This workshop is ideally suited for artists, musicians and entertainment professionals who work together creatively. It will include a general overview of creative collaborations and ongoing collaborative relationships, including the legal rights and obligations inherent to both.
Topics of discussion will also emphasize common issues of concern inherent to collaborative works and relationships (such as apportioning ownership shares, authorship credit, etc.), in addition to the comparative advantages/disadvantages in operating an ongoing collaborative arts/entertainment-based business as a partnership, as opposed to other business structures (i.e. corporations, LLCs, etc), formal collaboration agreements, conflict avoidance/resolution, and more...
A concise handout and a resources list will be distributed to all attendees.
Presenter: Jon L. Duman, Esq. is a San Francisco Bay Area-based attorney whose entertainment law practice emphasizes music business and arts/media transactional and intellectual property-related matters. Jon Duman’s client list includes a diverse array of musicians, composers, publishers, producers, filmmakers, choreographers and recording artists, including members of The Commodores, Tony! Toni! Toné!, Sly’s Family Stone, Neil Young’s Crazy Horse and the Bay Area’s Hieroglyphics Imperium. In addition to regularly participating in workshops and panel discussions covering a wide range of entertainment industry topics, Jon Duman has taught “Legal Aspects of the Music Industry” at San Francisco’s Globe Recording Institute and “The Business of Media” at Expression College for the Digital Arts, in Emeryville, California.