Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section

Entertainment Arts & Sports Law Section

Special Artist Home Studio Visit & Discussion with Heide Hatry 

July 10, 2018 
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.  

Heide Hatry's Studio 
101 West 86th Street, #1D 
New York, NY 10008 
North West corner of Columbus Avenue, above the Starbucks 

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EASL's International Law and Fine Arts Committees together with Center for Art Law are pleased to offer a special studio visit. 

Join us for an evening in-studio discussion with artist Heide Hatry as she presents select works from her latest series Icons in Ash, a collection of portraits painted using human ash. Confronting the conceptual and practical challenges that exist between the past and the present, the permissible and the forbidden, Ms. Hatry’s art created using animal and human remains forces viewers to question the ways in which we interact with mortality and memory. For our purposes, Ms. Hatry's techniques and experiences with law enforcement provide a platform for a well rounded art/law discussion. For example, her most recent works display a highly innovate process of embedding human remains into beeswax, Hatry’s work raises questions about patenting artistic processes, legality of disposal of human remains, health considerations when using unconventional materials. 

Heide Hatry grew up on a pig farm in the south of Germany. From a competitive gymnast to an art school teacher to an antiquarian bookseller to curator to an artist, Ms. Hatry evolved into an tireless experimental artists. Since moving to New York in 2003, she has curated numerous exhibitions and has shown her own work at museums and galleries around the world. She has adopted atypical mediums of producing artwork that include the use of animal flesh and organs to produce objects that resemble roses or an entire room made out of pig skin. Her book Skin was published by Kehrer, Heidelberg, in 2005, Heads and Tales and Not a Rose by Charta, Milan/New York in 2009 and 2012 and Icons in Ash by Station Hill Press, Barrytown, NY in 2017. Icons in Ash aims to reorient our understandings of life and death by effectively merging them on canvas.

Members of EASL and the Center for Art Law are cordially invited to the home studio of Heide Hatry, an internationally acclaimed artist who works with unconventional materials to create mesmerizing and deeply thoughtful multi-media artworks (photographs, sculptures, and mosaics) that challenge our perception of permanent and transient. Guests will have an unique opportunity to explore a home studio for an intimate viewing of and discussion of patent and health laws that come into play when Ms. Hatry creates and transports her works or materials across state and national borders. Other legal themes to be discussed may include civil disobedience and municipal laws. 

After the viewing, guests are invited to join in a lively discussion on topics of patent and health law moderated by Irina Tarsis, a founding director of the Center for Art Law. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. 

Irina Tarsis, Esq., Law Offices of Irina Tarsis 

Heide Hatry, Artist 
Stefan Stux , Owner of Stux Gallery 
Matthew Miller, Esq., MG Miller Intellectual Property Law 

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Questions? Contact Sydney Joy. 

Brown Bag Luncheon: Design Protection, Practice and Pitfalls

Thursday, July 26, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.;bring your own lunch

12:00-12:15pm Networking/Reception
12:15-1:45pm Panel discussion
1:45-2:00pm Q&A 


Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.
4 Times Square, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10036

Design is synonymous with change and innovation. Design touches many industries, including fashion, jewelry, furnishings, art and architecture.  This design panel is comprised of in-house and law firm professionals in the retail, fashion and luxury goods sectors. Our panelists represent a wide range of clients, artists, designers, creative companies and fashion houses. During the brown bag luncheon, panelists will explore the complex legal issues that confront creative directors, designers and corporations in the design landscape. The panel will consider artist collaborations, modes of design protection and design clearance, the marriage of creative personalities in the acquisition of luxury brand companies and the business decisions that factor into the day-to-day creative process.

Nisa Ojalvo
, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc. 

John Margiotta
, Fross, Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.
Lena Saltos, URBN, Urban Outfitters, Inc.
Jill Ellman, M. Ross & Associates, LLC
Betsy Pearce, Pearce LLP 

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This program features 11 different panels featuring a variety of speakers from law, finance, business, and technology, with several panels focusing on global perspectives of representation, tax, and practical concerns for music artists and businesses alike. 

Topics include: 

  • Music Publishing and Digital Media 
  • Music Business Basics – Publishing / Recording / Sampling 
  • You Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone – The Implications of Bankruptcy
  • Licensing Music for Broadway
  • International Focus - Global Database Efforts
  • Taking the Band on the Road – Tour Accounting
  • Ethics and Everyday Practice
  • Trends in Branding and Merchandising
  • It’s Still About the Money – Royalty and Licensing Audits
  • Copyright Law and Litigation – Annual Review 

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The program included two panels:

First Annual Television General Counsel Roundtable (2.0 credits in Areas of Professional Practice)

The Television and Radio Committee (“TVR”) of the New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section (“EASL”), is pleased to present its inaugural annual Television General Counsel Roundtable, part of a slate of innovative programs planned by the TVR for 2017. 

To help kick-off what will be a rare colloquy among the top U.S. cable television attorneys, Moderator Eriq Gardner, Senior Editor of the Hollywood Reporter, has selected some of the most significant entertainment law cases of 2016, in order to spark a lively discussion concerning the most pressing legal and business issues confronting media and entertainment lawyers (and their clients) today, including the free-speech rights of filmmakers who transform real-life stories into theatrical films; the current battle over reshaping access to television programming via so-called over-the-top television and set-top boxes; related FCC action regarding net neutrality and the promotion of independent programming; and, the copyright implications of pre-1972 sound recordings used by television and radio today. Insights provided by the moderator and panelists on these and other issues will help illuminate current media and entertainment business practices, trends, challenges and opportunities.

Moderator: Eriq Gardner, Senior Editor, The Hollywood Reporter

Nadja Webb Cogsville, Esq.
, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, VH1, LOGO, BET, CENTRIC, Music Strategy
Michael Fricklas, Esq., Executive Vice president, General Counsel and Secretary, Viacom Networks
Cynthia Gibson, Esq., Executive President and Chief Legal Office, Scripps Networks Interactive
Jon Lutzky, Esq., General Counsel, Vice Media
Jeffrey Schneider, Esq., Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, National Geographic Partners

Crisis Management For Celebrities (2.0 credits in Areas of Professional Practice)

What may be a crisis for one celebrity may not be one for another, but there are certain events that would universally be viewed as a crisis for most individuals in the public eye. From high visibility criminal proceedings to significant civil actions and accusations in the media, this panel will explore crisis management from the perspective of the criminal defense attorney, the civil litigator, the transactional attorney, the manager and the publicist. Each has a unique and integral role in guiding the celebrity through troubled waters in a stress filled time.

Moderator: Brian D. Caplan, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC, New York City

Susan Arons, Rubenstein Communications, New York City
Benjamin Brafman, Esq., Brafman & Associates, PC, New York City
Paul Rosenberg, Goliath Artists, New York City
Theodor K. Sedlmayr, II, Esq., Sedlmayr & Associates, PC, New York City 


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Diverse opinions contribute to the vitality of the law, and for every topic there are many issues to be addressed. TheEntertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal is a forum for ideas and a repository for legal analyses and theories. The EASL Journal presents topics that EASL attorneys address on a daily basis, and provides comprehensive overviews of both large issues that affect a majority of the EASL Section membership and analyses of more specific issues that affect only a few. In addition to contributions from practicing attorneys, the EASL Journal accepts articles from laypersons involved with issues that affect many in the EASL fields. The EASL Journal is published three times a year by the Entertainment, Art and Sports Law Section and distributed to Section members free of charge.

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