May 20, 2010

Job Opening w/El Sistema USA at NEC: Ed Director, Abreu Fellows Program

Greetings to all!

I am pleased to announce the posting of a new position: Education Director, Abreu Fellows Program, with El Sistema USA based at New England Conservatory.

The Abreu Fellows Program, beginning its second year in October 2010, is the first major initiative of El Sistema USA and aims to train a corps of highly skilled leaders to found and direct El Sistema inspired programs in the U.S. and beyond. The Education Director will be a key member of the leadership of El Sistema USA and will be directly responsible for the academic program and learning of the Abreu Fellows. For more information about El Sistema USA and the Abreu Fellows Program, please visit

This will be an accelerated search process as we hope to have the successful candidate in place by July 1, 2010. Please help us in circulating this announcement to candidates who you think might be interested.

Thank you!

All the best,


"Negotiating the Actor Agreement!" Sign up today for May 26th Workshop!!!

California Lawyers for the Arts is pleased to present...


May 26, 2010

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 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: May 26, 2010, 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-sponsors: $10 Senior Citizens & Students: $5

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


under the "Events and Workshops"
Section on the website and follow the prompts.

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.

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Special thanks to our Media Co-Sponsors: Film Independent, Alliance of
Women Directors, and Alliance of Women Filmmakers.

Job Opportunity at LA Opera - Education and Community Programs Coordinator

Los Angeles Opera has an outstanding opportunity for an Education and Community Programs Coordinator.

This position is responsible for providing support to the Associate Director of Education and Community Programs and Tour Manager. Responsibilities include coordinating logistics for a variety of productions, events and programs, including auditions, scheduling and community partner communications. This position will also organize department payroll, run technical support for teacher training programs, schedule artists for costume fittings, aid in organization of department storage areas, assemble and distribute scores and tour books, coordinate tour mileage and petty cash reimbursements, provide rehearsal and event set-up, assist with contracting of production crews and oversee changes to and circulation of department calendar.

Qualified candidates will have a BA/BS or equivalent experience in production and/or arts management. Knowledge of classical music, particularly opera, is highly desired. Proficiency in MS office and filing systems is required. Must be available to work night and weekend hours as needed. Clean driving record, valid current driver's license and use of personal vehicle required.

Please send résumé along with salary history and requirements to:

Principals only