This Wednesday Feb 21


This Wednesday Feb 21

Get important, timely advice, information and Q&A to help your business at the Wednesday, February 21st meeting of the OC/LA Chapter of MCA-I.
It’s Tax Time!! Are you taking all the deductions appropriate to someone working in the entertainment./media field? Should you be incorporated? Sub-S? LLP? What about payroll and benefits? What are the Red Flags for the IRS? Need tips on record-keeping? Home office? How about building assets in order to sell your company?  Is it true the IRS has been targeting media production companies and freelancers? Noted CPA, lecturer and expert for small business and freelancers, Hugh Christensen will answer your questions on finance and taxes.
Do you know how to protect your rights and ownership of the products you create? Whether you sell a performance, a professional service or physical product such as a film or DVD do know what your rights are?  Entertainment lawyer and Intellectual Property specialist, Paul Greenwald, who is also a member of the MCA-I will answer your questions about the small and large print in contracts, deal memos, & verbal agreements; ownership and works for hire, release forms, copyright, billing disputes and more.

Filmmaker Jerome Courshon will share some of his hard-earned SECRETS TO MOVIE DISTRIBUTION. Do you need to pay a Producers Rep?  Must you have big stars to sell your project? What about press kits and marketing? If you can’t  get into Sundance are Film Festivals worth the trouble?  What about Home Video Distributors?You’ll get the straight skinny from the guy who ‘s done it. Don’t miss Jerome Courshon’s only appearance before taking his seminar on tour from LA to Chicago to NYC.
The MCA-I is a non-profit association of professionals in Film, TV and other media dedicated to being the best in their fields and helping each other in business. Bring business cards, headshots, brochures, sample reels, etc! Network with fellow professionals, renew acquaintances and make some new friends at the MCA-I. 
This meeting is sponsored by Dennis Backer and Media by Design in Irvine, CA.  Media by Design is a creative, full service media company specializing in broadcast and corporate communications.


As always networking starts at 6:30 over refreshments and the meeting begins at 7:15 PM.  Non-members are $15 at the door.  Members and students with valid ID are $5.

The Feb 21 meeting is being held at Temple Bat Yahm, a popular location for conferences and banquets in the Newport Beach area.  It’s easily accessible from the 405.  Exit at MacArthur and head west past the intersection with Jamboree Rd. Turn right onto Bison Street and right again onto Camelback.  The temple is at the end of the street near Jamboree.  NOTE: Even though the temple is adjacent to Jamboree Rd, take MacArthur as instructed because Camelback is a one way street that cannot be entered from Jamboree.
Temple Bat Yahm
1011 Camelback St.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 644-1999