Copyrights and Contracts for Playwrights: The Business of Your Business
Free to all Nashville artists but capacity limited to the first twenty-five participants. Monday April 14 7:00-9:30pm 161 Rains Ave Nashville, TN 37203 REGISTER HERE
Presented by Tennessee Repertory Theatre and Playhouse Nashville: A free workshop covering the basics of theatrical contracts, contract negotiations, copyright law, and the exclusive rights and protections under the law co-facilitated by Carl Eppler of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP and Tennessee Repertory Playwright-in-Residence Nate Eppler.
By popular demand, this Playwriting workshop will cover the basics of copyright law, the scope of its rights and protections, and how it differs from other areas of intellectual property, as well as the basic elements of playwriting contracts, contract negotiation, and how to protect your business so you can focus on your art.
Disclaimer: The speakers' remarks do not necessarily represent the positions of Tennessee Repertory Theatre or Playhouse Nashville and do not constitute legal advice.
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
CARL EPPLER is an associate attorney at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Protection and Litigation Services Team. Carl handles a variety of intellectual property matters, including litigation and transactions in the areas of copyright, trademark, and patents. His article on copyright infringement, digital sampling, and hip-hop was published by The University of Memphis Law Review in 2011. Carl is also an accomplished musician, having performed and taught percussion throughout the United States for over 15 years.
NATE EPPLERcurrently serves as Playwright-in-Residence for Tennessee Repertory Theatre. His plays include Long Way Down (3Ps Productions, Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award semi-finalist 2011), Larries (Tennessee Repertory Theatre 2013), and Sextape & Other Stories(Playhouse Nashville 2013) Mr. Eppler is a passionate supporter of locally grown theatre in his adopted hometown and is proud a recipient of both the Tennessee Arts Commission Professional Development Support Grant and the Individual Artist Fellowship. Mr. Eppler is one of the curators of The Ten Minute Playhouse, a quarterly festival of new plays by Tennessee Playwrights, and is co-founder of Playhouse Nashville, an organization devoted to producing new works for the stage and elevating the voices of playwrights in the south. Mr. Eppler is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America. For more information visit www.nateeppler.com