EASL’s symposium: mix of art, fun, charity

first_img EASL’s symposium: mix of art, fun, charity EASL’s symposium: mix of art, fun, charity April 30, 2000 Regular Newscenter_img Amid the star-studded razzle-dazzle of its symposium, the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section will take an artsy time-out for charity.With accompaniment from New Age pianist Bradlee Hedrick, internationally recognized visual artist Anastasia Bognatchev, who has studios in Milan, Rome, Munich and Miami, will set up her easel on stage and create a painting in 20 minutes or so.After her final artistic stroke, the hope is that her spontaneous original work will be auctioned on the spot, with proceeds benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.“I think that all of us, as attorneys, are very blessed to have the advantages of being educated, of being aware of our purpose and of the need to not only represent our clients in proper fashion and in their best interest, but also to accomplish pro bono work and to be involved in charitable endeavors,” said Richard Rappaport, co-chair of the event, “Entertainment 2000: The Second Annual Legal Symposium on the World of Film and Television.”In short, Rappaport believes attorneys have the responsibility to give back, so he made sure to weave in a chance to help a good cause at the April 29-30 symposium packed with film, movie and music notables, to be held at the Friedberg Lifelong Learning Center at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. And he doesn’t stop there. “I would like to make a friendly and good-natured challenge to every section of The Florida Bar and the entire Florida Bar to think of ways in which monies can be raised for charities during seminars and other events,” Rappaport said.“We don’t need to quantify how much attorneys should give back. What’s important is that we do it — in whatever large or small way. Everyone gives differently. Some people feed the homeless over the holidays, others buy a ticket to a charitable event. In this case, cystic fibrosis is a very deadly and dangerous disease, and I feel it’s the responsibility of attorneys and sections collectively and the responsibility of the Bar collectively to help raise money for people in need.”“We are excited to have the Bar association involved for a charitable moment at the symposium,” said Debbie Anderson, director of special events at Cystic Fibrosis in Ft. Lauderdale.Besides eight panel discussions on legal issues in film and television, other highlights include the VIP Reception address by Mark Koch, producer of the motion pictures “Lost in Space” and “Black Dog”; a live performance of Richard Willis, Jr.’s play “Middle Class Black Folk in the Clair de Lune,” performed by his New York City cast; a special address by Florida Film Commissioner Rebecca Dirden Mattingly; a candlelight concert by award-winning composer and pianist Richard Nanes; and an interview with Los Angeles music and television attorney Sandy Fox, editor of the Music Section of Matthew-Bender’s Entertainment Law.Legendary film director Arthur Hiller, a former multi-term president of the Motion Picture Academy, who directed “Love Story” and “The Out-of-Towners,” will be presented the Crystal Gavel lifetime achievement award by Bruce Mallen, dean and director of the DeSantis Center for Motion Picture Industry Studies at FAU.“Our goal is to weave film and television and music together and bring it to our attendees in a forum with nationally known individuals, so that the industries in this state will begin to flourish,” Rappaport said.And while they’re all gathered to enrich their minds and further their careers, they’ll pause to help a good cause.last_img read more

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Sydneysiders being advised by their agents to invest their money in the Gold Coast

first_img1153/1 Lennie Ave, Main BeachMcGrath Surfers Paradise agent Craig Caughlan said the price differential was encouraging large numbers of Sydney and Melbourne investors to buy on the Coast, with four out of ten sales on the Gold Coast from interstate buyers. “About 80 per cent of interstate investors are buying units while homes are usually more popular for interstate buyers coming to settle down here,” Mr Caughlan said.“Sydney is getting to a point where buyers are having to go further and further out to the western suburbs.“Prices range from $1.5 million to $10 million anywhere close to the city but on the Gold Coast their cheapest is our most expensive and they find better value for their money here.” More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago15/64 Penkivil Street, Bondi.But on the Gold Coast buyers can nab a beachfront unit off the plan at Palm Beach’s latest development, The Jefferson, for a mere $525,000. Real Estate — 1153/1 Lennie Ave, Main BeachA REMARKABLE three for the price of one deal has Sydney buyers piling into the Gold Coast real estate market.Southern agents are advising investors their money is better spent on the Coast, where the average price for a unit in Surfers Paradise is $370,000 compared $1.041 million at Bondi — almost three times the price. The courtyard of a two bedroom Sydney unit.Mr Caughlan said while Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise were the main targets for interstate investors, Hollywell, Labrador and Main Beach were becoming hot spots.“The vacancy rates are about two per cent, tenants want to rent closer to the water and transport so these units are always popular,” he said. “The biggest driver for interstate buyers is the return they make.” 60 The Jefferson at Palm Beach is located on the beachfrontProminent Sydney agent John McGrath, of McGrath Real Estate, who is on the Gold Cost to host the 20th annual Australasian Real Estate Conference, is among those advising clients to look north.“I am still sending them north, I think this is still the place to be,’’ Mr McGrath said.“I think the value for money is compelling — you can still buy properties here in some instances for a third or a quarter of the equivalent in Sydney.“In Sydney now we are selling for $800,000 or $900,000 one-bedroom units and I look at that and I think well, you can buy one for a third of the price of that on the Gold Coast in an equally beautiful location, or you could buy a house on a canal for a similar money.’’A glimpse at properties on the market at realestate.com.au proves Mr McGrath’s point.In the middle of Sydney a luxury apartment at 18/155 Macquarie St comes with an eye-watering price tag of $4.7 million to $4.8 million. The 214 sqm apartment comes with three bedrooms adorned with crystal louvres. Further north, a two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit at 7/134-138 Ocean St, Narrabeen is on offer for $1.1 million to $1.2 million. 3277 Surfers Paradise blvd, Surfers Paradise.For the same price as a small unit in Sydney, buyers can live in luxury on the Coast in a stunning unit at 1153/1 Lennie Ave, Main Beach on the market for $1.225 million. 60 The Jefferson, Palm Beach.In the heart of Surfers Paradise, a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit at 3277 Surfers Paradise Blvd is also on the market for $489,000. 7/134-138 Ocean Street, Narrabeen.Head down to Bondi and a dozen blocks from the beach is a stylish unit at 15/64 Penkivil St with “ocean glimpses” will set you back $1.475 million. A Bondi apartment will set you back millions.Harcourts Coastal agent Tolemy Stevens said, in the past 12 months, almost 80 per cent of luxury property sales along the beachfront have been sold to Sydney or Melbourne buyers.“These buyers tend to be very astute and already own a substantial home or multiple investments within their own state and now believe it’s time to look outside of their booming markets for better value and the next best option is the Gold Coast,” Mr Stevens said. “With the Commonwealth Games on the horizon and plenty of cranes in the sky, these buyers are aware that the Coast market is really hot.“They have a focus on absolute beachfront locations from Main Beach to Coolangatta as a safe bet over the next three to five years.”Mr Stevens said the appetite for luxury beachfront properties is currently at an highest and that demand is currently outweighing the supply.last_img read more

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