Investigative Reporters & Editors 2017 - Law for independent writers panel

New Media Rights Executive Director Art Neill will be speaking at the Investigative Reporters & Editors 2017 Expo in Phoenix, Arizona. Our Panel "Protect yourself now: The independent writer’s legal guide to contracts, clauses & conundrums" will cover everything from newsgathering laws to copyright, to writers contracts. Click through for full details.

Event: Health Journalism 2018 conference in April 2018

New Media Rights will be speaking at the AHCJ (Association of Healthcare Journalists) annual meeting this year in a panel on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 9 to 10:20
The Health Journalism 2018 conference will take place in Phoenix, AZ at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs resort.
Panel details: 
Think Before You Sign: At one time or another we all sign contracts with worrisome clauses – we have to earn a living! We may also spend a lot of time chasing our dream publications, but what happens when you’ve finally broken in only to learn that the contract gives you the jitters? Paying attention to contracts and protecting oneself against litigation has never been more important than in today's media environment as contracts from websites to the glossies are evolving in ways that don’t benefit writers. For instance, contracts that are work-made-for-hire and also contain an indemnity clause can leave freelancers especially vulnerable. This panel will help you understand clauses in contracts that leave you legally and financially vulnerable, and will provide strategies to help you push back. Not all efforts to get a publisher to change clauses are met with success, and, in the end, you may decide it’s best to walk. This panel will provide the information you need to help decide what’s best for you.
Come out and join us if you're in town!
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Event: Copyright Law 101 - The Basics of Intellectual Property @ KPBS Explore Program Orientation

Assistant Director Shaun Spalding and New Media Rights Fellow Erika Lee will discuss the basics of intellectual property at the KPBS Explore Local Content Project Orientation on Wednesday December 13 at 6pm!

It's Our 10th Anniversary!

Come Celebrate With Us!

This fall marks New Media Rights’ 10th anniversary, and we want to celebrate with you. You’re invited to join us for New Media Rights' 10th anniversary celebration Saturday, October 7 at the Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park!

It is supporters like you who allow us to provide so many different services to the community, so thank you for all of your support over the last 10 years. We hope you can be there to celebrate with us!


Finance and Distribution for independent TV, Film, and Online Content 101 - San Diego Film Week Workshop

Come join us February 11 from 12pm-2pm for a workshop on financing and distributing your films and video content! Here's a link to buy tickets.

The workshop is part of San Diego Film Week will be held at Studio Unseen, 4608 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116.

Anyone creating independent TV, film, or online content has to wear many diverse hats these days. To be a professional filmmaker means not just knowing how to produce film, but how to handle financing and distribution. Come learn about the legal and business aspects of film financing and worldwide distribution.

The workshop will be in two parts. First Jeff Deverett of Deverett Media will give a thorough overview on financing & distribution. Then, we will have an open Q&A with a panel of experienced business and legal experts, including attorneys Valerie Nemeth of the San Diego Sports and Entertainment and Sports Lawyers, Inc and Art Neill of New Media Rights along with other special guests with particular expertise in financing and distribution.