Log in



Serving the Creative Arts Community Since 1974

Publishing Agreements and Literary Contracts

  • Saturday, February 01, 2014
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Ave 50, Los Angeles, CA ‎90042


  • $15 at the door
  • $10 at the door
  • $25 at the door
  • $20 at the door w/ membership ID

Registration is closed
SAVE $5 by registering and paying online!

You can save 50% or more by joining CLA before registering for the event!

Publishing Agreements and Literary Contracts
w/ Jennifer Kennedy, Esq.

*Note: Venue is now Ave 50 Studio - Free parking is available behind the gallery (turn by the railroad)*

Join attorney Jennifer Kennedy for an in-depth workshop that guides writers through the contracts involved with the book and publishing industry. During the hour and a half workshop, we will explore author-publisher, author-agent, and writer collaboration agreements, along with strategies for navigating a publishing deal.  Key contractual provisions, such as dramatic rights, royalty rates, and warranties will be explained, with information on what you can expect and what you can negotiate without losing the deal.  Sample agreements will be provided, as will answers to the most popular questions - how to get your book published and what kind of advance can you expect to receive.

We will also briefly discuss the self-publishing marketplace and the many digital options for self-publishing.

Jennifer M. Kennedy's legal career began in litigation, where she served as trial counsel for some of the world's largest companies for over a decade.  Her appreciation for the arts, which began at an early age, eventually led her to start Kennedy Law LLP, when she re-directed her practice to providing high quality legal counseling to transactional clients. With her long history of litigating the interpretation of contracts, Jennifer is uniquely suited to provide insight and guidance on the myriad of contracts her clients encounter in the entertainment industry.  

Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Florida, then graduated Cum Laude from the University of Miami School of Law. While in law school, Jennifer served as the Articles & Comments Editor for the Entertainment & Sports Law Review and Executive Editor of the Business Law Review.  Her "Stay Out of (Legal) Trouble" workshops for independent filmmakers, musicians and writers will run throughout 2014. 

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



California Lawyers for the Arts is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit and your donation is tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the fullest extent of the law.  State Bar LRS Certificate #0021.

MCLE Provider # 1248.

The information provided on this website is not legal advice. You should consult with an attorney for individual advice regarding your legal matters.

Copyright © 2022. California Lawyers for the Arts. All Rights Reserved. 

Terms of Service

Privacy Policy

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software