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[ONLINE] Negotiating Contracts for Intellectual Property

  • Wednesday, May 06, 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • ZOOM


  • Cover the cost of another registrant with this registration type.
  • CLA is sensitive to the current situation faced by the non-profit and arts sector within COVID-19. We are currently offering our workshops at a sliding scale or "pay what you can" price. While CLA is a nonprofit we are also in need of your continued support but want to ensure accessibility of our content and workshops to all no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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For creative professionals, maintaining the ownership of your Intellectual Property is crucial to building a career. Many contracts with potential employers ask to own your IP via "work for hire" clauses and other legal jargon that may be difficult to understand. In this online workshop, attorney Carol T. Contes helps freelancers understand what IP is, common types of IP ownership, and how to negotiate in your favor.

About Online Workshops:

Registrants will be emailed a link to register for the Zoom seminar online after booking through the CLA website. Please make sure to register both via this page and on the Zoom registration page. Contact if you have any questions.

About the Speaker:

Transactional entertainment lawyer, Carol T. Contes, has provided legal and business affairs services to entertainment clients for more than twenty years. Carol currently represents writers, producers and directors (as well as reality show talent) in connection with the development, financing, production and distribution of film, television, animation projects, documentaries and reality programming. In her role “of counsel” to Manhattan Beach’s Guzman Law Group, Carol provides advice to an award-winning, independent motion picture production company as well as the estate of a multiple award-winning Broadway musical theater writer/composer. Carol is also the Co-Producer of an internationally-produced motion picture, “The Bay of Silence,” starring Claes Bang and Olga Kurlyenko, which is scheduled for theatrical release in the fall of 2020. 

Previously, Carol was “in-house” with major Hollywood entertainment companies (ABC Television, Paramount Television, Turner Entertainment) and has also worked in the Silicon Valley. She taught film students as an adjunct professor at the Academy of Art University Film School (San Francisco) for more than four years, and volunteers for speaking engagement including those sponsored by California Lawyers for the Arts.

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



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