • Strategic planning for arts organizations
    • Mission and program development
    • Fundraising
    • Financial management
    • Marketing
     
    Presenter: Richard Andrews, Lecturer: Arts Entrepreneurship, University of California, Berkeley
    • Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401

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    Reading Between the Lines of a Publishing Agreement

    with Paul S. Levine, Esq.

    ProgramThe nuts and bolts of the business of writing are as essential to a writer’s success as the writer’s work itself. Join CLA and attorney Paul S. Levine to learn about:

    • The principles of copyright law as the underpinnings of all writing;

    • The roles of agents and lawyers, the process of obtaining them and the means of compensating them;

    • The contents of a typical collaboration agreement and why such a contract is an absolute necessity;

    • Typical publishing agreement clauses dealing with royalties, advances, rights granted and rights withheld, etc.; and

    • The editing process: what happens if the publisher rejects the manuscript, the publisher’s ultimate acceptance of the manuscript, actual publication after acceptance, and promotion and publicity.

    PresenterPaul S. Levine “wears two hats” – he is a lawyer (www.paulslevine.com) and a literary agent (www.paulslevinelit.com).

    Mr. Levine has practiced entertainment law for over 34 years, specializing in the representation of writers, producers, actors, directors, composers, musicians, artists, authors, photographers, galleries, publishers, developers, production companies and theatre companies in the fields of motion pictures, television, interactive multimedia, live stage, recorded music, concerts, the visual arts, publishing, and advertising. 

    In 1998, Mr. Levine opened the Paul S. Levine Literary Agency, specializing in the representation of book authors and the sale of motion picture and television rights in and to books. Since starting his literary agency, Mr. Levine has sold over 100 adult, young adult, and children’s fiction and non-fiction books to at least 50 different publishers and has had many books developed as movies-for-television, television series, and feature films.

    ParkingAffordable parking is available in the lot underneath the venue and in other nearby city lots.


    These programs are made possible, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.  Additional support provided by the California Arts Council.

Past events

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Non-Profits and Fiscal Sponsorships
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Navigating the Risks and Opportunities of Social Media for Clients in Creative Fields [*1.5 California MCLE credits available]
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Before You Sign: Evaluating Your Publishing Agreement
Monday, August 10, 2015 Dispute Resolution Techniques for People in Arts and Entertainment
Tuesday, August 04, 2015 How to Form a California Corporation for Your Creative Arts Business
Monday, August 03, 2015 POSTPONED: IP Is Everywhere: Common Intellectual Property Law Issues Every Client Faces [1.5 Hrs. MCLE Available]
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Understanding the Artist-Gallery Agreement
Saturday, July 25, 2015 ARTISTIC LICENSE AWARDS - 2015 - San Francisco
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Collaboration Agreements & Copyright Basics
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Employment Issues in Arts and Entertainment
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Introduction to Copyright Law
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Dispute Resolution Techniques for People in Arts and Entertainment
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 Crowdfunding: Advising Creative Clients on Underlying Legal and Business Issues [*1.5 hrs California MCLE credit available]
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 LIVE WEBINAR: Licensing: A Basic Introduction
Thursday, June 25, 2015 LIVE WEBINAR: Lawyer Referral & Information Service [LRIS] Orientation and Information Webinar
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 SOLD OUT! The Business of Making and Distributing a Film
Monday, June 22, 2015 What's New in Copyright & Entertainment Law: A Review of Recent Cases [*1.5 Cal. MCLE credits available]
Saturday, June 20, 2015 LAW + ART + WATER: Sustainability Issues for Creative People in Los Angeles
Thursday, June 18, 2015 LIVE WEBINAR: Trademarks: A Basic Introduction
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Arts in Corrections: Opportunities for Justice and Rehabilitation
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 The Top Ten Legal Things Every Filmmaker Needs to Know to Avoid Getting Ripped Off (or Sued)
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 6TH ANNUAL LITERARY WORKSHOP
Thursday, June 04, 2015 LIVE WEBINAR: Copyright: A Basic Introduction
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Music Publishing in Plain English
Thursday, May 21, 2015 Havana Biennial Excursion - Visit CUBA with California Lawyers for the Arts!
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Contract Basics for Creative Artists
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Branding for Creative Businesses
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Trending Legal Issues in 3D Printing in the Creative Arts (especially the fashion industry) [1.5 hrs. MCLE Credit Available]
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Legal Basics for Creative Businesses
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 Music in the New Millennium: The Legal Landscape for Compensating Content Creators [*1.5 Cal. MCLE credits available]
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 How to Blog A Book
Thursday, April 23, 2015 Licensing in the Digital Age
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Art and Merchandising
Thursday, April 16, 2015 The Merch Table: Licensing & Merchandising for Creative Artists
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 Film Financing Basics
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Basic Mediation Skills Training
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Trademarks for Brands and Bands
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Introduction to Copyright Law: Legal Protection of Creative Works
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Legal Issues for the Sale and Use of Photography
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 How To Prepare & Present Your Small Claims Case
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Legal Issues for the Sale and Use of Photography
Monday, March 02, 2015 Litigating Screenplay Infringement Cases [1.0 hour Cal. MCLE credit available*]
Saturday, February 28, 2015 Los Angeles: Relax with Tax for Artists & the Self-Employed
Thursday, February 26, 2015 Protecting Little Guys' Big Ideas: The California Inventors Assistance Program
Thursday, February 26, 2015 Employment and Fundraising Laws for Non-Profits
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 San Francisco Bay Area #2: Relax with Tax for Artists and the Self-Employed
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Protections for Visual Artists: An Overview of Moral Rights Laws in California
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Sacramento Area: Relax with Tax: The Essentials of Income Tax for Individual Artists of All Disciplines
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Design Patents: How to Protect Your Art
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Protecting Creativity: Collaboration Agreements
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 San Francisco Bay Area #1: Relax with Tax for Artists and the Self-Employed
Saturday, January 31, 2015 "Crossing the Digital Divide" 32nd Annual Music Business Seminar [4-Hrs. MCLE Credit Available]
Thursday, January 29, 2015 Introduction to the Immigration Visa Process for Artists and Arts Organizations
Monday, January 26, 2015 Art Law: Education and Conference in Collaboration with Sotheby's Institute of Art [Cal. MCLE Credit Available]
Thursday, January 22, 2015 Small Business Loans for Small Start Ups - An Overview
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Financial Management for Creatives: Money and Investment Strategies for Financial Peace of Mind
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Rights of Publicity for Creative Artists
Tuesday, January 06, 2015 Los Angeles: Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Music Royalties 101: Monetizing Your Music
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 How to Form a Non Profit Corporation for Creative Artists
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 How to Evaluate Yourself & Your Book Idea for Success
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 Recent Developments in the Right of Publicity in Video Games [*1.5 Cal. MCLE credits available]
Friday, November 21, 2014 Finding Affordable Health Insurance Through Covered California
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Fashion Law Primer: Protecting Your Designs
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Legal Protections for Fashion Brands & Designs
Thursday, November 13, 2014 Trademarks: An Overview of Trademark Protection
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Every Artist Insured: Finding Affordable Health Insurance through Covered California [FREE Workshop]
Tuesday, November 04, 2014 Fair Use in Filmmaking: Counseling Clients About Using Footage, Music or Art in Film Projects [*1.5 Cal. MCLE credits available]
Monday, November 03, 2014 MOVIE SCREENING & RECEPTION: She Sings to the Stars
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Fakes, Forgeries & Other Legal Issues in Art Authentication [1.0 Cal. MCLE credits available*]
Monday, October 27, 2014 An Overview of Copyright Law for Creative Artists
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Patents -- How to Protect Your Valuable Inventions
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Basic Mediation Skills Training
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Immigration and U.S. Visas for Creative Artists and the Innovation Community
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 The Business of Being a Professional Artist: TOP 10 Things All Professional Artists Should Consider When Starting And Operating Their Businesses
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Conflict in the Arts and Entertainment World: An ABA Mediation Week Event
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Estate Planning for Creative Artists & Collectors
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 Getting it Right with Your Live Performance Project: Agreements & Copyright Law
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 IP Law for Video Game Developers
Monday, September 22, 2014 Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Licensing
Saturday, September 20, 2014 Politically Charged! [Free Art Gallery Reception!]
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Artist-Gallery Consignment & Public Art Contracts
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Crowdfunding: Legal & Business Issues for the Creative Arts Community
Friday, September 05, 2014 Copyright Workshop for Artists of All Disciplines
Thursday, September 04, 2014 Copyright Workshop for Artists of All Disciplines
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Contract Basics for Creative Artists
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Exposing Backend Money: T.V. and Film Profit Participation from All Angles [1.5 hours Cal. MCLE credit available*]
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 How to Form a California Corporation for Your Creative Arts Business
Monday, August 11, 2014 Bookkeeping Basics for Creatives
Saturday, August 09, 2014 Writing Courtrooms: How to Write Courtroom Scenes for Novels, Movies & T.V. Without Making Your Characters Sounds as if They Never Set Foot in Law School
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 Understanding the Artist-Gallery Agreement
Monday, July 28, 2014 The Real Deal in Reality T.V. [1.0 Cal. MCLE credits available*]
Friday, July 25, 2014 Business Formation & Fashion Law 101 for The Fashion Student
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Photography and the Law
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Negotiation Skills & Strategies for Artists and Entertainers
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Collaboration Agreements & Copyright Basics
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Explore Peace and Conflict Resolution In South Africa Summer 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 The Other Kind of Film Coverage: Taking the Mystery out of Film Production Insurance
Sunday, July 13, 2014 ARTISTIC LICENSE AWARDS - 2014 - Los Angeles
Monday, June 30, 2014 Information for the Dance Professional: An Overview of Intellectual Property Law and Career Management Strategies
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 !SOLD OUT! Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in a Work-Made-for-Hire Economy: Important considerations for artists, creative freelancers, employees and employers
Friday, June 20, 2014 LIVE WEBINAR! How to Represent the Low Power FM Station License Applicant: Module 2 [1-HR MCLE Included]
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 LIVE WEBINAR! How to Represent the Low Power FM Station License Applicant: Module 1 [1-HR MCLE Included]
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 An Overview of Mural Laws in Los Angeles
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 5th Annual Literary Workshop: Part 2 -- The Nuts & Bolts of Getting Your Book Published
Friday, June 13, 2014 "The Great Museum" Film Screening: LA Film Festival
Thursday, June 12, 2014 LIVE WEBINAR! Using ADR to Resolve Disputes in the Arts and Entertainment World
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 5th Annual Literary Workshop: Part 1 -- A Book Publishing Overview
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 Rights Clearance Issues in Film and Television
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 Mean Streets of Hollywood: The Truth About Conflict in Entertainment [FREE MCLE: 2.0 hrs.]
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 How to Avoid the Common Legal Mistakes Made by Content Creators
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Intellectual Property Law Survey for Creative Artists
Saturday, May 24, 2014 Singer Songwriter Workshop & Acoustic Concert (3-Parts): Music Elements
Thursday, May 22, 2014 Life Cycle of a Public Art Project
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Music Law Essentials Series: Contract Fundamentals in the Music Industry
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Business Entity Basics for Creative Businesses
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Copyright Workshop for Artists of All Disciplines: Part 2
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Introduction to Copyright Law: Legal Protection of Creative Works
Saturday, May 10, 2014 Singer Songwriter Workshop & Acoustic Concert (3-Parts): Lead Vocals
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 Copyright Workshop for Artists of All Disciplines: Part 1
Saturday, April 26, 2014 Singer Songwriter Workshop & Acoustic Concert (3-Parts): Lyrics
Saturday, April 26, 2014 Publishing Contracts and Overview of Intellectual Property Issues in Publishing [5.0 hrs. California MCLE Credit Available]
Friday, April 25, 2014 Trending Legal Issues in 3D Printing [1.5 hrs. MCLE Credit Available]
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Intellectual Property Law Overview for the Visual Artist
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Music Law Essentials Series: Trademark Fundamentals in the Music Industry
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Music Contracts: Negotiating & Drafting '360' Deals [1.5 hrs. California MCLE credit available]
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Fundraising for Non-Profit Organizations: A Two Part Series -- Linking the Mission of the Organization to an Annual Fund Development Plan
Thursday, April 03, 2014 Fundraising for Non-Profit Organizations: A Two Part Series -- The Building Blocks of Fundraising–Back to Basics
Sunday, March 30, 2014 Lights on Paris: Intellectual Property and Cultural Policies in the Digital Age
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Introduction to Copyright Law: Legal Protection of Creative Works
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Music Law Essentials Series: Copyright Fundamentals in the Music Industry
Thursday, March 20, 2014 Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 How To Prepare And Present Your Small Claims Case
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Insurance Basics for Art Galleries, Dealers and Artists
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Artwork Image Rights & Licensing
Monday, March 03, 2014 Tax Credits and Incentives for Film [1.5 hrs. California MCLE credit available]
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Focus on Legal Issues for Photographers
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 San Diego: Artist-Gallery Agreements and Copyright Law
Saturday, February 22, 2014 Relax with Tax for Artists and the Self-Employed - Los Angeles
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Fair Use in Filmmaking - Using Footage, Music or Art in Film Projects [1.5 cr. California MCLE available]
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Oakland: Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Relax with Tax
Saturday, February 08, 2014 21st Century Musician: Making A Living Making Music - MUSIC BUSINESS SEMINAR 2014
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 Film Distribution Deals - From Wide-Release to Instant Streaming [1.5 cr. California MCLE available]
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 Relax with Tax for Artists and the Self-Employed
Saturday, February 01, 2014 Publishing Agreements and Literary Contracts
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Fair Use for Creative Artists
Saturday, January 25, 2014 Relax with Tax for Artists and the Self-Employed
Thursday, January 23, 2014 Sacramento: Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Thursday, January 23, 2014 Cookbook Writing: Protecting Culinary Intellectual Property for Authors, Lawyers, Foodies and Chefs
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 San Francisco: Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Santa Monica: Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Fashion Law: IP Protection of Designs and Licensing Agreements Basics
Monday, January 13, 2014 Financial Management for Creative Professionals: The Art and Science of Your Money
Thursday, December 12, 2013 Basic Bookkeeping for Creative Artists
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Trademarks 101 for Creative Artists
Saturday, December 07, 2013 Visual Arts Agreements: A Hands-on Training for Consignment Deals & Private Commissions [2 hrs California MCLE available]
Thursday, December 05, 2013 Sacramento: Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Basic Bookkeeping for Creative Artists
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Copyright Law Today: An Intro to Online IP for Artists & Creative Professionals
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 LIVE WEBINAR! How to Protect Your Art With Design Patents
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Rock Your Contracts: Hands-on with Musician and Band Agreements
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Social Media for the Creative Arts Community
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 How to Self-Publish Your Book in the Age of iPads, Kindles, & Nooks
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Music Workshop: Licensing, Contracts and Band Agreements
Thursday, November 07, 2013 SOLD OUT - Basic Mediation Skills Training
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 Trademarks for Artists & Creative Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 LIVE WEBINAR! Copyright & Fair Use: What Creative Artists Need to Know
Monday, October 28, 2013 The Business of Independent Film
Monday, October 21, 2013 Sacramento: Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Saturday, October 19, 2013 Mediation Panel Orientation & Training
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Design Patents: How to Protect Your Art
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Financing and Distributing "Lee Daniels' The Butler"
Thursday, October 10, 2013 Establishing a Nonprofit Organization
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 Oakland: Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Monday, October 07, 2013 Fashion Law 101: Legal Issues in the Fashion Industry
Saturday, October 05, 2013 Los Angeles: Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Santa Monica: Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 San Francisco: Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Sacramento: Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Thursday, September 19, 2013 Trademarks: An Overview of Trademark Protection
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Protecting Fashion Designs: Fashion Law Basics for Designers and Lawyers [1 hr CLE available]
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 The Law of Performing Arts: Business, Legal, and Practical Deals for the Stage
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Non-Profits and Fiscal Sponsorships
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Immigration and U.S. Visas for Creative Artists
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Fashion Law 101: Legal Issues in the Fashion Industry
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Family Law for Creative Artists
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 The Business of Being a Visual Artist: Contracts & Law as an Asset
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Contract Basics for Creative Artists
Saturday, August 10, 2013 Grantwriting 101 for Individual Artists
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Legal & Business Issues for Musicians and Bands
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 LIVE WEBINAR! Collaboration Agreements for Creative Artists
Thursday, July 25, 2013 Rights Clearance for Filmmakers
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Reading In and Between the Lines of a Book Publishing Agreement
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Film Finance: Building a Basis for Independent Film (1.5 credits of MCLE available)
Saturday, July 13, 2013 Copyright & Publishing Agreements for Writers
Sunday, June 30, 2013 ARTISTIC LICENSE AWARDS - 2013 - Los Angeles
Thursday, June 27, 2013 LIVE WEBINAR! Intellectual Property Survey for Creative Artists
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Music Law Basics for the Social Media and Digital Age
Saturday, June 22, 2013 Public Art: Contracts and Fabrication
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Photography & the Law
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Immigration and U.S. Visas for Creative Artists and the Innovation Community
Monday, June 03, 2013 5th Annual Literary Workshop
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Copyright and Publishing Agreements for Musicians
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 The Business of Making and Distributing a Film
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Intellectual Property Law Survey for Creative Artists
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 The Nuts and Bolts of Screenwriter Agreements
Monday, May 20, 2013 Copyright Workshop for Artists of All Disciplines
Saturday, May 18, 2013 !SOLD OUT! Mediation Panel Orientation & Training
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 Licensing Visual Art for Film and TV: A Conversation with Film Art LA's Jennifer Long
Thursday, April 25, 2013 LIVE WEBINAR - How to Select the Right Corporate Form for Your Creative Arts Business [Postponed]
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Understanding the Artist-Gallery Agreement
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 The Law of Fashion and Design: Contracts, Business Planning, & Intellectual Property
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 A Primer for Emerging Artists
Thursday, April 11, 2013 Contract and Copyright Basics for Artists
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Create Your Art, Create Your Brand: Trademarks and Other IP Issues for Creative Artists
Thursday, March 28, 2013 CANCELLED - LIVE WEBINAR - Defamation: A Basic Introduction
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Copyright for Videographers and Editors
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Fine Art in Film: Licensing and Fair Use Between Artists and Filmmakers
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Music Copyright: An Introduction
Saturday, March 09, 2013 Relax with Tax for Artists and the Self-Employed
Saturday, March 02, 2013 Relax with Tax for Artists and the Self-Employed
Thursday, February 28, 2013 Webcast: Understanding Copyrights for Creative Artists
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Legal Aspects of Internet Production
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Relax with Tax for Artists and the Self-Employed
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Tax Time for Artists and the Self-Employed
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Another Way to Do Business: Worker Cooperatives for the Creative Arts
Monday, February 11, 2013 Bankruptcy and Other Solutions for Artists and Arts Organizations
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 FOCUS on Legal Issues for Photographers
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 How To Prepare And Present Your Small Claims Case - SOLD OUT!
Monday, January 28, 2013 Defamation and Rights of Privacy and Publicity for Artists
Saturday, January 26, 2013 MUSIC BUSINESS SEMINAR - 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013 Mediation Training for Intellectual Property Matters
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 State of the Art: The Current Status of the California Resale Royalty Act and Pending Litigation (1 hour MCLE credit available)
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 Trademark Law for Artists and Arts Organizations
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 Copyright for Code Writers and Game Developers
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Contracts and Taxes for Emerging Artists and Arts Organizations
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Documentary Filmmaking and the Law
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Visit CUBA with California Lawyers for the Arts!
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 Financial Analysis for Creative Artists (Part-2 of Financial Series)
Thursday, November 29, 2012 FREE SPECIAL HOLIDAY Attorney Networking Event: Association of Corporate Counsel
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Basic Bookkeeping for Creative Artists: Part-1
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 A Resource Tour of the Sacramento Public Law Library: For Artists and Small Businesses of All Disciplines
Saturday, November 10, 2012 360 Deals and Self-Distribution for Musicians
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 LIVE WEBINAR! Copyright for Educators and Librarians
Friday, October 26, 2012 Fundamentals of Fundraising for Arts Organizations
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 USPTO California Inventors Assistance Program
Saturday, October 20, 2012 Self Defense for Writers and Filmmakers
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Design Patents: How to Protect Your Art
Thursday, October 11, 2012 Contract Basics for Artists (and Networking Event)
Saturday, October 06, 2012 Merchandising, Commercial Tie-ins, Product Placement & Sponsorships
Thursday, September 27, 2012 LIVE WEBINAR! The Artist-Gallery Agreement
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 How to Self-Publish Your Book in the Age of iPads, Kindles, and Nooks
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 How to Gain Media Buzz for Your Music, Fashion Design, Film and Other Creative Arts
Monday, September 24, 2012 Literary Law and Agents
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Photographers: Protect Your Work Online
Saturday, September 15, 2012 Talent Guilds 101: SAG-AFTRA, DGA, WGA
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 What To Do If You Have An Invention And How To Make The Best Use Of A Patent Lawyer -- SPECIAL AUTHOR EVENT!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Contract Basics for Creative Artists
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 LIVE WEBINAR! Social Entrepreneurship: The New California B-Corporation
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Intellectual Property and the Internet
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Collaboration Agreements & Copyright Basics
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 Photography and the Law
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Trademarks - An Overview of Trademark Protection
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Reality TV Productions and the Law
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Fashion Law 101: Legal Issues in the Fashion Industry
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 LIVE WEBINAR! How to Register Your Music With the Copyright Office
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Intellectual Property for Creative Artists
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Copyright and Publishing Agreements for Musicians
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 LIVE WEBINAR! Termination of Copyrights: What You Need to Know
Saturday, June 23, 2012 Legal Issues for Video Game Developers
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 Trends in Television for Writers, Directors, Actors and Producers
Saturday, June 16, 2012 Risky Business: Financing and Distributing Independent Films - (MCLE Available) - SPECIAL BAY AREA PRESENTATION!
Thursday, June 14, 2012 An Evening Reception in Support of CLA’s Arts Education Programs
Saturday, June 09, 2012 Crowd Funding for Independent Filmmakers
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 4th Annual Literary Workshop
Saturday, June 02, 2012 California Lawyers for the Arts - Board Meeting: Open to the Public
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Great Artists Steal: How to Lawfully Copy Third-Party Media Into Your Work
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 LIVE WEBINAR! Copyright: A Basic Introduction
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Starting a Nonprofit Arts Organization
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Estate Planning for Creative Artists & Collectors
Monday, May 21, 2012 Accounting Management For Artists and Small Arts Businesses
Saturday, May 12, 2012 Copyright and Idea Submission Law for Writers
Saturday, May 12, 2012 One-Day Mediation Refresher Training
Saturday, May 05, 2012 Artistic License Awards- 2012 - Sacramento
Sunday, April 29, 2012 Artistic License Awards - 2012 - Los Angeles
Saturday, April 28, 2012 Music Supervisor Agreements
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 LIVE WEBINAR! Negotiation: A Basic Introduction
Friday, April 20, 2012 MEDIATION SUCCESS IN GHANA: Resolving Conflict with Concern for the Relationship
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Social Entrepreneurship: The New California B-Corporation
Saturday, April 14, 2012 Employing Minors in Entertainment Projects
Thursday, April 12, 2012 How To Prepare And Present Your Small Claims Case
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 Creative Collaborations and Partnerships
Saturday, March 31, 2012 Risky Business: Financing and Distributing Independent Films
Thursday, March 22, 2012 Copyright Workshop for Artists of All Disciplines
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Dispute Resolution for Artists: Choosing Litigation, Mediation, or Arbitration
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Screenwriting: Legal Issues for Writers in Film & Television
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 LIVE WEBINAR! Trade Secrets: A Basic Introduction
Saturday, March 10, 2012 Relax with Tax for Artists and the Self-Employed
Thursday, March 08, 2012 Basic Mediation Skills Training
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 Relax with Tax for Artists and the Self-Employed
Saturday, February 25, 2012 Artist Gallery Consignment and Public Art Contracts
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Relax with Tax
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 LIVE WEBINAR! Patents: A Basic Introduction
Saturday, February 18, 2012 Relax with Tax for Artists and the Self-Employed
Thursday, February 16, 2012 Visit Cuba with California Lawyers for the Arts
Saturday, February 11, 2012 Producer's Representatives for Independent Filmmakers
Saturday, February 04, 2012 Music Business Seminar 2012
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 LIVE WEBINAR! PUBLIC ART CONTRACTS: What every artist needs to know about public art commissions, from RFQ to Moral Rights.
Saturday, January 28, 2012 Business Entities for Creative Projects and Artists
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Managing Your Creative Work to Prevent Legal Problems
Friday, January 20, 2012 Practical Bookkeeping for Creative Artists
Saturday, January 14, 2012 Artist Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visas
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Legal Rights of Freelance Photojournalists -- Cameras to Images
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 How to Use Visual Thinking to Solve Problems
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 FOCUS on Legal Issues for Photographers
Saturday, December 03, 2011 Women in Entertainment Symposium
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Practical Bookkeeping for Creative Artists
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 LIVE WEBINAR! Trademarks: A Basic Introduction
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Design Patents: How to Protect Your Art
Monday, November 14, 2011 How to Gain Media Buzz for Your Music, Fashion Design, Film and Other Creative Arts
Saturday, November 12, 2011 Your Visual Art as an Asset
Thursday, October 27, 2011 LIVE WEBINAR! Copyright: A Basic Introduction
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Negotiating Your Way to Success in the Entertainment Industries
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 A Resource Tour of the Library for Artists of All Disciplines
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Online Marketing Law for Filmmakers
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 FOCUS on Legal Issues for Photographers
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 Independent Film Distribution Strategies
Friday, September 23, 2011 One-Day Mediation Refresher Training
Thursday, September 22, 2011 Licensing in the Digital Age
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Rights Clearance and Insurance for Filmmakers
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Getting Permission: How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off -- SPECIAL AUTHOR EVENT!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Book Publishing 101
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 Independent Film Financing Strategies
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Collaboration Agreements
Saturday, August 20, 2011 Grantwriting for Artists and Arts Organizations
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Copyright Basics for Non-Attorneys
Saturday, August 06, 2011 Intellectual Property and Internet Media
Thursday, August 04, 2011 Trademarks
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 How to Gain Media Buzz for Your Music, Fashion Design, Film and Other Creative Arts
Saturday, July 23, 2011 Practical Business Strategies for Visual Artists
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Copyrights
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 Non-Profits and Fiscal Sponsorships
Saturday, July 09, 2011 Copyright & Licensing for Visual Artists: Monetizing Your Rights
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Copyright and Licensing in the Digital Age
Saturday, June 25, 2011 Design Patent Law for Visual Artists and Fashion Designers
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Navigating Gallery Representation and Consignment Agreements
Saturday, June 11, 2011 Artist Gallery Consignment and Public Art Contracts
Monday, June 06, 2011 3rd Annual Literary Workshop
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Live Performance Contracts
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Trademark Primer for Creative Artists
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Financial Planning for Creative People During Volatile Times
Saturday, May 14, 2011 Practical Advice For Building an Entertainment Career
Monday, May 09, 2011 Maintaining Your Arts Non-Profit Organization
Saturday, April 30, 2011 Musical Artist Manager and Booking Agent Agreements
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 Copyright for Film and Video
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Artist's Thrive: Legal Aid & Contracts
Saturday, April 16, 2011 Composer and Music Licensing Agreements for Film, TV, & New Media
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 The Business of Making and Distributing a Film
Saturday, April 02, 2011 Trademark Law and Branding for Musicians
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 From Networking to Negotiations: Effective Communication Skills & Strategies for Artists and Entertainers
Saturday, March 19, 2011 Independent Music Producer Agreements
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 Copyright 101 - An Introduction to Copyright for Creative Artists
Saturday, March 05, 2011 Tax Time for Artists and the Self-Employed
Friday, February 25, 2011 Your Music Career in 3D
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Literary Publishing Contracts for Writers (Literary Series 4)
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Photography: Your Legal Questions Answered
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Visas for Entertainment Industry Workers
Saturday, February 12, 2011 Relax with Tax
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 From Inspiration to Publication (Literary Series 3)
Sunday, February 06, 2011 Tax Time for Artists
Saturday, January 29, 2011 28th Annual MUSIC BUSINESS SEMINAR
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Anatomy of a Screenwriter Deal (Literary Series 2)
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Fundamentals of Fundraising for Arts Organizations
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Copyright and Idea Submission Law for Writers (Literary Series 1)
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 How to Protect Your Art with Design Patents
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 FOCUS on Legal Issues for Photographers
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 Artist/Gallery Contracts
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 Visas for Entertainment Industry Workers
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 Contracts: Do you know what you are signing?
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Year-End Tax Planning
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Year-End Tax Planning
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 Understanding Self-Publishing Service Company Agreements
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Overview of Formation and Management of Non-Profit Corporations
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Film Distribution Series Part 4: Self Distribution - Exploring Alternate Distribution
Thursday, October 21, 2010 Estate Planning and Probate for Artists
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Professional Networking Seminar
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Intellectual Property in Artists' Contracts
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 The Windup, the Pitch, and the Team: Copyright and Idea Submission for Writers
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Film Finance and Distribution Strategies
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Film Series: (part 3) Foreign Distribution - Negotiating the Sales Agent Agreement
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 The Insider's Guide to Book Publishing
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Trademarks
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 Film Distribution Series Part 2: U.S. Distribution - Negotiating the Producer Agreement
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Film Distribution Series Part 1: U.S. Distribution - Negotiating the Theatrical Agreement
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 How to Negotiate Licensing Agreements
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 The Art and Science of Your Money
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 The Craft Artist's Legal Guide -- Special Author Event!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Intellectual Property on the Internet: An Advanced Seminar for Artists, Writers, and Others Who Create and Use Digital Content
Monday, August 09, 2010 A Resource Tour of the Library for Artists of All Disciplines
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 International Film and Television Financing and Distribution - An Introduction
Thursday, July 22, 2010 Copyrights
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Always Use Protection! Submitting Your Ideas Without Getting Ripped-Off
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Navigating Gallery Representation and Consignment Agreements
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Fair Use in Film and Television
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 How to Get Your Reality TV Show on the Air: From Pitch to Premier
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 How to Form a California Corporation for Creative Arts
Monday, June 21, 2010 Public Art Law: VARA, CAPA, and Artists’ Intellectual Property Rights
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Copyright and Trademark Basics for Artists and Entertainers in the Digital Age
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 Music Publishing in Plain English
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 Creative Merger II: Justice & Peace
Thursday, May 27, 2010 How to Self-Publish Your Book
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 How to Sell Your Art, Books, Music, etc. Online
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Negotiating the Actor Agreement
Saturday, May 15, 2010 Health Insurance 101 for Artists, Individuals, and Families
Friday, May 14, 2010 Artistic License Awards San Francisco
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 How to Self-Publish Your Book
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Negotiating the Director Agreement
Sunday, May 02, 2010 Artistic License Awards Santa Monica
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Negotiating the Producer Agreement
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Setting-up a Simple Bookkeeping System for Creative Artists
Thursday, April 22, 2010 Music Law 2 in San José: Intermediate With Keith Cooper
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Negotiating the Writer/Option Purchase Agreement
Saturday, April 10, 2010 Flipping the Script: A Women in Entertainment Symposium
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 Resolving Disputes in Small Claims Court and/or Mediation

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