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GENERAL INFORMATION

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GENERAL INFORMATION

AF's programming is designed to increase the business, legal, and technical savvy of the emerging artist. 


Our panels focus on career-influencing topics such as the latest techniques in marketing, copyright and intellectual property issues, agent dealings, internet distribution and additional concerns with new technologies.  Along with programs developed to expose artists' work and ideas, AF further expands artists' opportunities by providing relaxed networking atmospheres necessary to solidify relationships for business building.



KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Many esteemed industry professionals have donated their time to share their insights and experiences with emerging artists at AF live events, panels, and symposia.  The following is but a short list of those speakers:


Sr. VP of EMI Records and 10x Grammy Award winning music legend ARIF MARDIN (Nora Jones, Aretha, Chaka, Bette, Barbara, Jewel, Bee Gees, Donny Hathaway),  songwriter, internet pioneer and co-founder of Sire Records RICHARD GOTTERHER ("My Boyfriends Back", "I Want Candy", theorchard.com), entertainment lawyer ALVIN DEUTCH, CHARLIE FELDMAN (BMI), MARCY DREXLER (ASCAP), MARGARET SPODDIG (Director of Membership, ASCAP), CHRISTOS P. BADAVAS (V.P. & Sr. Counsel, The Harry Fox Agency), ADRIENNE FIELDS (Associate Counsel, Artists Rights Society), DR. BEN GOLDMAN (President, United Visual Arts),  ROBERT KINKEL (Trans-Siberian Orchestra), STEVE SKINNER (Bette Midler, Rent), ERIN DONNELLY (LMCC), SAMANTHA COX (BMI), GARY ROTH, ESQ. (BMI), NUBIAA SHABAKA, ESQ. (Proskauer Rose LLP), VLADIMIR FAVILUKIS, ESQ. (VLA), painter FRANK J. BOROS, MNN video instructor/artist DEVORAH HILL, actor/producer TIRLOK MALIK, and American Renaissance Theatre Co.'s DICK SABOL.



AF NETWORKING SALONS & SHOWCASES

AF SALON is an enhanced networking event, offering artists a stress-free way to meet and mingle with one another - a place for information exchange and referral.  Be it industry activities, updates, collaborations or business connections between artists, you can find like-minded people at AF Events to vibe with. Have your pens and business cards ready!  


Along with a great networking environment, AF also presents guest speakers and showcased performing and visual art works at our events, providing artists with a chance to express their goals and needs in a positive, relaxed atmosphere.  Stay tuned for opportunities to submit materials.



AF LEGAL, BUSINESS & TECHNICAL PANELS

These AF events are designed to protect and educate the emerging artist. Topics include copyright and intellectual property issues, agent dealings, the latest techniques in marketing, internet distribution, and additional concerns with new technologies. All events are comprised of knowledgeable experts in their respect fields and artists who have undergone the processes of the topic at hand - all of which enable artists to keep abreast of current trends and provide direct access to industry professionals for additional counsel.



AF HEALTH INITIATIVES

With a focus on all aspects of an artists' life, The Artists Forum offers special pro-active health event initiatives, such as our eye health screenings conducted by the Kress Vision Program of NYU Downtown Hospital, as well as mental health counseling, conducted at many of our live events by The Essential Provider; a group of therapists who specialize in managing the stresses encountered by artists and entertainment professionals. 


Our latest initiative, breast cancer & cervical screenings, is hosted by the American Cancer Society, in collaboration with the Manhattan Breast Health Partnership.  All providers are licensed to practice in the state of New York. Check our online listings for select highlights and upcoming opportunities

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Guest Panelists from AF Legal Panel at BMI (L to R) Nubiaa Shabaka, Esq. (Proskauer Rose LLP), Gary Roth Esq.  (BMI), Vladimir Favilukis Esq. (VLA), and multi-media artist Frank J. Boros. Photo by Amos White V







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