September 2011 Newsletter UPDATE

September 2011 Newsletter UPDATE

From Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts

covering the following topics:

CHANGE OF VENUE: Nonprofit Orientation Presented by Erin Rodgers NOW AT SWAMP 9/14/11

LAST DAYS TO REGISTER: Seventh Annual Business of Film Presented by SWAMP and TALA 9/10/11

DON’T FORGET: Fall 2011 Nonprofit Legal and Financial Series Presented by Houston TSCPA Foundation, United Way of Greater Houston, and TALA 9/13/11

Copyright Seminar Presented by Erin Rodgers and Hosted by Rice Media Center 10/06/11

REVISED DATES/TIMES: POP! TALA Gala Artist Drop Off

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CHANGE OF VENUE: Non-Profit Orientation Presented by Erin Rodgers will be hosted at SWAMP, Wednesday, September 14, 2011

TALA Staff Attorney Erin Rodgers will lead an informative session designed for those interested in forming a tax exempt, nonprofit corporation, covering the basic function and structure of exempt organizations, bookkeeping and tax issues related to exempt organizations, and other pertinent information. There will be time for questions and answers during the session. This program is free and open to the public and will now be hosted at the offices of SWAMP. Please RSVP to [email protected] as space is limited.

Non-Profit Orientation Presented by Erin Rodgers Hosted at SWAMP
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
SWAMP Office
1519 West Main
Houston, TX 77006

LAST DAYS TO REGISTER: Seventh Annual Business of Film Conference Presented by SWAMP and TALA, Saturday, September 10, 2011

This information-packed conference features panels and discussions with professionals from the film, legal and financial worlds that address a wide range of topics, including film financing, music rights, contracts, marketing, distribution and much more! A MUST for filmmakers who mean business! Attorneys particiapting in the conference can qualify for 3 hours of CLE credit.
– $50 SWAMP/TALA Members & Students
– $75 General Admission
– $95 CLE Attendees
For more information or to register for the conference, please visit SWAMP or call Michelle Mower at 713.522.8592 ext 2.

Seventh Annual Business of Film Conference Presented by SWAMP and TALA
Saturday, September 10, 2011
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Rice Media Center
University Blvd at Stockton Drive, Entrance 8
Houston, TX 77005

DON’T FORGET: “Fall 2011 Nonprofit Legal and Financial Series” at United Way of Greater Houston Presented by Houston TSCPA Foundation, United Way of Greater Houston, and TALA, Tuesday, September 13, 2011

SESSION 1- STAYING ALIVE – TOUGH DECISIONS FOR TOUGH TIMES
We at TALA strongly encourage all of our member organizations to consider taking part in the United Way and TSCPA Foundation’s upcoming seminar, STAYING ALIVE. The first of three parts, STAYING ALIVE gives you the opportunity to bring your board members and introduce them to an array of issues and options that may prove critical to your sustainability. Covering everything from Bylaw updates, Governance Issues, Policies, Procedures and that catch all “best practices”. Presented by Cory D. Halliburton, of Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, P.C.

Cost to take part is $40 (A total of 3 hours of CPE credit is avaialable for CPA’s) and forms may be downloaded and faxed to 713.622.3327. Sandwiches and chips will be provided. For any additional questions, please contact Elyse Turla at 713.622.7733.

“Staying Alive – Tough Decisions for Tough Times” at United Way of Greater Houston Presented by Houston TSCPA, United Way of Greater Houston, and TALA
Wednesday, Tuesday, September 13, 2011
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive at Feagan
Houston, TX 77007

Copyright Seminar Presented by Erin Rodgers and Hosted by Rice Media Center, Thursday, October 6, 2011

TALA Staff Attorney Erin Rodgers will lead an informative session covering copyrighting basics for artists of all disciplines. There will be time for questions during the presentation. The seminar will be hosted at The Rice Media Center. Please send your RSVP to [email protected]

Copyright Seminar with Erin Rodgers Presented by Rice Media Center and TALA
Thursday, October 6, 2011
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Rice Media Center
University Blvd at Stockton Drive, Entrance 8
Houston, TX 77005

POP! The 2011 TALA Gala, Saturday, October 22, 2011

To all of our artists who will be donating to this year’s Gala, THANK YOU! We have revised the drop off times. We will now be accepting art from 10:30am until 6:30pm Monday through Wedneday beginning September 19. All drops offs will be at the TALA office. A more detailed listing is below:
September 19, 20, 21: 10:30am–6:30pm
September 26, 27, 28: 10:30am–6:30pm
October 3, 4, 5: 10:30am–6:30pm
October 10, 11, 12: 10:30am–6:30pm

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A portion of TALA’s programs and services are generously supported by The Anchorage Foundation, The Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, The Houston Arts Alliance, The Houston Endowment, Gainer Donnelly & Desroches LLP Certified Public Accountants, and The Texas Commission on the Arts.

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