Saturday, January 7, 2017

The Scene for January 6, 2017

Happy new year! 
We’re getting a little break in the weather, a very slight taste of winter.  What better excuse to head into a nice warm theatre?
This first week of January is a quiet week, as a lot of companies just closed productions at the holidays, and are still rehearsing for the next show.  But that doesn’t mean that there is nothing to see, because there is always SOMETHING to see somewhere across South Florida. 
Here’s what’s playing this week on The Scene:

Friday, January 6, 2017

Copyright Workshop - January 28.

You've designed a set, and the theatre you designed it for sold it to someone else, and now a third theater is using it and claiming design credit; what are your rights?

You're directing a play, and want to use a video clip during a transition.  Is it free because you found it on YouTube, or do you have pay someone a royalty?

You're a school, and you want to perform play, and you have a copy of the script; do you really need to pay royalties for one weekend in the gymatorium?

You're producing a play, but you don't like the language in one scene; canyou just cut dialogue, or shift it from somewhere else?

You're choreographing a musical, so you watch the movie version to copy the moves; is that legal?

All these questions and more will be addressed at the South Florida Theatre' League's copyright workshop on January 28.  The course will be conducted by two local attorneys, Susan Dierenfeldt-Troy and David Rogero, who between the two of them, have over fifty years of combined experience in the area of intellectual property law.

And if you're a lawyer with an interest, the Florida Bar will award 4 CLE credits for taking this course.

You can read more about it, and sign up for it HERE.