If you sign a talent agency agreement as an artist, you authorize the talent agency in California or in which state the talent agency does business to authorize and authorize the use of your name, photos, image, voice and theatrical material in the entertainment industry. You also allow them to enter into contracts on your behalf, collect and receive funds for your services and deposit them directly into the Talent Agency`s accounts without your signatures and withdraw all money due to the Talent Agency. Some actors employ a personal manager and/or keep an entertainment lawyer instead of a talented agent. Administrative agreements are not subject to the protection of trade unions and, depending on the state and the nature of their formulations, the state may not be allowed. Therefore, a management contract provides that the artist recognizes that the manager does not present himself or act as a talent agent and that his duties as a talent manager do not involve finding or obtaining a job for the artist. A talent agency agreement, exclusive or not, may not exceed 7 years. Usually, it`s less than that. The duration of the contract is negotiable. The duration is usually between 1 and 5 years. AFTRA and Equity (unions) limit the initial duration of an actor`s contract to 1 year, but the term may then be extended for a longer period. As a performer or artist, you want the best representation you can get. By signing a talent contract, you help ensure that the agency you hire works your behalf and only supports its fair share of your income. As a talent agency, you want the clients you sign to make your job as simple as possible.
A talent contract allows you to describe your expectations of the artist in terms of behaviour and remuneration, so that the relationship goes smoothly. If you have legal documentation requirements outside the talent contract, please read our full list of customizable service contracts. With law degrees in California and the United Kingdom and decades of experience in California and abroad, as well as in areas such as trademark protection, Business contracts, publishing, modeling, social media management contracts, personnel management agreements, entertainment and international law, talent management contracts and agreements, lawyer Sebastian Gibson has for decades been the lawyer of choice for individuals in need of an experienced business and entertainment lawyer with the experience of managing things quickly and cheaply.