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February 2018

An Introduction to H-1B Visas for Artists

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us on February 27, 2018 for an exciting presentation on one of the most popular and common visa types used today, the H-1B. Presented by two top attorneys at one of Manhattan’s leading law firms, the experts will discuss a range of common questions related to the H-1B, a nonimmigrant visa for foreign nationals who will be employed temporarily in a “specialty occupation” (one that requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience). The seminar will cover why the H-1B may be a…

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March 2018

Nonprofit Incorporation and Tax Exemption Workshop (Continuing Legal Education)

March 1 @ 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 nonprofit 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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2018 CHAMPIONS OF THE ARTS AWARDS AND GALA

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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Legal Issues in Photography

March 8 @ 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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Taking the Mystery out of Copyright for Documentary Filmmakers (CLE)

March 20 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
JAMS, 620 Eighth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Even experienced documentary filmmakers have misconceptions about the impact of copyright law on their projects. Taking the Mystery out of Copyright for Documentary Filmmakers is designed to enable non-lawyers, as well as lawyers who have limited experience in the subject, to understand how copyright law – with a particular focus on fair use – affects documentary film projects. In this three-hour, intensive seminar, Ms. Shatzkin will guide you through the subject by reviewing relevant statutes and court cases and sharing…

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Music Law Basics

March 22 @ 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 March 22, 2018 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. This class is essential for musicians, multidisciplinary artists using music in their work, and…

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