As a creative professional, the right contracts and copyrights can make you a lot of money, while getting into the wrong agreement could leave you broke. This January, seasoned intellectual property lawyer Seye Lawal will be facilitating the session on Understanding Contracts and Copyrights. He will be educating participants on what a contract is, as well as the obligations created by contract, and how contracts may be enforced.
One of the trickiest aspects of running any creative business is in pricing your work, especially when one considers the subjective nature of the business. In this ever-changing economic climate, there is no exact science when it comes to valuing one’s creative output; rather it is a combination of various factors that decide the eventual price tag that goes on a particular product or service. Come and learn what these factors are, and receive important pointers on Pricing Your Work from Enterprise Creative CEO, Nkiru Asika.
Venue: The British Council, 20 Thompson Drive, Ikoyi Lagos.
Date: 11th January, 2013 (first Friday of the month)
Time: 9am – 1pm
This month’s Freelance Friday speakers!
Understanding Contracts and Copyrights – Oluseye Lawal, Partner L & A – Legal Consultants
Oluseye Lawal is a Partner and Head of the Advocacy Team at L & A – Legal Consultants, one of the leading Intellectual Law Practices in Nigeria which specializes in Media & Entertainment Law. L & A has a clientele which include some of the best known names in Nigeria’s key Creative Industries. Mr. Lawal has over 10 years legal practice experience in general corporate commercial law and litigation with an emphasis on Media Entertainment related matters and has been involved in major landmark matters which have impacted positively in the Nigerian Creative Industries landscape. Mr. Lawal is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), International Bar Association (IBA), and Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria (IPLAN).
Pricing Your Work – Nkiru Asika, CEO Enterprise Creative
Nkiru Asika is a media all-rounder whose background spans publishing, journalism, television production, events, training and marketing communications. A Director of media and entertainment company Storm 360, Nkiru has helped to guide the strategic vision of the company and has been the supervising producer of several major television programmes including Big Brother Nigeria, The Apprentice Africa, 100% Naija, Dragons Den, Naija Sings and Vodafone Icons: Divas Edition (Ghana).
Nkiru holds a B.A. and M.A. in History from Oxford University, Post Graduate Diploma in Publishing & Printing from the London College of Communication and M.A. Journalism from Syracuse University (USA). She is also certified as a Trainer for the Creative Business Programme developed by NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology & Arts) in the UK.
About Enterprise Creative
Enterprise Creative is a non-profit social enterprise with a mission to strengthen and build capacity in the Nigerian creative industries through training, business support, information and professional development for aspiring, emerging and established creative entrepreneurs and practitioners. Enterprise Creative initiatives include the Creative Careers Fair™, the Forum for Financing Creative Business™ and Freelance Fridays™.