LEGAL ISSUES

Jacob Lawrence for Masters Inc. for the New York Artists Equity Association's 1955 Volume VI of IMPROVISATIONS

Jacob Lawrence for Masters Inc. for the New York Artists Equity Association's 1955 Volume VI of IMPROVISATIONS

 

Contracts 101

Contracts are legally binding agreements that occur in almost every aspect of our lives — both personal and professional. Below are helpful answers to fundamental questions of contract law that may concern and affect artists throughout their careers...(continue reading)

 

Copyright 101

Copyright is a murky area of the law but there have been a series of court cases that have shed light on what is and is not acceptable in this field. Below are the answers to a few questions that artists may be curious about, and information about how to extricate yourself from a sticky copyright situation, or to avoid getting into one altogether...(continue reading)

 

Negotiating Commercial Leases

A commercial lease is a legally binding contract. As such, a party entering into a lease should be well informed. The points below provide some helpful information for the wary artist when negotiating a commercial lease.

 

Visa Information

All About the O-1 Visa: The O-1 nonimmigrant visa is for the individual who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics, or who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements. In particular, the O-1B is for individuals with an extraordinary ability in the arts or extraordinary achievement in motion picture or television industry...(continue reading)