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published: March 2004
analytic scripts updated:  October 28, 2010

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Bruce Falk
Contract Negotiator-Attorney
Smithsonian Institution
Office of Contracting
Victor Building
750 9th Street, NW, Ste. 6200
Washington DC
20560-0907 USA

Bruce Falk (J.D., George Washington University (1994); B.A. Poli-sci/Music, Northwestern University (1991)) has been a Smithsonian Institution Contracts Attorney (specializing in entertainment law) since 1995; previously at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. A sometime professional singer and actor (small-time) and inveterate storyteller, he has authored scripts for film, television, & stage, directed a Washington-area community production of one of his own works, and is currently overseeing the development of two other projects for theatrical film release. Among his professional duties, Bruce has overseen the contracting/bid process for the majority of Smithsonian's web activity in the last five years, including the launch of award-winning sites like www.InventionatPlay.org, African Voices (http://www.mnh.si.edu/africanvoices/), and SmithsonianEducation.org. Of less interest, he is a former co-chair of the DC Bar Arts, Entertainment, & Sports Law Section whose prior experience includes gigs with the NEA, U.S. Copyright Office, and Arlington Symphony. A Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts volunteer since 1993, he was a 1998 "Rising Star" recipient and wrote WALA's publication on trademark law. What has he done since? Well, he lavishes his copious free time on his two young children, moonlights as a music teacher for the under-5 crowd, and intends to get sufficient sleep at nights to live to tell about it.

Bruce will present Crit Room - I.