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Reading Between the Lines of a Publishing Agreement
California Lawyers for the Arts
Venice, CA
Date: 01-23-2018
Reading Between the Lines of a Publishing Agreement

With Paul S. Levine, Esq.

The nuts and bolts of the business of writing are as essential to a writer's success as the writer's work itself. Join CLA and attorney Paul S. Levine to learn about: The principles of copyright law as the underpinnings of all writing; The roles of agents and lawyers, the process of obtaining them and the means of compensating them; The contents of a typical collaboration agreement and why such a contract is an absolute necessity; Typical publishing agreement clauses dealing with royalties, advances, rights granted and rights withheld, etc.; and The editing process: what happens if the publisher rejects the manuscript, the publisher's ultimate acceptance of the manuscript, actual publication after acceptance, and promotion and publicity.

Presenter: Paul S. Levine, Esq. "wears two hats" - he is a lawyer ( and a literary agent ( Mr. Levine has practiced entertainment law for over 36 years, specializing in the representation of writers, producers, actors, directors, composers, musicians, artists, authors, photographers, galleries, publishers, developers, production companies and theatre companies in the fields of motion pictures, television, interactive multimedia, live stage, recorded music, concerts, the visual arts, publishing, and advertising. In 1998, Mr. Levine opened the Paul S. Levine Literary Agency, specializing in the representation of book authors and the sale of motion picture and television rights in and to books. Since starting his literary agency, Mr. Levine has sold over 100 adult, young adult, and children's fiction and non-fiction books to at least 50 different publishers and has had many books developed as movies-for-television, television series, and feature films.

Tue. Jan 23, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST

Beyond Baroque
681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

Cost: $20.00

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Webinar for Challenge America Applicants Interested in Applying to Art Works
National Endowment for the Arts
Online Webinar
Date: 01-24-2018
On January 24, 2018, National Endowment for the Arts staff will conduct a guidelines workshop webinar for previous Challenge America applicants who are interested in applying to the Art Works category instead of Challenge America. An overview presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

NOTE: An organization may not apply to both the Art Works AND the Challenge America categories.

Citizens' Institute on Rural Design - Overview of the Program and How to Apply
National Endowment for the Arts
Online Webinar
Date: 01-25-2018

January 25, 2018, 12:00 PM PST

On this webinar CIRD staff from the National Endowment for the Arts and Project for Public Spaces will provide an overview of the program and answer questions related to the recently released RFP. You'll learn about the application process, eligibility requirements, and selection criteria.


  • Jen Hughes, design specialist, National Endowment for the Arts
  • Cynthia Nikitin, senior vice president, Project for Public Spaces

Dance Education Forum: Focus on Equity
LUNA Dance Institute
Berkeley, CA
Date: 02-24-2018
This community roundtable brings together artists and educators to discuss and share the promises and pitfalls of creating, developing and sustaining high quality dance education practices. Join local artists, educators and activists in this discussion in race, power and privilege in dance, and how we can make our teaching more inclusive and equitable. No prerequisite.

2018 State Policy Symposium
Arts Education Partnership
Washington, D.C.
Date: 03-10-2018
The Arts Education Partnership, with generous support from Americans for the Arts and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, will host the 2018 AEP State Policy Symposium on March 10 at the Grand Hyatt Washington, in Washington, D.C.

This annual event convenes leaders from across the arts and education sectors for a day-long discussion exploring key policy topics impacting the arts in education. In addition to two timely plenary sessions - one addressing how arts education is faring under the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, and the other providing insight on how to use data to inform policy decisions - in-depth workshops focused on the priority areas of AEP's 2020 Action Agenda will provide attendees with applicable tools and strategies for increasing access to the arts in education for all students.

Space is limited so make sure to register today!

Join and follow the conversation online with #AEPSPS18.

9th annual Creative Edge Lecture
Arts Orange County
Irvine, CA
Date: 03-20-2018
Each Spring, Arts Orange County presents the Creative Edge Lecture to bring together the business, arts, and education communities to learn about and discuss the value of creativity in all endeavors.