Oct 13, 2009

Celebrity Actors Panel Event on October 14th 7PM in Burbank

The Acting "Industry" Speaks

Come join us for a fun, inspirational, informative night of fantastic actors speaking about their experiences in the business and how they have achieved success. This is for aspiring artists, fans, etc.
This will be a QandA environment 'ala Inside the Actor's Studio


Harold Perrineau: Credits include: Michael on ABC'S "LOST", Mercutio to Leonardo Dicaprio's Romeo in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet, Link in "The Matrix Revolutions".

Ben McKenzie: Credits include: Ryan Atwood on Fox's "The OC", Ben Sherman on NBC'S "Southland", 88 Minutes opposite Al Pacino, Junebug with Amy Adams

Tracie Thoms: Credits include: Detective Kat Miller on "COLD CASE", Joanne Jefferson in "RENT", The Devil Wears Prada, Quentin Tarantino's GRINDHOUSE ("Death Proof"

Nate Cordrry: Credits include: Gene Stuart on Showtime's " THE UNITED STATES OF TARA", Tom Jeter on NBC's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Rob Cordrry: Credits include: Ari Fleischer in the film "W", Semi Pro, What Happens in Vegas opposite Ashton Kutcher, Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, The Daily Show

WHEN: October 14th 7PM promptly (doors open at 6:30pm)

WHERE: The Victory Theatre Center , 3326 W Victory Blvd Burbank , CA 91505

RESERVE YOUR SPOT: Tickets are $25.00. Cash or Check at the Door. YOU MUST MAKE A RESERVATION IN ADVANCE . Checks are tax deductible

CALL M.D. at 818-808-5241 or email mdwalton79@aol.com ASAP to reserve your seat. LIMITED SEATING

Thank you very much.


Melrose Lightspace in West Hollywood is looking for painters, photographers, sculptors and multi-media artists to participate in upcoming group shows at our 1600 sq.ft. location. Interested artists should respond with a brief introduction and description of your work and small sample (200k or smaller) or link to your website. If selected, there is a one time $75 fee to cover expenses, including color postcards and a wine and cheese reception. Artists keep 100% of sales. Please see our website to learn more about us and call or e-mail with any questions. Thanks.

Melrose Lightspace
7600 Melrose Ave.
L.A. CA 90046

Upcoming Seminars at the Center for Nonprofit Managment

The Center for Nonprofit Management has some GREAT seminars coming up
and have few spots remaining. These seminars will help you grow in your
skills and capacity to excel at your job! Take a moment to peruse and
register as they are coming up soon...

Upcoming Seminar

The New 990: What Do We Do Now?
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 from 10:00am - 12:00pm

Rethinking Your Organization, the Entrepreneurial Approach (Executive
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 from 3:30pm - 6:30pm

Non-Profit Mergers: a Legal Perspective
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 from 9:30am - 12:30pm

Basics of Grant Seeking
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Creative Compensation
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 from 9:30am - 12:30pm

Outsourcing Your Office: Staying Focused on the Mission
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 from 9:30am - 12:30pm

The Unbearable Lightness of Planning: Strategic Planning For Arts
Monday, November 16, 2009 from 9:30am - 4:00pm

CNM's full schedule is available online in two formats. For seminar
calendar click here
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For questions contact:

Carlos Ramirez

Education Coordinator
Center for Nonprofit Management

1000 N. Alameda Street #250

Los Angeles, CA 90012




TheCenter for Nonprofit Management (CNM) is a registered 501(c)3.
CNMconducts 15-20 trainings per month. Whether you need
assistanceraising money, conducting an efficient meeting, complying with
legalrequirements or becoming a better leader – the Center can help
youachieve your goals.

LACE Production Internship Opportunity!

LACE Production Internship

Intern will work with the LACE team to support the production of LACE exhibitions and events. This position provides the opportunity to learn about the installation of multimedia exhibitions, as well as the day-to-day operations of the gallery. Intern will work directly with the Assistant Director, as well as the artists and curators, to develop production plans and supervise LACE curatorial staff during the installation of upcoming exhibitions. This position provides hands-on experience in gallery operations and a point of entry to contemporary art

Responsibilities include:
. assist LACE production team in the installation of upcoming exhibition and events,
. support the reorganization of LACE's facilities,
. inventory and organize installation tools and assets,
. ensure quality of visitors' experience through facility maintenance,
. perform clerical duties, including answering phone calls and sorting mail,
. greet visitors and tracking attendance during gallery shifts,
. assist during special events

Requirements include:
. experience with installation support,
. willingness to work with a hands-on team environment,
. technical experience (a/v operation) is a plus.

For more information on LACE programs, visit to www.welcometolace.org.

Minimum 3-month commitment with approximately 12 hours / week.

Send a resume and a cover letter explaining the reasons for your interest in this position to:

Applications will be accepted a rolling basis.

For further information, please contact Shoghig via e-mail or at (323) 957-1777 x 17.

LACE is a contemporary visual art space that encourages people and projects working across diverse creative forms to interrogate the boundaries of culture and artistic practice. LACE exhibitions, performances, screenings, dialogs and other public forums strive to inspire the public imagination and to expand interactions between art and audience. Located in the heart of Hollywood, LACE contributes to the activation of Los Angeles' urban landscape and champions art's ability to engage with the timely issues that shape local and global life. Become part of LACE's illustrious history today, while ensuring its vibrant future. For more information, please visit www.welcometolace.org.





SALARY: $20/hour, 30 hours per week (Mon - Fri, 12pm – 6pm, some
weekend hours also)

DATE: Immediate start

WriteGirl seeks a part-time MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR to support all
aspects of membership recruitment and retention for a growing
nonprofit mentoring organization in downtown Los Angeles. Position
reports to Executive Director. This is a grant-funded position,
contingent upon continued availability of resources.


• Recruit new members (volunteers and teen participants) through
internet sites, email and promotion through appropriate local venues
• Respond to calls/mailings for information about participating in
• Update and maintain databases of current and prospective members
• Coordinate trainings and orientations for members
• Manage placement of volunteers
• Help build and maintain morale and commitment of members
• Conduct regular communications with members by phone and email
• Address specific needs or concerns of members on an individual basis
• Maintain records of member participation
• Provide support to staff and members as directed
• Other duties as directed
Skill requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree required
• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication and
negotiation skills
• Excellent understanding and demonstration of customer service skills
• Self-motivated individual with highly developed organizational and
communication skills who understands the not-for-profit culture
• Youth or mentoring program experience preferred
• Strong proficiency working on a Mac and PC, including Microsoft
Word and Excel
• Ability to multi-task in a busy office/agency
• Must have reliable car and insurance
• Previous not-for-profit employment history preferred
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
WRITEGIRL is a creative writing and mentoring organization which
matches underserved teen girls with professional women writers for one-
on-one mentoring relationships and group workshops. Our mission is to
provide self-confidence and communication skills to teen girls through
writing. Founded in 2001, WriteGirl is dedicated to using writing as a
powerful force for positive social change. WriteGirl is a project of
Community Partners.

How to Apply:

Please review our website at www.writegirl.org before applying. Cover
letter and resume BY EMAIL to Keren Taylor, Executive Director at writegirljobs@gmail.com
.. Please put “Membership Coordinator” in the subject line. Cover
letter must include computer skills and proficiency levels and reasons
why you would like to work specifically at WriteGirl. No phone calls

Oct 8, 2009


WriteGirl Event Assistants Needed

Job Description:

Event Assistants needed for busy nonprofit organization, WriteGirl (www.writegirl.org
). We are seeking part-time on-call help for our 30+ events annually.
Get hands-on event experience at this growing nonprofit. Upbeat, high-
energy, "can do" attitude required. Duties include running errands,
tracking inventory, transporting and setting up event materials, light
manual labor such as lifting and moving boxes of books, phone and
email correspondence and more. Catering experience helpful. Must have
excellent communication and interpersonal skills and basic computer
skills (email, Word Docs, internet research). Must have reliable car
and insurance. Events take place all over the greater Los Angeles
area. Approx 3 - 9 days of work available per month. Most events are
weekends or evenings. Some weekday daytime work as well in downtown
Los Angeles. Pays $12/hr.

Send resume, cover letter and references to Executive Director Keren
Taylor at: writegirljobs@gmail.com

Be sure to include "Event Assistant" in the subject line. No
phonecalls please.

WriteGirl (www.writegirl.org) is a creative writing and mentoring
organization serving high school girls. Our mission is to help girls
develop self-confidence and communication skills through writing
relationships and workshops with women writers. Founded in 2001,
WriteGirl is dedicated to using writing as a powerful force for
positive social change. WriteGirl is a project of Community Partners.

See website for major event dates: www.writegirl.org

Arts Management Brown Bag Lunch at Torrance Arts Museum

Are YOU passionate about the arts?
Hear about the only M.A in Arts Management program available in California!
Claremont Graduate University invites you to a brown bag lunch at

Torrance Arts Museum
Wednesday, October 28th 2009
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
3320 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90503
RSVP to diana.luna@cgu.edu

Staff of the Arts Management program will speak about this academic opportunity which includes a new Executive M.A. in Arts Management, a unique new program for mid-to-high level executives in the nonprofit and philanthropic arts and cultural sectors.

"Critical Issues Facing the Arts in California" (The James Irvine Foundation) found that, "The majority of current leaders of nonprofit cultural institutions have no formal management training.Learning on the job does "not substitute for sustained, up-to date professional management education and entrepreneurial skill development."

Please join us— we'll provide drinks and cookies.
RSVP to diana.luna@cgu.edu or call 909.607.9109
Visit www.cgu.edu/am

The Torrance Art Museum is located in the northwest section of the City of Torrance Civic Center Campus, home to the largest arts complex in the South Bay Area.
Parking is free anywhere on the Civic Center campus. Torrance Art Museum is at the corner of Civic Center Drive and Cultural Arts Way. It is adjacent to the Fine Arts Wing of the Torrance Cultural Arts Center (TCAC) and across the street from the Torrance Police Department.

Oct 1, 2009

Tech Mgr sought

Tech head needed to run booth and assist with technical needs for Breaking the Bow: The 1st Annual Asian Pacific Islander Performing Artists and Writers Festival at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica 10/22-25. Tech load is Monday the 19th. Performances are Thursday 5PM; 8PM; Fri+Sat 8PM; Sun 2PM+7PM. All different performances but extremely LO-TECH. There will be additional, experienced volunteered help. There will be pay.

Contact ken@mapid.us with resume. For more info see www.mapid.us.

Arts for All 2010 Teaching Artist Training Program Application Now Open

Arts for All
Teaching Artist Training Program

2010 Application
Due Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Presented by Arts for All, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Armory Center for the Arts, the Music Center, and Culver City Unified School District

The Arts for All Teaching Artist Training Program is a comprehensive professional development program in Los Angeles County that prepares teaching artists to provide standards-based curriculum to schools and gives arts administrators the tools to assess the quality of their teaching artists. This hands-on, interactive program provides artists and arts administrators the opportunity to learn, practice and deepen their knowledge of arts education in a laboratory setting in Culver City Unified School District. Currently in its 8th year, the program has trained over 300 teaching artists and arts administrators.

Arts for All's Teaching Artist Training Program annually accepts 16 professional artists, 4 per discipline in music, dance, theater, and visual arts, and up to 6 arts education administrators to participate in a 21-week course culminating in the presentation of sequential lessons in Culver City Unified School District K-8 classrooms. Participants receive a Professional Designation in Arts Education certificate upon the successful completion of this training program.

This course occurs on Thursday afternoons from January 7 through June 3, 2009.

Please click here to download 2010 application announcement.
Please click here to download 2010 application.

Application deadline is Wednesday, November 4, 2009 (emailed, postmarked or faxed).
Registration fee is $175.00* (includes fingerprinting fees, resource notebook, and refreshments).
Actual per person cost of $3,600 is generously subsidized by the Dana Foundation.
*due upon acceptance into the program

Participants will:
* Acquire in-depth knowledge of the California Content Standards, including Visual and Performing Arts Standards;
* Acquire knowledge of child development;
* Explore various teaching strategies and models;
* Acquire classroom management techniques;
* Explore interdisciplinary models;
* Develop an understanding of different assessment and evaluation methods

Eligibility Requirements:
* Prior experience teaching youth in the arts or working as an arts administrator;
* A commitment to improving oneself as a teaching artist or arts administrator;
* An interest in the artistic process, critical thinking and school relationships;
* A desire to work in groups and to give and receive critical peer feedback;
* Availability to participate in all program activities throughout the course of 6 months.


PART I: LAYING THE FOUNDATION Thursdays, January 7 - February 11, 2010
In this 6 week (18 hours) workshop series, participants will receive in-depth training emphasizing the California Content Standards including Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) standards; acquire knowledge of child development issues; explore various teaching strategies and models; acquire classroom management techniques; integrate interdisciplinary models; and develop an understanding of different assessment methods. The coursework lays the foundation for teaching artist to craft their own six sequential lesson plans, which they will deliver to K-8 students in Part III and it prepares arts administrators to support teaching artists through observation, assessment and coaching.

PART II: OBSERVATION & PEER PRESENTATIONS Thursdays, February 18 - April 8, 2010
During this 8 week series (23 hours), teaching artists will be mentored by a master teaching artist from the Music Center and arts administrators will be mentored by program partners. In four arts discipline-based groups, participants will observe a master teaching artist teach a six-week residency in classrooms in the Culver City Unified School District. Participants will join in the classroom teacher/teaching artist planning meeting and observe the master teaching artist's sequential lessons. After each classroom lesson, participants will spend an hour with their mentor to break-down and discuss the lesson they observed. In addition, teaching artists will receive guidance from their mentor on the six sequential lessons that they are preparing on their own time while administrators will focus on observing and assessing high quality lesson planning and implementation. In preparation for Part III, teaching artists will conduct a teacher planning meeting and participate in two days of peer presentations to rehearse lessons and receive feedback from their mentors and peers, during which time administrators will observe strategies for peer review and techniques for eliciting constructive criticism.

PART III: PRACTICAL APPLICATION Thursdays April 15 - May 27, 2010
This 6 week series (12 hours), opens the classrooms of Culver City Unified School District to participants as their laboratory. Using the knowledge and skills learned over the past fifteen sessions, teaching artists will deliver six sequential lessons to a K-8 classroom and arts administrators put into practice observation, assessment and coaching skills. Each week, a mentor will observe the class and meet with participants following to reflect on the session and offer feedback.

CLOSING CLASS - Sharing and evaluation Thursday, June 3, 2010
This final session brings participants together with their fellow course participants, the mentor artists, program partners and the classroom teachers to share your experiences and to reflect on next steps. Future opportunities for training, employment, and inclusion on www.LAArtsEd.org will be presented.

PART I is taught by Lorraine Cleary Dale, Director of Professional Development at the Armory Center for the Arts. Since her position was created in 1996, Lorraine has trained artists, students, and pre- and in-service classroom teachers. She is an accomplished educator, national presenter, exhibiting artist, and arts education consultant. Lorraine served as a curriculum evaluator for the primary adoption of the Visual and Performing Arts instructional material for the California Department of Education. She teaches as an adjunct professor at Otis College of Art and Design in the Liberal Arts department.

PART II & III are coordinated by the Music Center's Director of Curriculum and Teaching Artist Training, Susan Cambigue-Tracey and Sandy Seufert, Music Center's Manager of Curriculum and Teaching Artist Development. Susan has been a nationally recognized dance educator as part of the National Endowment for the Arts Artist-in Schools Dance Program, performer, dance writer, and arts education consultant for 44 years. During this time she has also served as a teaching artist for The California Arts Project (TCAP) Open and Leadership Institutes, part-time dance faculty for LMU, and a dance education consultant/writer/workshop leader for Performing Tree and the Galef Institute. Sandy is a professional cellist and folk fiddler. She has played cello in the Bakersfield Symphony and the West Hollywood Orchestra and currently performs with the Culver City Symphony, where she is starting her 12th season. Most recently, Sandy was the Curriculum and Education Manager at LA Opera and prior to that was the Music Education Manager for The Da Camera Society, which presents the popular "Chamber Music in Historic Sites." Sandy also worked for over ten years in special education for Los Angeles Unified School District.

Now entering its fifth year as host district, Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD), is a vanguard Arts for All district. Inez S. Bush, MAEx, CCUSD Arts Consultant and Co-Chair of the CCUSD Arts for All Community Arts Team, implements and oversees district arts programs and initiatives; provides professional development to teachers; as well as guides teams of teaching professionals through the development of integrated arts curricula. In addition, she is a trained facilitator and co-founder, CEO and Creative Director of Gramercy Partners, Inc, a marketing communications and design firm.

This program is a key strategy of the Arts for All: Los Angeles County Regional Blueprint for Arts Education, the County's strategic plan providing a series of policy changes and educational initiatives to restore K-12 education in dance, music, theatre and the visual arts, based on the California Visual and Performing Arts Standards, in each of the County's 81 school districts. To learn more about Arts for All please visit www.lacountyarts.org.

Primary Funding provided by The Dana Foundation.

If you have any questions, please contact Elisha Wilson Beach, Implementation Coordinator, Arts for All: LA County Regional Blueprint for Arts Education at artsforall@arts.lacounty.gov or 213-202-5936.


Saturday, October 17, 2009
12-4 PM

Outpost For Contemporary Art
1268 N. Ave. 50, Los Angeles, 90042
(323) 899-3533

GYST INK is offering advice and assistance with free artist statement
reviews to all artists who register for this class before October 15,
2009. Register now! Send us your statement before the workshop, and we
will review your statement for FREE (a $20 value). We will make edits
and return your statement to you at the workshop.

At the workshop we will teach you the basics of getting organized,
tracking your work, starting a mailing list and creating a marketing
plan. You'll learn what goes into an effective portfolio, and how to
approach curators and critics. GYST professionals will be on hand to
answer any questions you might have.
Register by emailing tucker@gyst-ink.com

Check out what Erin, an emerging artist, had to say about our last

"As an artist I have found it difficult to write about my own work,
and thought it would be helpful to have a professional review of my
statement. Seeing the add for a free statement review with my RSVP for
a GYST workshop, I jumped at the chance. Any expectations I had were
far exceeded by my reviewer. Tucker had not only burned me a disk with
his comments, but also sat down to review each sentence with me. His
comments were well thought out and came from a place of real art world
experience. I would recommend this service to any artist from the
confused to the professional! Thanks GYST!"

GYST Ink is an artist-run company committed to empowering and
educating artists so that they can take control of their practice and
develop successful and sustainable careers. Visit us online at

San Jose Public Art RFQ

Hi LA Culture Net,
I'm hoping you don't mind the foray of NorCal into the midst, as we have an art opportunity that is open state-wide (and then some).

More information on this RFQ can be found at: www.callforentry.org. Applications will only be accepted through this website (CaFE).

City of San Jose
Environmental Innovation Center
Public Art Project


The City of San Jose's Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) and Environmental Services Department (ESD) are seeking an artist to create an artwork for the new Environmental Innovation Center (EIC). As part of the City of San Jose's Green Vision implementation, the City is renovating a 4.2 acre site with an existing 46,000 square foot warehouse into a unique facility called the Environmental Innovation Center. The EIC will be a premier location for the development, demonstration, training, and display of Clean Tech innovations. The facility will be staffed to provide commercialization, incubation, and prototype manufacturing services to assist emerging clean technology companies.

Design: $25,000

Estimated Fabrication: $110,000

This opportunity is open to individual artists working or living in California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, New Mexico, or Arizona. The selected artist or team must have all necessary documentation and permits to work in the United States at the time of submittal of qualifications.

Jennifer Easton
Sr. Project Manager, Public Art
City of San Jose


LA Stage Alliance is pleased to present four NATIONAL ARTS MARKETING
PROJECT workshopsfor fall 2009

First workshop is NEXT WEEK!!

For more info visit: www.LAStageAlliance.com/NAMP.asp

Wednesday, October 7th 6-9p.m.

FANS, FRIENDS, AND FOLLOWERS: Facebook, Twitter & Social Media
Presented by Michelle Paul, Patron Technology

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center - Garden Room A 244 S. San
Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

The growing popularity of social networking and social media is
inescapable, and more andmore of your patrons are joining in. These
communication channels can be a fantastic new way for arts organizations
to connect with audiences, but just like any other marketing technique,
there's a right way and a wrong way to go about it. With all the
generalized information and advice out there, it can be hard to find
tips that are relevant to the arts, and that's what this session will
provide. We'll focus particularly on Facebook and Twitter, providing
essential tips about what you should be doing — and what common
mistakes you need to watch out for.

Thursday, October 22nd 9:30a.m. – 1p.m.

RELEVANCE: The keyword for arts marketing in 2010
Presented by Jim Royce, Center Theater Group

Los Angeles Times Community Room Ground Floor (Enter from Spring St.
Lobby) 145 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

FREE parking to those who pre-register by October 16th!

More than ten years ago, the internet changed everything about marketing
theatre and the arts. Five years ago, new media and social networking
forced other changes traditional media could not ignore. So what's
different now in 2009 and coming up?

What marketing trends should get your attention now? Jim Royce,
Director of Marketing, Communications and Sales for Center Theatre Group
will talk about the new marketing landscape at the end of the first
decade in this 21st century. Word-of-mouth is easier to spread and more
effective than ever before. Video delivery and MMS is a next frontier
for arts marketing. The best news for smaller companies: marketing
costs are plummeting and affordable in fascinating new ways. The new
economy has also changed the consumer. We'll talk about survival and
relevance of arts brands for the customer from a marketing point of
view. And we'll share some practical knowledge of what works now.
Bring your fresh discoveries.

Thursday, November 19th 9:30a.m. – 1p.m.

Presenter: TBD

Los Angeles Times Community Room Ground Floor (Enter from Spring St.
Lobby) 145 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

FREE parkingto those who pre-register by November 13th!

LASA will bring you fresh and relevant content and speakers from the
NAMP conference in Providence, R.I. 10/30-Nov 2.

Thursday, December 10th 9:30a.m. – 1p.m.

Presenter: TBD

Los Angeles Times Community Room Ground Floor (Enter from Spring St.
Lobby) 145 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

FREE parkingto those who pre-register by December 4th!

LASA will bring you fresh and relevant content and speakers from the
NAMP conference inProvidence, R.I. 10/30-Nov 2.

Make your reservations now to guarantee your spot!

Registration fees: $35 LA Stage Alliance Organizational members, $40
General admission

Limited free scholarships for Los Angeles County Arts Commission OGP 1,
2 or 2.5 grantees ingood standing

To register, go to www.LAStageAlliance.com/NAMP.asp
or call 213.614.0556 x 10

For additional information contact Douglas Clayton at
or213.614.0556 x12


Meeting space and parking generously provided by
Los Angeles Times

NAMP workshop scholarships are supported, in part, by the LosAngeles
County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts



Made possible by a funding pledge from

to the Arts
& Business Council, Inc
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The NationalArts Marketing Project was created to help arts
organizations better understand the marketplace in which they operate
and recognize the benefits of an aggressive, outward looking audience
development effort, to help institute long-term systemic change within
arts organizations by helping them acquire and implement sophisticated
marketing skills and to enable arts organizations to increase earned
income through audience development. www.ArtsMarketing.org


LA StageAlliance is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to
building awareness, appreciation and support for the performing arts in
Greater LosAngeles through community building, collaborative marketing,
advocacy, audience development, professional development and
strengthening operations for members. www.LAStageAlliance.com



With Akua Boyenne, Esq.

October 7, 2009, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

DESCRIPTION: The actor is a key creative component and selling point in getting a feature film made. Today’s market is largely “name” driven. Making a deal with a recognizable actor is a critical factor for attaining financing and eventually producing a film. Additionally, because the actor is the only creative element that appears on the screen, as well as in the advertising and promotion, the actor can be very demanding during negotiations. Therefore, the actor agreement is often the most challenging deal to negotiate. Understanding how to navigate the negotiation process and nuances of the actor agreement is essential for producers, directors, writers, actors and anyone interested in the film business. The workshop will outline and discuss the basic terms of the actor agreement along with the important issues to consider when negotiating the deal.

SPEAKER: Akua Boyenne, Esq. is a Los Angeles-based entertainment attorney specializing in motion picture and television transactions. Her clients include award-winning and up-and-coming writers, directors, producers and production companies that work in both the studio and independent systems. Her firm also specializes in additional entertainment related areas of law including: corporate formation, trademark registration, copyright filing, music and finance transactions. Akua is a graduate of Seton Hall Law School, Tufts University and extensive programs
at UCLA Entertainment Law Studies. She is admitted to practice in California, New York and New Jersey, is a member of the American Bar Association (Entertainment Law Section), the Beverly Hills Bar Association (Entertainment and Intellectual Property Section), Film Independent, Inc. and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc.

WHEN: October 7, 2009, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Ken Edwards Center, 1527 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

ADMISSION: General Admission: $20, Members of CLA, Santa Monica Residents, and Co-sponsoring organizations: $10, Senior Citizens and Students: $5

REGISTRATION: Call CLA at (310) 998-5590, or email Angela (please include your contact info and specify the workshop date(s)) at: clasocaled@aol.com

These workshops were made possible, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the California Community Foundation. Additional support provided by the California Arts Council.

California Lawyers for the Arts
1641 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
310.998.5590 tel
310.998.5594 fax