Charlie Chaplin, arguably the best actor who has ever walked the Earth, was denied re-entry to the Unied States in 1952. No one can argue that he is one of the few good men who truly shaped Hollywood as an industry and as an art. Yet, he was forced to stay out and bring his genius somewhere else.
Organized by the California Lawyers for the Arts, the Immigration and U.S. Visas for Creative Artists Seminar intends to guide those with creative geniuses to secure a legal and stable status in the U.S. The seminar will include a detailed presentation and discussion on what kind of creative work may be recognized and used for immigration purposes. You will learn about the different visa options available to artists, creative entrepreneurs and art creators.
Whatever your situation may be, you are most likely going to find the option which you can pursue. There will a presentation and open forum on the following topics:
- Overview of the Immigration System
- Non-immigrant v. Immigrant Visas
- Common immigration misconceptions
- I-94 v. Visas
- Dual Intent Visas
- How to Obtain Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visas for Artists
- Approximate waiting period
- Creative Entrepreneurship
- Legal violations you may commit without knowing
- Immigrant Visa requirements
U.S. Immigration laws are much more sophisticated nowadays. Learn it and use to make sure you don't become another Chaplin. If you know you can contribute to the growth of entertainment and creative industry, attend the seminar.
- "Immigration and U.S. Visas for Creative Artists Seminar"
- Sept. 10, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
- 1527 4th St, Santa Monica, 90401
- Online Registration: $20 General Public, $10 CLA Members, $5 CLA Student and Senior Members; At the Door: $25 General Public, $15 CLA Members, $10 CLA Student and Senior
- For tickets, call (310) 998-5590 or visit their website