December 2009                                                 SFLNC News Digest

Laptops + Music = Entertainment  |  Laptops & Your Rights  |  Compliance Workshop Advisory

Urgent Compliance Tonight - New Year's Eve 2009


What Do Laptop Seizures, ABC Rule 64.2
Enforcement & Birthday Parties Have in Common?

This goal can only be accomplished with the help of venue owners, operators, promoters, performers, and patrons alike. Moreover, part ofthe CMCA's mission is to protect venues and industry professionals from unfair and arbitrary attacks by law enforcement.

The CMCA will accomplish this goal through pro-active strategies−adopted by all Association members−that institute safe standards, procedures, and operating protocol. These measures will ultimately protect the livelihood of Association members, thus ensuring the endurance of the greater entertainment industry throughout California.

Please join us on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 at 5:00PM at Mezzanine. All nightlife, entertainment & culture stakeholders −as well as enthusiasts−are encouraged to join in the dialogue and collaboration. The CMCA's Interim Board of Directors will present an update on the Association’s development and progress thus far, including a history of the events that led to the CMCA's formation,the CMCA's mission and goals, and information on CMCA membership benefits.

Please forward this information
on to any & all interested parties!

California Music and Culture Association December Meeting

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

444 Jessie Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Google Maps Link:

Above is a link to a Google map of Mezzanine's location (444 JessieStreet between
5th & 6th Streets, parallel to Market and Mission, adjacent to Mint Plaza.)

Paid parking is available at the parking garage on Mission St. (between 4th St. & 5th St.)
located across the street from the Westfield Shopping Centre. Another public
outdoor garage is located on Mission St. between 6th St. & 7th St.

The California Music and Culture Association ("CMCA") will host a meeting of nightlife, entertainment & culture stakeholders on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 at 5:00PM. The meeting will provide anopportunity for us to come together and discuss recent law enforcement actions (ABC & SFPD) that are impacting the nightlife industry and the CMCA's strategies to organize against threats to the culture and livelihoods we all enjoy.

The CMCA is a newly-established nonprofit trade association that wasformed by a group of concerned industry veterans. The CMCA's formationis in response to a slew of recent law enforcement actions undertaken arbitrarily by the ABC and in tandem with the SFPD. These law enforcement actions are threatening the survival of California’s entertainment industry. The Association’s objective is to work towards the adoption of fair regulations, ordinances, and legislation that permit California’s rich cultural heritage to thrive in venues throughout the state.

Laptops + Music = Entertainment  |  Laptops & Your Rights  |  Compliance Workshop Advisory

Urgent Compliance Tonight - New Year's Eve 2009



Laptops + Music = Entertainment  |  Laptops & Your Rights  |  Compliance Workshop Advisory

Urgent Compliance Tonight - New Year's Eve 2009


Entertainment Leaders:

NYE is around the corner and for many in the industry NYE is one of the most important nights of the year.  With the pressure on it is more critical than ever to know  “What do I do if enforcement shows up?”  and “How do I document what just happened?” and “Is that legal?”

The newly formed California Music and Culture Association (CMAC) is presenting a “Workshop on Compliance” with a knowledgeable panel of industry attorneys and permitting experts.  Sponsored by CMAC, Site & Sound, San Francisco Late Night Coalition, Regency Center and other key members of our industry, this 90 minutes may be the best investment you will make this decade.  We encourage you to attend, bring your security manager and site manager at the very least.  At best, invite your musical artists, DJ’s and promoters. 

When:    Monday December 21, 2009  4 PM until 5:30 PM    
Where:   Regency Center Lower level                      
         1270 Sutter Street at Van Ness in the Sutter Room
What:    Compliance Workshop                             
  Venue Owners, Managers, Security managers,      
         Artists, Promoters and Event Planners           
Why:     Receive Unprecedented Compliance Information    
         and newly created "Incident Report Form”        
:    Nothing                                         
Now:     Forward this email to fellow entertainment      
         industry leaders                                


4:00 – Welcome, Thank You and Introductions
               Tim Benetti, Owner, Bottom of the Hill & CMAC Founding Board Member

4:15 – Compliance Panel Presentation – Doing It Legal
               John Hinman, Moderator, Hinman & Carmichael LLC
               Mark Rennie, Panelist, Attorney to the SF Entertainment Industry
               Matt Kumin, Panelist, Attorney to the SF Entertainment Industry
               Doug Rappaport, Panelist, Criminal Defense Attorney

5:00 – Permits Required -  City Permit Requirements
               Jocelyn Kane, Deputy Director, Entertainment Commission
                & Site & Sound Foundation, Founding Board Member

5:15 –  Acknowledgements, Closing Remarks and CMAC Membership Benefits
                Audrey Joseph, Founder, Site & Sound Foundation & CMAC Founding Member

Interesting Numbers

356 =  Permitted Entertainment venues in San Francisco
364,685 = Total People allowed all Public Assembly Spaces in SF
$340,161,048 = Total SF Police Expenditures for 2006-07 *
$737,373 = Total SF Entertainment Commission Expenditures for 2008-2009
$1,000,000,000 = Estimated yearly revenue generated by entertainment venues in SF
3,531 = Total SF Liquor Licenses **
15,463 = Total LA Liquor Licenses **
71,087 = Total CA Liquor Licenses **


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