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Self-Defense for Writers and Filmmakers with Mark Litwak (CLE)

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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS (ENDS MARCH 29, 2019)

Self-Defense for Writers and Filmmakers with Mark Litwak (7 Continuing Legal Education Credits)

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. In the event of a dispute, participants learn what remedies are available to enforce their rights.

Other topics include:

  • Defamation
  • invasion of privacy
  • Protecting your stories and avoiding being sued when portraying others
  • Typical compensation and terms of contracts
  • Merchandising deals
  • Negotiating tactics and strategies

This seminar includes more than 100 pages of useful contracts, checklists, forms, and materials.

Who Should Attend: This class is for writers, filmmakers, content producers, attorneys, arts professionals and whoever is interested in the topic.

This class will be taught by Mark Litwak, Esq., Law Offices of Mark Litwak and Associates.

*CLE with VLA: Seven (7) New York CLE credits awarded for attorneys: 4 Areas of Professional Practice credits, 2 Skills credits, and 1 Ethics credit. This program qualifies as “transitional” for newly admitted attorneys.


Program Date and Time: Friday, April 26, 2019, 10 AM - 6 PM

Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, 4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036

Lunch and snacks will be provided. There will be a break for lunch.


Membership Discount Code:

For members, please contact 212.319.2787 ext. 10 or registrations@vlany.org to receive your discount code, which will allow you to access and purchase your ticket.

Fees:
$100 Full-Time Student (student must present proof of full-time status with registration) $60 before March 29th
$100 Artists Over Sixty ($60 before March 29th)
$150 Arts Professional VLA Member ($100 before March 29th)
$200 Arts Professional Non-Member ($150 before March 29th)
$400 Legal Professional VLA Member ($300 before March 29th)
$500 Legal Professional Non-Member ($400 before March 29th)
$300 Young Associate Members & Associate Board Members ($200 before March 29th)

Please note you are not registered until full payment is received. For attorneys, there are various scholarships available. To view our Financial Aid Policy Guidelines and for more information on how to apply, click here.

Refund Policy:

All registration fees are non-refundable. Instructors are subject to change and no refunds will be given in the event that there is a substitution of the instructor.

On-Time Arrival:

Please arrive on time for the class. Registrants who arrive more than 20 minutes late may not be permitted to enter the class.

For more information on this program, please contact VLA at registrations@vlany.org or 212.319.2787 x 10.


Instructor:

Mark Litwak is a veteran entertainment attorney with offices in Los Angeles. His practice includes work in the areas of copyright, trademark, contract, multimedia law, intellectual property, and book publishing. Litwak is an adjunct professor at USC Law School, and functions as a Producer's Rep, assisting filmmakers in the financing, marketing and distribution of their films. Litwak is the author of many books including: Reel Power, Dealmaking in the Film and Television Industry (winner of the 1995 Krazna-Kranz Moving Image Book Award), Contracts for the Film and Television Industry, Litwak's Multimedia Producer's Handbook, and his latest book, Risky Business, Financing and Distributing Independent Film.

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