I Agreed to What?
Find out why professional artists in this industry don’t sign without checking with work for hire attorney Ellen Mersereau.
One of the most popular sessions at CTNX every year is now available for the first time at Center Stage Gallery. Come join us June 14th from 12:00pm – 2:00pm and learn why professionals rely on this work for hire Lawyer Ellen Mersereau for guidance before they sign any ‘work for hire’ agreements and why she is known as “the animation artists attorney”.
After attempting to read his contract without help, one of Ms. Mersereau’s clients likened the experience to water running over a rock ——-nothing stuck. Another compared his experience to trying to hold onto a handful of cooked spaghetti.
In this session Ms. Mersereau will discuss basic contractual principles in order to help artists know when to seek legal representation and how to understand legally binding agreements before they sign them. She will also review some of the basic boilerplate found in most contracts, such as Non Solicitation, Non Competition, Indemnification, Breach of Warranties, Exclusivity, and Confidentiality clauses.
About the Speaker
Ellen Ann Mersereau has specialized in entertainment law for 18 years, with a specific focus on animation. She has forged agreements with industry leaders like Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, Sony, Warner Bros., Starz Media, Nickelodeon, Fox, Cartoon Network, Electronic Arts and Simon and Schuster for numerous writers, producers, directors, art directors, production designers, storyboard artists, illustrators, animators, editors, character designers, background designers and visual development artists.
Ms Mersereau has dedicated her practice to helping artists understand and embrace the business side of their profession, affording them the peace of mind needed to create their best work.
Sunday June 14th
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lecture followed by a Q+A
1:30pm – 4:30pm – Critique with the Pros
The Center Stage Gallery
847 N. Hollywood Way #100
Burbank, CA 91505
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