Dispute Resolution Techniques for People in Arts and Entertainment
with Dorit Cypis
Learn more and register: http://calawyersforthearts.org/event-1959525
When:Monday, August 10, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMLocation:Canoga Park Youth Arts Center 7222 Remmet Avenue Canoga Park, CA 91303
As an artist, writer, musician or creative person, have you ever found yourself in conflict with collaborators, producers, or other people involved in your project?  Do you wish that you knew how to manage the situation better to reduce the level of anger and frustration on both sides of the conflict?  Join CLA and mediator and artist Dorit Cypis for a program covering some practical tools to assess and respond to the situation.  Cypis will discuss how the nature of conflict is affected by relationships--who we are to ourselves and who we are to others and how identity beliefs form bias habits that contribute to conflicts.  This hands-on workshop will also cover some practical strategies to minimize the harm caused by these identity issues in the context of conflicts over creative projects.

Dorit Cypis is an award winning artist, innovative professional mediator and educator. Her work exploring identity and social relations has been presented at major museums in North America and Europe. In 2007 she founded Foreign Exchanges to offer conflict engagement and transformation services through trainings, consultation and dialogue formats. With a belief that conflict between people is also within people, Dorit innovatively draws skills from art, communication and mediation to build bridges across personal and cultural differences.  Her clients come from the arts, civic culture and education. Dorit is a founding member of Mediators Beyond Borders, served as Chair of the Middle East Initiative to partner with Neve Shalom Wahat al Salam/Israel 2009, was past Leader of the MBB Los Angeles Chapter, has initiated Jewish/Arab Public Dialogues At Levantine Cultural Center, and has worked with Occupy LA as roving mediator. Dorit is a published writer and has taught on the complexity of cultural and personal difference throughout the USA, Canada, Israel, Holland and France. She earned a Masters of Fine Art, California Institute for the Arts, and Masters of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University.Before You Sign: Evaluating Your Publishing Agreement
with Lisa Lucas, Esq.

Learn more & register: http://calawyersforthearts.org/event-1949977
When:Wednesday, August 19, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:Colorado Center Community Room2500 BroadwaySanta Monica, CA 90404Program:The excitement of securing a literary agent, receiving a publishing offer, or having a movie producer show interest in your work can make it easy to overlook many important issues that can make a deal go from thrilling to terrible. This workshop will address a range of contract issues that adversely affect an author's income, their ability to use their work in other contexts and projects, and their freedom to pursue future projects. Those attending will learn about common problems in agent-author and author-publisher relationships, alternatives to consider during negotiations, and resources for additional information and assistance. Presenter:Lisa Lucas is the principal partner of Lucas LLP. Her practice focuses on matters that arise at all stages of the creative and publishing process, including business formation, contract negotiation, copyright issues, and a variety of licensing matters, from serial and selection placement to motion picture agreements, foreign-language translations, and merchandising deals. She represents authors, editors, ghostwriters, photographers, illustrators, literary estates, publishers, and others who seek to understand how to exploit and protect their creative work. Before establishing her law practice, Lisa worked at the University of Chicago Press, McGraw-Hill, and Harcourt Trade Publishers. Lisa is an active member of the Los Angeles Copyright Society and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.