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Case # Legal Category Arts Category Description
19-731
Pro Bono
Music

Business: Music

19-731 Rock and alternative-rock musician needs help evaluating whether he should consolidate his music publishing company with his LLC. The LLC was set-up to market his music.

19-420
Pro Bono
Film/TV

Content Clearance: Film.

19-420 Documentary film-maker needs help evaluating the risk of releasing a film about growing up as a member of a cult.

19-930
Pro Bono
Other, Visual

Contract Drafting: Terms of Service and Privacy Policy: Technology

19-930 Two college students/video-game app developers need help with a Terms of Service Agreement and a Privacy Policy. They also need help evaluating whether to proceed with trademark registration at this time.

19-905
Pro Bono
Music

Contract Review: License Agreement: Music

19-905 Music producers entered into a two page license agreement with a record label and need help interpreting the royalty rate.

20-013
Pro Bono
Music

Contract Review: Non-compte: Music Education

20-013 Private music teacher needs help evaluating her rights under a non-compete agreement.

20-026
Pro Bono
Music, Other, Film/T.V.

Corporate and Trademark: Television

20-026 Broadcast journalist needs help with business structure and trademark registration.

19-943
Pro Bono
Film/TV, Music, Photography

Corporate: Media Production

19-943 Media producer and consultant needs start-up advice, help with business structure and one contract for his artist clients.

19-784
Pro Bono
Arts Education

Dispute: Collection and Contract Termination

19-784 Arts and culture education NFP entered into an agreement with another NFP for fundraising services. The fundraising group collected a deposit but failed to perform. Client needs help recovering amounts he paid.

19-812
Pro Bono
Music, Performance Art, Theater

Dispute: Collection: Music Royalties

19-812 Author of an inspirational song needs help recovering royalties for the unauthorized use of her song. She also needs help evaluating a contract that she signed with a licensing agent who was able to collect past due royalties, but then kept the entire amount as fees for her services.

19-795
Pro Bono
Design/Graphic Design

Dispute: Collection: New York

19-795 Freelance Graphic Designer needs help collecting amounts owed for services rendered. Client needs counsel to draft a demand letter to the adverse party.

19-637
Contingent Fee (PB Eligible)
Film/T.V.

Dispute: Collection: Non-payment for Services

19-637 SAG Voice-over artist performed in several commercial advertisements and needs help collecting the amount that the advertising agency owes her.

19-866 Music, Visual

Dispute: Demand Letter: Film

19-866 Film producer paid a videographer for two video sessions. Videographer never delivered the film-footage taken at the first session, and Videographer cancelled the second session. Client needs counsel to draft a demand letter to compel delivery of the footage from the first shoot, and repayment of amounts that Client prepaid for the session that was cancelled.

19-946 Design/Graphic Design, Literature, Visual

Dispute: Notice and Takedown

19-946 Graphic designer filed a take-down request with an ISP and has received no response. She needs help enforcing her request that the ISP to take down an infringing work.

20-031
Pro Bono
Acting/Modeling

Dispute: Termination of Contract

20-031 Child actor (represented by his mom) needs help terminating his agreement with a management company. Management company is putting unnecessary pressure on Client to buy classes and training sessions. Contract automatically renewed in 2018.

19-718
Pro Bono
Dance, Music, Theater, Film/T.V.

Immigration: Music

19-718 Venezuelan music theater student who is in the US on a J-1 Visa, is graduating in May and needs help with an O-1 Visa application.

19-820
Pro Bono
Arts Education

Licensing: Music

19-820 Pre-school music education group that plans to expand their services needs help identifying the ASCAP license that they will need to secure sufficient music licensing rights.

19-491
Pro Bono
Dance, Performance Art

Start-up Advice: Dance

19-491 NFP dance group needs help evaluating whether there are any legal issues they need to address before offering programs that include both adolescent girls and adults.

19-776
Pro Bono
Literature

Trust: Literary

19-766 Client needs help setting up a trust so the proceeds from the sale of his writings go to his daughter.

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