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January 2017

WALA Basics Workshop: Creating a 501(c)(3)

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Squire Patton Boggs,
2550 M St. NW
Washington, DC 20037 United States
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Thinking about starting a non-profit corporation? This workshop will provide soup-to-nuts guidance for launching and maintaining a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. Topics to be covered will include: Forming Your Organization: incorporation, the first organizational meeting, securing an employer identification number, setting up Understanding the Pros and Cons of 501(c)(3) Status:  charitable contributions, public support rules, unrelated business taxable income, restrictions on lobbying Securing Federal and State Tax Exemptions:  the Form 1023, fiscal sponsorships as an alternative to a stand-alone charity, related…

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February 2017
$20

2017 WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series @ VisArts at Rockville: Business Formation (1 of 6)

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
VisArts at Rockville,
155 Gibbs St
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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biz starup

Session 1 - Business Formation Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Presentation and Q & A with: Karl W. Means, Miles & Stockbridge, P.C. This Session Covers: • Overview of Business Entities • Types and Organization • Management and Control • Liability Protection • Tax-Related Issues • Business Agreements • Shareholder and Membership Agreements • Employment and Independent Contractor Agreements • Non-Disclosure Agreements • Non-Profit Entities • Types • IRS Form 1023 for Tax-Exempt Status • Common Mistakes for Entrepreneurs Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-wala-creative-entrepreneurs-series-visarts-at-rockville-business-formation-1-of-6-tickets-30693480025  These…

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2017 DCIFF/WALA Seminar Part 1: “ENTERTAINMENT LAW 101 – Intellectual Property and Beyond”

February 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
US Navy Memorial Heritage Center,
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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DCIFF

Please join the DC Independent Film Festival and Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts on: Saturday February 18, 2017 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ENTERTAINMENT LAW 101 – Intellectual Property and Beyond A macro level discussion about copyright, trademark, fair use, licensing, options, using images/music, WGA registration, releases, film permits, location considerations, and legal considerations for the use of drones in production. Speakers: John M. Mason (Copyright Counselors LLC and Mason Literary), Janet Fries (Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP)  Ken…

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2017 DCIFF/WALA Seminar Part 2: “ENTERTAINMENT LAW 202 – Funding, Contracts, Litigation, and Best Practices”

February 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
US Navy Memorial Heritage Center,
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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DCIFF

Please join the DC Independent Film Festival and Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts on: Saturday February 18, 2017 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ENTERTAINMENT LAW 202 – Funding, Contracts, Litigation, and Best Practices Presented by Brian Frankel & Josh Carpenter A macro level discussion about funding, contracts, overview of litigation process in settling disputes, business organizations, insurance, employment issues, and some best practices. Speakers: Brian Frankel (Brian Frankel Law Firm and Arune LLC) Josh Carpenter (AOL, Inc.)    ***This Panel/Seminar is…

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2017 WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series @ VisArts at Rockville: Copyright/Trademark Protection and Use (2 of 6)

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
VisArts at Rockville,
155 Gibbs St
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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copyright-fire

Session 2 - Copyright/Trademark Protection & Use Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7PM - 9PM  Presentation and Q & A with Presenter: John D. Mason This session covers: • Copyright Registration • Fair Use • Works Made For Hire • Trademark • Rights Management • Creative Commons • Licensing • Protecting your creations     John D. Mason of Copyright Counselors, LLC is an art, entertainment and intellectual property attorney, and literary agent. He is based in the Washington DC/Maryland area.…

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$299.00

Special WALA Member Discount to “One Day Film School for Producers”

February 25 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Pigmental Studios,
Washington, DC
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WALA is pleased to be a Promotional Partner for DC Filmmakers’ "One Day Film School for Producers" to be held on February 25,  from 9:30am to 6pm at Pigmental Studios in Washington, DC. As part of this daylong event, WALA will co-produce the popular "Entertainment Law Bootcamp." The first 10 WALA Members to register using promotional code "WALAmember" will receive the special discount price of  $199 per ticket (+ Eventbrite fee).  This ticket includes includes full-day access, with provided breakfast, lunch, and snacks, and possibility…

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March 2017

2017 WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series @ VisArts at Rockville: Contracts and Licensing (3 of 6)

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
VisArts at Rockville,
155 Gibbs St
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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contract

Session 3 - Contracts & Licensing       Wednesday, March 1, 2017  7PM - 9PM   Presentation and Q & A with: TBA   Contracts are the basis for your business dealings. Learn how to read and understand a contract, and when to seek professional advice. When is a deal a deal? - Offer - Acceptance - Consideration What can you license? - Ownership - Contract considerations - Royalties What Happens If Someone Fails? - Remedies - Deadlines - Indemnification - Governing Law…

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2017 WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series @ VisArts at Rockville: Negotiation Strategies (4 of 6)

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
VisArts at Rockville,
155 Gibbs St
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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negitiation

Session 4 - Negotiation Skills  Wednesday, March 8, 2017  7PM - 9PM     Presentation and Q & A w/ Presenter: Sandra Sellers , Technology Mediation Services  "In business and in our personal lives, we are constantly needing to negotiate and collaborate with other people - people whose interests differ from our own. Success in our lives therefore can hinge on how well we engage in these necessary interactions with others. This program offers attendees tips and tools for being a successful negotiator and…

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2017 WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series @ VisArts at Rockville: Grants and Leases (5 of 6)

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
VisArts at Rockville,
155 Gibbs St
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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Grants

Session 3 - Grants and Leases Wednesday, March 15, 2017  7PM - 9PM     Presentation and Q & A with: India Pinkney - General Counsel, National Endowment for the Arts   So now what? You are ready to get up and running. You are starting to look for a business or operating location and you are also ready to begin work. Let’s start. Whether you are completely new to the process or seasoned, have a lively discussion around: The basics of…

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2017 WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series @ VisArts at Rockville: Tax Strategies (6 of 6)

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
VisArts at Rockville,
155 Gibbs St
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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tax-planning

Session 6 - Tax Strategies Wednesday, March 22, 2017  7PM - 9PM     Presentation and Q & A. with TBA This Session will to help attendees learn about Income Tax Basics: -Common Tax Credits for Artists -Earned Income Tax Credit -Education Incentives -Deductions for Expenses Ordinary & Necessary in Trade or Business -Only for itemizers -Common Deductions -Home Offices -Big Purchases (Capital Expenses)

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