Presented by Max Hass and Bri Whetstone
Tuesday, February 5th 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Launch Pad, 400 Poydras, Suite 900
We’re excited to launch our new workshop series on Copyright and Contracts. Supported by a grant from the Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans, this series launches by addressing copyright and contract topics relevant to filmmakers and will cover a range of legal and business topics for artists developing their careers. This workshop will be an introduction to copyright issues, including an explanation of what copyrights are, information on registering copyrights, issues related to collaborations and commissions, an overview of work for hire agreements and other contracts commonly encountered by filmmakers and producers, and more!
NOTE: This workshop is an overview of certain areas of law concerning copyright and contract, and is intended for educational purposes only. The workshop will not provide legal advice. The Ella Project will be onsite to sign up qualified clients seeking pro bono assistance.
Sync Up Workshop:
LICENSING MUSIC TO FILM & TV:
Step One: Make Sure Your Copyrights are Registered
Wednesday, Jan. 23
5:30 p.m. at the Jazz & Heritage Center
Free, but Advance registration required.
The Ella Project is excited to participate in this upcoming workshop, a collaboration between the New Orleans Business Alliance and the Jazz & Heritage Foundation – which we see as the first step in a multi-phase effort to help more local artists get their music into film and TV productions.
The workshop features an interview with bounce rap star Big Freedia and her manager, Reid Martin of Midcitizen Entertainment, focusing on making a profitable business from a career as a musician – including licensing music to film and TV productions.
There also will be a panel discussion that explains the proper steps for registering copyrights for music, along with an overview of how best to approach film and TV productions for licensing music to them. Panelists include Robin Burgess, manager of Terence Blanchard and Quiana Lynell; film composer Jay Weigel; entertainment attorney Tim Kappel; and Victoria Adams Phipps of the New Orleans Business Alliance.
Those who attend can sign up for free assistance sessions with The Ella Project. In these sessions, attorneys will help musicians and songwriters not only organize their catalogs, but also take the necessary steps to register their copyrights.
In addition, the first 50 artists who register for the Jan. 23 workshop and attend complete an ELLA Project assistance session will earn a grant from the New Orleans Business Alliance to substantially offset the fees for registering copyrights.
Our Visual Artist Business Boot Camps roll on in St Francisville April 28-29th.
This program focuses on business management, grass roots marketing, and developing a plan for artists to advance their art careers. Artists should leave with a greater understanding of how to think of their art as a business, how to confidently promote themselves and their artwork, and how to further develop a strategy for getting their work into the public.
The weekend program is facilitated by:
Gene Meneray, Co-Founder of The Ella Project
Ashlye Keaton, entertainment attorney and Co-Founder of The Ella Project
Katie Odell, gallerist and social media manager
There is no charge for this weekend workshop. Enrollment is limited.
To reserve a spot, contact Lynn Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, go to westfelicianaarts.com
For a detailed schedule of this weekend, please click here.
This fourteen hour program focuses on business management, grass roots marketing, and developing a plan for visual artists to advance their art careers. Working through small group work and presentation, the Business Boot Camp is designed for up to 20 individual artists. Artists should leave with a greater understanding of how to think of their art as a business, how to confidently promote themselves and their artwork, and how to further develop a strategy for getting their work into the public. Gene Meneray, Co-Founder of The Ella Project, is the lead instructor. Additional instructors include Katie Odell, gallerist and social media manager, and Ashlye Keaton, entertainment attorney and Co-Founder of The Ella Project. This workshop was developed with support from the State of Louisiana’s Office of Cultural Development, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ella West Freeman Foundation.
Saturday The Artist’s Career
- How is art sold? What determines pricing?
- Marketing materials for the independent visual artist.
- Creating an artist brand.
- Working with galleries, festivals and public art.
- Designing a career plan.
- Current trends in grassroots marketing.
The Artist as Business Person
- Social Media: What’s worked, what hasn’t.
- Identifying your target market.
- Legal issues for visual artists.
- Basic finance for self employed artists.
- Goal setting for the future.
Quotes from previous attendees:
- “Super informative for all levels of accomplishment! I didn’t feel left behind or like I was being taught things I already knew.”
- “When thinking about the next steps to take in my career, this workshop helped me find a direction to focus my attention..”
- “Y’all left no question unanswered!”
- How and why people buy art
- Grass roots marketing and branding
- Effective use of social media
- Working with galleries, festivals, and public art
- Copyright and Trademark
- Basic Finance
- Developing a Career Plan.