Creative talent are some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, garnering fans around the globe and giving back to the world through their art forms. The contracts they enter help serve to drive the entertainment industry forward, especially in the areas of motion pictures, television, theatre, news, podcast, radio, fashion, and music.
At The Hollywood Lawyer, we serve the diverse needs of a wide range of creative talent, including actors, writers, directors, producers, radio, television and podcast personalities, playwrights, composers, musicians, comedians, models, and designers. As a talent representation lawyer Los Angeles trusts, we work with our clients to evaluate, strategize, and negotiate the full scope of talent agreements and counsel them on entertainment industry best practices.
Working closely with our clients’ other professional advisers on all matters, we also provide transactional legal support, ranging from studio and network deals to independent projects. At the center of every opportunity in which our clients participate is a contractual relationship established in a talent agreement.
Talent agreements help to ensure that actors, writers, directors, producers, on-air talent, musicians, designers, and other artists receive fair compensation for their labor and that the terms comply with industry best practices. They also protect producers to make sure they get everything that the talent agrees to
Some of the most common terms in talent agreements include:
Across the entertainment industry, managers and agencies provide the most services for talent: advancing their career by finding opportunities for them to pursue. Managers and agents are artists’ primary liaison with studios, publishers, producers, and fashion houses. To incentivize the manager or agency to invest time and effort on the talent’s behalf, managers and agents will generally work on a commission basis and earn a percentage of the talent’s relevant income.
Some of the most important terms within an agreement between talent and a manager or agency include:
In a side-artist talent agreement, a musician, writer, or other type of artist may contract with another artist to contribute to their original work. It is advisable for each side to seek the guidance of talent representation attorney Beverly Hills trusts to avoid complications later on.
Some of the most important terms to include within a side artist agreement include:
In addition to the talent representation services relating to talent agreements listed above, our experienced legal team also regularly assists clients across the entertainment industry with respect meeting all of their business needs.
Even if your specific situation or legal need is not listed here, we can help you. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to see how The Hollywood Lawyer’s detail-oriented approach and experience can drive your career or business forward.