California Lawyers for the Arts is pleased to present...
LEGAL & BUSINESS WORKSHOP SERIES FOR WRITERS
All workshops will be held:
Wednesdays, 7:30pm – 9:00pm at
Moving Arts Theatre, 1822 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
(Free street & free small lot parking available)
JANUARY 12, 2011: COPYRIGHT & IDEA SUBMISSION LAW FOR WRITERS
With Marc S. Williams, Esq.
This workshop will address the basics of copyright and idea submission law for writers. While most examples we will cover come from motion picture cases, the workshop is relevant to all writers. How do you obtain and enforce rights under copyright laws? What are the best practices for protecting your ideas, even if they are not protected under copyright laws? This workshop will clarify questions writers have about their contributions when they are not the final or only writers on a project.
JANUARY 26, 2011: ANATOMY OF A SCREENWRITER DEAL
With Gary G. Goldberger, Esq.
There are many different kinds of screenwriter deals made: film, TV, established writer, new writer, guild, non-guild, etc. This workshop will discuss and analyze the deal points involved in agreements between writers and producers.
FEBRUARY 9, 2011: FROM INSPIRATION TO PUBLICATION
With Cheryl Klein, California Office Director, Poets & Writers
You’ve written something, and everyone in your writing workshop thinks it’s great. Now what? This workshop will provide an overview for writers of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction who are ready for the “next step.” We will discuss finding the right outlet for your work, seeking an agent, querying literary journals and independent presses, and presenting your work at readings and other events.
FEBRUARY 23, 2011: LITERARY PUBLISHING CONTRACTS FOR WRITERS
With Jonathan Kirsch, Esq.
This intensive workshop will show writers what to look for--and look out for--in the "fine print" of the various contracts that book, magazine, and newspaper writers will encounter in author-publisher, author-agent, and writer collaboration agreements.
ADMISSION (Per Workshop): General: $20, C.L.A. Members: $10, C.L.A. Member Senior Citizens & C.L.A. Member Students: $5
REGISTER: Phone: (310) 998-5590
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