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Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

(212) 319 - 2787||https://vlany.org

March 2019

Non-Profit Incorporation and Tax Exemption Workshop (Continuing Legal Education)

March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
VLA Auditorium, 1 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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This workshop provides valuable information about starting an arts-related non-profit organization. State issues to be covered include articles of incorporation, bylaws, and the first organization meeting. Federal issues include the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) and corresponding regulations, application for employer identification number, IRS disclosure rules, unrelated business taxable income, charitable contributions, and restrictions on lobbying. This workshop will also touch on the legal and ethical duties for board members; donor requirements; the new Form 990; intellectual property issues specific…

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April 2019

50th Anniversary Gala

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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Music Law Basics

April 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
VLA Auditorium, 1 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Join us on April 11, 2019, for an informative introduction to a number of legal aspects of the music industry. Topics will include copyright registration, ownership and fair use, an overview of music publishing, Performing Rights Organizations (“PROs”) and record labels, including the main deal points in recording and publishing contracts, as well as the basics of music clearances for the use of music in film and television. We will also discuss the newly-passed Music Modernization Act, a very important piece…

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Self-Defense for Writers and Filmmakers with Mark Litwak (Continuing Legal Education)

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS (ENDS MARCH 29, 2019) About This Program: Writers and filmmakers need to understand their legal rights and how to defend themselves from those who may seek to exploit them or falsely claim their rights have been infringed. This seminar explains how writers and filmmakers can prevent problems from arising by properly securing underlying rights, and by encouraging other parties to live up to agreements with performance incentives, audit rights, default penalties, and arbitration clauses.…

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