Join us for the fourth session in our professional practice workshop series. This session introduces financial management and legal protections for artists, designers and creative entrepreneurs. For this workshop we will focus on accounting/financial preparedness, contracts, and an overview of intellectual property.
Linda Mensch – Attorney, Leavens, Strand & Glover, Chicago, IL
Lisa Niedermeyer – Director of Client Development, Fractured Atlas, New York, NY
Ben VerWys – CEO and Senior Financial Advisor, Action Point Financial, Grand Rapids, MI
10345 Joseph Campau Ave.
Hamtramck, MI 48212
Deadline to RSVP is 5pm on Tuesday, November 28.
About your presenters:
Linda Mensch has practiced Entertainment Law in Chicago and New York for more than 35 years and now serves as of counsel at Leavens Strand & Glover where she consults and advises on multimedia projects. She serves as legal counsel for a variety of entertainment projects, including film, television and music ventures. She is currently serving as Executive Producer of The Ella Jenkins Story and provided production and legal services on the 2016 documentary Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise. She received a local Illinois Emmy for her co-production efforts for the documentary Find Yourself a Dream! The Bob Love Story in 2008, and a Midwest and Heartland Emmy for producing The Wayman Tisdale Story in 2012.
Lisa Niedermeyer is a maker, prospector, connector and reframer of realities. As Director of Client Development for Fractured Atlas she connects with artists, talks real talk when it comes to money, and is an ally as they seek resources in service of ambitious creative vision. She is a mentoring coach at NEW INC, the world’s first museum-led incubator, as well as for the National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellows program. She grew up wild dancing on the edge of the Snake River Canyon in Southern Idaho, and more recently took on the role as scout for an impact investment arm of Fractured Atlas called the Exponential Creativity Fund.