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ASMP Webinars

Welcome to ASMP Webinars! ASMP is focused on providing timely content on critical legal and business issues to assist you with protecting and growing your business, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We want you to consider ASMP Webinars as a go-to resource for this information.

All ASMP webinars are recorded and available for viewing following the webinar event date under Posted Webinars below.

To view all previously recorded ASMP COVID-19 Town Hall Q&As, go to Town Hall Webinar Archives.

To view all previously recorded ASMP COVID-19 Strictly Business Webinars, go to ASMP COVID-19 Webinar Archives.

Upcoming Webinars

ASMP Webinars provide information and insight on the latest business development, legal, and technical topics by industry experts relevant to the current trends impacting visual creators.

See Schedule of All Upcoming National and Chapter Webinars

Posted Webinars

ASMP Strictly Business COVID-19 Webinar: Addressing Business Concerns Caused by Coronavirus – Video

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ASMP Strictly Business COVID-19 Webinar: Addressing Business Concerns Caused by Coronavirus – April 8, 2020 ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy joined financial advisor, Michael Zurek, of Nichols Financial, for the COVID-19 webinar, Addressing Business Concerns Caused by Coronavirus. During this webinar, Michael discussed various resources for making ends meet during this pandemic, such as cash value life insurance, deferred annuities, withdrawals/loans from retirement plans, credit cards and existing lines of credit, existing personal or employer…

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ASMP Strictly Business COVID-19 Webinar: Coping with Uncertainty – How Photographers Can Take Care of Themselves During Crisis – Video

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ASMP Strictly Business COVID-19 Webinar: Coping with Uncertainty – How Photographers Can Take Care of Themselves During Crisis – April 1, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to the entire profession of photography. Amid cancellations, uncertainty, and unclear guidance, it’s hard to keep your head above water. In this ASMP Webinar, Licensed Professional Counselor and therapist Mitch Isle discusses the best ways to cope with an avalanche of bad news, both personally and professionally….

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Legal Clinics

Legal Clinic #4: Photographers, Assistants, Employees and Contractors (February 2020)

ASMP General Counsel Thomas Maddrey discusses California law AB5, and helps photographers who are employers determine what laws they need to be aware of, and what traps they need to avoid.

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Legal Clinic #3: Rights of Privacy and Publicity for Photographers (January 2020)

Every professional photographer knows about copyright, but many are not well versed in how the rights of privacy and publicity can have an effect on what you are paid, and when your client or subject can exert control over the images you create. Intertwined with these rights are model releases, and we will discuss how to draft a protective release and how recent advances in technology have changed the landscape for releases of all types.

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Legal Clinic #2: How to Write a License Agreement That is Effective (December 2019)

So often, photographers have been using the same licensing agreements that were handed down to them years past. Unfortunately, many of these agreements are not going to count when it matters. In this session, we will review what needs to be in your license agreements to be effective, what cannot be in there, and how to write a license that will stand up to scrutiny by your client and the courts. This session will also include how best to get your client on board with your agreements, and when licensing might not be the best option.

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Legal Clinic #1: What Photographers Need to Know About Copyright (November 2019)

In the last year, the Copyright Office and the courts have altered multiple requirements and standards that directly affect photographers. In this session, you will receive up to date info on copyright basics, registration tips, how to use the new spreadsheet and group applications required by the Copyright Office, and much more. This nuts-and-bolts webinar will get you up to speed on what, where, when, and how to register your copyrights, and why that is so vital.

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Webinar Video Archives

ASMP Member Only Webinar Archives includes webinar video private URLs for previously recorded webinars held in 2019 and earlier.

Members must log in to access to ASMP Webinar Archives page as content available only to ASMP members.

See a list of webinars below that are currently in the ASMP Member Only Webinar Archives.