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Posts tagged "Contracts"

Competition-limiting contract riders examined, Part 2

Imagine that a musical act you want to see is slated to appear next spring at the celebrated Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in the Southern California desert. Tickets are a bit steep for you, but you’ve been hearing some buzz that your favorite band might play at a smaller festival in an adjoining state a couple months later. Obviously, you’re buoyed by that.

Just how far can festival promoters go to restrict musical artists?

Musical festivals across the United States are a timeless and popular feature of spring and summer each year. They draw many millions of people to varied outdoor venues to hear multiple artists and kick back in leisured fashion for what is often a weekend or more. As a recent article on this phenomenon notes, attendees revel in the “festival experience.”

Why you should always have a lawyer review your acting contract

Los Angeles is filled with aspiring actors. Everyone’s looking for their big break to launch their career. Unfortunately, this creates an unequal situation between actors and production companies, in which an actor may be so eager to land a role, they’ll sign whatever agreements are handed to them—without giving it much thought.

Pop titan Iglesias says Universal not playing fair in breach claim

Attorneys for global pop star Enrique Iglesias assert that their client has made persistent attempts to induce good faith from music producer Universal International Music BV, but without success. Consequently, the singer recently "regrettably concluded that he had no choice" other than to commence litigation against the company to settle a material contractual issue.

Actor opens up about series contractual dispute, moving on

Here's a preliminary and bedrock point to note in any blog post prior to its focus upon a high-profile contractual dispute relevant to a top-ranking television program: "The business side of the entertainment industry can be extremely challenging to navigate."

"Girl Meets World" star introduced to world of contract disputes

You might have food items in your refrigerator that are older than Sabrina Carpenter was when she landed her first acting role. She was just 12 when she was cast in an episode of "Law and Order." The star of the Disney Channel's "Girl Meets World" series is now 18.

What is poaching, and is it common in the entertainment industry?

Imagine for a moment an executive in the entertainment industry who makes hiring decisions regarding high-level employees. That person spends a lot of time, energy and creative thought in securing the best talent available to help drive business profits and success in an industry that is centrally marked by an intense competition among rivals.