ALAS Hosting “Playing Nice in the Sandbox” Arts Lawyer Panel on Sept. 17Monday, September 8th, 2014
Artists’ Legal Advice Services (ALAS) will be hosting “Playing Nice in the Sandbox” on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the Duke of York Pub in Toronto (29 Prince Arthur Ave.). It is designed to be a panel discussion of leading media lawyers with expertise in film/TV, music, books and periodical publishing, and interactive digital media and video games, who will discuss the various legal agreement artists should be familiar with, along with how to get them and how to stay out of trouble.
Paul has been an Arts and Entertainment Lawyer since 1983. He is also the author of Musicians and the Law in Canada – 4th Edition.
Tony Duarte is a lawyer in private practice exclusively in the area of entertainment law. He is the author of Canadian Film & Television Business & Legal Practice, a comprehensive loose leaf legal text published by Carswell (Thomson Reuters). He is also an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School where he has been teaching the Entertainment and Sports Law seminar course since ‘08.
Marian advises authors on their rights, mostly on contracts for books, other publications, film and theatre, and on copyright issues. She has written a contract guide for book writers entitled Help Yourself to a Better Contract (published by The Writers’ Union of Canada) and edits the publishing law section of O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of Forms.
Emmanuel provides focused legal advice to a wide range of creative industry clients, mostly in the Interactive Digital Media and Videogame industries. He is a part-time professor at Centennial College in the Interactive Digital Media Entrepreneurship course.