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ALL Workshops are FREE and located at Nassau County Public Library @ 25 N 4th St, Fernandina Beach, FL (904) 530-6500

Documents for the Distributor?

Uncap the Aspirin.


Carolyn Herman, Entertainment Attorney

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 12 noon

Description: This workshop will explain what contracts and other documents you will need in order to avoid distribution headaches down the road and why DYI forms often make matters worse.  (Friday, 9/27/18  12 Noon at the Public Library)

Carolyn Herman is the sole member of the Jacksonville Beach, FL law firm, Carolyn Herman, PLLC, where she has practiced for almost twenty-five years exclusively in the areas of entertainment, intellectual property, and small business law. Her clients include film producers, actors, screenwriters, crew, musicians, songwriters, record labels, music publishers, authors, illustrators, and visual artists. She is currently a member of the Mayor’s Film Advisory Board (City of Jacksonville), the American Bar Association’s Entertainment and Sports Law Forum, the Florida Bar’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section (EASL), Film Florida, Women in Film and Television (Jacksonville Section), Jacksonville Women’s Network (Chair, Legal Section) and the Jacksonville Beaches Bar Association. She is a former Chair of EASL and continued to serve on its Executive Council for over sixteen years.

Ms. Herman is a graduate of Cornell University (B.S.), Fordham Law School (J.D.) and George Washington University National Law Center (LL.M. - Administrative Law and Economic Regulation) and is admitted to practice before the state and federal bars of New York and Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, she had been a commercial litigator and an Administrative Law Judge in her native City of New York. While still maintaining her practice, Ms. Herman was a Professor of Professional Skills at Florida Coastal School of Law for fifteen years (ret. 2013), teaching on a regular
basis Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property Survey, and Advanced Trademark and Copyright. Ms. Herman has spoken at numerous Entertainment Law Continuing Legal Education seminars and was the founder of the Independent Film & the Law
Seminar held in conjunction with the Jacksonville Film Festival. She also is a pro bono mediator for the Fourth Circuit Small Claims Mediation Program.

Now that your film is financed how do you manage paying cast and crew?
Tosha Hawkins
Saturday 9/28/18 @ 12 noon

Workshop Itinerary

 Discuss the responsibilities of a payroll accountant.

 Discuss the difference between a feature film and episodics.

 Explain the importance of a budget and what it entails.

 Discuss the breakdown of timecards, and a day to day process of payroll.

 Discuss the various payroll services.

 Discuss how to obtain a job as a payroll accountant.

Tosha Hawkins has been in the film industry for 15 years. After
temporarily retiring in 2005, she still works freelance when she
can, as well as do consulting. Ms. Hawkins has worked as a
Payroll Accountant on both episodic film such as Spin City,
Rescue Me, Law and Order, Sex in the City, and the Sopranos. She
has also done feature films such as Boiler Room, Stuart Little Two,
and Day After Tomorrow, just to name a few.

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