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Getting it Right with Your Live Performance Project: Agreements & Copyright Law

  • Wednesday, October 01, 2014
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Art Share L.A., 901 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013


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Getting it Right with Your Live Performance Project: Agreements & Copyright Law
with Kanika Corley, Esq. and Gordon Firemark, Esq.

Program Description: 
Live performance covers a wide range of art forms – theatre, stand-up, improv, music, magic, cabaret, performance art etc. Join CLA and attorneys Kanika D. Corley and Gordon Firemark for an explanation of live performance contracts and some of the the legal issues surrounding them. This workshop will explore performer agreements, booking agreements, and engagement agreements and will touch on safeguards to ensure performers get paid, and what to do when confronted with safety concerns or other day-of-show problems. Finally, this workshop will provide an overview of copyright law and copyright issues that are particularly important in the live performance context.


Kanika D. Corley, Esq. is an attorney in the Los Angeles office of Sedgwick LLP, where she practices in the areas of entertainment and intellectual property law. She is the author of recent articles about the applicability of intellectual property protections for jokes and other comedic material.

Gordon Firemark, Esq. - For the past 22 years, Firemark has devoted his law practice to the representation of creatives and businesses in the fields of theater, film, television and new media. He teaches Theatre Law at Southwestern University School of Law and occasionally produces small cast musicals, cabaret shows and regional tours. 

Art Share L.A., 901 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Free parking in the elevated L.A. County employee lot directly across from Art Share's entrance.

These workshops are made possible, in part, from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.  Additional support provided by the California Arts Council



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