'Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts' is a locally based not
for profit aimed at people like us.
For $10, you can attend any of the following and I strongly recommend
INSIDE THE MUSIC BIZ:
Monday, Feb. 16, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Learn how to protect your band name and your songs, which business
entity is right for you, how music publishing works and when you need a
lawyer. Entertainment Lawyer Gary Pierson, Husch Blackwell, will present
the most essential legal and strategic information
ANATOMY OF A CONTRACT
Monday, Mar. 12, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Although many of us still prefer to conduct our business on a handshake,
vague verbal agreements can result in ugly misunderstandings. Attorneys
Jim Reeves and Kim Kirn will cover the basics, including negotiation
Monday, Apr. 9, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Do you have pressing questions about copyright? Here's your chance
to learn the basics. Then you'll have an opportunity to spend 15
minutes talking to a volunteer lawyer. Consultations will be scheduled
in person that evening and may not be available if you do not register
IS IT OKAY? FAIR USE FOR FILMMAKERS
Monday, Apr. 23, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
The fair use doctrine is both flexible and unpredictable. When do
documentary filmmakers need clearance? Attorneys Mark Sableman and
Jennifer Visintine, Thompson Coburn, will provide guidance using clips
from locally-produced films, The Pruitt-Igoe Myth and The Tao of Blake.
$10 in advance; $15 at the door
Business Edge workshops are held in
the Regional Arts Commission's building,
6128 Delmar, across from the Pageant.
To register, please download a form.
For more info, call 314/863-6930.