Looking at legal issues in filmmaking

Arts Notes

September 29, 1996|By Kenya M. Brown | Kenya M. Brown,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The second annual "Legal and Business Issues of Film Making" seminar is scheduled for Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom of the University of Baltimore Law School, 1420 N. Charles St. The seminar, sponsored by Maryland Lawyers for the Arts Inc. (MLA) and Women In Film and Video of Maryland Inc. (WIFV), will focus on the practical approach to the legal intricacies of filmmaking.

The seminar topics include music rights in film; the Screen Actors Guild; releases for actors and models; screenwriters and scripts; the Maryland State Film Commission; the Maryland Producers Club; and film production and financing.

Diane Leigh Davison will moderate an hourlong panel discussion featuring representatives of two local independent film production companies, East Redwood Entertainment Inc. and Mary Shelley Productions.

The cost of the seminar is $30 for members of MLA, WFIV and students with a valid ID; $40 for the general public. Call: Diane Leigh Davison, (410) 486-0900.

New gallery

Maryland Art Place, which presents contemporary exhibitions and performances in its galleries at 218 W. Saratoga St., opens its first auxiliary gallery space Thursday at 1820 Aliceanna St. in Fells Point. The first exhibition of Fells Point MAP, "Disregard and Desire: Paintings and Drawings" by Richard Ford, opens with a reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. It runs through Oct. 27. Gallery hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Call: (410) 342-2158.

Grant to Clayworks

Baltimore Clayworks has received a $5,000 grant from the Developing Arts Fund of the Baltimore Community Foundation. The organization will use the grant to help pay for the services of Washingtonconsultant John McCann. McCann, who has worked with Baltimore Clayworks in the past five years, will help the group develop a strategy for board development and training, staff development and institutional planning.

Atelier opens

Artist Martha Macks has opened Goya-Girl Press, a printmaking atelier at Mill Centre Studio 214, 3000 Chestnut Ave. Services include press-time renting and producing a body of work using a variety of printing methods. Two gallery spaces will be available for works produced at the shop. Workshops also are being offered. Call: (410) 366-2001.

I can't find this STYL. Try again! Print exhibition

The Washington Print Club and Corcoran Gallery of Art, recognized for showcasing Baltimore-Washington area talent and a range of print media, are accepting entries to their third juried exhibition, Washington '97, to be held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art's Hemicycle. Works will be exhibited May 21-June 23, 1997. Entries must be postmarked by Nov. 22. Artists may obtain detailed criteria of eligibility by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Prints Washington '97, c/o Public Affairs Office, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006-4889.

Artist to speak

University of Maryland Baltimore County Visual Arts Department presents Peter D'Agostino, virtual reality and video artist, in a free lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, in Fine Arts Studio Room 306, 5401 Wilkens Ave. Call: (410) 455-2065.

A look at black life

Christy Coleman Matthews, a performer, lecturer, author and director of African-American interpretations and presentations for Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, will lecture about "Beyond Slavery: Black Life at London Town," at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the pavilion at London Town House & Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater. Call: (410) 222-1919.

History of performance art

Megan Hamilton, critic and writer, will lecture on the history of Baltimore's contemporary art community at 8 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Vagabond Theater, 806 S. Broadway. In "The Banquet Years: The History of Baltimore Performance Art 1979-1985," Hamilton will focus on the works of young performance artists in Baltimore in the early 1980s.


The Fells Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St., is holding auditions for Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," directed by Alex Willis. Auditions are tomorrow and Tuesday: children at 7 p.m.; adults at 7: 30 p.m.

Production dates are Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. from Dec. 13 to Dec 22. Actors of all ages are needed. Monologues are not required. For more information, call (410) 466-8341.

Pub Date: 9/29/96

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