Filmstock Film Festival logoMaybe it’s the artist in all of us, or perhaps many attorneys hear from artist friends with legal questions—whatever the case, I’ve heard positive murmurs when I report out about attorney Stephen Nebgen’s workshops, aimed to assist on artist-related topics.

More on his next workshop in a moment. But first, let me mention that he will be a panelist on a symposium focused on “Breaking in and Staying in The Business” at the Filmstock Film Festival:

“Filmstock is a short-film festival that stretches over four cities: Albuquerque, New Mexico in September; Denver, Colorado in October; Salt Lake City, Utah in November; and Tempe, Arizona in December. Each festival event has its own unique official selections, programming and venues, but films that win awards at any one of these events are eligible to be screened at the other three, garnering more regional exposure to short films than any other festival.”

This is a festival that includes more than 40 short films, a live actor’s showcase, plus other opportunities to meet the filmmakers and industry pros.

More Festival info is here.

Curious about the Festival? (You know you are.) Here’s a trailer:

As Stephen says of his panel, “It’s free and the various panelists will be discussing many important aspects of getting a toehold in the industry—and then staying there!”

Stephen Wade Nebgen

Stephen Wade Nebgen

When: Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, 1:00 p.m.

Where: Harkins Valley Art, 509 S. Mill Ave., Tempe 85281

Parking: 117 E. 5th St., Tempe (validated at Filmstock Arizona)

So that’s Saturday. And then the second in his series of Entertainment Law Workshops will be held next Wednesday, December 10, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Collins College – 14th Street Studios, 1425 W. 14th Street in Tempe. Stephen’s first workshop was on copyright (I mentioned it here); this next workshop focuses on trademark law.

(Subsequent workshops will be held on the second Wednesday of every month.)

The workshop cost is $50, but it’s $35 if you are a member of any arts organization, or $25 if you are a student. RSVP: (480) 463-3055

See you at the movies.

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