Sunday, June 18, 2017

Your Child’s Career in Music and Entertainment - a Parent’s Guide

Since 2012, Steven C. Beer has served as a media and entertainment attorney with Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo in New York City. An accomplished writer, Steven C. Beer has also written several articles and books related to the entertainment industry, including Your Child’s Career in Music and Entertainment: The Prudent Parent’s Guide from Start to Stardom. 

Published by Allworth Press in 2015, Your Child’s Career in Music and Entertainment offers parents a comprehensive guide to transforming their child’s talents and passions into a career in the entertainment industry. The book, which is organized in a question-and-answer format, covers a wide range of topics, including audition preparation, professional consultations, and legal protections for children. 

The book highlights the importance of children having a work-life balance and parents ensuring that professional pursuits do not interfere with their children's health or happiness. Ultimately, the book seeks to help families of talented kids create environments that support the children’s aspirations while giving them the tools they need to become responsible and happy adults in charge of their own careers.

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Creation of the Stanley Cup

Before attorney Steven C. Beer became a partner with Franklin Weinrib Rudell and Vassallo in New York City, he graduated summa cum honore with a bachelor of arts from Washington University. In his spare time, Steven C. Beer enjoys playing ice hockey.

Hockey’s greatest prize has always been the Stanley Cup, which goes to the National Hockey League’s playoff champion every year and is inscribed with the team members’ names. The tradition began in 1889 when Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley, Governor General of Canada, attended a game with his family. The game was between the Amateur Athletic Association and the Montreal Victorias at the Montreal Winter Carnival.

Lord Stanley was so enthralled with the excitement and passion of the sport that he went on to help found a team of his own called the Rideau Rebels. After that, he was instrumental in forming the Ontario Hockey Association in 1890.

Things had progressed far enough by 1892, Stanley devised the idea of a regional competition where a silver cup would go to the winner. He donated called a silver bowl called the Dominion Challenge Trophy. The following year, the consensus was that no team would own the prize, and they renamed it the Stanley Hockey Championship Cup.