Books and Publications

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VLA offers a selection of Art Law related publications for sale. To purchase any of these publications please submit an order form (available by clicking here).

 

The following titles are available for purchase:

Title

Price

 

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The Artist-Gallery Partnership: A Practical Guide to Consigning Art (Paperback)

By Tad Crawford and Susan Mellon. Published by Allworth Press.



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$16.95

 
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Business and Legal Forms for Authors & Self Publishers

This book by Tad Crawford contains 17 ready-to-use-and-adapt forms for authors and self-publishers including assignment confirmation, literary agent, book publishing, collaboration, permissions, idea submissions, audio rights, lecture, designer, printer, sales rep, and book distributor. Gives checklist and advice on how to negotiate contracts. Published by Allworth Press.



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$29.95

 
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Business and Legal Forms for Fine Artists

From Tad Crawford's series, this book contains 17 ready-to-use-and-adapt forms, including contracts for sale of art work, commissions, creation of limited editions, artist-gallery agreements, lecture agreements, art rentals, exhibition loans, licensing agreements, and more. Published by Allworth Press.



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$29.95

 

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Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers

This handbook by Tad Crawford and Eva Doman Bruck contains 33 ready-to-use-and-adapt forms for designers, including office agreement systems (job master index, job sheet, production schedule, etc.) and contracts with clients and suppliers (project confirmation agreements, contract with printer, etc.). Published by Allworth Press.



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$29.95

 

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Business and Legal Forms for Illustrators

From Tad Crawford this book contains 25 of the most essential business and legal forms to meet the everyday needs of today's successful illustrator. This version contains new forms for trademark application, commercial lease, sublease, commercial lease, subleas and lease assignment agreements. Unique negotiation checklists will guide illustrators to make the best deal. Published by Allworth Press.



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$29.95

 
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Business and Legal Forms for Photographers

This book by Tad Crawford contains 26 ready-to-use-adapt forms, including estimate, confirmation assignment, invoice, portrait or wedding, agent, stock agent, stock submission, book publishing, collaboration, sale of photos, photographer-gallery contracts, licensing, model release, permissions, idea submissions, and copyright. Gives checklists, advice on contracts, and how to negotiate. Published by Allworth Press.



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$24.95

 
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Business and Legal Forms for Theater

This book by Charles Grippo is a much need guide to preparing their own contracts, negotiating the best possible deal, and minimizing their legal risks. Grippo has created a complete, easy-to-use resource that is indispensable to professional theaters, community theaters, concert halls, opera houses, university programs, artists who wish to self-produce. This book includes 25 forms (on CD-ROM for both Mac and PC). Published by Allworth Press.



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$29.95

 
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Complete Guide to Selling a Business (Third Edition)

By Fred S. Steingold. Published by Nolo Press



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$34.99

 
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Contracts for the Film & Television Industry

By veteran entertainment attorney Mark Litwak, this book is a collection of sample contracts with commentary covering depiction releases; literary submission; writer, director and actor employment; collaboration agreements for screenwriter; joint ventures and co-production; financing for limited partnerships; theatrical and home video distribution contracts; merchandising contracts; and much, much more. Published by Silman-James Press.



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$35.00

 
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The Copyright Handbook

Written by attorney Stephen Fishman, this manual offers excellent, step-by-step instructions and all the forms you need to register your copyright. It includes information on registering your copyright, profit from its sale and protect against infringement, as well as the latest information on copyright on the Internet, electronic publishing and multimedia rights. Published by Nolo Press.



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$34.95

 
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The Copyright Guide

Revised Edition by Lee Wilson. This revised edition of this prized legal companion is the definitive handbook for artists, musicians, software designers, writers, craftsmakers, photographers, and anyone looking to understand and benefit from copyrights in the Information Age. Published by Allworth Press.



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$19.95

 

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Dealmaking in the Film & Television Industry


By Mark Litwak. Published by Silman-James Press



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$32.95

 
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Electronic Highway Robbery

Written by award-winning computer artist Mary E. Carter, this book provides working artists with a useful guide to the issues in and around copyright law for visual artists in an era of computer illustration, photo manipulation, Web publishing and multimedia presentations. Written in non-legalese, this book teaches artists how to avoid being victims of or accessories to electronic highway robbery. Published by Peachpit Press.



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$18.95
 
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Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways To Do It Right

Written by Gregory L. Colvin. Published by Study Center Press.



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$23.95
 
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Form Your Own Limited Liability Company (Fifth Edition)

Written by Anthony Mancuso. Published by Nolo Press.



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$44.99
 

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From Reel to Deal: Everything You Need to Create a Successful Independent Film

This book is b ased on the acclaimed "2-Day Film School", by Dov S-S Simens. And provides encyclopedic, precise, and creative instruction for making a vision a reality. By the end of the book, readers will know exactly what to do to make their films. Included is how to Write • Budget • Schedule • Produce • Cast • Equip • Light • Direct • Crew • Staff • Shoot • Edit • Mix • Score • Finance • Market • Publicize • Distribute • Sell • Negotiate • Profit • your Film.

 

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$17.95

 
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Getting Organized

Fifth Edition. A comprehensive handbook including a detailed discussion of New York State not-for-profit law. Designed mainly for use by attorneys, but no less useful for the layperson, the manual explains step-by-step procedures for forming a not-for-profit corporation, model bylaws, and regulation forms. Published by the Lawyers Alliance of New York.



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$85.00

 

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Guide to Producing Plays and Musicals

Written by Frederic B. Vogel and Ben Hodges. Published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books.

 

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$19.95

 

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Hiring Independent Contractors: The Employers Legal Guide (Fourth Edition)

Written by Stephen Fischman. Published by Nolo Press.

 

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$34.99

 
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How to Form a Non-Profit Corporation

Fourth Edition. Written for anyone who wants to start a non-profit organization, this book explains the legal formalities involved in forming and operating a tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation. The book provides information on the not-for-profit corporation laws of all fifty states – its disk provides instructions and completed sample clauses for preparing articles of incorporation, bylaws for membership and non-membership nonprofits, and minutes for the organizational meeting. Published by Nolo Press.



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$44.99

 

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How to Sell Your Photographs and Illustrations

Written by Elliot and Barbara Gordon. Published by Allworth Press (NY).

 

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$16.95

 

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Independent Film Producer's Survival Guide

Written by Gunner Erickson, Harris Tulchine and Mark Halloran. Published by Schirmer Trade Books.

 

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$24.95

 
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The Law in Plain English for Crafts

This guide covers it all: contracts, consignment, taxes, insurance, liability, copyright, trademarks, products liability and more. Focused on the needs of craftspeople, it explains the law in a comprehensible, easy-to-read fashion. Published by Allworth Press.

 

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$18.95

 
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The Law in Plain English for Photographers

By Leonard D. DuBoff. A straightforward look at the legal issues of professional photographers dealing with copyright law, defamation and libel, right of privacy, censorship and obscenity, business organization and taxes, contracts and remedies, dealing with agents, digitization, computers, and more.

 

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$19.95

 
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Legal Guide for the Visual Artist

Fourth Edition by Tad Crawford. This indispensable tool for visual artists is filled with practical legal advice, as well as insightful discussions of ethical issues. The authors reduce the uncertainty in understanding business and legal issues and allow the artist to focus on the business of making art. Also included are sample agreements and forms. Published by Allworth Press.

 

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$19.95

 

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Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business (Tenth Edition)

Written by Fred S. Steingold. Published by Nolo Press.

 

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$34.99

 
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Licensing Art & Design

Author Caryn R. Leland shows how ideas and images can be transformed into profitable business ventures through licensing. Coverage includes copyright, patent, and trademark laws; explanation of a licensing agreement; strategies for negotiation; model agreements for licensing agents, and the protection of ideas; lists of trade shows and publications to help find manufacturers. Published by Allworth Press.



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$16.95

 
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The Mediation Process

Second Edition by Christopher Moore. Comprehensive coverage of the most contemporary issues on mediation practice, including applications in new areas such as commercial, community, cross cultural, court based, environmental, public policy, and international mediation. With dozens of real life examples, it presents a detailed, step-by-step account of how to use mediation to resolve conflicts of all kinds. Published by Jossey-Bass.



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$36

 
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Making and Marketing Music

By Jodi Summers. The book explains what it takes to break into radio, TV, and print media and shows how to take advantage of the growing opportunities to promote, market, and distribute music online. Coverage includes raising money, securing a record deal, recording, pitching a demo, collecting royalties, creating and selling online music, protecting work, choosing a studio, working with producers, engineers, and mixers, distributing on major and independent labels, and marketing and distributing on the Internet.



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$18.95

 
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Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business

This comprehensive guidebook addresses the issues and challenges facing bands today. The authors explain in detail the steps needed to lead your band on the road to success, and provide through explanations on everything from how to draft partnership agreements to dealing with taxes. In addition, this book describes what is needed to run your band's business like a pro, it also provides sample forms on disks, including a sampling agreement, bank recording budget, and much, much more. Published by Nolo Press.



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$39.99

 
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The Partnership Book: How to Write a Partnership Agreement

Many opening their own businesses join with a friend or several friends to pool energy and resources, in which case it is essential to draft a partnership agreement. This book provides you with the sample partnership clauses and the detailed instructions needed to do it yourself. Topics include: the financial and tax liabilities of partners, cash, property and service contributions, partner departures and expansion, buy-outs and much more. Nolo Press.



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$39.95

 

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The Patent Guide

By Carl Battle. This book provides the most up-to-date answers to every question a business or individual might have about patents and explains, step-by-step, how to take ideas from conception to commerce.



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$18.95

 

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Patent, Copyright & Trademark (Ninth Edition)

By Richard Stim. Published by Nolo Press.



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$39.99

 
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Plan Your Estate

Eighth Edition. Attorneys Denis Clifford and Cora Jordan provide practical information in a well organized, detailed approach to estate planning. The authors explain the use of wills, trust and other planning devices and suggest mechanisms to minimize estate taxes and maneuver through probate. Sample estate plans are included. The book is useful for married and unmarried couples and single individuals. Published by Nolo Press.



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$44.99

 

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Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers

By Thomas A. Crowell. Published by Focal Press/Elsevier.



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$32.95
 
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The Screenwriter's Guide to Agents and Managers

By John Scott Lewinski. Through interviews with prominent agents and managers, readers will learn how the Hollywood power brokers choose material, what kinds of writers catch their attention, and what they expect from the writers they sign on. Leading TV and film writers reveal how you can evaluate and revise your scripts to make them tighter, better, and more salable.



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$18.95

 
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Screen Writers Legal Guide

Third Edition by Steven F. Breimer. This comprehensive reference book for screenwriters, their attorneys, agents and managers demystifies screenwriting contracts. By using this book, you would learn just about everything you need to know about interpreting a contract and what to expect in the negotiating process. This book includes sections on option/purchase agreemets, copyright, certificate of authorship and much, much more! Published by Allworth Press.



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$24.95

 

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Trademark: Legal Care for Your Business & Product Name

Step-by-step, plain-English instructions to conduct a trademark search, choose a name, protect your trademark, and resolve disputes. Includes all necessary forms and instructions to register a trademark or service mark with the U.D. Patent and Trademark Office.



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$39.99

 
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VLA Listing of NYC Attorneys

A Comprehensive listing of lawyers in the New York area that are interested in representing artists and arts organizations. It provides a much-needed resource to the thousands of artists and organizations whose income or budget exceeds VLA's eligibility requirements, or have legal problems not directly related to the arts. Published by VLA.



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$15.00

 
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The Writer's Legal Guide

Third Edition by Tad Crawford and Tony Lyons. “An indispensable handbook for anyone who writes.” –Publishers Weekly. “Writers questioning how the current copyright laws and other protection can be used to protect their increasingly valuable electronic rights should get a copy of this book.” –The National Writers Association. Published by Allworth Press.



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$19.95