Demystifying Contracts for Independent Creatives

The creative economy can be difficult for independent artists to navigate. How do you best advocate for yourself and what terms and provisions should you have in your contracts?

Join Lawyers for the Creative Arts as we demystify contracts for independent creatives. Entertainment attorney Odell Mitchell III will lead the session, covering key terms and provisions in contracts, how to determine your fees and time commitment, the best ways to protect your work and intellectual property, and tips for advocating for yourself. We’ll also discuss the new Freelance Isn’t Free Act and other protections for independent artists in Illinois. The seminar will include a question and answer session.


About the Speaker:

Odell Mitchell III, Thirdinline Legal

Odell Mitchell III practices in the heart of Chicago, IL. He earned a BM in Music Business and an independent study in graphic design from Millikin University. He earned his JD from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.t

Founder of Thirdinline, Odell is a triple threat. Prior to founding the firm, he worked in the music industry as a musician, producer, and creative director. As a musician and visual artist, himself, he understands the needs of the creative entrepreneur firsthand. With over 10 years of experience in the arts and entertainment industries, Odell is pleased to unite his passions of creativity and the law to provide excellent legal services to other entertainment, business, and creative professionals.t

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