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Wednesday, April 22

Art and Merchandising

Ken Edwards Center

1527 4th St, Santa Monica, 90401

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Program Description:
Clothing, posters, pillows, candles, keychains, stickers, dolls - the list of merchandise items is long, varied, and represents a major revenue stream for artists and rights holders. Copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, and rights of publicity – these and more are implicated in the wild world of merchandise. What do artists need to know before allowing their work to be used on merchandise? What are the different kinds of agreements that artists can make with merchandisers? Are there ways for artists to enforce their rights if they discover unauthorized use of their work? Join CLA and attorneys Scott Burroughs and Stephen Doniger for a presentation covering the intellectual property and contract issues involved in using visual art on merchandise.

Stephen M. Doniger, Esq. - In his 20 years of practice Mr. Doniger has successfully litigated cases in the federal and state courts of California, New York, Nevada, and South Carolina, and has overseen litigation in foreign jurisdictions including Canada and the United Kingdom through local counsel. He has built a successful practice around business disputes in general and intellectual property in particular for clients in the marketing, fashion, entertainment, real estate and hospitality industries. While his practice includes corporate governance, contract negotiations and disputes, and large tort and injury cases, his core passion is for protecting artist against theft of their creative expression. Mr. Doniger graduated from Brandeis University in 1992 and in 1995 he obtained his law degree from the University of Southern California.

Scott Alan Burroughs, Esq. - Mr. Burroughs is passionate about protecting the rights of artists and content creators, and writes and speaks often on the subject. He has handled over a thousand art and business law disputes in his decade of practice – more than virtually any other attorney in the United States. His matters involve fashion, art, photography, scripted and reality programming, accessories, literature, documentary and feature films, websites, advertising, novelty goods, jewelry, hospitality, and home décor. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of California, San Diego and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California.

Affordable parking is available in the lot underneath the venue and in other nearby city lots.

These programs are made possible, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support provided by the California Arts Council

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Faith No More

The Wiltern

Los Angeles, CA 90010


Nirvana's bassist, and co-founder, Krist Novoselic cited Faith No More as a band that "paved the way for Nirvana" in the late 1980s. Bands rising at their prime, such as Metallica, Alice in Chains, Anthrax and Guns N' Roses, have cited Faith No More as one of their favorite bands. They were voted No. 52 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock". The band are credited for inventing the alternative metal genre which began in the 1980s and that fuses metal with other genres, including alternative rock. 

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Jared & The Mill

The Federal Underground

Long Beach, 90802


Founded in the summer of 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona, Southwest rock group Jared & The Mill quickly gained traction in the music scene for their unique brand of music, infusing country; blues; pop; bluegrass and indie rock. They have been honored to open for distinguished bands including: The Killers, Horse Feathers and Flogging Molly.

Their debut album, Western Expansion, was released in the fall of 2013. Pop Matters acclaimed, “the comparisons to trendsetters Mumford & Sons is almost a requisite — the abundance of the banjo, the earnest vocals, the rollicking melodies and jaunty rhythms. But, unlike them, Jared & The Mill’s songs sound distinct from one another, using similar instrumentation and techniques without relying on them for uniformity.” This month, they are set to release a new EP “Life We Chose” with renowned producer Tony Berg (Snow Patrol, The National, Fiona Apple).

Retro-style gastro pub The Federal Bar Long Beach hosts the Southwest sounds of the band Jared & The Mill, along with the indie baroque pop band, Wartime Recitals opening up for the group. 

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The 45-Minute Telethon

M.i. Westside Comedy Theater

1323-A 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, 90401

8:00pm to 8:45pm

A telethon to benefit Chroroideremia.
There will be comedy by Ami Safarti, Rendel Leatherman, Joey Greer, Shaun Boylan, John Davenport, Debra Flachner, Bob Miret, and more!
Music by Jon Fisher!
Standup by Tim Jennings!

Come support a good cause by having a great night!

Hosted by Mike Betette

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