IWCC Helps: Business & Legal Considerations for Web Creators

Entertainment Lawyer Ryan Keller and IWCC-CIWC Board Member Ash Catherwood talk to creators at Toronto's Spoke Club (Photo Credit: Joanna Haughton)

Entertainment Lawyer Ryan Keller and IWCC-CIWC Board Member Ash Catherwood talk to creators at Toronto's Spoke Club (Photo Credit: Joanna Haughton)

(TORONTO) - Every year thousands of digital creators across Canada make their first foray into digital creation. For a sea of new creators expected to be virtual swiss army knives, the specifics of just how to go about that, can be a bit overwhelming. Being your own production company isn't easy. Which is why our newly elected board began their term in August with a new series of networking events that incorporates discussion among industry professionals and explores themes that are relevant to content creators.

We brought 2015/2016 IWCC-CIWC board member and Entertainment Lawyer Ryan Keller to The Spoke Club to give a close look at the business and legal considerations for the independent content creator. Ryan gave an overview of what mistakes creators often make, from contracts to copyright and everything in between.

At the IWCC we believe our job is to give you more answers than a podcast, YouTube tutorial or Facebook post can. Which is why we have thorough Q and A portions at all events. We understand every creators individual needs are different. During the networking portion of the evening, members are always encouraged to talk to our guest and our knowledgeable board members who have all blazed their own trails in their respected areas. Members who don't happen to be near the location of the event are welcome to leave their questions on social media @IWCC_CIWC or email us at info@iwcc-ciwc.org and we'll do our best to get you the answers you desire.

If you're not in Toronto but know your web community could use these types of events, let us help you organize one! Become a member and be a regional lead! E-mail our Vice President Dan Speerin dan@IWCC-CIWC.org! 

We're happy to say, that each year our organization has grown and we can't wait to put more creators on the map in Canada!

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Our huge thanks to members who support us and everyone who came out to the event. And a special thanks goes to our host venue The Spoke Club! 

See you Soon!

Your Friends at the IWCC-CIWC

 

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Earlier this month the Emmy Awards announced a number of important changes and additions to the award categories. The announcement is a significant step in the right direction for validation of independent web content creators and their work.

- New category: Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Series - Comedy or Drama
New category: Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Series - Comedy or Drama
- New category: Outstanding Short Form Series - Variety
- Renamed category: Short Format Live Entertainment becomes Outstanding Short Form Series - Comedy or Drama
Renamed category: Short Format Nonfiction becomes Outstanding Short Form Series - Reality/Nonfiction

The Television Academy defines Short Form as those projects with at least six episodes, that are a length of 15 minutes or less, which is excellent news for our members and creators.

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