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January 2019

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

January 15, 2019 @ 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 a 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 to…

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February 2019

Legal Issues in Photography

February 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
VLA Auditorium, 1 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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You can't afford to ignore the legal issues in the photography field! This course will provide an overview of the types of legal issues encountered by photographers including contracts, copyright and fair use, the right of publicity, and corporate entity formation. We will also discuss major considerations that photographers face when hired for a project. In addition to photographers – visual artists, artistic directors, photo editors, photo agencies, and photo studios could also benefit from attending this course. This class…

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Contract Basics for Artists

February 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
VLA Auditorium, 1 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Whether you are creating commissioned work, a musician performing a gig, a filmmaker licensing music, or any artist engaged in any business relationship, you are probably entering into contracts on a regular basis. But do you know how to create a contract, what terms are important, or how a contract may be unenforceable?  As an artist and an entrepreneur, contracts are an essential tool for your business. In this class, we will provide an overview of contract law, including essential…

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