Glenn Litwak Attorney Litwak & Havkin
“Animators are often asked to work as independent contractors. This lecture will discuss the various provisions of an independent contractor agreement, including the term of the agreement, compensation, warranties and representations, duties and obligations as well as termination and dispute resolution. In addition, examples will be given of ways that animators can protect themselves before they sign an independent contractor agreement.
The lecture will also discuss basics of copyright law such as what is a copyright, what is copyrightable, how do you register your copyright, and what are the benefits of registration. The elements of a copyright infringement action will also be discussed.” After the presentation you will retreat to the “Shop Talk Lounge” to carry on the conversation and Q+A.
A founding member of Litwak & Havkin, Mr. Litwak specializes in music and entertainment law. He has extensive expertise in negotiating and drafting a wide variety of contracts relating to the entertainment industry, representing recording artists, music producers, and songwriters as well as music production and management companies. Mr. Litwak also represents clients in the film and T.V. business including the creator and co-executive producer of “Dance Life” which aired on MTV and the writer/director of the hit movie “You Got Served.”
In addition, Mr. Litwak has extensive experience in handling entertainment industry litigation.
Mr. Litwak has represented platinum selling recording artists in all aspects of their careers, including artists who have successfully branched out into acting. He has also represented prominent music producers who have produced for recording artists such as Christina Aguilera, Akon, Lupe Fiasco, Flo Rida, Ray J, Destiny’s Child, The Backstreet Boys, Patti Labelle, and Ginuwine. Mr. Litwak has negotiated recording and management agreements for artists who have been signed to major record labels such as Universal, Sony, Interscope/Geffen/A&M, and Warner Music. Glenn also has experience in negotiating music publishing deals with publishers such as EMI, Zomba, and Notting Hill Music.
Mr. Litwak has extensive experience and expertise in representing R&B/Pop groups in all aspects of their careers, including the platinum selling group “B2K” and “Immature” (which later became “IMX”), as well as Marques Houston and Omarion. He also represents rising new artists- such as FDM (signed to Geffen) and Tha Boogie (signed to Velma Records- Raphael Saadiq’s label).
Mr. Litwak has negotiated production agreements on behalf of artists he represents with some of the top music producers in the business including Puff Daddy, the Underdogs, the Neptunes, Tricky Stewart, Rodney Jerkins, Steven Russel, L.T. Hutton, R. Kelly, Timbaland, and Jermaine Dupri.
Mr. Litwak is a frequent speaker at music, digital, and entertainment conferences around the country. He has spoken at the Urban Network Conference (Palm Springs, and Industry Hills California), the “Get Seen Get Signed” Conference in Chicago, the New Music Seminar in Cleveland, the Brand Access Forum in Los Angeles, the Digital Music Conference in Miami, the Atlantis Music Conference in Atlanta, and the Winter Music Conference in Miami.
Mr. Litwak has been a speaker at entertainment law seminars at UCLA Law School, Loyola Law School, The Association of Independent Music Publishers (“AIMP”), and for the California Lawyers for the Arts and the California Alliance of Paralegal Associations. He is an instructor at the UCLA Extension, Entertainment Studies Program, where he conducts a seminar entitled “Self Defense in the Music Industry.”
Mr. Litwak has recently published articles on music industry topics in Music Connection Magazine (March, 2009) and Urban Network Magazine (March, 2009).
Mr. Litwak has been profiled in California Law Business Magazine (February 1998) and Rolling out Magazine (January, 2009) He has also been interviewed on a number of television shows including: Celebrity Justice, Inside Edition, “Xtra,” and Fox Cable News.
Glenn will be giving a lecture on copyrights and how to protect yourself.
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